- DCist has a post today on the upcoming changes at the Quarry House.
Reading the Post's review of the Quarry House, I got a shock - apparently Dietle's Tavern on Seminary Road has closed. Somehow I missed this. The place had been around so long that it was grandfathered out of restrictive MoCo liqour laws... they didn't have to pretend to be a restaurant like a lot of these other places. That place was definitely old school - kind of like Moe's Tavern from the Simpsons. This old review from the Washingtonian pretty much sums the place up:
The quintessential dive. A worn-out pool table and pinball machine, faded shots of the Silver Spring of yore, beer signs galore, and photos of all the Dietles. Then there’s the jukebox—terrific and definitely one that time forgot: Commander Cody, anyone?Some blame the bar's closing on the MoCo smoking ban. I was all for the ban until I heard about this... provided that is really the reason it closed. As far as I know, Hank Dietle's in Rockville still open. Go while you still can.
- The Friends of Sligo Creek webpage recently added an interesting photo essay of various memorials located in and around Sligo Creek Park.