Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "Foodie News." This week, DC Restaurant Week participants announce extensions, Chevy Chase loses a favorite coffee shop, a Bethesda favorite re-opens its doors and more.
Does America’s worst cook live in Montgomery County?
Sunday’s season premier of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” – matching TV cameras with culinary ineptitude – may show just that. Rasheeda Brown of Germantown will compete with 13 other kitchen clods for a $25,000 grand prize and the title of being the best—of the worst, Rockville Patch reported.
“Under the tutelage of chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay, Brown and 13 of her kitchen-maladroit brethren will transform into ‘fearless culinary masters,’” according to the report.
Brown says she couldn’t do much with food on the stove, and she manages to burn frozen pizza in the microwave. Read more about Brown’s lack of kitchen skills and what the show could mean for her on Rockville Patch here.
If you were too busy finalizing reports and finishing mudane tasks at work to jump on DC Restaurant Week deals, you’re in luck!
Several DC Restaurant Week participants are extending their lunch and dinner deals into February, including Jaleo in Bethesda and Old Anger’s Inn in Potomac.
Washingtonian Magazine has a nifty list of venues that are stretching Restaurant Week deals, as well as the secret passwords that make sure you get the deals you deserve. Check out the continuously updating list here.
The wait is over: Wisconsin Avenue favorite, Persimmon, has reopened after an extensive renovation, according to Bethesda Patch.
“Chef and owner Damian Salvatore shuttered the restaurant in July to transform the eatery into a ‘casual, neighborhood bistro’ modeled after Wild Tomato, Salvatore's restaurant in Cabin John,” according to the report.
Read more on Bethesda Patch here.
While Montgomery Mall recently gained a world class coffee shop in the form of Aroma Espresso Bar, Chevy Chase has had to say goodbye to one.
“Friendship Heights is down another business: Tynan Coffee and Tea, which anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place,” Chevy Chase Patch reported. “A sign hung in the window [Friday] thanking Tynan customers for three years of patronage.”
According to the report, Tynan is not the only store to vacate Wisconsin Place recently. The Adolfo Dominguez storefront, formerly home to a clothing boutique, sits empty next door to Tynan.