A car has driven into Jimmie Cone in Damascus. Thankfully nobody was hurt and there was minimal damage. We were told that the popular ice cream spot will remain open.
Fat Fingers, a concept from the owners of Big Greek Cafe, is opening in Downtown Silver Spring.
Though we currently don’t have information on what kind of restaurant this will be, we know it will take the place of the recently closed Paisano’s at 8213 Georgia Ave.
More info when it’s available.
We spoke with Taco Bar owner, Raul Valdivia, who told us that all inspections have been passed as of today.
With that news, Taco Bar Olney is expected to open at some point in the next two weeks in the old Jerry’s location at 18100 Georgia Avenue.
Taco Bar will offer authentic Mexican cuisine with items like tacos, tortas, quesadillas, burritos, and more. After the initial soft opening, they’ll be opening at 6am and will offer breakfast items as well. Full menu available here: Taco Bar Menu
San Francisco-based retailer Marine Layer, known for its extremely soft clothing for men, women and kids, will open its first location in Maryland and the third in the Washington, DC metro region, at Bethesda Row in Bethesda, MD.
The 1,599-square-foot store will open at 4803 Bethesda Avenue Summer 2019.
Lu Buffet & Grill has officially opened in Gaitherstowne Plaza, near the IHOP in Gaithersburg (218 N Frederick Ave).
They offer a reasonably priced all-you-can-eat buffet and even offer a carry-out version of their buffet (prices available here).
According to their website, their buffet consists of “a wide array of authentic Chinese and Japanese dishes.”
Gyuzo Japanese BBQ is coming to Rockville Town Square, taking over part of the old Mellow Mushroom location on 33 Maryland Ave.
Gyuzo will offer grilled meat with a focus on imported beef and other ingredients. Japanese waygu beef will be a staple and is characterized by the original taste of meat and the sweetness of the marbling fat content, according to their website.
Last month we broke the news of Kyoto Matcha, an instagrammable Japanese green tea and dessert spot, coming to Rockville Town Square. Now we are told that Taro Cents Family will be joining Kyoto Matcha at 33 Maryland Ave Suite 315.
Taro Cents Family will offer handmade taro balls, an authentic Taiwanese dessert. They plan to open this fall.
Photos courtesy of the Taro Cents Family Facebook page.
5 Year MLL Pro and MoCo local (Sherwood High School) Mike Begley will be running Coach Begley's Lacrosse Camp July 22-26 at Laytonsville Elementary School for 3rd to 8th graders.
Coach Begley's Lacrosse Camp will focus on sportsmanship, the fundamentals of lacrosse, and fun through individual skills development, team activities and games!
For more information please visit
If you have any please email Coach Begley at MikeCBegley@gmail.com
Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins is expected to open, in the old Capital One bank location in the Cloppers Mill shopping center on Mateny Rd. in Germantown, on May 15th at 5am.
Special thanks goes out to Geoff Pickard who sent in the information, obtained directly from the Luis Group.
Our friends at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg will host their first weekly farmer’s market this Saturday, 5/11.
Stop by between 10am-2pm for local produce, beer, spirits, CBD, baked goods, beauty supplies and a lot more, including live music by Park Valley Band starting at 11:30am.
In other news, it was announced last night that Dogfish Head will be merging with Boston Beer Company (the maker of Sam Adams) in a deal worth around $300 million.
I spoke with Dogfish Head Alehouse GM, Patrick Herron, who told me the merger would not be affecting the Gaithersburg restaurant. "We are really excited, but it’s business as usual for us...no significant changes."