You like-a da juice, eh? The juice is good, ah?
There's a new restaurant in town - the Big Greek Cafe at 8147 Georgia Ave., the space formerly occupied by El Taqueria Mexicano. I haven't tried it yet, but when I do I'll be all over this:
Hercules Burger $ 6.75
Seasoned Ground Beef With Tzaziki Sauce, Feta Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato On A Sesame Bun
They've even got a Facebook page. (Update: this place actually opens today - 3/2.)
It's always nice to see something opening up in Silver Spring that isn't a hair and/or nail place. Speaking of which, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the space formerly occupied by the recently-closed Douglas Speed Sport Center on Fenton will soon house a hair salon. (Douglass had been around forever. First the Electric Shaver Shop, now them. At least the shoe repair place is doing ok, thanks to no one being able to afford new kicks.) Seriously, why does Silver Spring need 300 hair and nail places??? They already make up 90% of our retail businesses. Bethesda has perhaps the highest number of restaurants per capita in the country; meanwhile, we can probably claim the same thing with respect to hair & nail joints.
- According to an anonymous commenter on this post, Montgomery County's ridiculous liquor laws were responsible for the demise of Kirsten's Cafe:
I have 2nd hand info on why Kirsten's closed. Her plan when she expanded into the space next door (Dunkin' Donuts?), was to get a liquor license and be open for dinner. County rules prohibit someone from having two liquor licenses and she has one for Red Dog. She was able to get a waiver of that rule, but was then stymied because there is a church (African congregation of some sort) that meets in the Minbilt office building next door and a liquor licensed-establishment is not permitted that close to a church.Yeah, an office building = church...
- The same commenter also points out the news that Jerome Snider of Snider's Super Foods passed away last week. RIP.
- A Washington Post shopping blogger visited Silver Spring, and while she praised some of the stores, she essentially referred to the entire downtown development as "City Place". She must have not actually ventured into Shitty Place proper or the whole tone of the post might have been completely different.
- Some words of wisdom - no matter how annoying those helicopters may be - DO NOT POINT A (makes air quotes) LASER AT THEM.
- More on the Falkland Chase development mess from the Post. I think the people fighting this development may have a strategy - keep stalling the process until the economy collapses and developers can't afford to build anymore. Of course, with the county, it's damn the torpedoes, let's build a $700K library bridge anyway!
- Silver Spring Scene ist kaput?