Friday, December 30, 2005

Restaurant: City Lights of China

City: Bethesda, MD
Location: 4820 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-913-9501

I'm a regular here now because of proximity to work, and they have some of the consistently best Chinese food. It's in a nice area of Bethesda with a lot of shops, service is quick, and its a pleasant place to sit. The sauteed sesame chicken is a favorite.

Update Feb 25, 2006 Had dinner there 10 PM on a Saturday night. Nice to see a few places in Montgomery County that realize not everyone eats dinner by 8 PM.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Restaurant: Nova Europa

City: Wheaton, MD
Location: 1311 Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Phone: 301.649.6690

Went there for a birthday dinner, tucked away in an off-the-beaten-path shopping center not far off University Blvd. Portugese style cooking. Not real expensive (15-20 an entree), not a large place, but good food and exceptional service. If every neighborhood had a little place like this in it the world's diners would be much happier.

I had an orange roughy special (very good), tried the grilled salmon (pretty good) and someone's duck (first time I had it - interesting but don't have any comparison reference). Great desserts, good strong coffee.