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Diverse foods dish out flavor at Pike Kitchen

Diverse foods dish out flavor at Pike Kitchen

By Vicky Gunawan and Max Kandel

December 20, 2018

Have a craving for bubble tea? Poke bowls? How about Korean gyros? Pike Kitchen offers all of these in the same place. Located in Rockville Pike, Pike Kitchen delivers consumers a variety of diverse foods. Owners Mike Kim, Jay Kim, Peter Choi and James Park decided to open Pike Kitchen as soon as...

Hungry? Chow down on these local eateries

Hungry? Chow down on these local eateries

By Anna Baranko, Online Features Editor

March 7, 2018

You’re sitting with your friends, trying to decide where to go to eat. After going back and forth for 30 minutes, you decide on a place you’ve been a million times before. If you want to avoid this dreaded scenario, keep reading. Tastee Diner: Tastee diner is a small chain of diners located in...

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

Chipotle Queso receives mixed reactions

By Max Kandel, Observations Editor

October 30, 2017

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, ...

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

Gusto Farm to Street restaurant attracts CHS students

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Gusto Farm to Street, a make-your-own pizza and salad joint, opened in the Westfield Montgomery Mall Food Court Sept 4. Gusto Farm to Street adds to the lineup of quick options that CHS students can have for lunch on school days. Joining Bethesda Row and Silver Spring, Montgomery Mall will become...

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens 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 ...

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

Junior Pursues Passion of Food and Writing

By Becky Wolfson and Rebekah Sklute

February 21, 2017

Pasta and punctuation. Tuna and Times New Roman. Seasonings, sauces and sentences. What do these things have in common? Food and writing, two passions of CHS junior Sydney Brown, both of which she has managed to successfully mix into her articles for Spoon University’s high school team. Spoon Uni...

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into Rockville

Ice Cream Trend Rolls Into 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...

Students Turn to Online Videos to Recreate Tasty Food

Students Turn to Online Videos to Recreate Tasty Food

By Jasmine Baten, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016

Food for thought indeed. Over the last few months, Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos have been adding some zest to the Internet, spicing up YouTube channels and Facebook walls everywhere. The one-minute video recipes show viewers how to create various dishes for every course of a meal, from Chocol...

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville

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...

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

February 25, 2016

Birthdays are a time to be joyful and celebrate, traditionally with cake and candles. However, not everyone is given the privilege of having a birthday cake on such an occasion. CHS sophomore Allison Wachen vowed to help combat this issue when she founded the Montgomery County chapter of Birthday...

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

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...

Quick and easy holiday treats

Quick and easy holiday treats

By Rebekah Sklute, Circulation Manager

December 9, 2015

Cooking for the holidays can be a tricky and tiring process, but these three desserts are easy to make and tasty too. Chocolate Raspberry Pudding: Ingredients: ½ cup of fresh raspberries 3 cups of milk ¼ cup of cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ounces semisweet...

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