- I am intrigued by the recently-opened Ghar-E-Kabab on Wayne Avenue. Can this be the Indian/Nepalese alternative I have been waiting for? I drove by the other night and it seemed like it was doing a brisk business. It is a definite candidate for an upcoming weekday takeout meal.
Here’s a short review from someone on Chowhound. Of course they had to include the obligatory “all restaurants in Silver Spring are chains” swipe present in all references to Silver Spring dining. The chain restaurants on the Promenade have been open for a couple years at this point, and most restaurants opened since that time have been independent, or at least part of a small, local chain (Olazzo, Nicaro, Taste of Jerusalem, Piratz Tavern, etc.) so that statement is unwarranted.
UPDATE: I grabbed some Ghar-E-Kabab takeout on Friday evening, and while I can't speak to the entire menu, the samosas, naan and chicken tikka masala were all good. I also discovered the best thing about this restaurant - they deliver. Note that they don't serve alcohol...yet. I imagine they are still in the process of navigating the county's draconian liquor licensing process.
- IMP is not giving up on operating a Silver Spring music venue. Seriously, don't be surprised if there is nothing there in five years and no purple line to get to the nonexistent venue. I really wonder what is more of a priority for them - having their own venue in Silver Spring or not having a competing venue.
UPDATE: Be sure to check out the comments section of the DCist article to sample some typical ignorant D.C. Resident Silver Spring hate:
"This is terrible news. I never dreamed I'd see the day when Downtown Silver Spring™ would go corporate."I love to read the typical vitriolic comments about Silver Spring from transplants to D.C. who are much cooler than you because they recently moved to some imaginary neighborhood created for marketing purposes like Penn Quarter or NoMa. That or they are helping to gentrify Columbia Heights ("CoHi") and hang out at the Wonderland Bar every Friday night. Of course if they ever want to raise children, they'll have to move out to the 'burbs they so despise or back to New Jersey...
"...the wankfest that is downtown silver spring aka the disney world of suburban dc"
"The thought of having to see an otherwise cool band in Silver Spring is really a buzz killer."
- Teen is struck and killed while jaywalking across New Hampshire Avenue.
- Forest Glen residents want trains to STFU when rolling through their neighborhoods. I can definitely sympathize, considering that I can hear that same whistle from my house at night, over a mile away. I can see that being particularly annoying at 3AM.