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Rockville Pike Roadhouse Roadtrip: While the area’s robust food truck scene “has been slow to hit Montgomery County,” there are three new options and “more on the way.” The most exciting may be Branded ’72‘s outpost in “the parking lot of the ancient Hank Dietle’s Tavern; I ate on the porch with a sleeping old timer and watched Rockville Pike pass by.” [Bethesda]
Now Open: Finally, after years of different businesses eyeing the former and long-shuttered McDonald’s space in Cleveland Park, Tackle Box has opened and will serve “favorites like the popular lobster rolls, grilled trout and fried and grilled calamari while incorporating new steamed seafood offerings and straight-from-the-water menu items.” [via release]
Field Report: Over on Barracks Row, Senart’s Oyster & Chop House has been packed. “Just try getting a seat at the bar during happy hour.” [WeLoveDC]
Debts to Arlington Coffers: Most local restaurateurs and franchise owners who owe Arlington County overdue taxes are making progress on their payments. While Roberto Donna continues to “make small court-ordered payments on his $150,715.96 debt,” a Quiznos location near the Virginia Square Metrorail station saw its debt increase as four other franchise owners have been paying down what they owe. “That makes Quiznos the most delinquent chain in Arlington (by number of restaurants).” [ARLNow]
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