Everyone is invited to SummerFest at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg from 5:00pm-11:30pm tonight!
Live music, great food, and lots of activities for kids! The night will end with fireworks in the sky and a SummerGlo after party!
There won’t be any fireworks in Gaithersburg in July 4th, so don’t miss this even unless you plan on attending fireworks elsewhere (we’ll have a list of other places in MoCo with fireworks on July 4th out in the next couple days).
For more information, check out the official Gaithersburg, MD website: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/summerfest
Nirvana Indian Cuisine (3474 Olney Laytonsville Rd.) has been “coming soon” for a while, but Bethesda Beat has reported that the restaurant will open on July 5th.
The owner, Kalistus Gomes, owned Bombay Gaylord in Silver Spring. As many of you remember, a fire damaged the restaurant over three years ago and also caused enough damage for Quarry House Tavern to close. Quarry House has since re-opened.
The restaurant will serve traditional Indian dishes.
Urban Plates is coming to Montgomery Mall! It was reported yesterday by Robert Dyer that the Southern California-based assembly line style fast casual restaurant will be taking over the vacant Naples Ristorante location in the mall’s food court.
According to Eater DC, the restaurant offers “assorted salads (Caesar; mixed beet; grilled chicken), sandwiches (portobello mushroom with pesto goat cheese; grass fed steak with chimichurri aioli), and build-your-own entrees composed of core offerings (habanero-mango ribs: baked salmon with honey-mustard sauce; turkey meatloaf with barbecue sauce). Carry-out family meals designed to serve four people (starting at $48) include one main, two large sides, and grilled bread.”
The Tyson’s location, which opens next month, will be their first east coast location.
South Street Steaks is loved by many. Unfortunately, their sole location has closed until further notice after a car drove into one of the restaurant’s walls.
I reached out to South Street Steaks and they told me the following:
”There was an accident ( a car from a public parking side hit the store wall) and caused structural damage to the building. Under the county law it is unsafe for us to reopen until the necessary repairs are done. At this time it is unknown how long.”
South Street Steaks used to have locations in Gaithersburg and College Park, but Bethesda is the sole survivor. We hope things get taken care of and that they make a return soon!
It would be nearly impossible to name the thousand’s of former Montgomery County students that have gone on to achieve a certain level of success, so we are breaking it down into individual schools and going with just five of the most famous alumni from each of them.
As with any list of this nature, you will probably not agree with all five people we chose. That’s ok! We welcome your opinion.
To keep it simple, we are not listing people who almost made the list, as there would be way too many to list. Some of these celebrities attended two MoCo schools, so if you don’t see them on one list, you may see them in another.
The five people we are listing as the most famous alumni of Montgomery Blair High School are not ranked in any particular order.
Stallone spent some of his childhood growing up in a home on Seminary Rd. He attended Woodlin Elementary School, Montgomery Hills Junior High, and Blair High School.
Some have disputed that Stallone ever attended Blair High School while others believe he even graduated from the school. I was able to confirm that he was briefly a student at Blair, but did not graduate from the school.
Chung was once the homecoming queen at Blair. She went on to become the first Asian-American (and the second woman) to anchor a major U.S. network newscast as part of CBS Evening News.
She has worked as an anchor or reporter for television networks ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC. She’s also married to another MoCo celebrity– Landon School alum and talk show host Maury Povich.
Stein has had careers as an actor, writer, and lawyer. He grew up in the Woodside Forest neighborhood of Silver Spring and attended Montgomery Hills Junior High and Blair High School.
He graduated from Blair in the early 60s with journalist Carl Bernstein (who almost made this list himself). Perhaps best known for his role as a monotone teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stein was had a successful career in film and television.
Francis was born and raised in Takoma Park. Though he attended six different high schools, Blair was his home school. He didn’t graduate, opting to earn his GED following his mother’s passing when he was 18.
Francis was an All-ACC player at the University of Maryland, the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, the 2000 NBA Rookie of the Year, and a 3-time NBA All-Star.
Can you believe Goldie Hawn turned 72 this November? She was raised in Takoma Park.
The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress made her return to the big screen earlier this year, starring in the comedy Snatched with Amy Schumer.
A recent press release from Montgomery County details the upcoming minimum wage increase as well as every increase planned until July 1st, 2022.
Next week minimum wage increases to $12.25 for large employers, and $12 for mid-sized and small employers.
Below you’ll see every scheduled increase: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDMONTGOMERY/bulletins/1fa6fd7#.WzPvXgy4zoc.twitter
Mamma Lucia in Bethesda will be hosting outdoor viewing parties for every 10am and 2pm World Cup game going forward.
These will be held on Bethesda Lane (across from the Apple store) and will offer:
• Big Screen TVs
• Beer/wine/mixed drinks
Some cool Caps related news could be coming soon too...
Businessman David Blair and county council member Marc Elrich are in a tight race for the Democratic nomination in the County Executive race.
Elrich leads Blair by about 400 votes, but the county issued nearly 15,000 absentee ballots according to the Washington Post. I’m told approximately half of the absentee ballots have been returned.
There was also a glitch/error that could have caused up to 80,000 voters in the state of Maryland to cast provisional ballots. Those will be counted next week, so it may take some time before we find out who the Democratic nominee for County Executive will be.
The winner will go on to face Republican nominee Robin Ficker in the general election in November.
In what was one of the worst kept secrets in Olney, Greater Olney News has reported that Giant is now confirming that they will be moving into the old Shopper’s location.
Two weeks ago I was told by an employee of a neighboring establishment that Giant would start renovating the Shoppers space before the month came to an end.
With Capital One announcing that their branch on the corner of Georgia and Spartan will be closing in September, it adds fuel to the speculation of what may move into the current Giant location.
Here are some possibilities we heard a couple weeks back: https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/speculating-on-the-shoppers-space-in-olney
Cafe Rio is holding the Grand Opening for their Rockville location (10062 Darnestown Rd.) on Wednesday, June 27th!
To celebrate, they’ll be giving a free meal (including drink) to the first 300 people in line. The store opens at 10:30am, but they suspect people will be lined up well before then.
Cafe Rio is a little different than most Mexican fast-casual restaurants because they don’t have/use freezers or microwaves. Everything is brought in fresh or made in the restaurant.
In addition to the 300 free meals on opening day, this location will be participating in “Military Monday”, which gives active duty members of the military 50% off on Mondays and 25% on any other day with military ID.
I was told the official Cafe Rio app offers great deals on a daily basis that includes great deals/offers multiple times a week. They’ll also be making a $2500 donation to Montgomery County Public Schools!
Great start for MoCo’s newest Cafe Rio location.