Sponsored Content: Dogfish Head Alehouse To Host BBQ To Drink Beer To Bluesfest And Paws On The Patio On May 19th And 20th
Come to Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg for a weekend full of special events!
Saturday, May 19th will be the 2nd Annual BBQ to Drink Beer to Bluesfest. Local Blues Legends like the Bad Influence Band and Big Boy Little will be playing at the festival. The food and drink specials start at 11AM and the music runs from 1PM to 7PM. Smoked Brisket and Spare Ribs are just a few of the items that will be featured. Don’t forget to grab a Crowler of beer to-go for only $10.
Sunday, May 20th Dogfish will be having an adoption event entitled Paws on the Patio from noon to 4PM. Key to Lion’s Heart & Lizzie’s Lodge Rescues will both be there, as well as other K9 vendors. Dogfish will be giving away specials Paws on the Patio pint glasses!
From a Montgomery County press release:
Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) customers with library cards, will have free access to more than 30,000 films, with the popular on-demand film streaming service, Kanopy beginning May 15.Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting montgomerycountymd.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecastor Roku.
Kanopy provides MCPL customers with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films, films on race and current affairs.
Kanopy showcases some of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film-festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
For more information, contact James Donaldson at email@example.com.
You’re Invited! Join us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Saturday, May 19th, 10am to 6pm, at Gaithersburg City Hall. FREE to attend, FREE to park!
This year, we’ll be hosting more than 100 fantastic authors – including dozens of New York Times best-sellers and award-winners – including:
· Alice McDermott
· Mark Bittman
· E.J. Dionne
· Gayle Forman
· Dan Santat
· Ted Bell
· Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
· John Feinstein
· Madeline Miller
· and many more for all ages and tastes.
Authors will be speaking about and signing their latest work. Other activities include free, interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew and Vine Cafe featuring live entertainment, and onsite book sales by Politics & Prose.
Admission, parking and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE. The Festival takes place Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. For a complete list of all appearing authors, as well as up-to-date details about all the workshops for adults and kids, as well as activities hosted in the Children’s Village, visit the GBF website, www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org.
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
U.S. News has released their ‘Best High Schools’ list (national and by state).
4 of the top 5 Maryland schools are in MoCo.
5. Quince Orchard
Clarksburg comes in 20th. The Maryland state list goes up to 54 and then lists schools in alphabetical order.
Conspicuous by their absence are schools we usually see on these types of lists, like B-CC, Blair, Richard Montgomery, and Whitman.
The full lists and criteria for rankings can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maryland/rankings?src=usn_tw
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.
Ever since it was announced back in 2016, Top Golf Germantown has probably been the topic I’ve been asked about the most.
It was expected that Top Golf would be ready by fall of this year, but anyone who has driven by the Century Blvd./ I-270 location has probably seen that it’s still just a big field.
Today I spoke with a Top Golf representative who told me that “it has been pushed back at this time” in response to me asking if the plans have changed. Without giving me any further details it looks like 2019 will be the year Top Golf comes to MoCo (I was assured they’re still coming).
For more information regarding the Top Golf plans, as well as plans for a “Town Center Core District with a mix of residential, retail, office, and cultural uses in a compact and walkable form”, check out these preliminary plans from the Montgomery County Planning Department: http://montgomeryplanningboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Topgolf-Germantown-Preliminary-Plan-Amendment-No.-12007065B-and-Site-Plan-No.-820170010.pdf
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