Last week we were informed that Yogiberry would be closing its Bethesda Row location on Sunday, 8/25, after news of an equipment auction was posted on an auction website.
We were quickly informed that the closing would only be temporary and that Yogiberry will be reopening soon under new ownership. Date TBD for now.
Federal Realty announced today that the first Piccoli Piatti Pizzeria will open at Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center in 2020. The 3,473-square-foot dining destination will be located between Sequel and Sanctuary Interior Design and will feature a hybrid of Neapolitan and American style pizza called Neo Neapolitan pizza. Additional menu items will include small and shared plates – Piccoli (small) Piatti (plates) – such as Panzanella salad, house made spreads, grilled and fried calamari, house made desserts and more.
With talents in Italian cuisine, Piccoli Piatti’s owner previously owned Red Tomato and Centro, which were both located in downtown Bethesda. They currently own Fish Taco, a community favorite, which has a location in Wildwood Shopping Center.
“The combination of new dining options, new tenants including Flower Child, Bethesda Bagels and Joe & the Juice, and Wildwood’s recent neighborhood upgrades allows us to create a place where our community feels welcome to gather, shop and dine,” said Kari Glinski, Director of Asset Management at Federal Realty.
Cubanos will take over the old Louisiana Kitchen location in Bethesda (4907 Cordell Avenue).
The Cuban restaurant already has a MoCo location in Silver Spring (1201 Fidler Lane) where it “creates a a fusion of exclusive flavors into one elite Latin dining experience.”
The restaurant offers dishes like ropa vieja, fricasè de pollo, paella, churrasco, and much more.
I was told they expect to open in mid-August.
Mention Restaurant Month to your server prior to beginning your experience and you’ll be able to enjoy dinner for just $39 per person at Fogo De Chao in Pike & Rose.
This “Fogo Restaurant Month” special runs from Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 11.
Valid for dinner only, Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 11, at any US or Puerto Rico Fogo de Chão location. Does not include Beef Ribs, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon or Lamb Chops. Beverages, alcohol, dessert, tax and gratuity are not included. Not valid on holidays or with any other promotional offer. Restrictions apply.
Per the Fogo de Chao website
Shilla Bakery has closed permanently in Montgomery Mall.
I was told by the concierge that the bakery will re-open soon under new management and a new name– Syd’s. It is expected to re-open by August.
Shilla Bakery opened in the mall in December of 2017. The bakery still has locations in Rockville, Annandale, and Tysons Corner.
Bethesda Row welcomes its latest addition, the new LensCrafters store opening at 7141 Arlington Road, Suite W1.
LensCrafters offers complete vision care through trusted eye care and quality eyewear. Customers can experience LensCrafters latest technology with their digital eye exam process, purchase prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses; and choose from an array of lens options that work best for their needs.
The Bethesda location will host independent optometrists on-site.
In honor of the grand opening, and for a limited time, customers will receive 50% off a Complete Pair (inclusive of frames and lenses; exclusions apply) at the new Bethesda location.
Fuse Taco in Bethesda has closed permanently (4903 Cordell Ave., in the old Bold Bite location).
The restaurant opened in late March and featured tacos fused with flavors from across the world.
We were informed of a sign on the door stating the restaurant is closed and spoke with owner, Kaz Kazmi, via text this morning. He told us “Unfortunately Fuse will not be reopening in Bethesda. Sad thing is the restaurant was performing quite well , we just didn’t have enough capital to sustain ops.”
We wish Mr. Kazmi the best going forward.
Fu Shing Cafe announced, via a sign on the door, that they will close permanently on July 1st.
The restaurant, which has been a popular lunch destination for area high school students, has been in Westlake Crossing next to Montgomery Mall for approximately 20 years.
Thank you to Terry of @DCFoodCouple (Instagram) for sending us the photo of the sign on the door.
We are working with Poke Dojo to give you an amazing deal on their poke bowls to celebrate their Grand Opening!
From Friday, 6/21/19 until Sunday, 6/23/19, we are offering a Buy 1 Poke Bowl, Get 1 Poke Bowl FREE MoCoShow special (just show them this article or the photo above).
Poke Dojo is located at 7110 Bethesda Lane in Bethesda Row. They offer signature bowls, create-your-own bowls, and a variety of mochi ice cream (2 for $5).
Clove & Cedar is now open at 4918 St. Elmo Ave in Bethesda.
To celebrate the end of the school year, teachers get a free 8 oz house blend or single origin coffee through Sunday, 6/16 with teacher ID! Fathers are also eligible for this offer on Father’s Day.
Clove & Cedar Coffeebar emphasizes all things local, including food, beverages, and the community. Former lawyer and 15-year Bethesda resident Janet Forlini is the owner of the new shop in the Bainbridge Building.
Clove & Cedar sells locally roasted Ceremony Coffee, as well as food and beverages from other local companies such as Blue Ridge Bucha, Dulceology, Fresh Baguette, Henry’s Sweet Retreat, Poppy’s Stuffed Bagels, Red Bandana Gluten-Free, Soupergirl, Sweet Teensy, Tasty6 Juice, Trickling Springs Creamery, Wellfound Foods, and Wight Tea.
Forlini recruited Hawkeye Johnson, an award-winning local latte artist, as lead barista/trainer. Hawkeye recently represented Clove & Cedar Coffeebar at the Latte Art World Championship Open in Indianapolis on June 1st and 2nd.
Beginning today (June 12th), Clove & Cedar Coffeebar will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, and 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.