Trisha Gupta Studio is a woman owned art studio in Bethesda and they'd like to invite you to the studio's open house!
They will be hosting a show, demos, activities, raffle, and much more.
Please come to meet the local community, meet current students, view a show, and engage in some art making.
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: 5719 Kingswood Court Bethesda MD, 20853
Dates: September 14th and 15th
Times: 12 to 5pm both days. The gallery has open hours during the week by appointment.
Please RSVP so the studio can plan for all of the guests
Light refreshments will be served.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546880048697111/
Trisha Gupta Studio specializes in small classes with 5 people or less. Each person has an initial consult where they determine their goals and their desired outcomes.
The instructor tailors the curriculum to match the goals for each student. The instructor works closely with each student and provides extensive one on one time. The instructor is well versed in over 7 mediums. Each student can find the medium they like best. I am most interested in students developing an artistic voice. Classes are $20 an hour.
Berries & Bowls will open on Monday, 9/9.
The “Superfood Cafe” will be located at 120 Market St., just opposite of the Wine Harvest on the paseo.
They will specialize is açaí bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, and more. They’ll have açaí, pitaya, spirolina, and kale super food bowls, and will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A few miles away in Downtown Crown, Asian dessert spot Mango Mango has installed signage at their location next to Burgerim at 202 Ellington Ave.
Mango Mango will offer a variety of unique desserts, not all mango-based, which can be seen on their website. There are currently 11 other Mango Mango locations across the United States, with the closest being in nearby Falls Church, VA.
We don’t have an opening date for Mango Mango, but it’s expected to open this fall.
Gumbo Ya Ya, a Cajun and Puerto Rican fusion restaurant with a location in Germantown, is coming to Rockville Town Square.
This location will not be full-service like their Germantown restaurant, but was described to me as “premium fast casual.” The Rockville location will offer a full bar, tables to dine-in, and a Sunday brunch menu that will be unique to the Rockville Town Square location.
Gumbo Ya Ya will be located in the old Lab Cafe location, across from Finnegan’s Wake, at 101 Gibbs Street. Full menus pictured below and ALL government employees- local, state, federal, receive a 10% discount with ID.
As with all Rockville Town Square locations (including the library), parking is free for 2 hours with validation.
UPDATED TO REFLECT THE SOFT OPENING DATES ARE TBD
I had the opportunity to chat with the GM of the new Cinepolis, David Johnston, and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.
The luxury movie theater is planning on having its soft opening soon, but the dates are TBD.
Though the theater will have a full bar and televisions to watch games, etc. alcohol will likely not be served for about a month after they open.
You’ll be able to order your food from your seats in the theater or in advance. If you order in advance, the kitchen will start making your food as soon as you check in, so it can be ready soon after you get to your seats.
The closest comparison to Cinepolis is probably iPic (there’s a nearby location in Pike & Rose). Though prices haven’t been finalized, its expected that tickets will cost about 20-30% less than iPic. Cinepolis will also offer a rewards program that’s 100% free.
The theater offers 9 screens and a total of 526 seats, to ensure that you won’t have to deal with large crowds. They also have a 28 seat theater that they would rent out for birthday parties or other events.
For anyone that is worried about the price that comes with a luxury movie experience, I was told that the first showing of the day will be available at a lower cost, as well as movies before 5pm and after 9pm.
On M-F from 2pm-5pm (except for holidays), movie tickets will be available for just $8.
You can check out the concession menu in the pictures below, but the dining menu will include items like mozzarella sticks, nachos, gourmet beef sliders, truffle fries, salads, tacos, hot dogs, burgers, and much more.
Almost a year ago, we reported that Hip Hop Fish & Chicken was opening its first MoCo location. After a few delays, we are happy to report that they let us know they’ll be open “in a month or less.”
It’s located in the Briggs Chaney shopping center in the location that used to be home to Marina's Pollo A La Brasa.
Hip Hop Fish & Chicken has 19 other locations sprinkled across Maryland and 1 in D.C. They specialize in fish and chicken platters as well as wings, fries, and lots of other sides.
Early this morning, USA Today reported that Sears has added its Lakeforest location to a list of stores expected to close by December of this year.
We know that the Lakeforest Sears was sold to investors back in March of 2018 for $4 million. We also know that WRS Inc., the company who bought the core of the mall, is in talks with the four department stores about purchasing the pad sites (which includes the parking lots).
If Sears is to close it would leave Macy's as the sole survivor, in terms of anchor stores, at the dying mall.
It has been over a year since we let you know that Cinnaholic, a bakery known for its 100% vegan custom cinnamon rolls, was coming to Crown in Gaithersburg.
Husband and wife team, Florian and Shannon Radke, opened their first bakery in Berkeley, California in 2010. Four years later, the couple appeared on Shark Tank, where they initially accepted a $200,000 investment for 20% of their company (the deal later fell through due to differences in how investor Robert Herjavec and the Radke’s saw the company moving forward).
The bakery will be located at 230 Crown Park Ave., the former home of Yogiberry, next to Chopt. After a few delays, they expect to open late fall 2019.
Friendship BBQ is scheduled to open its doors on September 1, becoming the newest restaurant to join Rockville Town Square’s collection of authentic, independently owned restaurants in the heart of downtown Rockville.
Friendship BBQ, at 33 E Maryland Ave., is a fast-casual Asian BBQ restaurant with skewered meats and seafoods using wood imported from the Xinjiang region of China giving it a unique flavor. Owner James Du brought the concept from New York to Rockville paying tribute to the Big Apple via a pop graffiti mural on the wall.
“This type of BBQ is one surrounded and shared by friends. That’s how I envision this restaurant. We have designed it to incorporate art and environment into your dining experience,” Du said.
The restaurant seats seventy-four people and will be open for both lunch and dinner. Most entrees are portioned to share.
Friendship BBQ is offering a ten percent discount and free appetizer special September 1-7 to celebrate the grand opening.
This is the first restaurant of four new tenants who have recently signed leases at Rockville Town Square offering an expanded Asian flair to The Square. Buildout continues on three other concepts, Gyuzo Japanese BBQ, Kyoto Matcha and Cents Taro Family which will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom location.
Photos courtesy of the NY location’s Facebook page.
We are told that Howard County-based Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery is scheduled to open next week in Rockville!
The restaurant will be located at 540 Gaither Rd. in the Redland Corporate Center.
Bon Fresco makes their own bread in-house. The ciabatta takes 30 hours, start to finish. “There’s no rushing it. Break open its crust, and you’ll see why it was all worth it” says their website.
Bon Fresco offers sandwiches, salads, soups, sides, and patisserie. One MoCo resident that’s a customer of their Columbia location told me “I make it a point to go because their London Broil is so good.”
Their hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7am-6pm and Saturday 8am-3pm.
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.