Posts Tagged ‘Wheaton’

Hollywood East Tentatively Set to Reopen on Dec. 14

Little has gone the way Janet Yu expected in trying to reopen her Hollywood East dim-sum parlor in the Westfield Shopping Center in Wheaton. The owner quickly discovered that the new space, a former restaurant in the mall, was not suited to her needs, at least not as currently equipped. The duct work needed to […]

The Pork Rib and Rice Casserole at New Kam Fong

The pork rib and rice casserole at New Kam Fong The man at our table is giving us a crash course on the casserole dishes at New Kam Fong, the new Chinese restaurant at 2400 University Blvd. in Wheaton. I'm not sure if the man is the manager or the owner, and frankly, I don't […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater TMPM75 on Royal Mile Pub

Diners who frequent the same restaurant again and again have a perspective that neither critics nor the marginally attached have: the depth of experience to figure out what the chef and kitchen do best, week after week after week. Restaurant rater TMPM75 is apparently a regular at the Royal Mile Pub and knows exactly where […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Nava Thai

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Before its move […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: El Pollo Rico

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Last year, the husband-and-wife […]

The Dim Sum Carts Have Stopped Rolling on University Boulevard

The wife and I stopped at Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard on Sunday, expecting the line to stretch out the door as loyal patrons flocked to the dim sum palace one last time before owner Janet Yu takes her forced hiatus. We were surprised — and a little saddened — to discover that we […]

Hollywood East Cafe OUT Of the Boulevard. New Mall Location Coming.

The dim sum desserts carrots at Hollywood, during happier times. Spend a few minutes with Janet Yu, owner of the beloved dim-sum palace Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard, and she will spin you a tale sadder than anything Hank Williams ever composed. The way she tells the story about Hollywood East's ignoble exit from […]

Here’s One Reason Why the Dead-Tree Media Are Still Needed…

Because we at the paper still occasionally pick up the phone and talk to people before writing about them. I say this as a small swipe at this conversation over at DonRockwell.com, a site that I admire for the administrator's discipline at keeping order among his sometimes unruly flock. But the folks at DR.com have […]

Y&H Straw Poll: When A Restaurant Moves, Does It Affect Your Experience?

This week's Young & Hungry column is devoted to restaurants that have moved recently, including the much-beloved Nava Thai in Wheaton, and how that affects your dining experience. I come down firmly on the side of change. A move changes a restaurant forever. It stops being whatever it was originally and becomes something new, even […]

It’s Getting Easier to Find a Good Cup of Coffee in D.C.

One of the better things that's happened to our area is the quiet spread of Counter Culture coffee. Yeah, sure, Counter Culture is another one of those companies with all its PC boxes checked—direct trade? check! organic? check! shade grown? check!—but it also produces some terrific java, which you can sip at Tryst and all […]

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