Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Try one of these places for an international holiday meal.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
For those who do not celebrate Christmas, don’t feel like cooking or simply want to start a new tradition, Patch has put together this handy guide to Chinese restaurants in the area that are open on Christmas Day. Wheaton Full Kee - 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Silver Spring Spring Garden – 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Rockville Tony Lin’s – 11:00a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Gaithersburg Tai Shan - 11:00a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Potomac Shanghai Café - 11:00a.m. – 9:30 p.m. College Park Seven Seas - 11:00a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Greenbelt Royal Jade - 11:00a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hyattsville China Palace - 11:00a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Laurel Happy Fortune - 12:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Riverdale Park Asian Restaurant – 11:00a.m.-11:00p.m. Bowie Beijing Café – 11:00 a.…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Italian restaurant is by owners of Cava, Cava Mezze and Mamma Lucia.
Since December of 2010, buzz has been building about a partnership of some popular local restaurateurs. Today, Sugo Cicchetti—the result of the union between the owners of Cava and Mamma Lucia restaurants—opens in Potomac Park. Bethesda Magazine quoted co-owner Ted Xenohristos explaining that the words in the establishment’s name are not necessarily meaningful “Sugo is the name of the restaurant and cicchetti is what we serve.” For the record, “sugo” means sauce in Italian, and “cicchetti” are small plates/snacks/side dishes. The preliminary menu features some classics: margherita pizza, linguine with clam sauce and a Caesar salad, alongside new twists on Italian cooking such as green eggs and ham (made with deviled eggs, crispy pancetta …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A look at the top news Aug. 7 through Aug. 13.
Patch political columnist, Richard Parsons, wrote about the recent approval by the Montgomery County Board of Education of a proposal by Crossway Community Montessori to open the county’s first public charter school. Parsons' opinion piece has elicited a number of readers' comments on the site since it posted Sunday. Our story on the Darnestown coyote sighting had particular interest to a many readers, including comments on Facebook and Twitter. Patch spoke with Pete Jayne, game program manager at Maryland Department of Natural Resoursces, about the coyote population in Montgomery County. Jayne's helpful tips to discourage coyotes and other wildlife from your property are worth noting. Another popular story on the site this week was the …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Stella Restaurant, specializing in fresh grilled fish, is coming to Traville Gateway Center in February.
Stella Restaurant, the newest endeavor for Washington, D.C. restaurateurs Stratton and George Liapis, is opening mid-February in the Traville Gateway Center. George and Stratton, who both lived in Potomac for more than 20 years, are finalizing details for the restaurant that will focus on grilled fish. George recently made some time for a Q-and-A with Patch about the menu and concept for the restaurant, located at 9755 Traville Gateway Drive in Rockville. Patch: How did you decide on Stella as the name for your restaurant? George Liapis: We went through so many names and just couldn’t get one that was right. Then one evening, my brother Stratton, his fiancé, and I were sitting around the table when the phone rang. One of us asked, “Is …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A look at the Potomac restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Around Christmas it may seem like Waffle House and McDonalds are the only options for food; however, many Potomac restaurants are open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and ready for hungry customers. Normandie Farm The restaurant is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and has both a brunch and dinner buffet. On Dec. 24, the brunch buffet is open from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the dinner buffet is available from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A buffet will also be available on Christmas Day and feature items like butternut squash soup, Caesar salad, imported and domestic cheese trays, spinach turnovers, stuffed pasta shells and much more. On Dec. 25, the restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. For a full menu, …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Bezu's former executive chef and co-owner is opening his own restaurant in Bethesda in March 2011.
The former co-owner and executive chef of Potomac's Bezu is opening a new restaurant on Elm Street in Bethesda in March 2011 that will serve food made with locally-grown ingredients. After four years as co-owner and executive chef at Bezu — an Asian fusion restaurant in Potomac — Dennis Friedman left the restaurant in October when co-owner, Eddie Benaim bought him out. Friedman wasted no time and pulled together the ingredients for a new restaurant that will be located at 4917 Elm Street in Bethesda. "I have not had a full night's sleep since leaving Bezu in October, but it has been worth it because the stars have truly aligned," Friedman said. The site, which is currently the location of Rock Creek Restaurant, will officially change …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Some local restaurants are happy to help relieve the stress of Thanksgiving cooking.
For people with little time or minimal cooking skills, Thanksgiving may seem more like doomsday than a holiday; however, several places in Potomac are willing to bring Thanksgiving dinner to you. Restaurants like Normandie Farm and Old Angler's Inn are open for business on Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving meals — a reprieve for those avoiding cooking in Potomac. Normandie Farm is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and offers a special menu for the day as well as carry-out options. Reservations for five people or more require a credit card and cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid a $25 charge. Old Angler's Inn is open for Thanksgiving, but completely booked for the day. The restaurant is expecting more than 450 guest…
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Founding Farmers Restaurant is scheduled to open at Park Potomac in September 2011.
Many residents in the Park Potomac Place development are looking forward to the opening of a new Founding Farmers restaurant in the fall. "We're really excited," said Bryant Foulger of Foulger-Pratt, the company that built Park Potomac and manages the commercial properties there. "We really think Founding Farmers fits in well. High-end. Quality. It goes to the overall mix we were looking for." Park Potomac Place, located at the intersection of Seven Locks and Montrose Roads, is attractive to Founding Farmers because they were looking for the right suburban location. "The Potomac Park location offered many great qualities that a very busy, established brand restaurant would want to have," said Director of Marketing for Founding Farmers, …
Friday, October 15, 2010
Bezu's owner and executive chef has made a name for himself and is using his skills to bring people to his restaurant in Potomac.
Hard work has paid off for local chef Dennis Friedman. "[I do] whatever it takes to get it done," said Friedman, the owner and executive chef of Bezu — a 4-year-old French Asian Fusion restaurant in Potomac. To prove to himself he could "do whatever it takes" to be successful, Friedman entered the prestigious 2010 Mason-Dixon Master Chef Tournament and won the 16-week, highly-publicized event. Since then the accolades in the media and especially in restaurant industry publications just keep on coming. Chef Friedman was born and raised in Potomac. After graduating from college he contemplated law school, but as he puts it, was "bitten by the restaurant bug." Friedman trained at the Culinary Institute of America, learned from world-renown …