Friday, February 15, 2013
Food and restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
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 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The long-awaited re-incarnation of the Bethesda restaurant is complete, Bethesda Magazine reports.
Wisconsin Avenue mainstay Persimmon has re-opened after a renovation, Bethesda Magazine reports. 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 Bethesda Magazine. The new Persimmon boasts a brighter look and new menu items with lower prices, according to the report, but Salvatore still will serve up his signature pecan-crusted barbecue lamb. Read the full story at Bethesda Magazine's website.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Foodie and restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, locals ramp up for restaurant weeks, a new cigar lounge and two Bethesda staples announce the reopening of their doors. The area’s restaurant weeks are nigh, exciting many a local with the prospect of fancy meals at a third of the price. Over 200 DC-area restaurants will participate in Washington’s Restaurant Week – this year taking place Feb. 4-10. With three-course meals costing $20.13 at lunch and $35.13 for dinner, restaurant week gives Washington diners a chance to sample some of the area’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Several Montgomery County restaurants will participate, including Jaleo and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Delays have pushed the opening, but a restaurant spokesperson told DC Eater that Persimmon should reopen its doors soon.
Get ready: neighborhood restaurant Persimmon could reopen as soon as February, according to a DC Eater report. The restaurant closed in July for renovations and had planned to reopen in October. Delays have pushed the opening, but a restaurant spokesperson told DC Eater that Persimmon should reopen its doors soon. “Persimmon hopes to re-open by the end of January but it could be February, unexpected set backs always happen with renovations,” Megan Darnall told DC Eater. “It is looking good so far and we are anxious to get back up and running as soon as possible.” When the decade old restaurant reopens, customers should see changes including a brighter interior and a more relaxed atmosphere. Specifically, there should be no tablecloths, …