I wish I had a dollar for every time I've mentioned two of my favorite dives, JVs and Hank Dietle's, and have gotten blank stares in return. Both of these places have been around for decades yet remain somewhat under the radar. Of course, if I try to tell a person from Washington or Maryland that JV's is near Seven Corners, the eyes glaze over with dismay and confusion. I get the same reaction when I mention the Rockville Pike and Dietle's to Virginia types. Oh, the horror.
This week, as luck will have it, The Thrillbillys will be performing on BOTH sides of the river: Thursday evening @ JVs and Saturday night @ Hank Dietle's.
Get out the map.