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The Big Greek Cafe has enticing options for Greek cuisine. Pedraam Faridjoo
The Big Greek Cafe has enticing options for Greek cuisine.

Cheap Eats in Silver Spring

You're walking down the street as the pangs of hunger begin to settle in, but there are only a few meager bills in your pocket. Everyone's been there. Sometimes hunger strikes at the most inopportune time.

Samantha's Restaurant: more than just 'fine' cuisine

At first glance, it looks like nothing out of the ordinary – it's a small place that sits innocuously off University Boulevard between two shady-looking parking lots. Yet, Samantha's serves some of the most delicious Latin American food in the DC area.

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Playing It Safe With Fire Station 1

With its big firetruck out on display, Fire Station 1, located in Downtown, is sure to get noticed. It has enough space to seat over 300 people and is located in a restored 100-year-old fire house. Although it has fun décor and great service, the food leaves something to be desired.

Irene’s Pupusas: Queen of Latin comfort food

Tucked behind the Staples in Glenmont Shopping Center, a small establishment attracts a few customers for Saturday brunch. The front entrance has painted flowers on window glass and signs for Weekend Karaoke. With the latin sounds and flavors of El Salvador and Honduras, this is Irene’s Pupusas.

Contest of the creamy

The burning heat typical of Maryland summers has finally arrived and sometimes keeping cool with the creamy classic is the best—not to mention the tastiest—option. Luckily, SCO is here to review the best destinations to satisfy your sweet tooth.

SCOping out the best local coffee shops and cafes

Lucky for you, your SCOffee shop experts have investigated some "off the beaten path" local coffee shops and cafés that put Starbucks to shame.

Battle of the burritos: Chipotle vs. Qdoba

The enormous, overstuffed burrito is a delicacy revered by all Blazerkind; the softly tortilla-wrapped bundle of joy possesses the power to satisfy both the stomach and the soul. Naturally, many Blazers (or at least, this reporter) find themselves heading to Downtown Silver Spring afterschool to feast upon these football-sized packs of deliciousness. This reporter delivers the SCOfficial verdict on the best burrito joint.
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