Category Archives: Food & Drink

A Cold Valentine’s Day in Bethesda

Well folks, it promises to be a cold Valentine’s day this year and here at Bethesda Actually we started to think about ways to make it a tad bit more enjoyable. And then the answer came to us…Soup!

What better way to spend Valentine’s day than enjoying a warm bowl of soup with your significant other, family and/ or friends?

Here are our top three list of places in Bethesda to get a warm bowl of soup this Sunday (or any day this week to be honest):

1. Kadhai Bethesda has many warming dishes on the menu, our personal recommendations are the Daal Takha or Daal Makhin – both are absolutely delightful.


2. Satsuma Bethesda – our favorites Japanese restaurant in the metro area has many wonderful noodle soups. Our favorite is the Udon Noodle soup!

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3. La Madeline Bethesda makes the list in part due to their lovely soups but also the promise of enjoying the soup if front of a warm fire.


What are your favorite places in Bethesda to have soup?

Cornucopia Closed Until Feb 10th

It seems that Ebo (owner of this wonderful store) has headed to Italy for business – let us hope he returns with even more wonderful nibbles to enjoy!DSCF5035

A Good (and cold!) Day for a Warm Curry!




Lot’s of super food options on a day like today – a curry at Kadhai is certainly an option. Here are a few other thoughts:

1. Satsuma – lovely pipping hot noddle soups

2. Mon Ami Gabi – any number of dishes with those delightfully made, and toasty, fries

3. Cosi – Oatmeal and toppings!



Reminder: Tako Grill Now at Shoppes of Bethesda!

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American Tap Room Specials

On a day like today you may be thinking of grabbing a cool drink, here are some of the daily events at American Tap Room (remember – no drinking and driving!)american tap room events

Beautiful Mural @ Bethesda Chocolates HQ

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Coffee and Real Estate Bethesda

We are seeing incredible changes in the real estate sector in Bethesda (and the broader area). New projects are seeing the development of high end apartment buildings, condominiums, town home and single family homes. Additionally, there are substantial changes in the commercial real estate area and these are impacting where people want to live and the space that they need.

As regular readers of this blog know, in my day job I am a real estate professional (associate broker/ realtor with Coldwell Banker RB Bethesda licensed in MD, DC and VA), so I am tracking these changes a lot more closely than your average resident. My take is that the new inventory coming onto the market, coupled with the rehab and tear down boom, is a real benefit to buyers BUT these buyers need to have a very clear sense of what their broad real estate/life goals are before they commit to a purchase.

I am going to be holding a few small coffee gatherings with people interested in buying or selling in Bethesda (and the broader Washington, DC metro market). We are going to chat about the market, the opportunities for investment and some of the big changes in the area that buyers and sellers need to know about.

If you are interested in joining one of these coffee sessions, drop me an email at and put “RSVP coffee and real estate” in the subject line.


Jetties Milkshake!

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the folks at Jetties in Veteran’s Triangle.

We enjoyed a couple of wonderful milkshakes and salads over there – cheers!





Woodmont Grill

Planning to go to Woodmont Grill for a work happy hour this evening – anyone have recommendations re: the food or drink menu?

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