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Hungerford Drive's new "York Castle" IS The ORIGINAL GIFFORD'S ICE CREAM. (Proof)

Thee was never a Gifford's in Langley Park. That was Weile's. There was a Gifford's in downtown Silver Spring.

Burger King in Silver Spring, MD 1960s

Definitely Burger King, but I believe it was not part of the chain.

Chaps Pit Beef seeks to open 60 franchises

Maybe not the best, but certainly the most famous.

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2015

Is the April Costco coupon book out yet?

Apr 02, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Shanghai Taste, Rockville, 12/12 - report

And very reasonably priced.

Good hoagies in Northern VA or general DC area?

Marchone's is now Filippo's, and still very good.

Where do I get paczkis in DC?

Woodmoor Pastry Shop in Silver Spring has them. Their baked goods are outstanding.

Teavana: Shall we Shatter the widely held but false belief

Isn't Teavana owned by Starbuck's? That should tell you all you need to know.

Jan 25, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Gourmet Inspirations/Cam Ranh Bay in Wheaton

This is news. Hopefully, good news.

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Smashburger's Haystacks Onions are very good.

Jan 19, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Thanks! I'll buy some today.

Jan 19, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Are spiral cut hams pre-cooked (forgive my ignorance).

Jan 18, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Costco question [Mexican Coke?}

Thank you!

Jan 12, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Bait & Switch Pork for veal [Moved from Boston board]

A friend who owns a Chinese restaurant tells me it's common practice (though not his) to substitute pork for lamb.

Jan 10, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Costco question [Mexican Coke?}

I asked at Wheaton today. The woman wasn't sure if it would return. Surprising to me, because it's got to be a popular item.

Jan 09, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Costco question [Mexican Coke?}

Have all Costcos discontinued Mexican Coke. The three I frequent, Wheaton, Beltsville, and Gaithersburg, MD, haven't offered it in several weeks. I'm hoping this is a temporary situation, because I'm addicted.

Jan 06, 2015
Mister Big in Chains

Wheaton dim sum on New Years Day

Love Hollywood East. They do take credit cards.

Random (mostly) Rockville eats - December 2014

Talk to your doctor. The last time I lost my appetite, I had bronchitis, but no other symptoms.

CH has changed - WHY?

Thank you. I was about to abandon this site.

Dec 18, 2014
Mister Big in Site Talk

CH has changed - WHY?

When I open a thread, I am seeing every post including ones I have already read. Obviously, that makes the whole process unwieldy and time-wasting. Is this just a momentary glitch?

Dec 18, 2014
Mister Big in Site Talk

Anything halfway decent really close to Skyline

Peking Gourmet Inn for Chinese.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014 [OLD]

Dec 02, 2014
Mister Big in Chains

Anyone Remember Red Barn (fast food chain)?

We had both Red Barn, Burger Chef, and Jack In The Box in the DC suburbs of MD.

Nov 28, 2014
Mister Big in Chains

Matuba special

Matuba special

Crab cakes near BWI

G & M gets bad-mouthed a lot, but I've never had a bad meal there. I usually get the seafood platter, and always have some leftovers for the next day.

Smashburger -taste!

Their burgers are okay, but their haystacks onions are the best onion ringy things ever.

Nov 16, 2014
Mister Big in Chains
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Dim sum recently?

Wong Gee has dim sum? Is it cart service on weekends?

Frustrated in Rockville -- why can't I get a decent deli sandwich?

And don't forget: http://cornedbeefking.com/

My oldest friend who grew up working at Famous Deli in Langley Park says this is the best corned beef sandwich in town.

Frustrated in Rockville -- why can't I get a decent deli sandwich?

Heckman's on Cordell Ave. in Bethesda is serviceable.