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Where to Find Pomegranate Molasses in DC/Balt/Annapolis Area?

Look in a middle eastern market or a kosher market.

Freezing Bread Dough

Has anyone had any luck (and specific advice) for freezing bread dough? Will I have better results if I shape the loaf and freeze before baking or if I bake then freeze? If I freeze first, how do I go about safely thawing/rising?

I will be away for several weeks this summer and would like to stock the freezer with frozen challahs for my husband!

May 24, 2011
babkanosher in Home Cooking

Anything chowish near Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane? Monday lunch.

There's nothing that I would consider chowish in Cabin John... There's California Tortilla, Robeks, Subway, Umbertos (italian), Pomegranate Bistro, and Broadway Pizza. Jade Billows (chinese) is closed on Mondays. Inside the mall there's McDonalds, Jerry's, and a little sushi place. CJ isn't exactly a Chow hotbed :)

Broadway Pizza
7965 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854

Jade Billows Restaurant
7945 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Pomegranate Bistro
7943 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854

Rockville Pike

The pita/shwarma place you're referring to is called Pita Hut, not pita pit. And YES, it's excellent!

wasserman and lemberger

I love their turkey pastrami!

Jan 11, 2011
babkanosher in Kosher

Please help me fix my chicken soup!

Right now, it's just stock.

Dec 15, 2010
babkanosher in Home Cooking

Please help me fix my chicken soup!

I made soup today and I don't think I used enough chicken for the amount of water in the pot. The soup tastes ok, but weak... not enough chicken flavor. I have extra thighs in my freezer (should have thought of that sooner!)... Can I add them to my soup tomorrow (it's chilling in the refrigerator now) and simmer again? Or is there some other trick I should know? Any help appreciated!

Dec 15, 2010
babkanosher in Home Cooking

All-day breakfast near a metro stop?

What about the Original Pancake House in Bethesda? It's very close to the metro

Original Pancake House
7700 Wisconsin Ave Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814

Austin, Texas

The HEB on Far West has a kosher deli with prepared foods.

Oct 25, 2010
babkanosher in Kosher

Good Thai in Rockville?

Thai Farm in King Farm is wonderful!

Thai Farm
800 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

Tips for eating in Bethesda?

We love Shanghai Village on Bethesda Ave (next door to Penang). Rice Paddies Grill, also on Bethesda Ave (but on the other end, close to Wisconsin Ave) also has a decent Pho and is very reasonable. Don't forget to try BGR or Fresh Grill for good burgers!

Shanghai Village
4929 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

About to move to D.C. from Austin. Will need TexMex, Fajitas, and BBQ

Everyone who has responded is right... There's no Trudy's or Chewy's here. Not even close. Uncle Julio's (which gets lots of hate) is the same UJs from Dallas. Not Austin style, but certainly edible. They do have Sunday brunch with migas and b'fast tacos, though.
As for brisket... we have two smokers, an offset and a water smoker. It's the only way to get amazing brisket up here. Urban BBQ in Rockville will do in a pinch, but the meat isn't smokey enough for my taste. Most of the BBQ places up here are NC style - lots of pork ribs and lots of sauce.
Good luck on your search...

Urban BBQ
10163 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Uncle Julio's
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Kosher Catering for Seder in Bethesda?

Custom Kosher is a kosher personal chef... I have a friend who orders K for P meals from her every year and is thrilled with the quality! She's on that list.

kids pizza parties (Mont Co)

I believe that Potomac Pizza in the Kentlands does that.

Kosher in Montgomery County

Pomegranate Bistro in Potomac (Cabin John Mall) is excellent. Their restaurant menu is a bit pricey, but carryout is very reasonable. Pita Hut just opened in Rockville on N. Washington St (where Chopstix used to be). I haven't eaten there yet, but have a few friends who said the service is ok, but the food is EXCELLENT. The Chinese restaurant is still around and still mediocre ;)