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SHOUK: ROCKVILLE

PROJECTED OPENING: November 2021 5568 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD After opening two locations in D.C., Shouk will be expanding to Maryland with a new location in Rockville's Montrose Crossing Shopping Center this November. This 2,000 square foot concept will be located just off of Rockville Pike and feature 20 seats. The menu will serve the same menu of plant-based, certified kosher food, that is served at its D.C. predecessors. Carryout, delivery, and dine-in will be available at this new location. For more information, visit their website here.
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BLUE ROCK

12567 Lee Highway, Washington, VA Owner Nick Dowling has officially reopened Blue Rock, formerly known as Blue Rock Inn, following a lengthy renovation. Blue Rock boasts five guest rooms, a new restaurant head by Chef Bin Lu, and a wine and spirits tasting room where guests can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails from around the world. This 80-acre equestrian themed property is led under General Manager Liz Carpenter, and overloooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a modern take on the classic country inn. Blue Rock has the space to hold events up to 100 people. The restaurnt will feature American staples and guests can enjoy their food on the extensive patio. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Jennifer Chase
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Bumps & Boos In The Night

  Things that make you go … BOO-OOO-OOO! So many ways to get “spirited” this Halloween season which is gonna go all weekend long. It's not like you don't already have a mask. Click for all the tricks and treats, day-of, and all month long ~ plus, all the Dis de los Muertos celebrations and offerings pre- and post-Halloween.
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Eye on Travel from JW Marriott

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from JW Marriott in Washington DC on this July 4th weekend. Peter has a full global travel update. And as travel comes roaring back, so do travel scams. At least $74 million was lost due to travel related scams during the pandemic. And that’s an 80% increase over 2019. Joining Peter this week is Senator Amy Klobuchar, who talks about her new bill, Protecting Consumers from Travel Fraud Act. Roxanne Roberts from The Washington Post, on life in Washington DC post-pandemic. And pilot Greg Morris insists you wear at least SPF30 sunscreen before boarding your next flight. And he’ll explain why. There’s all this — along with the 411 on the state of the restaurant industry Nycci Nellis — on this week’s Eye on Travel.
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Who Can Help Make the New Year Sweet?

One of the most important holidays in the Jewish faith is just days away. Rosh Hashanah -- which marks the start of the Jewish New Year -- begins at sundown on Monday, Labor Day. Nycci Nellis says local merchants and restaurants are ready to help you pull things together...  
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Neapolitan, By The Slice Or Deep Dish - A...

Is Pizza subjective. Does where you grow up dictate your pizza taste? New York by the slice, soupy Neopolitan, New Haven or Detroit style pizzas. Who better to do a deep dish with than Modernist Pizza co-author, FRANCISCO MIGOYA? And, Indie Chefs Community (ICC) is coming to DC for a collaborative Chefs Week dinner series, Grover Smith the founder has all the details. That's Industry Night on Real Fun DC. Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Listen to the full episode here.
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