Pop-Up Beer Garden Coming To Pike District: Reserve Your Spot Now!

A pop-up beer garden is coming to the Pike District!

The outdoor dining experience on Bethesda North Marriott’s front lawn will feature live music and local brews and eats. Reservations are required to enter the beer garden, which will be open to the public:

  • Friday, Nov. 13, 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 12-8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15, 12-6 p.m.

Reservations will be provided in two-hour increments to no more than six people in a group. Masks are required.

Click here to purchase tickets.

White Flint is a targeted area for the 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant program to support locally-owned businesses.

Now through November 5, restaurants and retailers can apply to MCEDC for up to $5,000 to pay for expenses related to adapting business operations during the pandemic, including e-commerce expenses and delivery fees.

While any locally-owned retailer or restauranteur with fewer than 100 employees is welcome to apply for funding and technical assistance, the 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant will prioritize businesses in ten target areas: Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney, White Oak, Wheaton/Glenmont, Aspen Hill, Germantown, Damascus, Takoma-Langley, Four Corners, Montgomery Hills, and Twinbrook/White Flint.

Find the application and FAQs here, as well as information on the Reopen Montgomery program, which may reimburse your business for purchases like outdoor seating and air filtration.

Please reach out to MCEDC at 3R@thinkmoco.com with any questions.

Drive-in movies and trick-or-treat fun in the Pike District

Drive-in Movies

There are two series of drive-in movies in the Pike District — but sadly, if you haven’t already signed up they are pretty much sold out. This does show the eagerness of folks to do something socially-distanced and fun, and it’s great to see the Pike District community try to meet this need.

Willco is hosting movies at 6110 Executive Blvd. You can see the schedule of movies here, and while they literally sold out in one day, there might be plans to extend it through November.

The Pike District is sponsoring drive-in movies at White Flint Plaza this weekend. They just added Thursday and Sunday nights to the sold-out Friday and Saturday nights. Learn more at https://pikedistrict.org/events/calendar/.

Trick-or-Treating

This Halloween join Willco for the first ever drive through Trick or Treat Spooktober. This safe and socially distanced extravaganza is sure to save Halloween for ghosts of all ages.

Take a drive through their spooktacular village with plenty of stops for treats (and tricks) along the way. We’re bringing the thrill to the whole family, with excitement and scares to delight all spook levels. Their 4-step “Public Safety” plan ensures the safest possible distribution of treats while guests remain in their cars.

Purchase a “treat” ticket for all individuals in the car that would like candy, and/or purchase a “trick” ticket for all individuals who are just along for the spook of it. EVERYONE in the car must have a ticket. Tickets purchased for either date will be honored both days

​Gates are open from 5pm-10pm on Friday, October 30th and 4pm-11pm on Saturday, October 31st. Please join them at any time during those hours for your Trick or Treat adventure.

Now there are Two Free Yoga Classes at NoBe Market on Saturday

Join NoBe Market this Saturday, October 3rd for week three of our Socially Distant Outdoor Yoga Series with ExtendYoga!

Focus on linking conscious breath while awakening your strength, energy, and flexibility with FREE*  yoga classes!

8:30am Rise & Shine Yoga (45 min)

Get moving and wake up your body and mind for the day ahead. Flow from one pose to the next using the breath. We’ll gently stretch out the body and focus the mind, finishing with some energising poses to lift energy levels.

Reserve 8:30 Class

9:30am Flow Yoga (60 min)

Get in the flow of your body and day! Focus on linking conscious breath with somewhat vigorous and mindful movement. Students will awaken their strength, energy, and flexibility in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Reserve 9:30 Class

Safety Measures:

Each yogi will receive a hand sanitizer, reusable face mask, and sports towel.

Social Distancing between mats will also be enforced and expected.

Limited class size to safely fit yogis in the plaza.

Only 20 Yogis in our expansive plaza.

Tickets do not guarantee a spot, but only ticketed participants will be given a spot on the day of the class. First come, first served.

Yoga flow is open to all levels and ages with a valid Eventbrite ticket. Check-in begins at 8:15am sharp.

*Eventbrite ticket required to attend. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 8:15am. Capacity is set to 20 people in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 8:30am, walk-ins will be granted access.

Picnic in Wall Park — Now With Booze as Well as Food

If you’ve found yourself enjoying parks across the county but suddenly feel the need to leave to find food, look no further! Parks has teamed up with Visit Montgomery and MoCo Eats to offer our new Picnic in the Park program. And now you can legally consume alcohol in designated areas within 9 parks selected for the pilot.  

Our local park – Wall Local Park — is part of the Picnic in the Park program.

