Taking place Jan. 25-27 at the Dulles Expo Center, the festival gives shoppers a great excuse to treat themselves to something nice.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Will you be heading to Bethesda Row to look for an inaugural ballgown?
Bethesda businesses are getting a boost from this year’s inauguration despite predictions of lower tourist numbers. Hotels in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring area already are filling up or have limited availability, The Gazette reported. “Our hotels are getting business this year as a result of the inauguration that they would not have gotten last year,” Kelly Groff, director of the Montgomery County Conference and Visitors Bureau, told The Gazette. “When there’s more people in our hotels, there’s more people in restaurants and shopping and taking cabs.” But local hotels and restaurants aren’t the only businesses making the most of inauguration hoopla. The expected reduction in tourism—only 800,000 visitors this year compared to …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Start planning your meals for Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 with this list of participating restaurants.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week is almost here and eight restaurants have been added to the lineup since we first announced the participants list. Start planning your meals for Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 with this list of participating restaurants, found on the B-CC Restaurant Week website: Assaggi Mozzarella Bar Bezu Restaurant Black's Bar & Kitchen Brasserie Monte Carlo Capital Grille—Chevy Chase Freddy's Lobster & Clams Geppetto Restaurant Grapeseed Jaleo—Bethesda La Ferme Lebanese Taverna Le Vieux Logis Mon Ami Gabi Nest Cafe Normandie Farm Oakville Grille & Wine Bar Old Angler's Inn Passage To India Persimmon Restaurant RAKU—Bethesda Redwood Restaurant Tavira Restaurant Vino Volo Price points and addresses can be found here. B-CC …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Organizers published the list of participating restaurants late Thursday morning.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week is almost here. Start planning your meals for Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 with this list of participating restaurants, found on the B-CC Restaurant Week website: Assaggi Mozzarella Bar La Ferme Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar Old Angler’s Inn Passage To India Black's Bar & Kitchen Brasserie Monte Carlo Mon Ami Gabi Persimmon Restaurant Capital Grille – Chevy Chase Nest Café RAKU – Bethesda Freddy’s Lobster & Clams Normandie Farm Tavira Restaurant Price points and addresses can be found here. B-CC Restaurant Week diners will notice a few changes to the semi-annual event this year: more varied price points and a new sponsor. Meals begin at $12 or $16 for two courses at lunch. For dinner, customers can spend $22…
Winter’s version takes place Jan. 24 through Feb. 3.
Discounted fine dining begins in Bethesda just ahead of DC Restaurant Week. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week diners will notice a few changes to the semi-annual event this year: more varied price points and a new sponsor. Winter’s version takes place Jan. 24 through Feb. 3. Meals begin at $12 or $16 for two courses at lunch. For dinner, customers can spend $22 for two courses or $33 for three courses, according to Bethesda Magazine. The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week website is expected to announce the participating restaurants soon. Update: Check out the list of participating restaurants here. In addition, Bethesda Magazine replaces The Washington Post as the event’s lead media sponsor, according to an announcement on the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Store-owner Stephanie Menick will host an anniversary celebration this weekend.
This weekend a Potomac store celebrates one year in business at the Cabin John Mall with a party for customers. Occasions Unique Gifts owner Stephanie Menick began her 10-year career in the gift industry, selling gift baskets from her home. Today she celebrates a decade long career culminating in a successful physical store presence in Potomac. In 10 years Menick says her favorite part of the business is just making people happy. “It’s a happy industry, people enjoy shopping, enjoy receiving,” Menick said. “We’re working around pretty items, colorful bows and creating things that touch people.” With many memorable sales throughout her career, Menick says there’s still one that sticks out: An older gentlemen came into her store on Valentine…
Monday, October 8, 2012
A new fusion restaurant is set to open in its place by the end of the year.
A local Italian institution is moving out to make room for a young new-comer with a fusion twist. Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog reports that Tragara Ristorante—“the longtime Italian eatery with an upstairs banquet room that’s hosted many a Bethesda Bar Mitzvah”—will close at the end of this month. A new restaurant with a French-Indian flair will take its place at 4935 Cordell Ave. in Bethesda. Tragara has served customers for 26 years, the last 18 of them under the ownership of Claude Amsellem. Issues with Amsellem's health have caused the restaurateur to close the business and cancel any private parties scheduled after October, according to Bethesda Magazine. Ashish Alfred, a 26-year-old chef and graduate of Magruder High School …
Monday, October 1, 2012
TDM designs has been shown in national fashion magazines and on the shoulders of celebrities.
Artsy, utilitarian, elegant or fun—while flipping through magazines each year, fashionistas will see again and again that scarves are the winter/fall accessories of choice. But did you know that one oft-featured designer comes from right here in Potomac? In a farmhouse in the heart of Potomac, Michelle Baldwin in 2007 launched Nepali Scarves by TDM Designs, an accessories line featured everywhere from Bethesda boutiques to national magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and O. But Baldwin’s line does more than warm the shoulders of Hollywood celebrities and Bethesda soccer moms; it also works to provide a stable, fair income for Nepali artisans while funding the education of their children. “All of our employees are from the villages of …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tell us what has been a hit with your son or daughter, and what great parties your friends have hosted!
More than a year after publication, a Mom’s Talk post about popular area birthday spots is still one of our top viewed stories. In a May 2011 column, Patch asked local moms to name their favorite birthday party spots for children. We had a wide and varied response—one that is popular still today as hundreds of readers check out the story each month. But do the moms' recommendations still live up to the hype? Fire halls were popular options for little boys. Wiley Drake and Allison Olmsted suggested the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department firehouse, where party-goers could try on fireman's boots and hats and climb on the trucks. Other favorites were sports centers: “Rockville SportsPlex is a great place to hold a birthday party for …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents may recognize the founders from Clyde’s Restaurant Group and O’Donnell’s Sea Grill.
Potomac’s latest seafood joint opens Sept. 5 in the Cabin John Shopping Center. The Grilled Oyster Company will start serving dinner on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and will be open for lunch beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to Bethesda Magazine. The restaurant will serve dishes such as grilled oyster, fish, crab, mussels and Old Bay fries. Washingtonian posted a tentative lunch menu on its website. Husband-and-wife team Valerie and Rick Dugan have been putting the final touches on the first solo venture in their 25 years of Washington restaurant service. Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents may recognize the two from Clyde’s Restaurant Group and O’Donnell’s Sea Grill. On an August visit to snap a photo of the coming restaurant, Patch ran …