A Kentlands culinary twofer in today’s Gazette. Bernice August’s regularly-scheduled restaurant review features Pacifica Café (621 Center Point Way), mostly Chinese but pan-Asian, sounds pretty good though I’m wary of too-diverse menus. Anyway, I am not likely to eat there given Wheaton’s array of good-to-excellent Chinese and Thai, plus the awesome Joe’s Noodle House on Rockville Pike.
Also, former NBAers are opening “Tony and James” next month just down the street at 654 Center Point Way. “Upscale American fare… [targeted at] the businessmen, happy couples, the family and high-end singles and image-seekers.” Yeesh. 8,000 square feet, 40 televisions plus a 133″ projection screen. Does that sound like Gaithersburg? Maybe so. What it does not sound like is a place we (despite our card-carrying happy couple status) will ever spend money.
UPDATE: Sietsema’s chat got all Gaithersburgy this morning, with recs for The Nibbler, Burma Road, Michael’s Noodles, Sushi Chalet, Dogfish Head Brewery (the commenter said “more [for] beer than food” and that’s exactly right), and La Canela. Is it Gaithersburg Week and nobody told me? I like both DHB and Canela. The Nibbler is apparently Peruvian, in a strip mall, and has no website, sounds good to me. I am also intrigued by Burma Road, with its (unintentionally, I assume) retro website and its rare .biz domain. Michael’s Noodles is in Rockville, supposed to be good, haven’t been. La Canela also in Rville, La Flor de la Canela is in Gburg, both Peruvian and both good. Lots of canela to go around around up there.