Category Archives: Food & Drink
Just wanted to pass on the news that we are going to have a new Gastro Pub in Bethesda soon – The Majestic! It will be in the space once occupied by Gaffney’s (7141 Wisconsin Ave). Here is a little flavor of what is to come from owner Stefan Lalos:
Maybe like no place you’ve ever been… it’s Bethesda’s FIRST GastroPub! Comfortable. Friendly. Excellent food. Excellent drink. Excellent service. TV’s for news, sports and specifically Golf… booths and tables, a stage for some music a couple nights a week maybe, plus a big bar where you can come gather with your friends.
Good news friends! The Bethesda Central Market is now open (starting this Sunday, January 8, 2012)! There are over 20 vendors ready for this weekend. Remember it is on the parking lot on Elm between Woodmont and Wisconsin. Make sure you pop on over if you can!
Growing up in the UK, married to a South African and being of Indian origin it is fair to say thatI love a good cup of tea! So, it has got to count as good news that (a) Capital Teas are opening a new tea shop on Bethesda Row (b) they will be serving tea by the cup at this shop. Our friends at Patch have the full story here but this clip was particularly interesting and worth raising a glass to:
“The new location will offer 120 varieties of loose tea. Significantly, it will also sell tea by the cup year round, plus iced tea and tea smoothies in the warmer months.”
Friends – just had a lovely lunch at Le Pain Quotidien in Bethesda Row. A good friend treated me to a bowl of their lentil and vegetable soup, some lovelybreads and a glass of red wine — a nice way to start a holiday weekend!
This Saturday (The 17th), from 3pm-5pm, the Bus 52 team and our supporters will be at the Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda. Please feel free to stop by and say hello and learn about the project.The Harp & Fiddle (Flanagans) has been a Bethesda institution for years – come by and share a pint, have a soda, or grab some grub, and listen to us talk your ears off about how excited we are about Bus 52.Thank you so much for your interest, do pass this note along to anyone else you feel might be interested.See you Saturday!Robert
Just thought I’d give a quick shout out to the newly open Jimmy John’s on Bethesda Ave. JJ’s sells, in their words, the ”World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwiches” – we haven’t had a chance to check it out yet but would love to hear from folks who have made it over there. A little blurb on the new place and its history can be found here.
A friend and avid reader of Bethesda Actually recently asked “What can I do with my out of town visitors over the holidays?”
That is a good question and one we felt should be open to the entire community to answer. Please send us an email or leave a comment with your thoughts below. We will roll out some of the best ideas (plus a few of our own) in the days ahead.
Let me start with one in the “food and drink” category:
Taking your family out to the Irish Inn at Glen Echo should be on the short list of places to have some food and drink this holiday season. After All, surely I am not the only one who believes that a cold winters evening is best tackled in a warm pub over a plate of fish and chips and a nice pint of Guinness? Think about it…..the temperature dips below freezing, you are inside the pub part of the Irish Inn tucking into some food and listening to one of their terrific live bands……surely your out of town guests would approve?
More ideas on this topic to follow…..and don’t forget to have folks in your party act as designated drivers!
So we finally tried the vegetarian hot dog at Bold Bites and found it to be WONDERFUL! Really tasty and well worth the time it took for the Bold Bites team to find one that they felt comfortable serving in their super cafe. Thanks for getting that one in guys!
Just wanted to take a minute to thank the wonderful wait staff we had at Mon Ami Gabi last week. We had popped in there for a quick happy hour meal and were really well taken care of. Good service is not a given these days and although Bethesda Actually has covered Mon Ami a lot in the past we just wanted to take a moment to single them out and say – Thank You!