Town Center Walk With Police Chief & Commander

Community Walk and Talk
With Prince George's County
Chief of Police Melvin High
District 6 Commander Maj. Gary Cunningham

Wed, August 22
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at Town Center Route 197 & Contee Rd for a walk through nearby neighborhoods (MAP)

You are invited to join neighbors in a walk and talk with Prince George's County Police Chief Chief Melvin High and Laurel-Beltsville Police District 6 Commander Maj. Gary Cunningham along with other Prince George's County officials and agency representatives.

“Our goal is to heighten awareness and show a partnership of commitment. We need the help of the community and this is a great way to personally meet members of the community to address their concerns,” -- Chief High.

For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Back to Los Tios TexMex & Grill in Crystal Plaza

Download just the Coupon
The "Los Tios Pizzeria & Grill" that opened September 26 at Crystal Plaza has been renamed (back) to "Los Tios TexMex & Grill". They no longer offer Pizza. They do have a very nice menu of TexMex food. Here's what i scanned off their current menu (so the layout and any typos are mine). For Vegetarians (if not for Vegans) there are even some meatless dishes, like the Enchiladas Monterrey, which i liked. I hope they will add a nice Xango to their dessert menu.

Los Tios TexMex & Grill
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:30pm
(301) 776-6550
12617 Laurel Bowie Rd.
Laurel, MD 20708 (Map)

Sampler Especial $11.95
Grilled jumbo shrimps, Grilled chicken quesadilla Chicken wings, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream

Grilled Quesadilla $6.95
Grilled chicken or beef, Flour tortilla, filled with melted Cheese served with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream

Taquitos $6.95
Grilled beef or chicken rolled in a com tortilla fried, served with taquito sauce, topped with cheese, guacamole and sour cream

Buffalo Wings
Los Tios' famous Buffalo style wings with choice of Hot, Mild, or Plain.
(10 pcs) $6.95
(20 pcs) $12.95
(50 pcs) $28.95

Lunch Special

Taco al Carbon $6.95
2 Beef or chicken tacos served with lettuce and tomato

2 Soft Taeos $6.95
Choice of beef or chicken served with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream

Enchiladas & Tacos $5.95
Choice of beef or chicken served with rice and beans

Carne Asada $8.95
Grilled steak served with pico de gallo, rice and beans

Camarones Rellenos $12.95
Jumbo Shrimps stuffed with crab meat and served with rice and vegetables

Pescado Frito $9.95
Salvadoran style whole pan fried seasoned tilapia
Served with rice, beans and salad

Polio Asado $9.95
Grilled chicken breast with rice, beans, pica de gallo and guacamole

Polio Encebollado $9.95
Chicken breast sauteed in garlic butter and ranchera sauce, smothered with onion, green peppers, and tomatoes

Fajitas $9.95
Grilled chicken, beef, or mixed served with pico de gallo and guacamole

Rib Eye Steak $14.95
100z of grilled rib eye steak, served with rice, salad, pico de gallo

Horchata $1.95
Ensalada de Fruta $1.95
12oz can soda $1.25
Bottled water (1 liter) $1.25
Fountain soda (refills) $1.95

Flan $2.95
Cheese Cake $2.95
Fruit Bowl $3.95

Beef Burrito $8.95
Shredded beef rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with fresh home made enchilada sauce and melted cheese garnished with rice and beans

Chicken Burrito $8.95
A flour tortilla stuffed with chunks of chicken breast, beans lettuce, tomatores, cheese and avocados, topped with ranchera sauce and melted cheese served with rice and beans

Santa Fe Burrito $11.95
Chunks of skirt steak rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with home made enchilada suce and melted cheese served with rice and beans

Twins Burrito $9.95
Two burritos, one filled with chicken topped with tomatillo sauce and cheese, the other filled with beef toped with enchilada sauce and melted cheese, served with rice and beans


Enchiladas Verdes $8.95
Corn tortilla stuffed with shredded beef and covered with our tomatillo sauce and melted cheese served with rice and beans

Enchiladas Monterrey $8.95
Corn tortilla filled with cheese topped with more cheese and ranchera sauce served with rice and beans

