MOM’s Gaithersburg (10 Upper Rock Circle in Rockville) will have their grand opening on June 1st, according to their Facebook page.
Here’s some of what will be included at the Grand Opening event and what to expect from the store (per their Facebook event):
Per the Pike & Rose press release:
This summer MoCo residents have a new weekend happy hour hangout where they can dip their toes in the sand, enjoy an Orange Crush Cocktail (it is the beach cocktail) and relax at The Beach at Pike & Rose. They don’t need to drive 3+ hours to the Maryland or Delaware shore for this fun beach destination – it’s in their backyards.
Open daily, The Beach is a place to meet for lunch, play games and relax. On weekends it will feature the Beach Bar, hosted by Ridgewells Catering and offer beach inspired cocktails, beer and wine, as well as light snacks.
Located next to Rose Park, and the newly opened The Baked Bear, North Bethesda’s neighbors will be able to access The Beach from the park.
Summer events at The Beach include free fitness classes and pop-up parties throughout the season. For more information, visit www.pikeandrose.com
Cava Mezze has released their Spring/Summer 2018 menu (Olney and Rockville locations)!
They’ve kept some of your favorites like the lamb chops, lollipop chicken, Chef D Platter, saganaki, zucchini fritters, mini gyro, etc. and have added about 10 new dishes for the warmer months.
Not pictured is the ‘Crab n’ Cake’ because I forgot to take a picture of it before we gobbled it down. It was tied with the Lamb Frites as my favorite dishes, but our party enjoyed all of the new flavors.
I highly recommend spending the extra $3 for the crispy pita chips (pictured below). They enhance the taste of every dip and are extremely addictive.
Check out the photos below, then head over and try everything ASAP.
Baked Bear (www.thebakedbear.com) -- with customizable ice cream sandwiches – officially opens at Pike & Rose on Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm at 929 Rose Avenue.
Here’s what’s in store for opening day:
Cookie of the Month –
May – Mexican Hot Chocolate
June – Reese’s Cup Cashew
Montrose Crossing in Rockville (12055 Rockville Pike) is anchored by Giant, Marshalls, Bob’s Discount Furniture, and Barnes and Noble.
There are also a few full-service and fast-casual restaurants (old and new) with a few more coming this summer.
• Honeygrow (more on Honeygrow here: https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/honeygrow-opens-in-rockville)
• Slapfish (Coming Soon, more on Slapfish here: https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/slapfish-is-coming-to-rockville)
• Five Guys
• Tara Thai
• Honey Pig
With all of these options, has Montrose Crossing become the food capital of MoCo? Not everyone will agree, but for a single shopping center they certainly have a very diverse offering of good food.
JINYA Ramen Bar, a full-service, sit-down restaurant, is slated to open at Pike & Rose early this summer.
Per the press release:
JINYA Ramen Bar, a key player in sparking the Ramen Revolution in Los Angeles, currently has multiple locations across the United States, as well as throughout Canada. This will be the restaurant’s third location in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
“We are so excited to bring JINYA to North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose,” remarked JINYA Ramen Bar’s Sam Shoja. “We absolutely love the neighboring area’s strong sense of community and everything that Pike & Rose has to offer. Pike & Rose has quickly become Montgomery County's premier destination for entertainment, dining, shopping, living, and working, and we look forward to being part of this growing, vibrant community.”
Inspired by JINYA Ramen Bar’s founder Tomonori Takahashi’s experiences with both Western and Eastern cultures, JINYA Ramen Bar specializes in authentic Tonkotsu ramen (heavily pork-influenced broth), boasting bold flavors and a wide variety of customizable options for the American palate. In fact, the intricate food preparation process includes simmering the broth for over 10 hours, delivering a robust, flavorful experience in perfect balance with handmade noodles.
Guests can expect a wonderful dining experience with JINYA Ramen Bar’s expansive menu offering something for everyone. Notably, JINYA Ramen Bar offers five broths, as well as different tares and oils that alter the flavor profile of each dish. With over 25 different toppings to play with, guests are able to personalize their experience. In addition to Tonkotsu ramen, JINYA Ramen Bar offers dishes such as the Spicy Chicken Ramen, Slurp Up Cilantro Ramen, Old Skool Ramen, Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen, the “Cha Cha Cha” for garlic lovers, quinoa salads, various rice bowls, small plates, and mini tacos, to name a few. Moreover, guests can pair their dishes with a selection from the beverage program, including local craft beers; Japanese-inspired cocktails; whiskeys; sake/wine; and seasonal, house-made, non-alcoholic beverages.
JINYA Ramen Bar’s space will boast seating for up to 74 guests (including a 10-seat full bar) and outdoor patio seating for an additional 34. JINYA Ramen Bar will open daily for lunch, dinner, and happy hour.
Michelin, Trader Joe’s, and Google make-up the top 3 of Forbes’ list of ‘America’s Best Employers.’
You’ll find familiar companies like Costco (#5), Wegmans (#8), MasterCard (#20), sprawled across the top 20, but coming in at #45 is our very own Montgomery County Public Schools.
The description reads: “Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest school system in Maryland and the 17th largest in the U.S., with an enrollment of 156,000 students in 202 schools. Those students come from 157 countries and speak 138 languages. The system has an annual budget of $2.39 billion. Montgomery County, north of Washington, D.C., includes the cities of Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Silver Spring.”
Nearby Howard County Public Schools was the first public school system on the list, coming in at #29.
See the full list here: https://www.forbes.com/best-employers/list/#tab:rank
Per the press release-
The festival – a destination for music lovers – will feature performances by more than 30 local, regional and national performing artists, from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, on four stages across six city blocks, kids amusements and the return of “the beach” sand pile.
Taste of Rockville, which opens at noon on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, offers a taste of diverse offerings from Amici Miei, Armand’s Pizzeria and Grill, Botanero, Brooklyn’s Deli & Catering, Dawson’s Market, Fresh Baguette, Golden Samovar, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pandora Seafood House & Bar, Pinstripes, Saffron Indian Cuisine, Spice Xing and Trapezaria.
Food tickets are $1.25 each, with menu items costing one to five tickets each. Tickets can be purchased at one of three Taste of Rockville ticket booths along East Montgomery and Maryland avenues. Credit cards are accepted. Taste of Rockville is presented by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Ministries of Rockville.
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, caps off the holiday weekend. The ceremony, in the plaza at Rockville Town Square, will feature performances by the Rockville Concert Band and the Rockville Chorus, a traditional wreath laying ceremony led by American Legion Post 86 and the presentation of the colors by the American Legion Post 86 Color Guard and the Rockville City Police Department Honor Guard.
The first McDonald's in MoCo opened Jan. 6, 1960. It was located on the 1300 block of Rockville Pike, near where the Best Buy is today (a newer version of McDonald's is still in the same location today).
At the time it was just a hamburger stand, as most McDonald's restaurants were– It wasn't until the mid-70s that McDonald's changed to a family style restaurant where customers can bring their families and eat at one of the 100+ seats inside the restaurant. Though it was the first in Montgomery County, it was fifth in the D.C. Metro area, and the 241st in America.
A burger, fries, and a drink would go for under .50 cents!
The Glenmont location was the second McDonald's to open in MoCo, opening a few years after the Rockville location. It is currently the only two-story McDonald's in Montgomery County.
Firehouse Subs has opened their second MoCo restaurant. It’s located in Rockville at 28 Upper Rock Circle off of Shady Grove Rd. next to Cava and near the soon-to-come MOM’s Organic Market.
Firehouse Subs was founded in Florida in 1994. They currently have over 1,000 locations worldwide. Their first MoCo store is in Germantown.