Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The restaurant prides itself on its authentic, fresh ingredients and fast-casual approach.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Colorado-based eatery featuring Mediterranean-style cuisine, is set to open its doors Wednesday in the College Park Shopping Center (7316 Baltimore Ave.). Customers can choose from three different entrées: a stuffed pita, a laffa (flat leavened bread), or a plate with pita on the side. They can also customize their meals by choosing from an assortment of proteins, salads, and sauces. The restaurant will offer other options such as hummus, kabobs, soups, and salads, including Mediterranean lentil soup and Greek salad with steak, chicken, falafel or portabella mushrooms. Much of the menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selections. Beth Hardy, Garbanzo’s public relations and marketing manager, said a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Eight days of barbecue festivities wind through DC, MD and VA.
With the new year comes a new cycle of “weeks”: DC Restaurant Week, Bethesda Restaurant Week and now Meat Week. The fourth annual meat extravaganza begins Sunday and continues through Feb. 3, featuring the DMV’s most popular barbecue restaurants, food truck face offs and lots and lots of sweet, smoky meat. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rockville’s Urban Bar-B-Que. For eight days festivities will wind through DC and Virginia suburbs. Some host venues will be offering Meat Week specials. DC’s Meat Week began with a meet up in Rockville, DC Meat Week founder Mike Bober, of the Capital Spice Blog, told Del Ray Patch. For more information on 2013’s Meat Week, including a list of vendors, check out the event Facebook page here. Several of …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See where Washington, DC, ranks on the New York Times annual list of places to visit.
The New York Times has released its list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013 worldwide, and sitting among tropical getaways and exotic locals is Washington, DC—but the reason DC makes the list might surprise you. The area’s food scene, not its world-class museums, place DC at No. 44 on The Times' list. “A new food scene to welcome a renewed administration,” reads the title on DC’s listing. After years of snarky restaurant competition between the cultural capital of the United States and the country’s actual capital city, has an olive branch been extended? Times writer Ann Mah points out several DC establishments, including Northeast’s new Union Market, Mike Isabella’s Italian restaurant Graffito, H Street’s Toki Underground and Dupont …
Friday, October 26, 2012
With a complimentary salsa bar, bottomless chips and a warm atmosphere, Lime offers a different Mexican food experience for College Park residents.
Barely two weeks old and already striving to compete with College Park mainstay Chipotle, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill hopes to establish itself as the new hot spot in town by offering a more personal Mexican food experience. “We’re the new kid on the block,” restaurant manager William Barrett said. “I think we appeal to a younger generation [with] a healthier product. It’s something new and exciting and fresh." The restaurant, owned by Ruby Tuesday’s, is designed to compete with food giant Chipotle by offering “warmer” service. They also offer bottomless chips with a complimentary salsa bar, as well as happy hour drinks and food specials Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Once you get inside [Chipotle] it’s very wood and metal …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Where do you plan to eat with your family to celebrate graduation day?
Whether it be a parent or two, a few friends, or your entire 30-member family who are coming in to watch you graduate, one thing is for sure—they'll need to be fed. Chances are you've been bogged down in finals and haven't given much thought to where you'll take your gang for the celebratory meal. Find ideas in the Patch directory of "food and dining" options. Share your suggestions in the comments below. Will you take the fam to an old College Park favorite of yours where many memories were made over four years? Or will you introduce them to a new joint like Big Play Sports Grill or Fishnet? Have you heard about any great meal deals for graduates? Share your ideas suggestions in the comments below, and happy graduation!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Check out these ... different ... turkey day experiences.
Hoping for an offbeat Thanksgiving this year? Check out these five ideas for how to make your turkey day unique: 1. Do it deep-fried—Carolina Kitchen is offering four different Thanksgiving take-away meals prepared just for you. Should you want your turkey truly southern style, you can even order it deep-fried. Prices vary. 2. Italian style—Bibiana in Washington, D.C. has a four-course Italian meal for $48 a person. 3. Two if by sea—Spirit of Washington is offering lunch and dinner cruises, a three-course meal and dancing with beautiful views of Washington, D.C. sites. Cost is $57.90 per person and $24.95 ages 4-12. 4. French food—Le Ferme in Chevy Chase is offering a spread of French country faire. $46 per adult; $23 per person. 5. …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Some patrons got to test out menu items a day early.
Bobby's Burger Palace is one of the next in a string of new eateries opening in College Park, and famous co-owner and television personality Bobby Flay sat down with Patch for a restaurant preview. BBP will officially open noon Thursday, following a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Flay and Mayor Andrew Fellows.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We might be avoiding eating in public for a while.
I realize that kids will make noise in restaurants. And on those occasions, most people know which ones truly are kid friendly and which ones aren’t. For the most part, we haven’t feared eating in public with our toddler. She generally does pretty well, usually squealing with delight and avoiding her food, as she’s too busy observing all the activity around her. But recently, we crossed a threshold I hoped we never would—the “there’s absolutely nothing you can do to keep your toddler from screaming and squirming the entire time she is in the restaurant” phase. We recently met some family members at a favorite eatery on Capitol Hill. There was nothing that could keep our toddler calm and still. So, in order to avoid being asked to leave (…
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi.
BUSBOYS AND POETS—Let's face it—there’s no way Busboys and Poets could’ve possibly lived up to Hyattsville’s expectations. Even with more than five years of preparation, there was just no way the servers, shakers and chefs could dish to our desires. But somehow, they do. Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi. But if you’re in the mood for a whole meal, try the falafel sandwich, cut into sections and stacked high with meat, veggies and glazed with tahini sauce. Just yum! The really great thing about this new place is that you can head over and relax on the sofas with a mug of …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hyattsville is replacing its sad old buildings with cool new stuff. Why aren't we?
On Sept. 28, 2009, I wrote about some of the vacant properties along U.S. Route 1 on my blog and included some commentary on what the city ought to do about them. About a year later, Aug. 9, 2010, I wrote an article for Patch — my first one — about 9091 Baltimore Ave., the site of the old Mandalay Restaurant. Four months later, in Dec. 2010, I again wrote about some of the other vacant properties that line U.S. Route 1. During that time — a span of almost two years — nothing has happened with any of these places, except that they’ve all gotten a bit older and, presumably, more decrepit. I know: two years isn't a long time. I also know that the city can’t really do anything about these buildings because the owners don’t want to sell them or…