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Fresh Greek Grill's iconic bright, blue roof stands out on the corner of Four Corners. Maniza Habib
Fresh Greek Grill's iconic bright, blue roof stands out on the corner of Four Corners.

Hiding in plain sight

We all love Chipotle's burrito bowls, Santucci's artisan sandwiches and Subway's fresh footlongs, but there are some places across the street that stay hidden in the shadows of those Four Corners staples. We pass by Four Corners every day before school, after school, and during school (just kidding, because we have closed lunch, of course!), yet somehow we ignore the independent eateries just a short walk away.

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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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