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Fair Fare, Flying Pizza and Chesapeake Cuisine

Foodie news from around Montgomery County.


Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair takes center plate:

One Meat:

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair has only a nine-day run—not a whole lot of time for one person to sample all the culinary goodness (sweet, salty, fried and otherwise) that the fair has to offer.

Nevertheless, intrepid Gaithersburg Patch Editor Greg Cohen tried out about $60 worth of fair fare— (see the )—so that he could tip us off to the best bites. 

Cohen's favorite: the $8 pulled pork barbecue sandwich with original and habenero sauces from Branded '72 Pit Barbecue.

For slow savoring of fair fare through photographs, check out Cohen's .

Three Sides:

Getting a taste of Chesapeake Bay cuisine will be easier than ever very soon, when a new restaurant—The Grilled Oyster Company—opens up in Potomac's Cabin John Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Pomegranate Bistro, . The restaurant will serve dishes such as grilled oysters, fish, crab, mussels and Old Bay fries. 

Rick Dugan—who owns the new restaurant with his wife, Valerie Dugan—told Potomac Patch that the restaurant will have a soft opening on Aug. 29, provided that all of the necessary permits come through. A grand opening celebration may be scheduled for a few weeks later. 


The popular  is going mobile with three three refurbished red, 1948 International Harvester KB-7 trucks to act as pizza kitchens on wheels, . The business will be called the Tomato Flyer Pizza Co., and will park at private parties and events, serving pizza as well as salads, gelato, coffee and espresso, according to Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog.


Zagat's list of "7 Lobster Rolls to Net in DC" didn't forget Montgomery County. Included on the list were:

  •  (4867 Cordell Ave., Bethesda), which "brings the New England shore to Downtown Bethesda at this casual fish shack that features live lobsters swimming in a tank."
  •  (7129 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda), "a NYC lobster roll sensation."


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