NO LONGER A SLEEPY BEDROOM COMMUNITY: INDUSTRY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
Ready for the next Industry Night? I am! So if you pay attention to my insta feed you know I have been out an about. And it has been a week or so of incredible eats. So let’s get to it:
- Perry’s in Adam’s Morgan. This restaurant is one of the OG’s of the DC Dining scene and the very first to host drag bunches. Known for their sushi and their rooftop — Perry’s has always been in rotation. But Now … Masako Morishita is the chef and she is making all the things so yummy. So yes — you can still get sushi but don’t miss chef Masako’s special menu with all the flavors of umami
- All Set in Silver Spring — David and I are big fans of our neighborhood spot. All Set is the perfect spot for a sampling of oysters, plump lobster rolls and the cornbread — Ed Reavis makes the best cornbread in the DMV — those in the know, know that Ed serves his Money Muscle BBQ out of All Set as well — smoked brisket can not be missed.
- And THEN I gotta sneak peek — Stopped by Yellow Cafe to graze my way through Chef Mike Rafidi's new evening menu. Sweet melon with Spicy Harissa -- now doing this at home. Fattoush, Fattoush, Fattoush -- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. The Clam Pizza, which is not a pizza, but is a pizza. Whatever and who cares cause it is seriously delish. BUT! Save those crusts. There's a variety of creamy, yummy dips to swipe them through. The charred corn labne is a personal fave. Turkish Coffee Affogato with brownies, cause it needed more, you know?
I'm still buzzing!
Okay let’s get into today’s Show
The ‘burbs — long thought of a place where people just lived and if the wanted nightlife, or entertainment or good restaurants they’d have to go into the city. Well, in case you haven’t noticed, in the last 20 or so years there has been a tectonic shift and for or a variety of reasons. Which we are going to get into. Let’s look at Bethesda, Maryland. No longer a sleepy bedroom community of the city of DC. In it’s own right, Bethesda is a hot bed of incredible restaurants, activations, festivals, art events —- there is always something happening in Bethesda! Joining me to talk about the what’s and why’s of this shift is Stephanie Coppula, Director of Marketing and Communications Bethesda Urban Partnership. Now when Stephanie and I booked this we discussed bringing in several restaurants because 1) Bethesda has terrific restaurants but 2) they also run so many food centric events. So with her is
Jaimie Mertz, Owner -The Red Bandana Bakery, Chef Al Ashish - Good Ducking Burger (which was Formerly Duck Duck Goose) and Paul Fitz, General Manager of the just opened The Salt Line.
Let’s get into it!
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