2014 | Dine

Ted’s Bulletin Coming to Montgomery County

The diner concept will open in Gaithersburg along with a Chicago-based beer bar.

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The first Maryland location of Ted’s Bulletin—the diner concept by Matchbox Food Group—will open in Gaithersburg at Crown Farm early next year.

The company behind Matchbox Pizza and the hot dog joint DC-3 announced the lease for the new location on Wednesday. Ted’s Bulletin, which has four locations in D.C. and Northern Virginia, is basically an upscale diner. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, but also has lunch and dinner menus.

The restaurant gained attention for menu items such as homemade “pop-tarts” and “adult milkshakes” after opening on 8th Street in Southeast D.C. in the summer of 2010. Yes, customers can add vodka, Kahlúa or other liquors to Ted’s shakes.

Ted’s is named after the father of Ty Neal, a Matchbox Food Group partner. Ted would “hold court” in his kitchen and cook for his neighborhood, according to the company. “He was the perfect host and would’ve been a natural at the restaurant business,” the company says about Ted on its website.

“We never expected to have even one opportunity to expand Ted’s, a concept born out of the memory of my father, but to have built the concept in the region is truly amazing,” Neal said in a press statement.

In an article updated Wednesday, the Washington Business Journal  reported that Chicago-based Old Town Pour House also signed a lease at Crown Farm.

Old Town Pour House will take over space formerly occupied by La Tagliatella, according to the Journal. The restaurant currently has two locations, one Chicago and the other in Oak Brook, Ill. It features an encyclopedic selection of beers and serves upscale bar food.

Crown Farm is a mixed-use community located off Sam Eig Highway that includes apartments, townhomes and a walkable retail area. Other restaurants opening at Crown include Chop’t, La Madeleine, Yogiberry and Paladar. The development also has a Harris Teeter grocery store and an LA Fitness gym.