Friday, October 5, 2012
Local businesses help gauge the election through food and drink.
While choosing a candidate to vote for in the 2012 presidential campaign may seem daunting to some people, businesses in the area want to make sure that you are well-fed and well-caffeinated (and maybe even help predict the outcome) as you debate your selection. BGR: The Burger Joint Reviving its popular campaign from 2008, BGR began offering menu selections celebrating the candidates’ hometowns. BGR has locations in Bethesda, Potomac, Columbia and Gaithersburg. California Tortilla The popular Mexican restaurant has taken a slightly different tactic, honoring the candidates' personal lives: California Tortilla has locations in Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Olney, Annapolis and Potomac. Click here to read more about …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Hiding under a rock last week? Catch up on what you missed.
UMd. Athletic Cuts Late Monday evening, a commission appointed by the University of Maryland President Wallace Loh released its study on the athletic department and its ailing budget. The commission recommended that at least eight athletic programs be cut. On Thursday, Patch reporter Chad Sinclair visited Terp Cup Invitational for the men's and women's swimming and diving teams — two of the programs that could be cut. Most of the vulnerable teams have started online petitions and rallied support on social media, all trying to save their programs. Even Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and track star Tyson Gay, the "second fastest man in history," showed support for the programs through Twitter. Council Discusses Polling Hours, …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
One Mexican restaurant in, another out.
The very first College Park restaurant that I ate at is gone, and the city has one more empty commercial building. California Tortilla's doors have closed, because the restaurant's owners couldn't come to an agreement with landlords when renegotiating the lease, The Diamondback reported. Distraught? Here are two things that might make the loss a little less painful. Those with a California Tortilla card have been credited with a free burrito to use at the Silver Spring, Bowie or Laurel locations by Dec. 8, 2011. Second, College Park's second Chipotle will be opening soon, located at 10260 Baltimore Ave. in north College Park.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mini-bites of news to start your morning.
1. Customers who order fish tacos today at California Tortilla will receive a "Shark Week fin hat," which will earn them a free taco on Aug. 3 in honor of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week." This editor didn't realize so many people are supposedly into sharks until checking out the hashtag #sharkweek on Twitter. 2. Did you know that, although clear, green and brown glass are recyclable, blue glass is not? This information and more is available on the city's website - a source for up-to-date city guidelines on recycling. Turns out, the actual city code is outdated when it comes to recycling. 3. On this day in, 1914 World War I began. 4. Today's Featured Facebook page belongs to Jazzercise in Bowie, Greenbelt, and College Park, MD. If the …