New Eateries Opening and a Food Truck Sighting in PGCo (Demo)

Bang Bang Mongolian Grill is opening in Bowie today at the Free State Shopping Center, Annapolis Road and Superior Ln
Bowie, MD 20715.  I’ve never been to Bang Bang but I’ve been to other Mongolian grills and the concept is pretty simple.  You pick out your own meats/proteins, vegetables, sauces, and add ons and it’s chopped and grilled before you.  From their website:

You create your own delicious and healthy quick-seared meal by selecting from dozens of fresh vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, seafood and many other delectable ingredients. You season it according to your tastes with numerous perfectly seasoned sauces and dry spices to choose from, or you can follow one of our delicious SIGNATURE recipes. Finally, you watch while your meal is seared at over 500 degrees on BangBang’s huge circular grill.

Darcy Spencer from NBC Washington spotted a Chick-fil-A Food truck in (gasp) LARGO!  Now it turns out that the truck was actually in the parking lot of the Chick-fil-A in Largo but EVEN SO, it’s a start. I can’t believe it!!! Chick-fil-A is incredibly popular in the area.  Hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come. 


The University of Maryland has a host of new eateries coming to its neighborhood.  Some of the buildings along Route 1 and new spaces in The Varsity apartment complex will now be home to  new spots where you can get your yum-yum on.  Roti Mediterranean Grill is slated to open in one of The Varsity’s retail spaces Aug. 1.  Roti, which already has successful locations throughout DC, will feature falafel, sandwiches, salads and Mediterranean dishes. ChiDogO’s is a Chicago style hotdog joint that didn’t do so well on 14th Street, NW but it too will be giving it a go at The Varsity retail space.
Pho D’Lite will cater to fans of pho — a savory noodle, meat, and vegetable soup — and it is slated to open in April or May in the Campus Village Shopping Center, 8145 Baltimore Avenue.  A little further down the street, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will occupy the space previously leased by California Tortilla. It will be surrounded by other Mexican-themed joints like Chipotle and Austin Grill Express.  Last but not least, there’s District Dumpling, a restaurant scheduled to open in May at 7313 Baltimore Avenue that focuses on the Chinese mainstay, the dumpling.

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