restaurants

September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Extend Alcohol Curfew With ‘Severe Consequences’ for Health Violations

In early August, Montgomery County mandated that restaurants and bars can not sell alcohol for on-premise consumption after 10 p.m. Now the county is considering letting establishments extend that to midnight if they agree to certain guidelines.  The directive went into effect Aug. 5 after Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Elrich Request, Gayles Says Case Count Still Too High for Further Reopening

On Friday, Montgomery County announced that restaurants, breweries and wineries can offer live performances along with dining/drinking.  No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating or drinking) and stay seated while eating. The announcement came shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of the state’s recovery. Phase 3 […]

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July 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Will ‘Take Another Look’ at Reopenings if Non-Compliance Gets Out of Control

If non-compliance with COVID-19 guidelines continues in bars and restaurants, Maryland may have to reconsider the reopenings it’s allowed so far, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Wednesday.  “At this point we’re trying to crack down on the bad apples without killing the entire industry and all those folks that work there and […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hogan Urges Leaders To Enforce Public Health Requirements In Restaurants and Bars

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that local leaders must increase their enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. The announcement comes as a result of new cases linked to non-compliance with public health requirements. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are […]

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June 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Restaurants Now Allowed to Offer Outdoor Dining with Restrictions

Phase One of reopening Montgomery County went into effect Monday morning. This allows restaurants to offer outdoor seating with restrictions, including maintaining social distancing between patrons. Bassett’s Restaurant in Poolesville has opened outdoor dining in their parking lot and a Silver Diner in Rio Lakefront has expanded seating into a space that usually belongs to […]

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April 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in Bethesda is the MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas contacted many […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Dominic’s Bar and Grill Community Raise Money in Hopes of Saving the Restaurant

Fans of Dominic’s Bar and Grill have come together by creating a GoFundMe to help support the restaurant and its owner Justin Grow. With the help of the community, the GoFundMe page has already raised almost $4,000 of their $10,000 goal in the past five days. Cristi Franklin, a member of Poverty Ridge Band, has […]

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April 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in Silver Spring is the MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas contacted […]

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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Eastern Montgomery County Restaurants to Participate in ‘Great American Takeout’

Restaurants in eastern Montgomery County will participate in the “Great American Takeout” on Tuesday, April 21, according to a statement from the county.  More than 50 restaurants in Briggs Chaney, Burtonsville, Cloverly, Hillandale, Tech Road/U.S. 29 and White Oak are involved. The “Great American Takeout” event is nationwide and is meant to encourage people to […]

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April 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Silver Spring Area Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Forest Glen, Woodside, Woodside Park, and Woodside Forest Area Restaurants Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Forest Glen, Woodside, Woodside Park, and Woodside Forest areas is the […]

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