The Anchor Inn was one of the most popular restaurants in MoCo for 50 years.
Established in 1954 in the heart of Wheaton, The Anchor Inn was one of the first places in Montgomery County to apply for and receive their liquor license in 1964.
"Anchor Inn was part of traditions for many others in the community, said Scaggs, such as the Colesville Lions Club, Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce, Good Counsel High School and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. The fund-raisers, high school events and community fellowship were a part of the family's service to the area apart from serving quality food."
Owner, Harry "Selby" Scaggs Jr., attributed poor business to MoCo's smoking ban in restaurants and decided to sell the restaurant in 2004 (after 50 years of business).
The restaurant closed permanently in 2004. In May 2006 the restaurant was torn down to make way for a residential and retail mixed-use development. Currently, the sign pictured above is the last remnant of the legendary restaurant.
Photos courtesy of gazette.net and Steve Michaels.
F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment) will be closing their Westfield Wheaton location on January 31st, 2019.
The retail store which specializes in music, movies, collectibles, apparel, and more, closed over 50 locations nationwide just a few years ago.
I was told their Annapolis store will also be closing, but that their only other MoCo location (in Lakeforest) will remain open.
Solo Pollo, a charbroiled chicken spot, is coming to the Aspen Hill Shopping Center!
They’ll be taking over the old Payless location at 13653 Connecticut Ave.
It’s expected to open in the coming months (Spring 2019), but no exact date has been given.
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Nestle Toll House Cafe is Expected to open soon at 11 Arch Place in the Colonnade complex in the Kentlands.
The cafe will serve coffee, cookies, “savories,” ice cream, and more. It will join the Westfield Wheaton location to make it the second Nestle Toll House Cafe In MoCo.
Each week, Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg offers a ‘Burger of the Week.’ For just a couple more days, go try the gyro burger! A half pound lamb burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce on pita bread; served with beach fries.
Josh Hart grew up in Silver Spring. Prior to transferring to Sidwell Friends in D.C., he attended and played basketball at Wheaton High School.
Hart grew up playing basketball for the Montgomery County Bearcats, where his coaches praised him for his heart at an early age. He made the varsity basketball team as a freshman at Wheaton, eventually becoming a starter in the second half of the season.
Even though he transferred to Sidwell Friends and played there the last three years of his high school basketball career, his ties to MoCo remained strong. His mother has been a long-time employee at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville and his father is a retired caterer.
After Sidwell Friends, he attended and played for the Villanova Wildcats for four years. He started for much of his junior and senior seasons and won a national championship in 2016.
When he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA Draft last year, he vowed that his parents would never work again.
As a rookie, Hart started 23 games Lakers. He played 23.2 minutes per game and averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Hart was recently named the NBA’s Summer League MVP. He averaged 22.4 points per game, which was the most among players with at least three appearances in the 7 game season.
The future is looking bright for the young MoCo native!
Rockville will hold their Independence Day Celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm.
The celebration starts at 7pm and fireworks at 9:15 pm.
Parking is available in lots on Shady Grove Rd, Gaither Rd, and Piccard Dr., but driving is not recommended.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own food and beverage, although no barbecuing or open flames will be allowed at the event.
More info at www.rockvillemd.gov
MoCo will host Independence Day Celebrations at South Germantown Recreational Park and Albert Einstein High School In Boyds and Kensington today.
Germantown Glory will begin at 7 p.m. at South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle in Boyds. Driving is not recommended, but there will be on-site parking available.
Mid-County Sparkles will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road in Kensington. Driving is not recommended, but there will be general parking and shuttle buses available at Westfield Wheaton.
More info at www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Macdara’s Grille has taken over the old Rock Creek Chophouse location in Wheaton (2405 Price Avenue).
They’ve announced via social media that they’ll be opening this coming weekend, Saturday, June 30th.
The restaurant description is “classic American cuisine with a touch of Irish.” Owner Macdara Mactigue has promised that Guinness will be served on draught.
The photos are courtesy of the Macdara’s Grille Facebook page.
As many of you have probably heard, IHOP announced that they’ll be changing their name to IHOb starting June, 11th 2018.
Yesterday it was reported by BusinessInsider that the “b” will stand for...burgers.
My server at the Olney IHOP confirmed that the “b” in the new name (IHOb) will stand for burgers.
I was told the burgers will come with unlimited fries and that the promotion and name will only last for the summer (the rest of the menu will still be available).
Pictured below are the cupcake pancakes that are available at all IHOP locations.
Last week Macdara MacTigue, owner of Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda, announced on his Facebook page that he had signed the lease at the old Rock Creek Chophouse location in Wheaton (2405 Price Avenue).
According to MacTigue, Macdara’s Grille is preparing for an early June opening. Though the restaurant will serve American fare, the Irish MacTigue has promised that there will be Guinness on draught.
A website for the restaurant is coming soon.
Kustom Pizza & Subs has been in Wheaton Mall, next to JC Penney, for about a year. They allow you to customize pizza, pizza slices, and subs (the pizzas are similar in style to &pizza).
After slowly making their way towards transitioning to a fully-vegan restaurant, they are finally there!
Kustom Pizza & Subs announced that they are fully vegan as of May 18th, 2018.
Their pizza menu includes items like the Vegan BBQ Meat Stack, the Vegan Buttermilk Chicken Pie, the Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch and more.
They have a gourmet vegan pepperoni and sausage stromboli, custom pastas, a vegan Philly cheesesteak, vegan shrimp Alfredo sub, and even a caramel pecan brownie dessert!
Now I’m not vegan and I’ve never been to KPS, but it seems like they have a lot of options. Below are some pictures of their food, courtesy of their Instagram (@KustomPizzaSubs).
Their website is www.KPS365pizza.com