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  The host hotel for the event is the Best Western, Maryland Inn, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707-2957
Room rate is $59/night and is available from Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 19.
Phone 301-776-5300 and mention "Potomac Curling Club" Hotel website
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  Other Interests Nearby  

National Wildlife Visitor Center features interactive exhibits which focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, and the tools and techniques used by scientists. Open daily.

National Aquarium in Baltimore on the Inner Harbor. State-of-the art aquarium, South American rain forest and marine mammal show. Open daily. Admission charged.

  Restaurants in the Area - Recommendations from our members

Bay 'N Surf: Good seafood. From the club: Take a left out of the parking lot. Take a right on 198. Take 1 South. Bay ‘N Surf is on the left side, about a mile south of 198. 301-776-7021. 14411 Baltimore Ave; Laurel, MD 20707

Buddy's Crabs & Ribs: Ribs. “Probably the best ribs I have ever had,” Tim Harwood. From the club: Take a left out of the parking lot onto Old Gunpowder Rd. Take a right on 198. Take 1 South. Buddy’s is on the left across the street from the Laurel Mall. 301-604-2145. 14707 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707

Chapala’s: Mexican/El Salvadoran. Good food, informal atmosphere. From the club: Turn left out of the parking lot, take a left at the light for 198. Continue down the road past the Rt 29 intersection, Chapala’s is on your right. 301-421-0924. 15530 Old Columbia Pike; Burtonsville, MD 20866

Chung King: Mongolian BBQ. Decent, can usually handle fairly large groups with no wait. From the club:  Turn LEFT out of the parking lot, and take Old Gunpowder to a RIGHT onto Rt. 198.  Stay on Rt. 198 (it will cross over I-95, and cross both halves of Rt. 1)  You will pass the race track on your left as well.  Chung King will be on your right in a plaza with a Pier 1, and a Fabric Store.  301-498-3230. 3439 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, MD 20724

Mandarin House: Chinese. “worth the drive.” Good food, reasonably priced. One exit north of the club on I-95.  From the club:  Left out of the parking lot, Take Old Gunpowder Road to a RIGHT onto Rt. 198.  Get on I-95 Northbound towards Baltimore and go one exit north to Rt. 216 towards Laurel.  Turn LEFT at the first light onto All Saints Road.  Mandarin House is in the plaza on your right just after the first light on All Saints Road.  301-604-7235.  9105 All Saints Road, Suite C, Laurel, MD 20723.

Pasta Plus: Italian. Very tasty pasta; service is rumored to be on the slow side, but take-out tastes just as good! From the club: Turn left out of parking lot, turn right at the light for 198. Keep going until the Rt 1 intersection and pull into the shopping plaza on the left – Pasta Plus is in this strip mall. 301-498-7878. 209 Gorman Ave.; Laurel, MD; Closed Monday.

Peking Restaurant: Chinese. From the curling club: take a left out of the parking lot. Take a left (west) on 198. Cross Rt 29, Peking is just ahead on the right, just past Chapalas. 301-421-1131. 15504 Old Columbia Pike; Burtonsville, MD, 20866

Red, Hot, and Blue: BBQ. A local BBQ chain, good pulled pork/chicken and ribs. The hot sauce is hot! From the club: take left out of parking lot. Take a right onto 198. Take a left onto 7th St.(MD 216). Take a right onto Main Street. 301-953-1943. 677 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707.

Seibel's: Diner, Ice Cream & Dairy Store. Wonderful homemade ice cream. Diner-like breakfast, good food, good prices. From the club:  From the parking lot turn LEFT onto Old Gunpowder Road and take it to a LEFT onto Rt. 198.  Stay on Rt. 198 as it crosses Rt. 29, but get into the right lane.  Seibel's is on the right, just past the shopping plaza. 301-384-5661. 15540 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866.

Sierra's Grill:  Mexican. Nothing fancy, but good Mexican food.  From the club: Turn right out of the parking lot. Turn right on Powder Mill Road. Turn right on Beltsville Drive (there’s a light there). It is on the right back side of Calverton Shopping Center (where the Giant store is). 301-572-7830. 11619 Beltsville Drive, Beltsville Maryland 20705. Carry-out available.

Tubby’s: Diner. Basic diner food. From the club: Turn left out of the parking lot, take a left at the light for 198. Tubby’s is on the left – you’ll have to drive past it and do a U-Turn to get there. 301-490-2828. 5701 Sandy Spring Road; Laurel, MD

Chain restaurants on Route 1: These are all on Route 1, south of 198, within a block or two of the Mall.

Left side of Route 1 heading south:
Pizza Hut
Papa John’s
Right side of Route 1 heading south:
Olive Garden
Silver Diner
Einstein Bagels
Greene Turtle (okay, I don’t know if this is a chain or not)
Famous Dave’s (ribs)
Don Pablo’s (on the road behind the Silver Diner)
Lone Star (on the road behind the Silver Diner)



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