Posts Tagged ‘Silver Spring’

BBQ Bus and Denizens Brewing Co. Join Forces for Brewery and Restaurant

Another food truck is going brick and mortar: BBQ Bus is teaming up with Denizens Brewing Co. to open a restaurant and brewery in downtown Silver Spring this summer. The menu will include smoked pulled pork, Angus brisket, smoked chicken, and ribs. Brews will range from European-style lagers to American ales to sour and barrel-aged beers. The […]

What to Expect at Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher, Opening Tonight

Downtown Silver Spring was quiet on Monday, but a chaotic energy filled Urban Butcher, as staff members debated menu ideas and hammered in wall decorations. When the the new, meat-centric restaurant from former Black & Orange chef Raynold Mendizabal opens at 5 p.m. tonight, expect a wide variety of local meat products (hand-cut steaks, house-made sausages) in an upscale casual […]

New Scion Opens in Silver Spring

This week the team behind Dupont Circle's Scion and Crios Modern Mexican opened a new location in Silver Spring. In the 4,500-square-foot space two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station, the new Scion boasts a 70-seat dining room featuring an Asian-themed comfort food menu and a lounge and 12-seat bar offering a large rotating […]

Nando’s Responds to Allegations of Wimping Out in the ‘Burbs

Last week, I raised the indelicate question of whether Nando's Peri-Peri had totally wimped out its concept for the suburban stroller and babyspit crowd in Silver Spring. Yesterday, I got an official response from one Burton Heiss, managing director for the Nando's Restaurant Group based in D.C. Heiss decided to kill me with kindness:

Has Nando’s Wimped Out at Its Silver Spring Location?

Based on my mouth-watering experiences at the Nando's Peri-Peri in Chinatown — and I mean that literally, since the African pepper-laced peri-peri sauce caused pools of saliva to form at the base of my tongue — I went easy on myself at the new Nando's in Silver Spring. I ordered a quarter chicken "medium," which […]

Jackie Greenbaum to Open a Casual Mexican Restaurant in Columbia Heights

Jackie Greenbaum, the restaurateur known for her eponymous industrial DayGlo eatery in Silver Spring, has signed a lease to open a casual Mexican restaurant in Columbia Heights. The tiny, 800-square-foot operation will be located at 3313 11th St., in a former liquor store, and will not only sell regional Mexican foods but also snacks inspired […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The General Store

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard the stories about General Store customers feeling as welcome as guns in the Wizards locker room. The truth is, I’ve stood there at the counter myself and felt the storm clouds roll in, as chef Gillian Clark and business partner Robin Smith performed their jobs with a tight-lipped austerity, as if […]

Fire Station 1 Is Not a Three-Alarm Disaster

Fire Station 1's Cuban sandwich: almost good The early public reviews of Fire Station 1 Restaurant and Brewing Co. were disturbing enough to sound at least three alarms. By the time I walked into the new eatery carved out of Silver Spring's historic fire station, my confidence in the place was flatter than a deflated […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Good morning, Y&H Nation. We're running behind today in more ways than one. Y&H is still neck-deep in this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide, so the blog may be a little thin over the next couple of days. Work with us here, folks. In the meantime, here are the most-popular items from last week: […]

Sniffing Out Yelp Reviews: Are They Trustworthy?

The mozzarella in corrozza at Sergio's I realize that this may come across as self-serving — as in, gosh, you should trust Y&H over those folks on various community sites — but after I read these reviews on Yelp about Sergio’s Ristorante Italiano, my interest in and suspicions about the place swelled to equal proportions. […]

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