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Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Do you like cupcakes, brownies, or intricate birthday cakes? Then visit the new bakery in Cabin John Shopping Center, Sweetly Anchored. The store’s friendly atmosphere coupled with the irresistible scent of freshly baked cookies and a beautiful array of cupcakes and cakes is sure to draw you in an...

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

Spice 6 opening brings diverse options to the mall

By Vicky Gunawam, Photo Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants

Stores in Montgomery Mall are constantly coming and going, but creating spaces for new places like Spice 6, a fast casual eatery with a modern take on Indian food.   Spice 6 will be opening in May 2018. They currently have chain restaurants in Hyattsville, MD and Vienna,VA and will be adding ...

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

On Sept. 12, Chipotle released their new queso dip nationwide after testing it in their special New York restaurant for several weeks. Chipotle advertised their queso as all real ingredients and with no added colors, flavors, or preservatives. The queso can be added on a burrito or bowl for $1.30, ...

Kung Fu Tea pops into Montgomery Mall

Kung Fu Tea pops into Montgomery Mall

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, Restaurants, Top Stories

If you are among the millions and millions of bubble-tea fanatics, then you have to pop into the new Kung Fu Tea spot. Okay, maybe not the millions part, but there is indeed a new bubble tea store in town. The well known chain business opened a new location in late Sept. Located in the Montgomery...

Cabin John Plaza and Mall welcomes new businesses

Cabin John Plaza and Mall welcomes new businesses

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Cabin John Plaza and Mall, a popular shipping center for CHS students, was recently bought by the company EDENS. The recent purchase has brought in a plethora of new changes, including the addition of Shake Shack and Cava coming in mid to late 2018, while BGR and Leila Jewels have left Cabin John. “I...

New Cookie Dough stand at Montgomery Mall gains popularity among CHS students

New Cookie Dough stand at Montgomery Mall gains popularity among CHS students

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager and Social Media Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

This Aug., Montgomery Mall introduced their latest dessert store, Cookie Dough & Co. The popular edible cookie dough trend arrived all the way from New York City right down to the heart of the very popular hangout area for CHS students. The edible cookie dough trend started last year when Cookie...

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

By Brandon Li, Business Manager

March 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Montgomery Mall’s new restaurant introduces a unique beach-style cuisine to the food court. Established in 1981, Boardwalk is located between Panda Express and Sarku Japan in the Mall. Boardwalk is a combination of a fast food restaurant and classic beach cuisine. The Montgomery Mall site opened ...

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Class 520, a popular dessert hangout, just opened in Rockville. The shop sells Thai ice cream rolls, a trend that is popular in New York and other major cities, and has now been brought to Maryland.   Thai rolled up ice cream is made on an extremely cold metal circle. The liquid base is ma...

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

By Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

May 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Cabin John Mall’s new restaurant is bringing a new dining concept to the Potomac scene. Lahinch Tavern and Grill opened April 20, taking over the area formerly occupied by Benny’s Bar and Grill. It is an Irish-inspired restaurant and bar founded by the same owners of the Irish Inn at Glen Echo....

Beefsteak Brings Vegetables into the Spotlight

Beefsteak Brings Vegetables into the Spotlight

By Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor

May 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

A new restaurant in Montgomery Mall is not a new phenomenon, but Beefsteak, set to open in the food court this summer, is trying to set itself apart from other restaurants by offering vegetables as the main focus of its meals. “The philosophy behind Beefsteak is that vegetables can be the star of...

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Duck Donuts, a well-known donut chain that began in North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2007, is set to open on Rockville Pike in early spring. Duck Donuts gets its name from Duck, N.C. “I am excited for the new location in Rockville,” sophomore Bergan Babrowicz said. “Being able to have them...

New Restaurants to be Tried in the Food Court

New Restaurants to be Tried in the Food Court

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

The CHS community grew up going to Westfield Montgomery Mall; however with so many upgrades, it is hard to recognize our childhood mall. B|Bop|Q, Shanghai 66, Chloe’s New York Style Deli and Jamaican Me Crazy have all been introduced to the mall food court in the last year. All are locally and family...

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