FOOD & DRINK
Umi Sushi & Seafood Buffet "coming soon" to Rockville
Umi Sushi & Seafood Buffet is "coming soon" to 1471 Rockville Pike, according to a banner posted at the building. The large space was previously home to Miller's Ale House over the last decade. Umi promises "the largest and most elegant Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine restaurant." It appears to be a chain with locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Brandon, Florida.
Sides BBQ & Catering is Looking For a New Home
Sides BBQ & Catering is looking for a new home after operating as an “ghost kitchen” out of Sam’s Pizza at 15855 Redland Rd in Derwood since last August. Sam’s Pizza was recently sold and will operate as Charlie Pizza and Subs starting next week. The change will move forward without Sides BBQ & Catering as part of the equation, according to announcement Sides made on social media:
Tastee Diner has served its last meal in Silver Spring
SILVER SPRING, Md. - One of the most famous diners in Montgomery County is unplugging the griddles, wiping down tabletops one last time, and turning off the neon lights for good. Tastee Diner's Silver Spring location closed abruptly Wednesday due to what owner Gene Wilkes called "personal medical reasons." A...
Privai Spa Closes Kentlands Location
Privai Spa has closed its Kentlands location at 62 Market St, an associate from the Pike & Rose location confirmed (Pike & Rose location remains open). The 7,425 SF space, which is now listed as available for lease by Saul Centers, was previously home to Mynd Spa and Red Door Spa. The associate informed us that the location has been closed for “at least a couple weeks.”
Olney Ale House Building Sold for $1.45 Million; New Owners Plan to Reopen in About a Year
The 100-year old building that is home to the Olney Ale House has been sold to Two Sibs LLC, led by Selim Kantar, for $1.45 million, according to the deed. Olney Ale House, located at 2000 Olney Sandy Spring Rd (Rt. 108 and Doctor Bird Rd.), operated in the space until a kitchen fire caused the restaurant to shut down in 2019. In September, we spoke with previous owner John Rich who told us he was interested in selling to someone that would continue to run it as the Olney Ale House restaurant. We spoke with Kantar today, who told us that he will be doing just that.
Dawes to Open Second Gymnastics Academy in Rockville
Dominique Dawes, gold medal-winning gymnast and member of three U.S. Olympic teams, announced the opening of her second Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Rockville. To commemorate the opening, Dawes will be attending a celebratory ribbon cutting on April 1 at 1:45 p.m. The academy is located in the...
Man wins $1 million lottery prize just before wife’s birthday — and has a gift in mind
The Virginia man’s split-second decision to play online paid off.
Little Feat: The Albums Tour at Warner Theatre in Washington Oct 3rd, 2023 – presale password
The latest Little Feat: The Albums Tour presale c0de is now available to our members!. During the brief presale you have got an opportunity to get show tickets before their public sale to the general public!!!. Go on and treat yourself, your friends who will be glad to go with...
Charlie’s Pizza and Subs to Take Over Sam’s Pizza in Derwood
Charlie’s Pizza and Subs will be taking over the current Sam’s Pizza & Subs location at 15855 Redland Rd (off of Frederick Rd) in Derwood. The sale became official as of Wednesday March 14, 2023, but the restaurant will continue to operate as Sam’s until March 29, 2023 when the name officially changes to Charlie’s Pizza and Subs.
Book released on ex-Hogan advisor Roy McGrath amid nationwide 'fugitive' search
BALTIMORE -- Roy McGrath has been missing for 10 days now.The former chief of staff to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan skipped out on his federal trial last Monday and has been a fugitive since. As the nationwide wide search continues, a new book on McGrath was released Wednesday.We can't not confirm much about the author of the new book titled: "Betrayed: The True Story of Roy McGrath" other than the author goes by the name "Ryan Cooper."We do know McGrath told multiple people he was working on a manuscript.The book is already among Amazon Kindle's best sellers."Betrayed" is relatively short,...
Meet Alex Vaughn, The Up-And-Coming R&B Star (And D.C.-Area Native) Opening For Ari Lennox This Weekend
D.C.-area native Alex Vaughn has all the makings of becoming R&B’s next star. Earlier this year, Spotify named her to its “R&B Rising’s Artists To Watch” list; she’s signed to arguably the hottest label in hip-hop and R&B; she’s working with some of the best and brightest artists and producers; and this weekend, she’s coming home for some of the last few dates of her first nationwide tour.
‘Bel-Air’ Star Coco Jones Sells Out D.C.’s Howard Theatre
High Standardz/Def Jam recording artist Coco Jones set the record straight on the first show of her tour. The post ‘Bel-Air’ Star Coco Jones Sells Out D.C.’s Howard Theatre appeared first on The Washington Informer.
Mom’s Sub Run Leads to Purchase of $100,000-Winning Scratch-off
Her most recent trip to the grocery store left her one night short of family dinners, a mother of three told Lottery officials, so she made an executive decision to pick up subs. She soon discovered that the cost of her food order was more than covered by the $100,000 prize hiding in the 50 Years! scratch-off she added to her purchase.
New Jersey’s cherry blossoms coming early this year
The largest collection of flowering cherry trees is NOT in Washington, D.C. but in Newark, New Jersey. Yes, Essex County Branch Brook Park has the largest and most varied collection of Japanese Flowering Cherry Blossom trees in a park within the United States, with 5,200 in 18 varieties. It is...
Free Roller Disco Event by Montgomery Parks in April
Per Montgomery Parks: Beyond just places to skate, roller rinks of the 70s and 80s were bustling community hubs for fashion, camaraderie, and great music — and Parks Roller Disco is harkening back to those slammin’ good times. This event will be held at Ridge Road Recreational Park on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 9 pm, at Ridge Road Recreational Park’s inline skating rink.
Van Leeuwen ice cream shop opens Thursday in Union Market with $1 scoops
It is officially spring, and as temperatures start to warm this week, an ice cream chain with national acclaim is opening the doors to one of its three planned scoop shops in the D.C. area. New York-based Van Leeuwen will celebrate the opening of its Union Market neighborhood location Thursday...
Cabin John Shopping Center has improved, but is not everything students want it to be
The frustrating reality is that Cabin John Village simply isn’t good enough for most WCHS students. Something needs to be done. For many students at WCHS, Cabin John Village is the go-to destination for grabbing a bite to eat during lunch, after school or on weekends. However, despite the numerous restaurants already in the area, there is a growing need for more options, and the way it is being addressed is not quite enough.
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