Small Bites: Red Hot & Blue Closes in Gaithersburg

Small Bites: Red Hot & Blue Closes in Gaithersburg

Plus: Vietnamese deli in Silver Spring departs; Celebrity chef contributes to Dog Haus promotion

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The Red Hot & Blue in Gaithersburg closed last week.

Via Red Hot & Blue Gaitherbsurg on Facebook

Red Hot & Blue closes in Gaithersburg

Barbecue restaurant Red Hot & Blue closed its Gaithersburg location on Friday.

The outfit announced its departure in a Facebook post.

“Thank you to all our loyal customers,” the post read. “We have decades of happy memories because of you.”

The restaurant was one of 16 full-service locations in the chain in the country. The chain has two other Maryland locations, in Annapolis and Laurel.

The phone number for the Red Hot & Blue in Gaithersburg was no longer in service on Wednesday. The restaurant did not immediately respond to a message on its Facebook page.

The closure was first reported by MoCo Show News, which added that the restaurant temporarily closed for renovations before shutting down permanently.

Vietnamese deli in Silver Spring departs

Dip N Rolls, a deli and café featuring Vietnamese cuisine, closed on Wednesday after nearly three years on Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

Owner Lan Pham announced in a letter posted on the deli’s front door that it would close on July 31, so she could spend more time with her daughter and grandchildren.

“It was hard work, but worth every second because I enjoyed it,” Pham wrote. “I know how to work hard but I don’t know how to say goodbye to all of you.”

The deli had breakfast and lunch, with an assortment of Vietnamese items such as banh mi sandwiches and spring rolls. The deli’s name comes from Pham’s childhood nickname, “Roll,” a reference to her build.

Celebrity chef contributes to Dog Haus promotion

The latest introduction to Dog Haus’ 2019 No Kid Hungry Chef Collaboration Series is Los Angeles-based Chef Chris Oh, winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and Esquire’s “Knife Fight.”

“Chef Oh is a culinary bad ass with numerous accolades under his belt, not to mention the fact that he is one of today’s emerging TV personalities,” Dog Haus Co-Founder Hagop Giragossian said in a statement.

Dog Haus has a location in Bethesda and another coming to Gaithersburg.

Oh has created Korean Fried Chicken Wings for the promotion, which donates $1 to the charity No Kid Hungry for every featured item sold.

“I always enjoy collaborating with Dog Haus because our visions align, both with food and execution,” Oh said in a statement.

Charlie Wright can be reached at charlie.wright@bethesdamagazine.com

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