FOOD & DRINK
Charisa Thai opens its doors in Ashburn shopping plaza
Out with the old and in with the new. After more than a decade in business, the Mali Thai Cuisine restaurant in Ashburn has closed and a new Thai restaurant has opened in its place. A banner hangs over the doorway at the space in the Broadlands Village Center announcing...
Paint Branch Alumna Eun Yang is Moving to Evenings After 12 Years Anchoring News 4 Today
Eun Yang, who grew up in MoCo and celebrated 20 years with NBC4 last year, has announced that she will be moving to evenings after spending the last 12 years anchoring News 4 Today. Yang was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the right here in Montgomery County. She graduated from Paint Branch High School (1991) in Burtonsville and then earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland in 1995.
Maryland DNR Native Animal Profile: Chorus Frogs
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Every year around this time, reports start rolling in of early spring frog calls—usually, it’s the charismatic wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) or well-known spring peeper (Psuedacris crucifer). Spring peepers are members of the Pseudacris genus, a group commonly called chorus frogs, all known for singing their songs of spring loudly and proudly. Maryland is home to three additional species of chorus frog, the upland chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum), the New Jersey chorus frog (Pseudacris kalmi), and the mountain chorus frog (Pseudacris brachyphona—listed as Endangered in the state of Maryland).
Morning Mystery: Nautical Bowls may be coming to Loudoun
It’s been awhile since we had a good morning mystery — a story we uncovered that leads to more questions than answers. Such is the case with Nautical Bowls and their apparent plans for two Loudoun County locations. As regular readers of The Burn know, the health bowl...
New restaurants, hotel in the works for Leesburg land
A proposed development featuring a large hotel and two new restaurants is under review by the Town of Leesburg — and assuming it comes to fruition, it will be located in an area that is seeing a lot of growth. The project is currently called Liberty at Russell Branch....
A List of the Best Amish Country Restaurants in Maryland
Being able to sit down for a relaxing homemade meal at one of Maryland's many Amish restaurants is a luxury we will never take for granted. From all-you-can-eat buffets to charming food counters, here is a list of some of the Amish country's best, and most delicious restaurants. Keep reading to learn more.
This Huge Amish Farmers' Market in Maryland is a Must-Visit
Disclaimer:The following information is updated for 2023. It is for educational purposes. Taking a trip to your local Amish farmers' market can treat you to a ton of amazing goodies. There's always a wide variety of fresh and delicious foods to choose from when you visit.
Former Gold’s Gym in Ashburn could become data center
The massive 54,000 s.f. building left vacant when Gold’s Gym moved out of Ashburn could have a future as a data center. That’s according to a proposal the property’s real estate folks are promoting. Marketing materials for the former Gold’s at 21625 Red Rum Drive bill it...
Maryland Department Of Natural Resources 2023 Photo Contest Now Open
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, are encouraged to enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, calendars, and other great prizes. Entries may include images from anywhere in Maryland featuring...
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Announces New International Culinary Team, Relaunched Dinner Service and a Refreshed Dining Concept at Härth Restaurant
Härth Restaurant, located in the heart of Fairfax County’s business district at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, has unveiled a new international culinary team and a refreshed take on the restaurant’s menu that now includes dinner service. Inspired by its namesake, Härth provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere anchored around its wood-burning oven where locals, guests, and groups alike can gather over seasonal food and drinks sourced from local partners.
Maryland DNR Fishing Report, March 23
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The signs of spring are everywhere, and among them is the traditional opening day of Maryland trout season on Saturday, March 25 in many of the put-and-take trout management waters throughout the state. Trout anglers will be out fishing in their favorite waters and enjoying the generous stockings from Maryland Department of Natural Resources hatcheries.
Silver Spring bar, restaurant owners concerned about ‘safety bill’ for late night-businesses
After the pandemic, Silver Spring’s Quarry House Tavern co-owner Jackie Greenbaum said she struggled to gain solid footing financially. Now, she fears a proposed safety bill might shut her business down for good. Bill 14-23, sponsored by Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass at the request of County Executive...
New Mexican restaurant planned for downtown Leesburg
Out with the old, in with the new. That could be the motto for the tiny commercial building at 15 Loudoun Street SE in downtown Leesburg. Buford’s Biscuits has no sooner vacated the premises to move to a bigger space than a new restaurant is ready to move in.
Confirmed: New DQ Grill & Chill on its way to Loudoun County
Not to toot our own horn (OK, we will anyway) — but our prediction last summer that a new Dairy Queen Grill & Chill was in the works for Loudoun has proven correct. The restaurant is coming to the Guilford Station development in Sterling. That’s at the intersection of...
Downtown Crown Restaurant Week Begins Sunday, March 26
Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg has announced a “Restaurant Week” scheduled to begin on March 26 and run through April 2. According to Downtown Crown, diners can “enjoy prix fixe menus, specialty food and drink items, exclusive offers and more at participating eateries! Gather with friends, family, and coworkers to indulge in delicious bites on each of our festive theme days. As you treat yourselves, let’s treat our community by bringing packaged or canned goods to participating eateries. All donations will go to Gaithersburg HELP, Inc.” Theme Days can be seen below:
Super Smash Burgers appears in downtown Leesburg
A new burger joint called Super Smash has popped up in downtown Leesburg, but its limited hours appear to be linked to show nights at the theater next door. According to signs in the window, Super Smash has moved into the space at 19 West Market Street that used to be home to 19 West Burgers before it closed in 2021. The space is part of the same building as the historic Tally Ho Theater, which dates back to 1931.
SimplyBe Coffee moving to a new location in Leesburg
People who have enjoyed getting their morning java jolt at SimplyBe Coffee in Leesburg will have to change up their plans a bit. The small shop is moving halfway across town to a new location. SimplyBe opened in late 2020 in the town’s Shenandoah Square shopping plaza. That’s the same...
FFXnow Daily Debrief for Mar 24, 2023
Good Friday evening! Today we published 7 articles that were read a total of 24842 times on FFXnow alone, so far. The following are the most-read articles for today (Mar 24, 2023)…. Since it’s Friday, we’ve also compiled a list of the most-read articles of the week, below.
Loudoun food truck opening brick-and-mortar restaurant
It’s a big step in the life of many restauranteurs — after testing their recipes and their concept in a food truck for several years, they decide to take a leap and open what’s referred to as a “brick-and-mortar” location. That’s what the folks at C&E Southern Bites have in the works.
Whole Foods apologizes to Silver Spring woman who says she was discriminated against
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Whole Foods Market is apologizing to a Montgomery County woman who believes she was discriminated against because she was wearing a hijab. "I was so confused and shocked," Buhite Al-Jabry told FOX 5 on Thursday. Al-Jabry said she had just finished paying for groceries at her...
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