Picnic in the Park brings your favorite foods and drinks to you – simply find the designated signs in the following parks and take a photo of the QR code to be shown all the available restaurants to deliver food right to you in the park! Each park comes with a designated delivery zone, along with multiple picnic circles that are physically distanced to make sure you can enjoy your meal safely.

Picnic in the Park locations are:

Randolph Hills Shopping Center — the perfect place to order food for your Rosh Hashanah dinner

Discover the hidden gems within the Randolph Hills Shopping Center including a kosher market, bakery, deli and pizza restaurant for the upcoming High Holy Days, despite the COVID restrictions.

Goldberg’s NY Bagels
Goldberg’s, which earned Top Nosh award by the Washington Post and Best Bagel by Jewish Weekly, will be offering simcha bagel packages and customized platters. 301.816.9229.

Siena’s Vegetarian Pizzeria
Siena’s offers kosher vegetarian pizza with yashan flour crust, as well as gluten-free and vegan options for a vegetarian and Italian experience. 301.770.7474.

Moti’s Market
Moti’s Market is the premier supermarket and wine store for Kosher, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean needs. Perfect for grabbing you need for high holiday meals. 301.468.0400.

Al Ha’esh
Kosher Israeli grill that features grilled skewers, hummus, and other Mediterranean options. Features a lot of gluten-free options, as well as wine and beer. 301.231.0839.

Find Your Zen at a Socially Distanced Yoga Class at NoBe Market

Join NoBe Market this Saturday, September 19th to kick-off our Socially Distant Outdoor Yoga Series with ExtendYoga!

Focus on linking conscious breath while awakening your strength, energy, and flexibility in a free 40 minute “Rise and Shine” yoga flow.

Safety Measures:

  1. Each yogi will receive a hand sanitizer, reusable face mask, and sports towel.
  2. Social Distancing between mats will also be enforced and expected.
  3. Limited class size to safely fit yogis in the plaza.
    Only 25 Yogis in their expansive plaza.
  4. Tickets do not guarantee a spot, but only ticketed participants will be given a spot on the day of the class. First come, first served.

Yoga flow is open to all levels and ages with a valid Eventbrite ticket. Check-in begins at 8:15am sharp.

*Eventbrite ticket required to attend. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 8:15am. Capacity is set to 25 people in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 8:30am, walk-ins will be granted access.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/socially-distant-outdoor-yoga-series-tickets-120234391301

Hank Dietle’s owners hope to complete bar’s resurrection by year’s end

From Bethesda Beat

The owners of the Hank Dietle’s Tavern in North Bethesda say the once-popular bar could reopen by the end of the year — but they worry that followers might not come back quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dietle’s was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day 2018. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue officials said at the time that the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette that hadn’t been extinguished.

PHOTO BY DAN SCHERE of BETHESDA BEAT

At the time of the fire, the bar was 102 years old and held the distinction of being the first establishment in the county to hold a beer and wine license.

In the years since the fire, there has been a movement to rebuild the bar. Thomas Bowes, a former band booker for the bar, along with his wife, Sarah Bonner, and photographer Alan Kresse, signed a 10-year-lease for the property at 11010 Rockville Pike in September 2019.

The owners hoped to have the bar open earlier this year, but the pandemic delayed the process, Bowes told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday.

Bowes said the owners had to reformat their plans for the bar and resubmit them to the county’s Department of Permitting Services since the staff is working from home during the pandemic, which contributed to the delays over the summer.

Bowes said that in the next couple of weeks, he expects new glass panels to be installed in the windows and the bathrooms to be finished. Then, the bar and kitchen areas will be built, he said.

“Then, we’ll go ahead and finish insulating the ceiling and drywall. And then, once we get done with that, we’ll start paneling the room,” he said.

Bowes said if all goes according to plan, Dietle’s will be open by December. But the timeline for how quickly the bar’s faithful return is uncertain as long as there are capacity limits during the pandemic, he said.

Read the rest of the story at https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/business/hank-dietles-owners-hope-to-complete-bars-resurrection-by-years-end/

Home Depot Design Center now open in Montrose Crossing

From Bethesda Beat

The second Home Depot Design Center in the country opened in Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center on Monday, a store employee confirmed to Bethesda Beat Wednesday.

The design center is an offshoot of the hardware store chain and features a showroom with kitchen and bath displays. Customers can choose from a variety of cabinets, countertops, appliances and other home fixtures.

Home Depot’s website states that the design center includes a team of employees who help people customize their kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. The store also offers installation services for home projects.

Home Depot announced in December that it would bring the design center to Rockville. The only other location is in San Diego, Calif.

Store Director Damian Taylor wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat that the Rockville store had a soft opening on Monday. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.