Restaurants

July 28, 2019

Westwood Shopping Center

Project Update and Timing Anyone living along The Avenue is likely aware of and tracking the upcoming development of the Westwood Shopping Center—an unfolding saga that has captured the attention of the surrounding communities and sparked many a debate. Our clients have often inquired as to what we know about the status of the project. Here’s what we’ve learned. While the process of development and approval has been a long […]
January 27, 2016

Chase Away the Winter Blues in Bethesda

After the epic blizzard, Snowzilla, last weekend many Bethesda residents are experiencing cabin fever!  We found today that a delectable dessert like Lemon Almond Cake at Praline Bakery in Bethesda chased the blues away! Sick of the melting snow everywhere?  There’s nothing like a sunny slice of heaven melting in your mouth to make your day a little brighter.  We highly recommend a slice…or maybe the whole cake!   Praline Bakery is located […]
October 5, 2013

Top 5 Things to do in Bethesda in October

October is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of the year.  It started at a young age for me…my birthday is in October.  At my current age however, that is no longer a good thing.  Yet the month remains my favorite of the year!  Football season is in full swing, the weather is wonderful, the leaves are changing color, Oktoberfests abound, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie and all things […]
July 13, 2013

Belly Up to the Chocolate Bar in Bethesda

UPDATE: Max Brenner Chocolate is no longer in Bethesda.  Check out the new business in that space on Woodmont Avenue. Looking for a fun date night idea or a unique venue for a birthday party?  A new and original bar coming to Bethesda Row has the solution.  Unlike Max Brenner’s other restaurants in Philadelphia and New York, this new location has been dubbed a chocolate bar and will be serving […]
May 22, 2013

The Best Beer, Band and Bluegrass in Bethesda!

When one of our favorite places combines with one of our favorite entertainers in the Bethesda area, we are compelled to share the news! Tonight (and every other Wednesday night) the 19th Street Band is playing at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo beginning at 8 PM.  The 19th Street Band trio includes Caolaidhe on guitar, Meghan on the fiddle and Mike on the upright bass.  The three bring the […]
August 26, 2011

Day 237: Pre-hurricane Show at Parker's

Come on “Irene”, oh I swear…. At this moment, you mean everything…. Here she comes, good old Irene, heading to Bethesda!  In the spirit of fun and good cheer, Parker’s Bistro is inviting us out for a pre-hurricane show tonight starting at 9 PM with the 19th Street Band – one of my favorite local performers!  Here is an excerpt from their website: The 19th Street Band is a Washington D.C. […]
April 5, 2011

Day 94: The Pines of Rome in Bethesda

“Where can we go for some good pizza in Bethesda?” the young couple asked their handsome real estate agent (that’s me) after a long afternoon looking for houses.  What immediately came to mind was The Pines of Rome, located at 4709 Hampden Lane.  The Pines of Rome is named after a trio of symphonic poems written by the Italian violinist turned composer Ottorino Respighi.  Each symphony depicts the pine trees […]
March 19, 2011

Day 78: Benihana Teppanyaki

When I was 10 years old my parents took me out to a “special” dinner in Bethesda.  The restaurant was Benihana, a Japanese hibachi steakhouse, and it used to be located in the basement of the Air Rights Center building on Wisconsin Avenue.  Years later I used to put on an ill-fitting suit and take my homecoming dates out to dinner there with my friends.  The main reason was not […]
February 1, 2011

Day 32: Mall Monkey Business

I can’t help it.  I like going to the mall.  I still call it Montgomery Mall and I know the owners want me to call it Westfield Montgomery. Branding Schmanding.  Montgomery Mall is located at 7101 Democracy Boulevard just off Interstate 270 and Democracy.  My favorite place to park is just outside the second level of Nordstrom (you have to weave your way through the garage to get there).  My […]