Mike and Paul Rabil, two brothers from Montgomery Village who loved lacrosse, are wrapping up the inaugural season of their new league, The PLL (Premier Lacrosse League), with the championship game being televised on NBC at 2:30pm today.
Paul Rabil is widely considered the face of lacrosse. He attended Watkins Mill for a year, crediting his only lacrosse season there for helping him fall in love with the game, before heading over to Dematha and then Johns Hopkins for his NCAA career.
Mike Rabil spent all four years at Watkins Mill and played college football at Dartmouth.
The brothers wanted to help make the league Paul was playing in (MLL) better for the players involved. When they saw they wouldn’t be able to work with the MLL on improving the product, the Rabil brothers re-created professional Lacrosse with their new league, the PLL.
The PLL divided 140 players, including over 80 All-Americans and 25 U.S. National team members, into six teams. The league toured 12 different major market cities in their 14 week season, which included 10 regular season weekends, 1 all-star weekend, and 3 playoff weekends culminating in today’s championship game between The Whipsnakes and Redwoods from Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia.
The league pays approximately four times what the MLL pays its players, provides access to health benefits and a vested interest in the league’s growth, and has a national broadcast deal with NBC. They also open-source highlights and encourage players to use them to build their own personal brands for additional endorsement and compensation opportunities.
Congrats on a great season, gentlemen. You’re making MoCo very proud!
The Town of Poolesville, Maryland, is hosting its 27th annual Poolesville Day. The day-long celebration is the charming town’s largest community event, attracting more than 12,000 visitors from near and far during the Town’s Anniversary.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 20198:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Rain or Shine
Poolesville Day Highlights:
• 8:00 a.m. – 5k race (walk/run) sponsored by Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
• 10:00 a.m. – Historic Poolesville Day Parade; Gwendora Reese is the Grand Marshal
• Day-long activities:
For more information about Poolesville Day, visit www.poolesvilleday.com. Visit www.poolesvillemd.gov, call (301) 428-8927, and follow @Poolesville_MD on Twitter for year round news.
We’ve heard many rumors about what could be taking over the old Greatest American Hot Dogs location in the Red Mill shopping center (7206 Muncaster Mill Rd).
Early this morning we were able to confirm that it will be La Brasita, a restaurant by the owners of La Brasa in Rockville, that will specialize in Latin American cuisine.
La Brasita will be a smaller version of the existing Rockville restaurant Here is a look at La Brasa’s menu. Owners Emilio and David Campos hope the restaurant can open by the end of 2019.
California Bistro is now open at 17609 Redland Road in Derwood.
The new restaurant will be taking over the spot formerly occupied by Hungry Howie’s and the short-lived Favor & Flavor and Derwood Pizza.
It has quite the extensive menu, offering over 15 different types of pizzas, appetizers (fries, chicken tenders/wings, shrimp, onion rings, and a lot more), homemade soups, over 25 types of salads, calzones, Stromboli’s, over 20 different types of sandwiches, subs, wraps, paninis, burritos, quesadillas, pasta, rice bowls, and MORE (if you can believe that).
We wish California Bistro the best of luck at a location that has not fared well as of late. Hungry Howie’s was successful for years, so we know it can be done!
Juicy Seafood, a seafood restaurant chain with locations in Florida and Massachusetts, is coming to MoCo!
The restaurant, which has had signs up for a couple months, will open in Plaza Del Mercado next to CVS (2259 Bel Pre Rd).
According to their website, the restaurant offer appetizers such as breaded or unbreaded chicken wings, hush puppies and raw and steamed oysters; fried baskets ($10-$12) such as catfish, tilapia and shrimp (includes cajun fries), seafood selections such as crawfish, king crab legs and lobster tail (includes corn and potato), and sides such as corn-on-the-cob, sweet potato fries and boiled eggs.
You also can make your own seafood combo by choosing a half pound of at least two items, including clams, sausage and snow crab legs, with corn and potato.
Opening date is TBD, but our best guess is a 2020 opening.
For a few months we have heard rumors regarding Olney’s only full-service Chinese restaurant, Hunan Delight, possibly closing due to the current owners retiring.
This morning we were told that the restaurant will instead be sold and will remain open under new ownership. Even better news for Hunan Delight fans– the restaurant will keep the name and recipes under the new owners.
Hunan Delight is one of the oldest tenants in the Olney Village shopping center, located at 18220 Village Center Drive.
The former Peruvian Chicken & Grill in Damascus has rebranded as PAPi’S Peruvian Chicken & Grill and is under new ownership.
They will have a grand opening event this Saturday, 9/21 with activities for kids and plenty of food!
Earlier this week we had the opportunity to speak with new owner, Michael Harrison, On episode 62 of The MoCoShow Podcast (https://radiopublic.com/the-mocoshow-6nbJaj/ep/s1!ee311). We discussed the changes that have been made and the ones that are coming to the restaurant.
In addition to Peruvian chicken and dishes like lomo saltado, PAPi’S has added gyros, Greek salads, tacos, and much more to the menu.
Pictured below you’ll see their gyro (available for $6 every Thursday), tacos, mashed potatoes, Peruvian chicken, and lomo saltado, as well as a few of their daily and weekly specials.
Iconic MoCo restaurant, The Golden Bull, closed its doors on February 17th, 2017.
Today, construction crews began the demolition of the building. The job should be completed by tomorrow, making room for the 26,600 square foot Megamart Grocery Store.
By Mae Mae Ross
PLNT Burger is a new plant-based restaurant opening inside of the Whole Foods in Silver Spring (833 Wayne Ave). As the Chef of PLNT Burger, Spike Mendelsohn says, “Sinking your teeth into a decadent burger has the power to nourish and revitalize the human spirit.”
This restaurant did not fall short of its goal of serving great food with the environment in mind. The 100% plant-based menu is full of flavor and includes a span of four burgers all equiped with beyond meat– a soy-free, full flavored beef alternative.
From their oat milk based soft- serve to their version of a blooming onion (called bloomies), the restaurant is one of the first like it on the east- coast, meshing the fast-casual atmosphere with the new wave of eating plant based.
Slush and Krust Productions is a MoCo- based entertainment business dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our party-goers as well as establishing a supportive, inclusive and fun filled scene for neurodiversty -- the recognition and respect of brain-based differences as well as any other human variation. These differences can include those related to Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.
Do you like pizza?
Do you like to limbo?
Do you like music?
Do you like Super Smash Bros?
If you said yes to all these things, then come to Slush & Krust and get to mingling!
There is still plenty of time to join us…check out our website (www.slush-krust-productions.com) and register. This will be the very last chance to cure those back-to-school blues! Since we party with all kinds of minds in a judgement-free zone, we encourage all neurodiverse tweens & teens to join us for our middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) parties on September 14th at Rendezvous Dance Studio in Rockville.
Music, pizza, drinks, video gaming, door prizes and a fun time will be awaiting all that attend. Also, in our pursuit of being the ultimate dispensers of awesomeness, we have added a new feature to our middle school party…improv games! JOIN US!