Enchiladas Super De Polio $8.95
Corn tortilla stuffed with chunks of tender chicken rolled and topped with enchilada sauce, melted cheese, garnished with sliced avocados and sour cream served with rice and beans

Trios Enchiladas $8.95
Chicken, beef and cheese enchilada served with rice and beans

Prince George's Co. Students Get Free Bus Rides

Metro [and the Prince George's County-run system TheBus] will give free bus rides to school-age children on weekdays between 2 and 7 p.m. in Prince George's County starting Aug. 20, the first day of public school in the county ... Rest of Washington Post article

Los Tios Pizzeria & Grill Opened Sep 26

The brand new Los Tios Pizzeria & Grill restaurant has opened in Crystal Plaza at the 12617 Laurel-Bowie Rd. location of the former J's Sports Cafe, apparently starting Wednesday night, September 26.

Their menu in the window and the above coupon show Pizza, Subs, Pasta, Salads, Chicken Wings, Chicken Tenders, Hamburgers, French Fries, Bread Sticks, Nachos, Ice Cream, Sodas, Ice Tea, etc., but other than Nachos there is not (yet) any Tex-Mex food as hinted by their earlier banner "Los Tios Tex-Mex". But it is still early days, yet. They offer Dine-In, Carry-Out and Delivery Service at (301) 776-6550. (Map)

The coupon shows their current hours of operation as:
  • Sun - Thurs: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri & Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
The coupon also mentions:
  • Arcade games
  • Watch Sports on 24 TVs
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate Parties
Watch this space for more information about the new Los Tios Pizzeria & Grill in Crystal Plaza.

Pizzeria could replace J's Cafe in Crystal Plaza

South Laurel residents say they are keeping an eye on J’s Sport CafĂ©, the former violence-prone nightclub, as its owner announces plans to remake it into a pizzeria.

The pizzeria would deliver and sell California-style pizzas with pineapple, mango, chicken and other less-traditional toppings in addition to regular pies, said Kim, who expects to have use-and-occupancy and health permits in hand this week.

Read the rest of this July 26, 2007 Laurel Gazette article

This and earlier information about the now closed J's Cafe is archived at J's Sports Cafe under NEWS on

National Night Out August 7

Police District 6 National Night Out Tuesday, August 7, at 6 pm - 8 pm at District 6 Station, 4321 Sellman Rd, Beltsville, MD next to the Beltsville Library.

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In addition to fostering police-community partnerships, one of the main objectives of National Night Out is to displace the opportunity for crime simply by residents coming
outdoors together -- on our streets, sidewalks, and front yards -- to reclaim our neighborhoods, at least on that night, and as often as possible throughout the year, and to otherwise raise crime-prevention awareness.

Residents are encouraged not only to attend this Police District 6 event to get to know our neighborhood police officers and learn about police department crime fighting activities, but also simply to gather in our own neighborhoods, such as an outdoor barbecue, picnic, potluck, whatever, with or without a specific crime prevention theme.

At a minimum, all residents are encouraged to keep our front porch and rear house lights turned on at night and to secure our homes and cars, especially on National Night Out to show unity within our community, but also every other night, to reduce the opportunities for crime.

Here's a MAP and directions to the Police District 6 Station

For more information about this nation-wide event, see the National Night Out web site

Here are some other crime prevention materials you might find helpful.

Here is the event flyer as a down-loadable PDF or PNG file for printing and posting throughout our community.

J's Cafe to become Los Tios Tex Mex & Grill ?

On May 31, 2007 the Laurel Leader reported that Alex Kim, one of J's owners, said they plan to open a Lighthouse Steak and Seafood restaurant at the site later this summer in Crystal Plaza, South Laurel. Today, there is a sign for "Los Tios Tex Mex & Grill" covering where the J's Cafe sign used to be. Nothing more is known at this time.

Graffiti Removal

This past Saturday afternoon about 25 citizens came out to assist Prince George's County Police District 6 (Beltsville/Laurel) Special Assignment Team officers remove graffiti on public property across District 6. Volunteers included citizens of Beltsville and South Laurel, community representatives on the Police District 6 Citizens Advisory Council and South Laurel Community Association Leaders network, P.G. County Volunteer Fire Department Station 31 (Beltsville), Boy Scout Troop 1033 (Beltsville). Police District 1 officers assisted.