I’m told the Olney McDonald’s is going to be formally applying to add a second drive-thru to the restaurant.
Currently, there’s one drive-thru, but I’m told the thought process behind adding a second includes alleviating traffic and reducing the occasional back-up the fast food restaurant causes on major roads in Olney.
Two-Time NCAA Champ And Olympic Gold Medalist, Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel), Is Wrestling In His Final Collegiate Match Today
Kyle Snyder is widely considered the greatest wrestler the United States has ever produced. Before he was winning NCAA Championships and gold medals, he amassed a 179-0 record in high school (Snyder is a Good Counsel alum).
Snyder has won 2 NCAA Championships with Ohio State and an Olympic gold medal as a heavyweight for the United States. He’s the first wrestler to ever win an NCAA Championship after winning a gold medal.
Tonight he wrestles in the finals of the NCAA tournament in an attempt to become the heavyweight champion for the third straight year.
He has only lost once since his freshman year, earlier this year to Michigan’s Adam Coon, the man he will be wrestling in just a few hours. Though Snyder has since beaten Coon in the Big Ten tournament, Coon outweighs Snyder by over 50 lbs.
Win or lose, Good Counsel’s Kyle Snyder has already left a huge mark in the wrestling world. Congratulations on an amazing college career!
Below you’ll see Kyle Snyder’s thoughts on the Sunshine Burger from the Sunshine General Store.
We sifted through the hundreds of MoCo facts we’ve come across and chose these ten to share with you today.
Tell us your favorite Fun MoCo fact that wasn’t on this list, and you may see it on one of our future lists!
1. Brookeville was the United States capital for a day on August 26th, 1814 after the British troops burned down the White House during the War of 1812.
2. Though MoCo was named after Richard Montgomery, it was Thomas Wootton that founded the county by introducing a bill that divided Frederick into three counties in 1776 (one was Montgomery County).
3. The robin is the official bird of MoCo and the Dogwood is the official tree.
4. Damascus was originally known as “The Pleasant Plains of Damascus.”
5. The Montgomery Village symbol is not trees. It's 2 stick figures reaching toward the heavens in a gesture of friendship and peace.
6. From 1987-2004 Northwood was not its own high school (it was used to hold students from other high schools during renovations).
7. The hit 90s series, Beverly Hills 90210, was originally going to be set in MoCo and called Potomac 20854.
8. Gaithersburg’s original name was Logtown. It officially took on the Gaithersburg name in 1878.
9. The inventor of the first home television set, C. Francis Jenkins, lived in Wheaton, at Windham Ln and Georgia Ave.
10. Wheaton was known as Leesborough until being renamed Wheaton in 1869.
For some reason when I think of gas station food, Combos come to mind (the baked cylindrical cubes that are cracker or pretzel flavored and filled with some sort of processed cheese). These five spots change the game and provide a lot more flavor than pepperoni pizza combos ever have. They're a must-try for anyone living in or around Montgomery County.
Mangino's Pizza (Germantown)
Located in Germantown, Mangino's prides itself on its flavorful New York style pizza. I'm not a big toppings guy, so I've only ventured as far as cheese and pepperoni. If you like your pizza oozing with cheese, then you have to check it out. They deliver within a 5 mile radius too. It may sound a little odd, but this is the kind of pizza I imagine the Ninja Turtles eating and if you've ever seen anything related to the Ninja Turtles, you know they love pizza!
Seoul Food (Wheaton)
UPDATE: Seoul Food is in the process of moving from their gas station spot in Wheaton, to a bigger location in Takoma Park. It will no longer be connected to a gas station.
Seoul Food has quickly become one of Wheaton's best restaurants, and that's saying a lot because Wheaton has a tons of great places to eat. Many say that everything is good at Seoul Food and I can't disagree. Even they're cookies are some of the best I've ever had!
FYI: They're closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Corned Beef King (Olney)
Don't let the name fool you, they have much more than just corned beef. This New York style sandwich shop may be in a gas station convenience store in Olney, but they make you feel right at home. You HAVE to try the corned beef sandwich at some point, but their ribeye steak sandwiches, onion rings, and five-cheese mac are amazing too!
During my last visit I was told they're likely opening a new location at the gas station in Rockville Pike and Twinbrook Parkway. The more the merrier.
Taco Bar (Gaithersburg)
The biggest problem I encounter when I go to Taco Bar is deciding between the different types of tacos, the amazing tortas (Mexican sandwiches), and the nachos. That's not even a quarter of what they have to offer either. It's the type of place that has something for everyone, you just have to find what's right for you. Very affordable and very tasty! It's located at the outskirts of the Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, next to Ziki Japanese Steakhouse.
Sunshine General Store (Brookeville)
The Sunshine General Store is located on Georgia Avenue in Brookeville, MD between Olney and Damascus. I have made the drive out a few times for one reason...the Sunshine Burger. Many feel it’s the best burger they’ve ever had. Though the General Store no longer sells gas (the pumps are there), The Sunshine Burger remains legendary in Montgomery County.
Clarksburg Grille in Clarksburg Market has the best cheesesteak I have ever eaten. This includes the dozen or so cheesecakes I’ve tried in various locations in Philly. Though they no longer sell gas, then vintage pumps can still be found outside of the market (which is more of a gas station convenience store with a grille and deli in the back!).