Food

Cielo Rojo brings traditional Mexican cuisine to Takoma Park

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 17, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

The small restaurant combines fresh flavors with a homey atmosphere


Reality baking shows are a sweet treat

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 3, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

SCO's take on popular baking shows


SCOrumptious: Empanadillas

By Madeleine Tilley | Oct. 14, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

How to make your own empanadillas


Gallery: La Pupuseria Perfecta para cada Paladar y Bolsillo

By Young-Bin Lee | Oct. 11, 2018, 8:49 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Las mejores restaurantes salvadoreños en el área https://silverchips.mbhs.edu/content/la-pupuseria-perfecta-para-cada-paladar-y-bolsillo-31317/


Hen Quarter delights eyes, not stomachs

By Tiara Oldfield | Dec. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Tucked away behind the large stairway in the center of Downtown Silver Spring is Hen Quarter, a local Southern food chain with other locations in Alexandria and D.C.


Recipes

Getting your chocolate fix

By Zoe Friedman | Feb. 1, 2017, 12:31 p.m. | In Drinks »

Not all hot chocolate is created equal. Here is a guide to the best cocoa in town; one that achieves a delicate balance of sweet and rich chocolate, a creamy yet refreshing milk base and a subtle hint of hearty spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.


A warm start to a new food blog

By Neva Taylor | Nov. 28, 2016, 2:17 p.m.

Silver Chips Online can now officially be your first stop for all things food.


Spring sweets: berry smoothie

By Amalia Chiapperino | May 22, 2016, 4:51 p.m.

Light on prep, but heavy on snack satisfaction, this smoothie has the added bonus of being packed with vitamins and protein thanks to the fruit and yogurt.


Hot drinks for cold weather

By Arthi Vijaykumar | Sept. 21, 2014, 4:27 p.m. | In Drinks »

One of the best parts of the fall and winter is being able to enjoy a warm beverage when it's chilly outside. However, most of us are not seasoned chefs or baristas. With that in mind, here are some recipes for hot drinks that you can't mess up.


Fall desserts: September succulence

By Zoe Johnson | Aug. 30, 2014, 4:44 p.m. | In Desserts »

If you enjoy cooking and baking, every season is an opportunity for experimenting with the fruits, spices and types of food specific to that time of year. With that in mind, SCO will be bringing you monthly updates on seasonal and festive desserts.


Restaurant Reviews

The Takoma Bev Co is anyone's cup of tea (but mostly coffee)

By Sneha Ojha | Oct. 5, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

The Takoma Park Beverage Company (Takoma Bev Co) is a local restaurant located in Old Town Takoma Park, between a vision center and a post office. Takoma Bev Co was co-founded by Christopher Brown, a former biology teacher at Montgomery Blair High School.


Cheap Eats in Silver Spring

By Pedraam Faridjoo | June 14, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

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.


Hiding in plain sight

By Maniza Habib | June 3, 2016, 1:11 p.m.

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.


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

By Brian Le | Dec. 9, 2014, 5:47 p.m.

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.


Sides shine at Jackie's Restaurant

By Abir Muhuri | Feb. 24, 2014, 1:05 p.m.

Beyond two velvet black curtains lies an eclectic-urban hangout with fluorescent lights and fading brick walls. After a grueling start to the week, a Southern comfort menu marries beautifully to a chic city eat-out.