- So Pete's Apizza is fully operational, and has just introduced the "Silver Spring" pizza, which "reflects the cross section of cultures both in our kitchen and in the surrounding neighborhoods". If they really wanted some local flavor, they should offer beef tibs as a topping. I'd buy a slice of that in a second.
Pete's pizza is good, but it doesn't come cheap - I ordered a Margherita, basically a fancy cheese pizza, and it cost me $30 with delivery - and that was pre-tip.
- "Here is Ray's the Classics - now, plain The Classics." (Ref) Sadly, this pretty much eliminates the prospect of the former Stage Burger becoming a Ray's Hell Burger. We'll have to see if "The Classics" can succeed where other local restaurants that lost their founders have failed.
- After ten years, Round House Theater will give up management of the black box theater located next to the AFI. Admittedly, this is an area of which I have little knowledge, though the initial response to this move appears to be quite positive. Apparently it will give smaller, competing groups more opportunity to stage productions in this space.
- So the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control wants to know what it can do to foster nightlife in the county? How about eliminating itself?
- I was somewhat confused last weekend when I saw a food truck operating directly outside Fire Station 1, apparently with the full consent of the restaurant. I would think encouraging food trucks to park outside your restaurant would generally be considered bad for business, but it turns out that this particular truck was Tikka Tikka Taco, one of the competitors in Food Network's Great Food Truck Race, so I expect FS1 had an arrangement with the network. Presumably the show is shooting here for the upcoming season (which begins August 11), so look for Silver Spring to make an appearance whenever the episode ultimately airs.