Category: Openings / Closings

UPDATED: New food truck featuring waffles coming to Silver Spring

Graphic courtesy of the owner. We have learned there is a delay opening Bonjour. A new food truck is launching operations this weekend at 8600 Colesville Rd. in downtown Silver Spring. Bonjour Waffles, owned and operated by Irene Kinyoki-Adjeb, will serve authentic Belgian waffles, crêpes and Liège waffles. This is Kinyoki-Adjeb’s first venture into the world of food trucks, buying her truck in March. “I took some [cooking] classes when I was in Europe,” she said. “I lived in Europe for six months before I moved to the United States.” There’s a difference between the traditional (and more familiar)...

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BIBIBOP Asian Grill Opens on Ellsworth Drive

BIBIBOP Asian Grill opened today in the former ShopHouse Kitchen location at 935 Ellsworth Drive. Photos by Mike Mowery. BIBIBOP Asian Grill opened today at 935 Ellsworth Drive, offering free food from 11am-2pm. We reported yesterday that they would be opening in the former ShopHouse Kitchen location, after acquiring the leases from the shuttered Chipotle subsidiary.  The chain, based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 2013, also operates stores in Bethesda, Rockville, Columbia and three locations in Washington, D.C. The Silver Spring location had been home to Cake Love bakery and a Fro-Yo frozen yogurt shop prior to ShopHouse....

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UPDATED: Whole Foods renovations unveiled next week

Signs recently went up in the store. Photo by David Lay. We received the following from Whole Foods public relations department in response to an earlier request for information or an interview, and are passing it along to our readers. Below are the new features we are excited to unveil at our Silver Spring store this summer: Paper Horse, quick-serve Chinese street food venue. This new venue represents an expansion of Whole Foods Market’s exclusive partnership with noted chef Erik Bruner-Yang. Foggy Bottom and H Street Whole Foods Market locations also feature Paper Horse venues. Expanded juice and coffee...

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Takoma Beverage Co. holds grand opening ceremony

Seth Cook (pink shirt) and Chris Brown were joined by Mayor Kate Stewart for the opening of their new café. Photo by Mike Mowery. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart joined the owners of Takoma Beverage Co. for a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Sunday afternoon. Co-owners and cousins Chris Brown (general manager) and Seth Cook (coffee director) will operate the café at 6917 Laurel Ave., “specializing in hand-crafted beverages,” as their website describes it. In the morning, patrons can select from a variety of breakfast sandwiches and other offerings. After 11 a.m., the menu switches to soups, salads and...

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Bibibop restaurant will open in Silver Spring tomorrow morning

This was the scene at Bibibop last Wednesday. It will look quite different tomorrow. Photo by Mike Diegel. Bibibop Asian Grill, a Korean-style fast casual restaurant, will open tomorrow at 11 a.m. and offer free food until 2 p.m., according to an announcement on the store’s Facebook page. The location at 935 Ellsworth Dr. replaces Shophouse Asian Kitchen, which closed in March. The chain, based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 2013, also operates stores in Bethesda, Rockville, Columbia and three locations in Washington, D.C. In addition to the original Ohio stores, Bibibop also has restaurants in Illinois and...

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