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New BBQ place in North Bethesda / Rockville

Perhaps you might also post this on the kosher site?

Feb 06, 2014
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Jan 18, 2014
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Aug 28, 2013
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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?

Feb 20, 2013
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Feb 20, 2013
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

costco stores sell liquor in maryland?

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

Dec 25, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Oct 17, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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)?

Oct 17, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Sep 28, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Sep 24, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Sep 24, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Greek Islands Grill - Silver Spring, Md

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

Aug 30, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

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.

Jul 23, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Weekday Lunch between BWI & Rockville Turnpike

Irene's moved to Layhill and Georgia replacing a Chinese buffet. It is right next to the Staple's.

Jul 12, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Babka in and around D.C.?

Of course it wasn't butter because all baked goods at Shalom (the market next to and owned by Max) are parve, i.e., have no dairy product. The same would be true of most, but not all, Kosher bakeries. Only those baked goods clearly marked dairy would contain a milk product.

Jun 12, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Wisconsin Food in DC, MD, VA?

I believe thta Milwaukee Frozen Custard (several locations in Virginia) gets its mix from Wisconsin.

May 23, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is there ANY authentic Mexican/Tex-Mex in Bethesda or Rockville?

May 23, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

costco stores sell liquor in maryland?

@Greg J -To repeat, Costco is not eligible for an alcohol license of any kind in Maryland.

May 15, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

costco stores sell liquor in maryland?

Costco stores cannot qualify for an alcohol license in Maryland.

May 14, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Old fashioned chewy dense bagels in Baltimore?

I started eating bagels in the late 40s, early 50s in Brooklyn, and I agree that the Bagel Bin bagel is very good.

May 08, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Old fashioned chewy dense bagels in Baltimore?

I guess I'm showing my age. When I grew up in Borough Park, a pumpernickel bag was unheard of and it was those bagel makers to which I referred. Today, there are all kinds of "bagels" to satisfy the masses and where would bagels be without Mr. Lender.

May 08, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Old fashioned chewy dense bagels in Baltimore?

Pumpernickel bagels would embarrass a traditional NY bagel baker.

May 07, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Old fashioned chewy dense bagels in Baltimore?

Sorry, a bagel made of multi-grain flour isn'r a BAGEL.

May 06, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

College Park area food?

The Calvert House on Rt 1 in Hyattsville used to be very good although its been many years since we ate there.

Apr 12, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore

A question about cooking kosher meat

First, we cook brisket in a slow cooker, then we don't just let the meat cool, we refrigerate it until it is cold before we slice it. After we slice it, we freeze it separate from the liquid and then after defrosting reheat it in the liquid on the day we serve it. Its easy to slice and it comes out great.

Apr 09, 2012
skipper in Kosher

Gefilte Fish

While it is true that the Kosher Board focuses on the NY area, other geographical areas including MD/DC/VA are addressed as well.
My other suggestion is that you call Shalom in Wheaton, Shaul's in Silver Spring, and/or the Kosher Mart in Rockville (the 3 kosher markets in the DC area) and ask them.

Apr 03, 2012
skipper in Washington DC & Baltimore