I am a big fan of Matchbox Restaurant in DC. They make wonderful brick-oven pizzas, and are known for serving plates full of juicy sliders topped with mountains of onion straws. They also boast a bistro menu full of tempting dishes. Salads, sandwiches and some serious entrees that deserve to be recognized as well. *I hear that they also have a great brunch menu, but I never make downtown in time*
Well… the days of trucking to Chinatown (or to the newer Capitol Hill location) to visit this fine establishment are almost over! No longer will you need to elbow for bar space with crowds of rabid hockey fans. No longer will you need to jockey for a table with the staff assistants who swarm the hill looking for great happy hours (and good deals on sliders!). No… soon my friends Matchbox will open the doors of it’s third location on ROCKVILLE PIKE (1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852).
The newest Matchbox is under construction on the ill fated grounds of the former PGA Grill (formerly That’s Amore, and Shelly’s Woodroast – I know it was something else before that, but I can’t recall the name!). Matchbox Rockville will be opening their doors some time in 4Q 2010, and will be a welcome big-city addition to the pike.
Happily, this opening coincides with the planned Fall opening of Neiman Marcus’ discount store – Last Call Studio at Congressional Plaza. Brunch and shopping anyone?? I’ll be there!