The annual Celebrate Montgomery! MoCo Seafood Fest is this Saturday, September 29th, from 12pm-7pm at Montgomery College Rockville (1011 Mannakee Street).
Included this year will be:
• London Court Catering & Beverage(Wine tasting)
• Farafina Island (Lobster rolls,Tuna/Beef/Chicken sandwich)
• Leda Catering (Paella,Steamed crabs)
• Bissap (Aguas frescas)
• Aunt Iffy’s (Afro-Caribbean cuisine)
• Reid’s Jerk Shack(Jerk chicken,pork,grilled fish)
• Sarin Grill (Asian food)
• Thai Master (Thai grill)
• The Tender Rib ( New Orleans / Creole Cuisine)
• Mr Nino Pina Colada (snacks,pina colada,fresh squeezed juice,smoothies)
• Kona Ice (ice creams, shaved ice)
In addition to food there will be
• Arts & Crafts
• Face painting
and much more!
For more information, check out:
or call the info line at 301.915.4094
Two Rockville restaurants have officially closed permanently. Mi Rancho on Rockville Pike and Mellow Mushroom in Rockville Town Square have both locked up for a final time.
Mi Rancho initially announced that they’ll be closing through their Facebook page on September 11th. Their other locations, in Silver Spring and Germantown, will remain open.
Mellow Mushroom sent an email to their customers announcing that their Rockville location is now closed.
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.
Federal Realty announced today that Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown), the internationally renowned Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, is coming to Pike & Rose. Fogo de Chão will be located at 11600 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD, taking over the space vacated by a Nike pop-up store.
Fogo de Chão specializes in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, there are currently 52 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East. This will be the 41st location in the United States.
At Pike & Rose, Fogo de Chão joins more than 50 tenants in approximately 350,000 square feet of thoughtfully merchandized retail space, a 177-key Canopy by Hilton boutique hotel, 765 luxury apartments, 99 condominiums and 80,000 square feet of best-in-class office space.
Fogo de Chão will open at the beginning of 2019.
Federal Realty announced today that the Sunday Morning Bakehouse, a star of the Pike & Rose weekend farmer’s market, will open a permanent storefront in the North Bethesda mixed-use neighborhood.
Courtesy of Federal Realty and Pike & Rose:
Chef and owner Caroline Yi grew up in MoCo, attended Wootton High School and the University of Maryland at College Park.
This season she has been selling her goods at the Pike & Rose Farm Market, where she has a very loyal following. Yi chose Pike & Rose for her brick and mortar bakery and café because she sees it as the perfect location.
“I knew if and when I opened my first business it had to be in my hometown. After visiting Pike & Rose for the first time, I fell in love with it and knew it was the only place I could picture my bakery and café,” said Yi. “We are creating a place where people will gather for a coffee, a croissant or a meal, where they can pick up a freshly baked baguette after work or where they can find respite from their busy day and catch up with an old friend – kind of a home away from home.”
When Sunday Morning Bakehouse opens in the summer of 2019, guests will find Yi’s signature pastries such as: traditional croissants that are handmade with French butter over a three-day process; brioche donuts filled with seasonal homemade jam; and her newest, one of a kind crowd-pleaser, twice baked Elvis croissants filled with roasted peanut filling, fresh bananas, and crispy bacon.
With seating for 30-35, Sunday Morning Bakehouse will also serve eat-in breakfast items such as French style omelettes and herb baked eggs. A variety of sweet and savory toast offerings like homemade jam with sea salt and Catalan-style pan con tomate on crusty sourdough will be offered on the all-day breakfast menu. In addition to morning pastries and breakfast, Yi plans on offering her favorite sandwiches during lunchtime including a 3-cheese grilled cheese and her mom’s tuna salad with sprouts on brioche.
“I look forward to sharing the breakfast and lunch items I have been making at home and enjoying for years,” added Yi. “It’s a different experience when we can plate the meal, rather than a grab and go at the farmer’s market. We are excited to create a beautiful space where our guests can sit down and enjoy their food with a leisurely cup of coffee.”
Her passion for baking started when she was just seven years old making Christmas cookies for her family. While adding cookbook after cookbook to her collection, over the years she became a self-taught home baker. She pursued a more conventional path attending, college instead of culinary school, earning a degree in American Studies and then taking a job in digital marketing. Sitting in front of a computer all day made her realize she had to go after her passion for food and dream of owning her own bakery. She started with a job behind the counter serving pastries and coffee before she got her first opportunity at the baking bench. She has spent the last three years gaining technical skills, test batching and perfecting the recipes needed to create what is now Sunday Morning Bakehouse.
“Being able to share my passion with our guests at the farmers’ market and seeing the same faces return week after week has been an amazing experience,” said Yi. “The joy and excitement I see in this community has given me the confidence to take the next step where we can bring the warmth, the smells, the food, and the coffee to my loyal clients on a daily basis all year long.”
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Howard County-based Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery is coming to Rockville!
I was told by an employee that the location will be in King Farm, but was recently informed that it’ll be adjacent to King Farm at 540 Gaither Rd. in the Redland Corporate Center.
Bon Fresco makes their own bread in-house. The ciabatta takes 30 hours, start to finish. “There’s no rushing it. Break open its crust, and you’ll see why it was all worth it” says their website.
Bon Fresco offers sandwiches, salads, soups, sides, and patisserie. One MoCo resident that’s a customer of their Columbia location told me “I make it a point to go because their London Broil is so good.”
There are currently four Bon Fresco locations throughout Maryland (Annapolis, Columbia, Beltsville, and Owings Mills) with Baltimore and Rockville coming soon. Two of the four current locations are breakfast & lunch only, while the other two are lunch & dinner only.
I was told that the goal is to open by the end of 2018, but that it may get pushed back a couple months.
Illinois-based Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants will be opening their second restaurant in Maryland (first MD location is in Annapolis) when they move into Research Row in Rockville (1401 Research Blvd.).
The restaurant offers a wide variety of wines (sparkling, white, red, international, sweet red, dessert, fruit, specialties, and more) along with many other beverages and a menu that consists of beef & pork, seafood, pasta, chicken, and burgers/sandwiches.
This news was first reported by Eater DC earlier this week.
The restaurant will be joining Chick-Fil-A (aiming to open next month) and One Life Fitness (should open by the end of 2018).
I spoke with an employee at Trader Joe’s Gaithersburg earlier this evening and was told that their last day in business will be Thursday, September 6th.
The new Rockville location (Travilah Square Shopping Center) will open the following day on Friday, September 7th.
St. Veg (“Plant-Based Goodness”) is coming to Rockville. It will be moving in to the old Melt location in Fallsgrove.
We will update this article with more information about the restaurant as we get it.
Yamachan, a restaurant that specializes in ramen, has opened in Rockville Town Square.
Yamachan started over a decade ago as a Japanese raw noodle manufacturer that is operated under Japanese management in Northern California. They now have restaurants in California as well as the Tidewater area of Virginia.
Their Rockville restaurant, located at 201 E. Middle Lane in Rockville Town Square, will be attached to Pearl Lady Tea.
Pearl Lady has operated in Japan since 2009 and refers to themselves as "Japan's #1 Bubble Tea."