Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant that serves various types of salads, is coming to Pike & Rose according to Robert Dyer.
The restaurant chain has seen a fairly rapid expansion since opening their first location just 11 years ago.
They currently have almost 100 stores nationwide and the new Pike & Rose location will be the third in Montgomery County (Bethesda and Silver Spring locations).
Make sure to bring your credit card– Sweetgreen doesn’t accept cash.
We received word that a site plan to expand the old Bob Evans location (21044 Frederick Rd.) has recently been approved so that it can be turned into a Patient First urgent care health center.
A Patient First employee told me that they do plan on opening a Germantown location, but was not able to confirm the location.
MoCo’s newest Chick-fil-A location at Research Row in Rockville will open on Thursday, September 27th.
One Life Fitness hopes to open by the end of 2018 and Cooper’s Hawk Winery will also be joining them at Research Row in the near future.
La Madeleine in Bethesda has closed temporarily, as reported by Robert Dyer this morning.
There have been rumblings that it will be closing permanently, but an employee from their Gaithersburg location told me “it should be open again in a couple weeks.”
The Bethesda location is just one of two left in Montgomery County, along with the Gaithersburg location in Downtown Crown.
Kenaki Sushi Counter in the Kentlands will open for lunch only starting Tuesday, 9/18.
The 1,800 foot restaurant is located at 706 Center Point Way, next to Starbucks. It was formerly home to another sushi restaurant, Hakuba.
The restaurant is owned by longtime Raku chef, Ken Ballogdajan, and his sister, Aki Ballogdajan.
The Sandy Spring Slave Museum is tucked away off of Rt. 108 in Sandy Spring (18524 Brooke Rd.), so it’s easy to miss, but if you haven’t stopped by yet I highly recommend doing so ASAP.
I stopped by this past weekend and was able to experience a new limited time exhibit “ The History of Black Schools in Montgomery County”. The exhibit highlights the education for black students in Montgomery County, integration of the schools, pioneer educators and the importance of education to the achievement, sustainability and cross-cultural communication of the people from the 17th century to today.
The exhibit runs through October 7th and the museum is open Thursdays from 10:30am-1pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm-4pm. Group tours are available at any time on any day and can be booked by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos will be posted on our Facebook page today and Instagram account tomorrow (@TheMoCoShow).
Lead ‘Em Up, a leadership and character program created by Watkins Mill graduate Adam Bradley, provides coaches with drills and exercises they can use to develop their players into the leaders needed to win...on and off the field.
Bradley started the program in 2015 at Watkins Mill and in just three years, it has been used by over 500 teams 10,000 + athletes throughout the country.
Lead ‘Em Up has been featured at some of the top camps and clinics nationally, including, Nike, Spalding, Glazier, PGC Basketball and the Committed Combine.
Lead ‘Em Up focuses on these 8 points:
Adam was born and raised in Montgomery County and works closely with many business owners and coaches in the county.
Kayla Smith and Chick-Fil-A Germantown are currently sponsoring the program at Clarksburg, Northwest, Seneca Valley, and Watkins Mill High Schools, while Ryan Mollet and M&M Builders are sponsoring the program at B-CC, Walter Johnson, and Walt Whitman High Schools.
MoCo schools that have used Lead ‘Em Up:
• Seneca Valley
• Watkins Mill
• Walter Johnson
• Walt Whitman
• Good Counsel
• Quince Orchard
A driver error made by a 60 year old woman while practicing parking led to her car ending up in the North Creek Community Center pool earlier today.
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue PIO, Pete Piringer tweeted the photos featured in this article earlier today. According to his tweet, the two occupants of the vehicle were able to get out safely prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.
There were no injuries.
The Sunshine General Store (located in Brookeville, MD, on the corner of Georgia Ave and Rt. 650) is probably not a place most people would consider stopping for, if they weren’t aware of the burgers that are made inside.
The sign on the door will remind you that cash is the only form of currency accepted. “Probably Olney or Laytonsville” is the answer you’ll hear if you ask where the closest ATM is.
You’re not going to Sunshine for the decor. The inside looks like a truck stop diner scene from an 80s movie. After passing the register you’ll see a few tables and four stools at the counter of the dining area.
It’s not always empty...sometimes there’s even a line. Make sure to call ahead (301.774.7428) because the burgers are cooked to order and it can take a half hour (or more) for your burger to be ready.
The ladies working the grill have mastered their system. Though space is limited, they have things down to a science.
Take a stroll through the three aisles as you wait for your burger. They have some of the basics, but also a great collection of sodas and drinks (four different flavors of Mountain Dew in cans, and a lot more).
It’s a big burger. Though it’s not too difficult to finish, I recommend tackling it one half at a time...just in case. In addition to the regular toppings, I always recommend adding bacon. You can even add a fried egg if that’s your thing.
As a fun way to finish your experience...when you’re paying at the register, you’ll be faced with the challenge of resisting a time warp of candy.
The Sunshine Burger even has its own shirt!
The MoCoShow is working with Explore Kensington to let you know that the Kensington Farmers Market is open year round, rain or shine, at the Howard Avenue Train Station in Kensington every Saturday from 9am-1pm.
The market features 28 vendors, including: baked goods & sweets, cheese, fruits & vegetables, prepared foods, and more.
Grandma Vera’s Bakery – fresh baked foods to include Brazilian cheese bread (gluten free and super delicious), fresh squeezed juices, empanadas and every amazing pastry imaginable.
Les Caprices de Joelle – Paella to die for, Belgian Waffles to double die for, soups, quiches, lasagna and ravioli
Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – small batch handmade cheeses made on the farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA
King Mushroom Farm – mushroom such as Lion’s Mane, Shitake, Cremini, King oyster and more
Tag Team Kitchen – a full variety of fully baked pizza crusts with pizza kits of sauce and a shredded cheese blend. Pick up more toppings at the market.
More info here: http://explorekensington.com/farmers-market/