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Gallery: La Pupuseria Perfecta para cada Paladar y Bolsillo

By Young-Bin Lee | Oct. 11, 2018, 8:49 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Las mejores restaurantes salvadoreños en el área

The Takoma Bev Co is anyone's cup of tea (but mostly coffee)

By Sneha Ojha | Oct. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

The Takoma Park Beverage Company (Takoma Bev Co) is a local restaurant located in Old Town Takoma Park, between a vision center and a post office. Takoma Bev Co was co-founded by Christopher Brown, a former biology teacher at Montgomery Blair High School.

Cheap Eats in Silver Spring

By Pedraam Faridjoo | June 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

You're walking down the street as the pangs of hunger begin to settle in, but there are only a few meager bills in your pocket. Everyone's been there. Sometimes hunger strikes at the most inopportune time.

Hiding in plain sight

By Maniza Habib | June 3, 2016, 1:11 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

We all love Chipotle's burrito bowls, Santucci's artisan sandwiches and Subway's fresh footlongs, but there are some places across the street that stay hidden in the shadows of those Four Corners staples. We pass by Four Corners every day before school, after school, and during school (just kidding, because we have closed lunch, of course!), yet somehow we ignore the independent eateries just a short walk away.

Samantha's Restaurant: more than just 'fine' cuisine

By Brian Le | Dec. 9, 2014, 5:47 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

At first glance, it looks like nothing out of the ordinary – it's a small place that sits innocuously off University Boulevard between two shady-looking parking lots. Yet, Samantha's serves some of the most delicious Latin American food in the DC area.

Sides shine at Jackie's Restaurant

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:05 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Beyond two velvet black curtains lies an eclectic-urban hangout with fluorescent lights and fading brick walls. After a grueling start to the week, a Southern comfort menu marries beautifully to a chic city eat-out.

Hollywood East Cafe

By Samuel Popper | Jan. 6, 2014, 12:58 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Hollywood East Cafe is located in the "Restaurant Row" section of the Wheaton Mall located on Veirs Mill road in Wheaton about a 10 minute drive from Montgomery Blair High School. The restaurant itself seems kind of hidden under a canopy of the mall so it can be kind of tough to find from the outside. The Hollywood East Cafe was not a very big restaurant, it was smaller than it looked but still seemed to fit about 50-60 people on a busy day.

Not your average Tex-Mex restaurant

By Melissa Arias, Caroline Gabriel | Dec. 3, 2013, 1 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

With their sultry colors, dim lighting and vibrant Spanish and Mexican art, the restaurant provides you with a piquant dining escape. Their cultural paintings and traditional Spanish and Mexican food come together to craft an experience that is not to be forgotten.

Cozy Pacci's Pizzeria is Superbly Delicious

By Sarah Trunk | Oct. 29, 2013, 4:12 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Pacci's Neopolitan Pizzeria in Silver Spring is tucked away in an inconspicuous corner in Downtown Silver Spring, right by the World building. Inside, Pacci's seems pretty small, with a bar, an open pizza oven, a few tables and dim lighting that adds a cozy feel. Their outdoor seating is very spacious. Although it's right on a busy road, it's quiet and tranquil, in part because of the soothing water fountain nearby. Green vines creep up the walls and bad pop music plays in the background. It's the perfect place if you want to try new things or if you are going for something traditional.

Playing It Safe With Fire Station 1

By Martha Morganstein | Oct. 29, 2013, 1:02 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

With its big firetruck out on display, Fire Station 1, located in Downtown, is sure to get noticed. It has enough space to seat over 300 people and is located in a restored 100-year-old fire house. Although it has fun décor and great service, the food leaves something to be desired.

Irene's Pupusas: Queen of Latin comfort food

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 26, 2013, 5:57 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Tucked behind the Staples in Glenmont Shopping Center, a small establishment attracts a few customers for Saturday brunch. The front entrance has painted flowers on window glass and signs for Weekend Karaoke. With the latin sounds and flavors of El Salvador and Honduras, this is Irene's Pupusas.

Contest of the creamy

By Urvi Banerjee | July 1, 2013, 5:10 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

The burning heat typical of Maryland summers has finally arrived and sometimes keeping cool with the creamy classic is the best—not to mention the tastiest—option. Luckily, SCO is here to review the best destinations to satisfy your sweet tooth.

SCOping out the best local coffee shops and cafes

By Caroline Gabriel, Rachel Auerbach | Nov. 6, 2012, 11:32 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Lucky for you, your SCOffee shop experts have investigated some "off the beaten path" local coffee shops and cafés that put Starbucks to shame.

