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Good finds in Gaithersburg/Mont Village area?

Looking for good places (casual mostly) in the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village area. Particularly -- Asian, Italian (including pizza), Bagels... but I'll take any recommendations!

Recently discovered Athens Grill in the Plaza on Rothbury & Goshen in MV... great Greek food!

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  1. Ditto the question -- I am taking a class each week at Shady Grove Road and Gaither Road, and would like to do better than Chicken Out.

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    1. re: sweetpotater

      Not sure when your class is, but the dim sum at New Fortune (north of SGR on 355, east side of the street) is good.

    2. Near MV, Peking Cheers on Quince Orchard near Diamond serves up serviceable chinese-american cuisine, but if you ask for the Chinese menu, you get fabulous Sichuan food!

      By Shady Grove and Gaither, go east to 355. If you go north on 355, New Fortune is a block up on the right. Good food, but great dim sum if you're there at lunch. Go south on 355, and you'll get to Momo Taro sushi on the left a block or so down. 5 more minutes south takes you into downtown rockville, with TONS of great choices - search the board for favorites like Bob's 66 Noodle, Bob's 88 Shabu Shabu, Joe's Noodle House, A&J, Yekta Kabob...

      1. Roy's Place at 2 East Diamond St.(under the railroad bridge) is great for sandwiches (they have a million different ones to try on the menu). Over in nearby Washington Grove, Hershey's (17030 Oakmont Ave) is a classic that has been there since the 60's and has excellent fried chicken and other home cooking.

        1. There is great Peruvian food at La Flor De La Canela, 117 N Frederick Avenue (it's actually in a strip mall that runs perpendicular to the street). I've never had anything bad there. And very quaint atmosphere.

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          1. re: beachgirl54

            Agreed on the good food . . . and the pisco sours are also fabulous.

            Il Pizzico is a few clicks south, just down past King Farm. I don't know if it qualifies as being located in Gaithersburg, maybe it is really Rockville, but it is good Italian with a surprisingly nice interior setting (given the drab strip center exterior).

          2. I've enjoyed the bagels at Neals Bagels on Quince Orchard at 28 near the Kentlands, but the last few time I went I wasn't as pleased. I've seen posted here a few times recs for a place called Royal Bagels in Germantown. Don't need address details, but it's been on my list of places to try.

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            1. re: Smokey

              I've found that when they are super busy they under bake their bagels leaving them doughy on the inside and w/o the bubbly crisp outside that bagels should have.