- The Post is having a poll of readers' favorite ethnic restaurants! Naturally, I couldn't go without asking you to vote for your favorite East County eats (except in the Chinese category, where Michael's Noodles on Darnestown Road in Rockville is really the only option. Note that their ranking of Peruvian places resembles our largely-abandoned Great Peruvian Taste Test, with the top two going to El Pollo Rico and Crisp & Juicy as of last night.
- If you haven't heard already, this Sunday is the Taste of Wheaton festival, featuring fifteen restaurants and thirty-five other businesses and organizations (PDF!). If you're not interested in experimenting with hole-in-the-wall joints like Dunkin' Donuts, IHOP and Starbucks, you can try food from other Wheaton favorites like the newly-reopened Hollywood East Café and Saigonese Restaurant. The festival runs from 11am to 6pm in Lot 13, located at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive.
- Jerry McCoy from the Historical Society decided to end his blog Silver Spring: Then and Again, but didn't give a reason why.
It's equally disappointing that he also took down all of the posts he wrote over the past several years, including one I was about to link to saying the signs were now up at Fire Station 1, the new restaurant/brewpub opening Memorial Day weekend in the old fire station (duh) at Georgia and Silver Spring avenues. "Hopefully this will be enough of a draw to finally wean the public off of Ellsworth Drive and introduce the rest of downtown Silver Spring to a wider audience," he writes.
But wait, there's more:
- People are not happy about what's going inside the new Silver Spring Civic Building.
- There's a sign on the closed Wheaton Safeway, as well, meaning its demolition and eventual return as a Social Safeway with fourteen floors of apartments above is nigh.