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New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscription Manager

May 9, 2019

Flowers are blooming. People are sneezing. Iced Coffee is making a comeback. Spring is officially here, and with that comes many little events that people wait for all year. One of which, is the release of new seasonal foods and drinks that chain restaurants create each year. Starbucks Lemon Cake ...

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...

New local restaurant impresses with healthy food options

New local restaurant impresses with healthy food options

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2018

The bright green entrance way leads to a spacious room enclosed with white walls, covered in images of colorful flowers, various cheerful, earthy paintings and other subtle pops of vibrant colors. Inside, the vibe, reminiscent of the sweetest summer day, makes you forget about the cold weather. Nestled...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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...

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

Irish Restaurant Lahinch opens at Cabin John

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....

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