We had lunch at Ray's the Classics today for the first time. Apparently they just opened this week for lunch service. The menu is still very dinner like with only a few lunch type items. No sandwiches and just a few larger apps. The steak salad looked great. Entrees at lunch come with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach--can't remember if they do that at dinner or not. Both were fab. The only disappointment was dessert--we had the coconut cake and it was straight out of the fridge. Congealed fat is not flavorful. Maybe it's a Southern thing, somewhere in the back of my mind is the phrase "icebox cake." It looked great but was not worth the calories.
Also, in other Silver Spring news buried in this week's food section was the news that the owners of Colorado Kitchen are taking over the General Store by the Forest Glen Seminary and are turning it into a carryout and pub. Along with the news about the Hook and Ladder brew pub going in the old firehouse it looks like Silver Spring will get some independent establishments to compete against the chains in the new downtown.