A number of us are going to take advantage of the second consecutive work-free Friday to go for dim sum at New Fortune in Gaithersburg. I personally consider this to be the top dim sum in the area, ahead of Fortune, Good Fortune, Mark's, etc.
16515 S Frederick Ave
11:30 am, Friday Dec 31.
Easy directions: Beltway to I-270 North to Exit 9, I-370 East. Go 1 mile to Rte. 355 North. Stay in the right lane after merging on to Rte. 355, and make a right at the first light. Immediate left into the parking lot, and New Fortune is 100 feet down on the right. For you NoVa folks worried about the drive, it's just about 15 minutes from the Legion bridge, so probably a lot closer than you think.
Email me (email is in the header) if you are able to join us so we can get a headcount.
There is plenty of parking, and the restaurant is cavernous, so I don't anticipate any crowd problems.
The bill will be quite reasonable - I've gotten away for $15 a person on a cheap day, and I've never gone over $25. Of course, with this crowd, you never know...
Since they serve dim sum from carts 7 days a week, there's no "ordering" per se, so we'll probably start piling food on the table once we have a critical mass. Please try to arrive promptly!