Battle of the burritos: Chipotle vs. Qdoba

By Anya Gosine | April 16, 2011, 7 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

The enormous, overstuffed burrito is a delicacy revered by all Blazerkind; the softly tortilla-wrapped bundle of joy possesses the power to satisfy both the stomach and the soul. Naturally, many Blazers (or at least, this reporter) find themselves heading to Downtown Silver Spring afterschool to feast upon these football-sized packs of deliciousness. This reporter delivers the SCOfficial verdict on the best burrito joint.

SCOping out Blazer breakfast spots

By Melissa Haniff | April 11, 2011, 12:55 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

This SCO expert decided to check out some of sit-down restaurants, preferred by most Blazers, to see what exactly makes these spots stand out among the rest.

SCOping out the best salad stops

By Marjorie Fuchs | Oct. 25, 2010, 8:37 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Ah, salads. But the true magic of the salad is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Some people love them, some people hate them, some people just eat them because they're good for you.

8407: More than just the numbers

By Alison Kronstadt | Oct. 20, 2010, 7:44 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

8407 isn't geared towards high schoolers, but don't let that stop you. The restaurant ultimately delivers what any person looks for in a dining experience, regardless of age: good food.

Vapiano, the reinvention of Italiano

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, 12:18 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

One of Bethesda's newest additions, Vapiano, is guaranteed to get noticed. Its fresh feel, "green" design, reasonably priced food and innovative concept have made the franchise's first Maryland location a hit.

A "Fractured Prune" but impeccable treats

By Anya Gosine | March 16, 2010, 7:54 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Though the name implies otherwise, Fractured Prune is perfection. A recent addition to Downtown Silver Spring, the donut shop has a distinct flair that sets it apart from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and other chains in the business.

The Roscoe's treasure of Takoma Park

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | Dec. 21, 2009, 6:33 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Along the main street of Takoma Park lies a welcoming, upscale pizzeria that embodies the inviting, bubbly spirit of its community. Surrounded by animated shops and vivacious people, Roscoe's Neapolitan Pizzeria rises above ordinary pizzerias and stands out among its neighboring restaurants on Carroll Avenue.

SCOping out the best scoops

By Julia Wynn | July 5, 2009, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Ah, warm weather. It instills a pleasant sensation of happiness in everyone, especially students ready for the summer. It also implants a desire for cool, creamy ice cream that epitomizes the perfect summer dessert. Soon people everywhere will be searching for a respite from the summer heat, and Silver Spring has no shortage of venues for ice cream.

Burger Showdown: Revolution

By Sean Howard, Bryan Huang, David Zheng | Nov. 6, 2008, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Our story begins with our humble food editor visibly salivating while watching a Japanese dubbed version of "Iron Chef." He remembers that he won't be eating for another hour. He looks out the window with sad eyes and remembers that winter is coming. People are closing up their barbecue sets, the leaves are coming down in droves of red, green, yellow and brown, the air is cold and heavy snows are taking their sweet time getting to Montgomery County. He looked back at the tube eyeing a succulent burger with a look of carnal desire, remembering that a wise man once said that vegetarians taste delicious. With this revelation, he frantically begged his peers to find the best local burgers and review them for the greater good of the Blair community, if not the world.

Reliably bland Levante's

By Alisa Lu | June 5, 2008, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

The word Mediterranean conjures up images of sunny days, a light sea breeze and complete relaxation. Named after the "Levantine" region that comprises modern day Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Israel, Levante's restaurant describes itself as a fusion of various Mediterranean cuisines on its website. But with its menu of fried appetizers and boring entrees often loaded with burdensome sauces and chunks of meat, Levante's is anything but light and airy.

Warming the souls (and stomachs) of Washington, D.C.

By Julia Mazerov | April 27, 2008, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

It doesn't take a long car trip to get a taste of some traditional Southern hospitality. All it takes is a hop onto the orange line and a quick two block walkto Georgia Brown's, which will immediately have a Southerner feeling right at home and a stranger just as welcome.

Plenty of luck at "Fu Shing Cafe"

By Alisa Lu | April 20, 2008, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Long gone are the days of greasy Chinese food served in white take-out boxes. With a sizable Asian population, Montgomery County has many authentic Chinese restaurants, all with menus that go beyond the typical General Tao's chicken or mooshu pork. Nestled behind the Gaithersburg Square Shopping Center is Fu Shing Café, a traditional Chinese restaurant that serves up tasty authentic dishes but is plagued with sub par service.

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