Tuesday, January 22, 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 "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, DC gets a pat on the head from NYC, a Bethesda Hooters-style restaurant gets a strange makeover and locals say goodbye to a decades-old local grocery chain. Washington, DC, finally may have the cultural acknowledgments it has so longed for from New York City. The New York Times recently released its list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013 worldwide, and sitting among tropical getaways and exotic locales is Washington, DC—but the reason DC makes the list might surprise you. The area’s food scene, not its world-class museums, placed DC at No. 44 on The Times' list. “A new food scene to welcome a renewed …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The local grocery chain closed its Kemp Mill store in 2012, and the remaining Magruder's locations are following suit.
Last summer, Magruder's closed its store in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center, and Shalom Kosher Market moved into the space a few months later. Now the local grocery chain is also closing its remaining stores in Maryland (Rockville and Gaithersburg) and Virginia (Alexandria and Vienna). However, a fifth store in Washington, DC, has been sold and will continue to operate under the same name, according to Magruder's Vice President Gary Bortnick. For more details, read the story on Rockville Patch. What do you miss about the Kemp Mill Magruder's? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With Magruder's closed, will you shop in the kosher market coming to the space in September?
Magruder's in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center has closed, and the store space is transitioning over to Shalom Kosher Market, which is scheduled to open in September. If you formerly shopped at Magruder's, where are you shopping now? And will you shop at Shalom Kosher Market when it opens? Tell us in the comments.