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Challah in DC / Northern Virginia

Shalom Kosher in Kemp Mill probably can do it. Or the Kosher Mart in Rockville.

Terrapin Taco House

As I previously stated, there is no reason for anyone to lose out because the College Park Terrapin Taco House closed because the Toucan Taco House on Route 198 (East) in Laurel uses the same recipes.

Smoked Fish - DC Metro Area

I haven't tried it, but there is Attman's on Seven Locks. Also, there is Shalom Market on Lamberton and Arcola in Silver Spring and Moti's Market on Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville.

costco stores sell liquor in maryland?

@Dinwddie --it is the Giant at White Oak that sells beer and wine

Challah in DC / Northern Virginia

We really like Giants' challah

How to cook beef top of rib roast?

My wife cooks it in a slow cooker.

Sep 02, 2014
skipper in Kosher

Legal Seafood Montgomery Mall

Mall remodeling does not explain why Legal Seafood also closed the Baltimore store. Besides the Mall rem odeling is on the other side. As for the bags, everyone protests in their own way. I protest the bag tax by shopping at the Columbia Mall (which I always liked better anyways).

Legal Seafood Montgomery Mall

Wait a minute, I just noticed something, Legal Seafood closed all its Maryland locations though it one on 7th Street Downtown and several in the Virginia suburbs. Strange!

Legal Seafood Montgomery Mall

Anybody know when and why it closed. Have not been to MM in quite a while because of the County's bag tax, but dropped by yesterday and noticed that it was closed.

Where in D.C. (or very close-in burbs) to buy rye bread?

Shalom Kosher Market in Kemp Mill Silver Spring has all of those

KFC/taco Bell

Don't know about that location, but the KFC on Georgia Avenue in Glenmont closed and was boarded up months ago. So it looks like Yum Brands is closing poor performing locations or the local franchisee went belly up.

Jun 29, 2014
skipper in Chains

Which is the best bagel chain?

Of the chains, I prefer Manhatten Bagel, but there aren't any left in the Maryland suburbs. I think there may be one in Vienna, but that is the only one I know of.

Tom Sietsema on foolishness

Absolutely true. There is no restaurant I would wait to be seated at for more than 10 minutes. Unchowhoundish, you might say, but I find waiting abhorent and if they want my cash they'll take my reservation and seat me promptly.

New BBQ place in North Bethesda / Rockville

Perhaps you might also post this on the kosher site?

Affordable Birthday Cake

Costco's cakes are very good if you are a member. Not knowing where you are makes it hard to respond, but if you are in the 4 Corners area of Silver Spring, you will not get a better cake than you can get from Woodmoor Bakery.

Dinner near Rockville, MD?

I disagree. Founding Farmers is not terrific, but I would not say that it was "lousy." Tower Oaks Lodge is hardly the weakest of the chain. The ambiance is fine; service is very good; and the food is consistent with the rest of the chain or is better. Have not been to all of Clyde's, but we regularly go to Tower Oaks.

Kosher Bacon

I nuke turkey pastrami in the microwave until its crisp. Tastes good to me, tho it doesn't have the bacon flavor.

Jun 12, 2013
skipper in Kosher

Brisket questions

If you cut top of the rib (or brisket) against the grain, it will not be stringy.

Mar 04, 2013
skipper in Kosher

Restaurants near Metro Stations on Rt. 355?

Every time I've been by there the chairs are on top of the table, the lights are out, and guess what, it is closed. When are they open?

Road trip to New England

Why would they go into NYC and all that traffic when they could cross the Tappen Zee and take 84 across Connecticut? Now I imagine there are delis in NJ where they could stop and I know there is one right on the other side of the Tappen Zee. If anyone can recommend any of those, I am sure that we all will be pleased.

costco stores sell liquor in maryland?

I believe the Virginia Costco's also sell alcoholic products. Am I correct?

Jacks Gourmet- Facon

Try warming Turkey pastrami in a microwave for a few minutes until it crisps up. Better than bacon.

Dec 18, 2012
skipper in Kosher

bagels + lox?

I;m pretty sure that Goldberg's only has Rockville and Silver Spring locations and I think that the bagels are only made in Rockville (although I could be wrong about the latter comment). There is a Goldberg's Bagels in Baltimore that is no longer related to the two stores in Montgomery County. As Goldberg's is a kosher establishment, you are correct that all three stores are closed for the Jewish Shabbat.

Eataly To Open In DC During 2012

You didn't get the message that DC is no longer on the Eataly agenda (if it ever was)?

Eataly To Open In DC During 2012

So in other words, no one really knows anything and anything that is written here is pure supposition.

Where to buy French Butter?

Do not "plan" on bringing any back until you check with the USDA and find out whether you will be allowed to bring it into the USA.

Founding Farmers problem

Ate at the Potomac location at the end of August and was not particularly impressed. First, it was very noisy. Second, the bar menu was extremely limited which to me means that it was not well-stocked or had unaccomplished mixologists or both. The food was ok, but not great, although it was plentiful. Probably will not go back voluntarily considering the total experience.

Greek Islands Grill - Silver Spring, Md

Never had the buffet, but I've never had a bad meal there.

Rosh HaShanah Simanim Ideas

"Sour cream" and you can "flavor with a smoked meat"? How is that kosher?

Aug 16, 2012
skipper in Kosher

Wegman's-Columbia

@cantkick -- I suppose we were at different stores. I was at the Wegman's in Columbia where I found the variety of merchandise unmatched anywhere in the DC area except at other Wegman's and where the produce section presented a bigger variety of fresh fruits and vegetables than I have seen anywher than at another Wegman's at a quality beyond anywhere but at Wegman's. I do agree that the prepared foods are superior.