Will wonders never cease? Nava gets an enthusiastic writeup this week from the Gazette, who have evidently rediscovered the fact that East MoCo, like the rest of MoCo, has establishments that sell prepared food for a fee.
Meanwhile, I have it on good authority that Chipotle opened as scheduled today in Kensington (as previewed recently by What’s Up Wheaton), in the shopping center at Connecticut and Knowles, and the lines were long. Such pent-up burrito demand in Kensington! I’m with WUW, hoping next-door-neighbors Continental Pizza and Chipotle can both prosper. I’m not a big fast-service-Mexican fan in general, but I think Chipotle is the relative best of the bunch, compared with Qdoba, Baja Fresh, or (shiver) Taco Bell.
Finally, TBD reports MoCo is going to start enforcing the law that restaurants must keep their windows shut at all times. This will mostly affect Bethesda — I can’t think of any Wheaton restaurants that have windows meant to be kept open during dining hours — but seemed worth noting. Apparently the law is designed to combat rats in the kitchen (or elsewhere).