Gazebo Cafe, a very popular breakfast/brunch/lunch location in the Kentlands (422 Main Street), will be closing permanently in the coming weeks, Gaithersburg City Councilmember Robert Wu tells us.
The cafe is known for its creative menu, including bulgogi waffles, banana latte, and a lot more will be transitioning to F.D. Book Cafe in the coming weeks.
Owners Tim and Ji have always been two of the kindest people and we wish them the best moving forward.
Cubanos will take over the old Louisiana Kitchen location in Bethesda (4907 Cordell Avenue).
The Cuban restaurant already has a MoCo location in Silver Spring (1201 Fidler Lane) where it “creates a a fusion of exclusive flavors into one elite Latin dining experience.”
The restaurant offers dishes like ropa vieja, fricasè de pollo, paella, churrasco, and much more.
I was told they expect to open in mid-August.
Orangetheory Update #1: 7/17 Weigh-in
Since I’m going on vacation this evening, I wanted to weigh in last night so I could see where I was at after 7 classes.
I weighed in at 7:45pm, just before my 8th workout since starting on July 7th. I chose to weigh in at night because I felt it would be more of a “real” weight– not just the loss of a bunch of water weight.
To clarify, I am not changing my diet in any way for now. I’m not proud to admit that I eat out often and I drink soda. It’s a big part of why I gained weight, along with lack of exercise, but the only thing I’ve changed is adding the Orangetheory workouts to my regimen. I’m going 4-5 times a week, though only 3 classes are required per week for at least 6 of the 8 weeks during this Transformation Challenge.
The workouts are different every time. I was pretty nervous before the first 3 or 4 classes because it’s a fast paced workout, but the instructors walk you through everything and are extremely helpful throughout.
I love that Orangetheory holds me accountable. When you’re in there, it’s strictly business. It’s non-stop but you move at a pace that’s appropriate for you.
I’m a music guy, but you don’t have to worry about headphones and playlists at OTF. There’s music pumping throughout, and I haven’t heard a mix that hasn’t helped keep me going so far.
I’ve burned an average of about 800 calories per class (1 hour).
Here are my 10 day results, I’ll check in again in a couple weeks.
Weight: 207.8 to 204.8
BMI: 29.2 to 28.8
Body Fat: 31.1 to 29.8
Muscle: 32.4 to 33.1
Body age: 62 to 60
Improvements in all areas so far!
I appreciate all of the support from the first post.
Orangetheory was happy to see the buzz around my challenge, so they’re giving us a MoCoShow deal. Anyone who gets an elite or premier membership while I’m doing my Transformation Challenge (and mentions The MoCoShow) will be entered into a raffle to win a free month of the premier membership.
I’ll check in again in a couple weeks and I’ll post my schedule when I’m back from vacation. I plan to take a class or two down in Florida and New Orleans too!
The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved the recommended appointment of Dr. Monifa B. McKnight as the Deputy Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. This position was referred to as “second in command” under the superintendent.
Dr. McKnight recently served as the Chief School Management and Instructional Leadership Officer for the Howard County Public School System. She was previously the Director for Secondary Leadership Development Programs for MCPS and also served as the principal of Ridgeview Middle School, where she received the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year award.
The new role will take effect this August.
Full press release here.
Per the city of Rockville:
Laura Lanham will be sworn in as the Rockville City Police Department's new Deputy Chief of Police ahead of the 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 meeting of the mayor and council.
She will be the highest ranking female ever in the Rockville Police Department.
Lanham has 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Montgomery County Police Department, most recently serving as an assistant chief overseeing the Patrol Services Bureau. She has served in numerous capacities as an executive officer with county police, including as director of the Criminal Investigations Division, the Legal and Labor Division, and the Policy and Planning Division. She also served as commander of the 4th District (Wheaton) and chief of the Investigative Services Bureau.
King Pollo has opened in Wheaton (12009 Georgia Ave, just outside of Glenmont).
This is the Peruvian chicken restaurant’s 7th location in the DMV and second in MoCo. The other MoCo location is on 12203 Veirs Mill Road.
In addition to Peruvian chicken, the menu includes items like carne asada, lomo soltado, pupusas, cheesesteaks, and more.
With Duck Donuts [temporarily] closed in Rockville, Dawson’s Market seeks to fill the void by being the first to offer Sugar Shack Donuts in the state of Maryland.
The company opened in June of 2013 in Richmond, VA and has since opened over a dozen locations in Virginia with one in D.C.
Suga Shack Donuts have been listed in USA Today’s Top 10 Tastiest Donuts list, and in the NY Post’s and Travelocity’s Best Donut Shops in America list.
They are available at Dawson’s Market in Rockville every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Far East Restaurant has reopened after a fire put them out of commission for about three weeks.
The Rockville restaurant (5055 Nicholson Lane) has been open since 1974, serving classic Sichuan and Mandarin cuisine.
Mention Restaurant Month to your server prior to beginning your experience and you’ll be able to enjoy dinner for just $39 per person at Fogo De Chao in Pike & Rose.
This “Fogo Restaurant Month” special runs from Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 11.
Valid for dinner only, Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 11, at any US or Puerto Rico Fogo de Chão location. Does not include Beef Ribs, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon or Lamb Chops. Beverages, alcohol, dessert, tax and gratuity are not included. Not valid on holidays or with any other promotional offer. Restrictions apply.
Per the Fogo de Chao website
Shilla Bakery has closed permanently in Montgomery Mall.
I was told by the concierge that the bakery will re-open soon under new management and a new name.
Shilla Bakery opened in the mall in December of 2017. The bakery still has locations in Rockville, Annandale, and Tysons Corner.