Kid’s Stuff

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 […]
March 12, 2011

Day 71: The Western Market

As a real estate broker I spend a fair portion of my life behind the wheel driving to client’s homes or businesses, looking at the latest listings that come on the market (“previewing”), and driving our clients to houses they are considering purchasing.  One of my favorite “pit-stops” is the Western Market located at 4840 Western Avenue in the Crestview neighborhood.  Old local markets like these are few and far […]
March 9, 2011

Day 68: Bethesda's Boundary Stones

Bethesda is an unincorporated town and as such has no official boundaries.  The U.S. Census Bureau defines Bethesda as a Census Designated Place, or CDP, with a southern boundary where Maryland meets the District of Columbia.  This border with the District of Columbia is an interesting story and the subject of today’s blog. The early history of the United States is one filled with controversy and upheaval.  The location of […]
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 […]