Monday, December 12, 2016

Jade 11 Rockville menu - new Japanese/sushi restaurant now open (Photos)

Jade 11, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, has opened at 785-D Rockville Pike. Unlike some sushi places that are "fusion" concepts with Korean or Chinese dishes, Jade 11 has a lengthy Japanese-focused menu. It includes selections hard to find in Montgomery County, like a Live Lobster Sashimi Trio.

According to the posted hours, the restaurant is closed on Mondays, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to try it out.

Another great addition tucked away on the Pike. There is no web site as of this writing, but I got a takeout menu you can check out below:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Honeyfish Poke to open at Congressional Plaza

Honeyfish Poke will be
in the storefront at
center-right, next to Lucy

 Honeyfish Poke will open at Congressional Plaza in Rockville next spring, according to Federal Realty. Yet another fast casual concept where the customer creates his or her own bowl, Honeyfish Poke is "the Chipotle of" raw fish.

Diners will choose from tuna, albacore, salmon, octopus, crab meat, or tofu, place them on rice, kale or greens, and then add toppings like edamame, cilantro, masago, and furukaki. Finish your bowl with one of six sauces, ranging from spicy ponzu to eel sauce.

Honeyfish Poke will be located between Lucy and Baskin Robbins at the shopping center, located on Rockville Pike at Halpine Road. This will be the first Honeyfish Poke location outside of southern California.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rockville company exceeds Wall Street forecast

Argan, Inc., a Rockville-based builder of power plants, beat Wall Street's forecast for its earnings per share in the 3rd quarter. Analysts had predicted earning of 75 cents per share, the Associated Press reports. Instead, Argan delivered a profit of $1.16 per share.

Shares of Argan have more than doubled in value since January, according to Zacks Investment Research. Argan is located at One Church Street.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Modern Market to open in Rockville December 8

Modern Market will open its new Rockville location on Thursday, December 8 at 8 AM. The first 100 people through the door will have a chance to win free food for a year. Modern Market is located in the Congressional Shopping Center on Rockville Pike.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pie 360 opening today in Rockviile - here's a sneak peek (Photos)

Pie 360 plans to open today, December 5, at 11:00 AM at its new Rockville location, in the Galvan at Twinbrook development at 1800-C Rockville Pike. A fast casual pizzeria concept from the creators of Coal Fire, Pie 360 is expanding from Baltimore to Rockville, Alexandria and the District. It will immediately take on rivals &pizza, Blaze Pizza, and the new Pieology in Gaithersburg.

The basic ingredients at Pie 360 are their specially-aged dough, three sauce recipes, and mozzarella cheese. After picking your crust (traditional, wheat or gluten-free) and sauce (traditional, Signature, or spicy - or substitute garlic-infused olive oil), you can then add four toppings of your choice to the 10" pizza in addition to the mozzarella that is included. There are over 50 toppings to choose from.

Too many choices? Order one of their specialty pizzas, including Prosciutto Cipolla, Ring of Fire, and Bianco Speciale. Or custom order a salad or wrap. For dessert, they have house-made banana pudding and equally-house-made chocolate chip cookies.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dates set for Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week Winter 2017

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has announced its Winter 2017 Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week will be held between Monday, January 30 and Sunday, February 5. Participating restaurants will offer fixed-price, multi-course menus costing $35 for dinner, $22 for lunch, and - for the first time ever - $22 for brunch.

A new feature for Winter 2017 will be a rewards program. Anyone who books their dining reservation through the official RAMW restaurant week site, and opts into the rewards program, will be eligible for special deals and prizes from restaurant week sponsors like event tickets and restaurant gift cards.

The participating restaurants haven't been revealed on the website yet, but usually include establishments in Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring alongside their DC counterparts. When they are added, you'll be able to search by type of cuisine and location to find your favorites.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Another Trump supporter victimized by hate crime in Montgomery County (Photos)

Vandals have attacked another home of a supporter of President-Elect Donald Trump in Montgomery County. This time, a family of Trump supporters in Burtonsville was targeted.

Montgomery County police officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road in Burtonsville yesterday morning, November 30, around 6:25 AM. They found that swastikas, and the words, "Trump" and "racist," had been spray-painted on all 3 cars in the home's driveway.

Police say the victims were known publicly to be Trump supporters, and believe that was the motivation for the attack. They are now investigating the incident as a "bias-based" crime of vandalism.

Anyone with information about this vandalism is asked to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers of Montgomery County is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).  Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Photos: Montgomery County Police Department