Rolled Thai ice cream shop opens in Rockville
One of the latest food trends hitting the U.S. has made its way to Rockville—Thai rolled ice cream. Class 520 is offering the dessert at its new store at 5 Dawson Ave. that opened Oct. 1. The frozen treat involves pouring a milk-based liquid onto an extremely cold metal circle. A worker then spreads out the liquid as it freezes and rolls it into quarter-sized rolls. Class 520 posted a Facebook video showing how the treat ismade. The ice cream comes in flavors such as Oreo, strawberry and green tea that can be topped with marshmallows, coconut flakes, blueberries or other items. The business currently sells only the ice rolled cream, but also plans to offer bubble tea and crepes at a later date, according to its Facebook page. Class 520 fills the former My Vapez space at the small shopping center next to the intersection of North Washington Street and Dawson Avenue.
New Rockville Dunkin’ Donuts opens
The coffee shop opened Tuesday on the ground floor of the Galvan apartment building at 1800 Rockville Pike. The location is hosting a grand opening Saturday, where it will give away free small hot or ice coffee. The restaurant joins other retail at the building that includes a Safeway grocery store, Smashburger, Pie 360 pizza restaurant and an Ethan Allen furniture store.
Bryan Voltaggio wins charity cooking competition in Silver Spring
Chef Bryan Voltaggio, who knows a thing or two about cooking competitions, won a charity competition in Silver Spring last month that netted his chosen charity, No Kid Hungry, a $10,000 donation. The event was held at the Silver Spring showroom of ABW Appliances on Sept. 22. Voltaggio faced off against Joe Arvin, a chef who has appeared on the TV show Big Brother, Kwame Onwauchi of The Shaw Bijou in Washington, D.C., and Erik “Egg” Berlin, a Baltimore-based culinary instructor and entertainer. ABW specializes in high-end kitchen products and appliance installations. Voltaggio, who owns Range in Chevy Chase, D.C., as well as other restaurants in Baltimore, Frederick and D.C., appeared on two seasons of Bravo’s cooking show Top Chef, coming in as the runner-up both times.