Hakuna Matata Grill is now open in the former Macdara’s Grill space in Wheaton (2405 Price Ave).
The restaurant serves authentic East African cuisine and offers indoor and outdoor dining.
This is still their soft opening, so the restaurant is looking for feedback on their dishes.
Tues-Thurs: 4pm - 12am
Fri-Sat: 4pm - 3am
Sun: 4pm - 12am
King Pollo has opened in Wheaton (12009 Georgia Ave, just outside of Glenmont).
This is the Peruvian chicken restaurant’s 7th location in the DMV and second in MoCo. The other MoCo location is on 12203 Veirs Mill Road.
In addition to Peruvian chicken, the menu includes items like carne asada, lomo soltado, pupusas, cheesesteaks, and more.
Filippo's in Wheaton has launched a brand new website (www.filipposdeli.com) that allows customers to place online orders.
They're currently offering a free cannoli with every online order, so if you haven't had a chance to try one of their famous Italian cold cuts, this is probably a great time to do it.
Filippo Leo has worked at the deli for over 30 years. He took over the deli back in 2012, a year after founder Thomas Marchone passed away. The deli opened in 1955 and operated as Marchone's until 2014.
Filippo’s is located at 11224 Triangle Lane in Wheaton.
We are saddened by the news of the passing of William (Willie) Bobrow, founder of Elbe's Beer and Wine, at the age of 98.
Willie, aka Mr. Elbe, opened Elbe’s in May of 1951. It is located at 2522 University Blvd in Wheaton.
Funeral service for Willie Bobrow will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8300 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Interment to follow at King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, VA. The family will be observing Shiva on Tuesday and Thursday at the home of Miriam Bobrow.
Our condolences to Willie Bobrow’s friends and family.
(March 13, 1921 - May 31, 2019)
Over a year has passed since we reported on BurgerIM coming to MoCo. The chain has made some progress and should be open in the coming months.
BurgerIM, an Israeli burger chain that translates to “many burgers” from Hebrew, will be opening soon in Wheaton Mall. The first BurgerIM opened in 2011 and the burger chain has already expanded to over 160 stores worldwide in just over 5 years.
They sell mini-burgers (not sliders) using 2.8 ounce patties that are larger than a slider sized patty. Their selling point is variety, and there’s plenty of it. They offer 11 different types of patties, including beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, merguez, Turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef, and falafel.
Their disc shaped fries are more like slices of potatoes, but they also provide the option to get sweet potato fries (in the traditional shape), onion rings, or home fries (cubes potatoes tossed in chili sauce and topped with sesame seeds).
Combo options include the uno (one burger), duo (two burgers), trio (three burgers), and Party Box (16 burgers!). In addition to burgers, BurgerIM will offer a variety of sandwiches and salads.
Wheaton Mall told me they don’t have an exact date, but that they hope it’ll open in a few months.
If you listened to last week’s episode of The MoCoShow podcast, you would have heard that Angel’s Pizza & Pasta is coming to the Wheaton Mall food court.
With the recent news of KPS closing and Mezzeh relocating to Aspen Hill, the food court took a bit of a hit, but quality pizza & handmade pasta in a fast-casual setting should help anyone feeling down.
Chef Angel Mendoza is a certified Pizzaiolo, and has spent decades honing his craft at 2Amy’s and RedRocks Pizzeria.
The restaurant is expected to open in early March.
Mezeh Mediterranean Grill has closed their Wheaton Mall location and will be relocating to the Aspen Hill shopping center. No opening date or exact location within the shopping center has been provided.
The Maryland based chain opened their first store in Annapolis in 2013. The fast casual eatery offers rice and salad bowls with a variety of Mediterranean meats, spices, sauces and toppings.
Their other MoCo location can be found in Downtown Crown (Gaithersburg).
DC food truck, Island Zests, is opening a brick and mortar location in Wheaton.
The restaurant will be located at 11252 Georgia Avenue and will specialize in using fresh ingredients and bringing flavors of Carribean cuisine to Wheaton.
Their Grand Opening will be on Friday, February 15th.
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.