The big day… for my brother, and yeah, myself since he made me the best man, which meant, the speech. I only had enough time to outline a speech. But I figured, I’ll get it straightened out after hanging out with my friend and his daughter at the playground. The day was perfect. And apparently it was perfect for me to run into a bunch of other friends I haven’t had a chance to see. And why look, they brought their kids too! Great times catching up and seeing the future my eighteen year old self couldn’t imagine. My friends? Married? Kids? Who the hell are these people? Well kids, as much as you don’t want to think beyond your twenties, your thirties will hit you in no time.
So it was time to eat my sadness away. Who knew I’d be even more sad after eating at Silver Fountain. After my disappointing dim sum time at New Fortune on my last trip, I was looking forward to coming here. Redemption please! It used to be our first choice if we were in the area. It was among the handful of places that still did the push carts, where specific dishes were carted beside every table. Unfortunately, it tastes like the dim sum you could get at take out only places back in San Francisco. They seem to concentrate more on firming up the starchy components and skimping on the proteins, than getting that perfect balance. Uggh, we should have noted the reason there was no line and plenty of tables during lunch time. I had to shed a tear later, because time was ticking away for the wedding.
13533 Connecticut Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Verdict: No longer a dim sum option for me.
We had to drive up to Columbia, Maryland which was a good hour from Montgomery County. Luckily, we had the ICC, the Intercounty Connector (MD 200). That cut the time virtually in half. I say virtually because we hit traffic on the 95. Not that it mattered. We got there in time.
The ceremony was quick and it was off to the reception hosted by the people at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. We did a little Harlem Shake for the intro and then an entrance by the bride and groom to the song of Slayer’s Raining Blood (this was so my brother’s idea). The formalities went off without a hitch and my speech was done in a flash. Thank goodness! Then it was off to eating, cake, and of course, dancing. Boy do they like to dance. The dance floor was never empty. Needless to say, the wedding was a blast. Congratulations you two!