Foodie News: Scion Opens in Silver Spring, Benny's Opens in Cabin John

Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.

Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the Scion Restaurant opening in Silver Spring takes center plate.

One meat:

Scion Restaurant opened for dinner in Silver Spring (at 1200 East-West Highway) last Wednesday, Silver Spring Patch reported.

It's Scion's second location, the first being in Dupont Circle, Patch reported in March.

"Though [the Silver Spring location] is suburban and outside of DC, it's such a wonderful neighborhood with the density of the apartments and the condo buildings mixed with enough office space and folks coming to work," Joanne Liu, owner of the original Scion restaurant in Dupont Circle, told Patch.

The Silver Spring Scion "will be quite similar to what we have in Dupont as far as the menu is concerned," Liu told Patch.

The restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner with a focus on American craft beers—at least 12 on tap and lots of bottles, Liu said. Read more on Silver Spring Patch.

Three sides:

The much-anticipated opening of Benny's Bar and Grill in the Cabin John Shopping Center took place this past week. The retro-themed restaurant announced on its Facebook page that it was fully operational starting May 20.

It's open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with breakfast and carry-out options coming soon, Potomac Patch reported.


Bethesda's Box Bar & Grill—which changed hands briefly earlier this year, Patch reported—was sold back to its previous owner, who says it will not be opened again, Bethesda Now reported.

Box Bar opened in November 2011, with "Box Babes" serving burgers, beer and "the sexiest wings in Bethesda," according to a news statement, Patch reported. 


The Taste the World in Fenton Village is coming up soon, on June 2.The annual celebration (now in its third year) of businesses located between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington Avenues and Fenton Street in Silver Spring offers people opportunities to sample appetizers and tasting menus, explore unique shops and listen to live music, Silver Spring Patch reported.


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