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Kung Fu Tea pops into Montgomery Mall

Kung Fu Tea pops into Montgomery Mall

By Brandon Li, Online News Editor

October 25, 2017

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

Big changes are occurring in Cabin John Mall this season.

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 3, 2017

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

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

A poster advertises the new Boardwalk restaurant that just opened in Montgomery Mall.

By Brandon Li, Business Manager

March 20, 2017

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

An example of what one can order and personalize at Class 520 ice cream shop that just opened in Rockville.

By Vicky Gunawan, Contest Manager

October 3, 2016

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

Replacing Benny's Bar and Grill, Lahinch Tavern and Grill opened April 20 and features American, traditional Irish and even vegan cuisine.

By Joe Raab, Social Media Editor

May 26, 2016

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, which takes its name from beefsteak tomatoes, is opening soon in the Montgomery Mall food court. It currently has locations in DuPont Circle and at George Washington University. Created by Jose Andres, Beefsteak's menu focuses on vegetables but still provides options for those who can eat meat.

By Anna Baranko, Social Media Editor

May 26, 2016

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

Duck Donuts will open location on Rockville Pike across from Best Buy.  Students who have been to the Outer Banks are familiar with the chain.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

March 22, 2016

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

Montgomery Mall recently added restaurants to its diverse food court.

By Sarah O’Brien, Production Editor

February 25, 2016

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...

Momofuku Restaurant and Milk Bar take DC

Customers gather at Milk Bar to try its rich desserts.

By Isabel Dibble, News Editor

November 25, 2015

The long wait for the highly anticipated opening of the Momofuku and Milk Bar stores at City Center in D.C. finally ended Oct. 23. The restaurant Momofuku and its sister bakery, Milk Bar, both originally gained popularity with their stores in New York City. Momofuku serves modern pan Asian food,...

Take a break from your boring, morning meal

Senior Alexandra Conway loves her homemade chia pudding.

By Arielle Gordon, Arts Editor

September 29, 2015

The scent of a good, hot breakfast might be the only thing that “egg”cites you to get out of bed every morning. For many, a typical breakfast consists of eggs, toast or cereal, but for some CHS students, breakfast is made up of less traditional foods. “For breakfast, I will sometimes have...

Chipotle announces delivery, no more GMOs

Chipotle partnered with delivery service Postmates, but does not yet deliver to the Potomac area.

By Sara Heimlich, Public Relations and Social Media Manager

May 27, 2015

There’s only one thing better than Chipotle— GMO-free Chipotle at your doorstep. On April 22, Chipotle announced its partnership with Postmates, a food delivery service that delivers food from a restaurant to your front door. So far, Postmates is delivering Chipotle in 67 areas, including D.C....

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