Last September we reported that MoCo would be getting its first Shake Shack when we found out the New York City based burger chain signed a lease in Cabin John Village (Potomac).
Earlier today I had the opportunity to check out some of the progress made and was informed that Cabin John Village is expecting the first MoCo Shake Shack to open this fall.
Check out the other changes coming to Cabin John Village this fall.
To celebrate the end of the school year, teachers will get a complimentary Buy One, Get One ticket that’s valid for a drink at The Beach in Pike & Rose from 4pm-7pm on Friday, 6/15!
The Beach at Pike & Rose honors our teachers this Friday and invites them to celebrate the last day of school at The Beach Bar! On Friday, teachers are invited to pick-up a complimentary Buy One, Get One Beach Bar ticket, and kick back, relax and enjoy summer.Teachers show their valid #MCPS at the Pike & Rose tent in Rose Park between 4-7 p.m. and redeem their ticket at The Beach Bar by Ridgewells Catering between 4-9 p.m.!
I was told by several people that Continental Pizza in Kensington was sold. I called the restaurant this evening and asked if it had been sold. The response I was given was “no sir, the same family still owns the restaurant.”
For now it seems to just be a rumor, but one that has travelled quickly. According to restaurant management it has not been sold.
Continental Pizza, located at 10532 Connecticut Ave., was founded in Kensington in 1967.
The Big Greek Cafe is almost ready to open their fourth restaurant in the location vacated by Yamas Mediterranean Grill at the end of January (4806 Rugby Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814).
The images below, sent in by Jimmy Chronopoulos, show us the progress made at the location.
I was told that the restaurant is expected to open within the next month.
Poki DC Will Give Away 50 Free Poke Bowls Per Day During Their Grand Opening Celebration This Weekend In Rio
Poki DC has announced the grand opening weekend celebration for their location in the Rio Washingtonian Center (236 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878) this weekend, June 16-18 (11am-9pm).
On each of those days (Saturday-Monday), they’ll be giving away free poke bowls to the first 50 people in line!
On Saturday, 6/16, there will be a Hula dance show at 1pm.
Check out everything they have to offer here: Poki DC menu options.
In March, Yoyogi Sushi in the Kentlands announced they’ll be moving to a new location just a few hundred yards away from their previous location.
The original plan was for there to be a slight overlap and for both locations to be open simultaneously for a week or two, but construction hit a snag at the new location and we’ve been left Yoyogi-less for a few weeks.
The wait is almost over, as Yoyogi has announced a soft opening for Tuesday, June 19th (11am-3pm) and their grand opening on Wednesday, June 20th.
The new restaurant is located at 317 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
un March we reported that the popular Mexican eatery, Villa Maya, was close to finalizing a deal to open a second location in Clarksburg Village (in the old Pazzo Pomodoro location).
Last week we heard from Jorge Portalea’s Washington Metropolitan Business Brokers, who confirmed the new location.
I’m told that construction has not began yet, but they expect to open in the fall– as early as late September.
Kayla Smith, owner of the Germantown Chick-fil-A, told me she likes to help and support her team inside and outside the four walls of the restaurant.
This past weekend, she took the recent high school graduates and their management team (20 in total) out to dinner to celebrate their success. This wasn't just a regular dinner, as the team dressed up, met at Chick-fil-A, and were picked up by a limo that took them all to dinner at Copper Canyon in the Rio Washingtonian Center.
"We are in the people business. As much as it’s about pushing chicken sandwiches and fries across the counter, it’s more about investing in the lives of our guests and team members." Smith told The MoCoShow.
Smith also told us that she understands her high school student team members are juggling academic pressures, intense athletic programs and some have challenging personal lives at home. She appreciates that they have committed to working a demanding job at Chick-fil-A, telling us "I am proud of their dedication to the brand and working hard to dream big and achieve personal goals. We will continue to celebrate them throughout the summer and as they go off to pursue further education. We understand that we are merely a chapter in their life, yet we hope they feel genuinely cared for while working for Chick-fil-A."
The graduates, who came from Poolesville, Northwest, Seneca Valley, Clarksburg, Watkins Mill, and Gaithersburg Hgh Schools, were also given a Chick-fil-A backpack and book called “Adulting 101: #Wisdom4Life” by Josh Burnette and Pete Hardesty.
Below you’ll see a few pictures of the young men and women enjoying their night. The MoCoShow would like to wish these graduates the best of luck going forward!
As many of you have probably heard, IHOP announced that they’ll be changing their name to IHOb starting June, 11th 2018.
Yesterday it was reported by BusinessInsider that the “b” will stand for...burgers.
My server at the Olney IHOP confirmed that the “b” in the new name (IHOb) will stand for burgers.
I was told the burgers will come with unlimited fries and that the promotion and name will only last for the summer (the rest of the menu will still be available).
Pictured below are the cupcake pancakes that are available at all IHOP locations.
We are on the heels of the Caps winning their first Stanley Cup and many have crowned Alex Ovechkin the best D.C. sports athlete of all-time.
We decided to take a different approach and create a D.C. sports Mount Rushmore. Going with sports opens it up to more than just athletes, as you’ll see on our list.
Since your author was born in the early 80s, we decided not to include anyone whose career was primarily in the 70s or earlier.
Here’s our four, in no particular order:
Joe Gibbs- He won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks as the head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1981-1992. Gibbs also led to Redskins to the playoffs in two out of four seasons when he returned from 2004-2007. He has also been named the NFL Coach of the Year multiple times by various publications.
Alex Ovechkin- Ovi is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of the modern NHL. He has led the NHL in scoring seven times, won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) three times, is a nine-time NHL All-Star, and has just led the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup in team history.
John Thompson- Thompson has been named the Big East Coach of the Year three times and led Georgetown to an NCAA Championship in 1984. He amassed a 596-239 coaching record from 1972-1989 as the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas.
Darrell Green- “The Fastest Man in the NFL” played for the Washington Redskins for almost 20 years (1983-2002)! He’s a two-time Super Bowl champion, 7-time Pro Bowler, and 4-time NFL All-Pro. He is just ahead of Deion Sanders and Chanp Bailey with 54 career interceptions.
Others that could easily be on the mountain:
Cal Ripken Jr.- Though he played for the Baltimore Orioles, the Nats weren’t around until 2005. Cal’s entire career was covered by the Washington Post, but we ultimately left him off because of the whole
Sean Taylor- Taylor played just four seasons for the Redskins before his untimely death in 2007. His short career and ferocious hits will be remembered forever in our area.
Jack Kent Cooke- The majority owner of the Washington Redskins during all three Super Bowl wins (1974-1997).
Sugar Ray Leonard- One of the greatest boxers of all-time was raised in the D.C. Metro area. He has two gold medals, multiple titles, and a professional record of 36-3-1.
Art Monk- Won three Super Bowls with the Redskins and has 940 career receptions for 12,721 yards.
Gary Williams- Maryland basketball coach from 1989-2011 brought an NCAA championship to the Terps in 2002.
John Riggins- “The Diesel” is a Super Bowl Champion and MVP and has over 11,000 career rushing yards, primarily with the Washington Redskins.
Joe Theismann- The NFL’s Most Valuable Player In 1983 led the Redskins to a Super Bowl win that season.