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General Store and Post Office Tavern [G-Spot] opens in Silver Spring

crackers Jan 24, 2009 03:39 PM

At long last, Chef Gillian Clark (formerly of Colorado Kitchen) has opened her new Southern-influenced restaurant space in the rennovated post office in Forest Glen. Corner of Forest Glen and Capital View. For now, due to county zoning glitches, the menu remains carry-out only and no alcohol (so it would be very useful to have friends in the neighborhood, particularly if they have a well-stocked bar...ahem...)

The basement pub isn't open yet, but the carry out was doing a brisk business today: sandwiches, collard greens, fried chicken, fish tacos, lentil soup, chili, beef stew, mac-n-cheese.

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    chowsearch RE: crackers Jan 24, 2009 05:05 PM

    good reporting crackers, when can they accomodate sitting eaters?

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      crackers RE: chowsearch Jan 24, 2009 06:53 PM

      They can accommodate sitting eaters now. That is not the issue. According to a report by Tim Carman in CityPaper (Dec. 8, 2008 issue), they learned late in the game that Montgomery County requires them to have at least 30 parking spaces for a sit-down operation, and they only have seven. They're trying to work it out with the county bureaucracy now.

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      Steve RE: crackers Jan 24, 2009 06:21 PM

      I'm looking forward to when I can get some fried catfish - a sandwich would be fine.

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        crackers RE: Steve Jan 29, 2009 08:56 PM

        Give it some time - there are still some cooking kinks being worked out, and a liquor license to be had, and a pizza oven to be fired up. Unless having a picnic in the car in this weather appeals.

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        tracy_dc RE: crackers Feb 6, 2009 11:36 AM

        Do they serve brunch or breakfast?

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          pineapple sage RE: tracy_dc Feb 7, 2009 10:55 AM

          Nope. It's still carryout lunch/dinner only. On the weekends I don't think they open until 1.

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          tubman RE: crackers Feb 26, 2009 07:38 AM

          They have cleared the regulatory hurdles and now have seating. One county inspection away from beer & wine.

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            Elyssa RE: crackers Feb 26, 2009 09:00 AM

            HA! Totally didn't notice that the long title of that restaurant was G-Spot until you spelled it out. Hilarious!!!

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