Gringos & Mariachis

Just wanted to give a shout out to the folks at Gringos & Mariachis they really do have a terrific menu with some wonderful Taco options!

A terrific place to grab/ pick up some lunch:

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Picture of the Day: Where in Bethesda is this high end feature?

Answers via email to raj@rajabout.com

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What February Used to Look Like!

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Dentzel Carousel: Not Quite Yet!

Despite the weather feeling like Spring, unfortunately the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park will not be open until May. I know a lot of you are impatient (particularly those young Carousel riders!) but remember: Good things come to those who wait :)

Here is a link to a video and a picture for those not familiar with it (https://glenechopark.org/carousel#Carousel video)

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Picture of the Day: Where is This?

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Rolled Thai Ice Cream to Bethesda

This is COOL — Class 520 Rolled Thai Ice Cream company is coming to Bethesda according to their Facebook page!

Here is a link to a video showing the creative process!

What’s Hot in 2017: YIMBY!

Confused? Well, full confession – I wasn’t particularly familiar with this concept but basically it means:
“Yes in my back yard!” and is a movement about sustainability of energy, housing, technology, infill construction and the like. It is seen as a contrast to “NIMBY” – which stands for “Not in My Backyard.”

Someone I was discussing the Purple line with recently noted that it has seen a fight between these two groups and that they saw 2017 as a year when the YIMBY movement would go mainstream.

So what would that mean for Bethesda? Well, we have no shortage of infill construction but I would hope that developers would be pushed to increase energy efficiency, sustainability etc. as part of the YIMBY effort.

What do you think? Do you agree with the YIMBY concept? Is the Purple line a NIMBY v YIMBY fight or is that too symplistic.

As ever — email thoughts to raj@rajabout.com and we will publish the most interesting!

Important Open House 7th and 8th: Montgomery County on alternative 355 Route (via Twitter Feed)

Join us for a Open House on Feb. 7 or Feb. 8! Learn & comment about conceptual alternatives for MD Route 355

Tough Temple Cross Fit Has Moved – Is Senior Home a Step Closer?

The Tough Temple Cross fit has moved locations and has a sign out front for Fedex/UPS deliveries. Curious to know whether the assisting living facility slated for that space is now a step closer to breaking ground. Of course the dance studio is still there but evidence does suggest we are inching closer to a redevelopment project for Rugby Avenue.  It seems that Bethesda Urban Living for seniors is on the horizon!

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Bistro Lazeez and Uber Eats

Just wanted to note that Bistro Lazeez is very publicly pushing their connection with Uber Eats — I am curious to see if folks have had a good experience with Uber Eats. Drop us a line at raj@rajabout.com and we will publish the best responses.

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