Tuesday, February 5, 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, best of lists top headlines, a loving ode to a Wheaton institution, mapping area CSAs and more. Wheaton Patch published an ode to a longtime favorite Italian eatery, Marchone's Italian Specialties in Wheaton – where authentic food and friendly service inspire decades of loyalty from customers. “A deep affection for Italian tradition is evident from the moment you pass under the red, green and white awning and enter Marchone's Italian Specialties in Wheaton,” Patch wrote. “I love to serve the people. Every day is an adventure," owner Filippo Leo told Patch. "To make new friends or see old friends all the time over …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Small businesses in Wheaton's downtown area did not experience crippling power outages like the ones in July after the derecho.
The power flickered twice in The Little Bitts Shop on Triangle Lane as super-storm Sandy passed through Monday, but the electricity never cut out completely. "We really dodged a big bullet," said Ann Schilke, who owns the cake-decorating supplies shop in Wheaton with her husband, Bob. Other small businesses in Wheaton told similar stories. Just a few doors down, Filippo Leo of Marchone's Italian Deli said his store made it through the storm without any problems. On the eastern side of Georgia Avenue, The Limerick Pub, which has a back-up generator, stayed open for part of the day Monday before the worst of Hurricane Sandy hit the area. "Just watching the weather forecast, we could sense that it would be a near miss," said Tom Stanton, the …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
At its November meeting, WRAC addresses small business, Green Wheaton and public concerns.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee (WRAC) gathered in the Mid-County Services Building on Nov. 16 to discuss a number of issues related to Wheaton’s ongoing redevelopment, focusing mainly on aspects of the plan that will affect small businesses. WRAC also received a Green Wheaton update and allowed the public to air any concerns. The meeting was presented in a bilingual format, with an interpreter translating the conversation into Spanish. Mitigating the Impact of Redevelopment on Small Businesses: Following opening remarks by committee vice chair Jonathan Fink acknowledging five births among the board’s families since their last meeting, Joseph Capuano led a discussion of a petition submitted by the Coalition for the Fair …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wheaton features a diverse and eclectic mix of eateries, restaurants, diners and food trucks, but how do you know which ones are worth your while? Each week, Wheaton Patch spotlights one local place to eat that we think is well worth the effort.
Wheaton Triangle is a bustling retail area, packed with all kinds of different stores - and a few gems that you may not know about. While longtime Wheaton residents are surely familiar with it, if you haven’t ventured into Marchone’s Italian Specialties, you really should. At first glance, it may seem like just another Italian market, with pastas, sauces, spices and canned tomatoes stacked high and desserts, but Marchone’s has a full-featured deli, with arguably the best Italian cold cut sub in all of Wheaton. Many sub shops offer an “Italian cold cut,” but when Marchone’s maestros combine salami, capicola ham, iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, fresh onion, chopped peppers and Italian herbs, the result transcends the typical piling of meats …