Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Local Businesses

Summer Movie Nights at Nobe Market

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Join NoBe Market, a vibrant shopping and retail center located in North Bethesda, for Summer Movie Nights, a FREE, family-friendly, outdoor movie series in the plaza every Friday from July 19th through August 16th. The event is open to the public with screenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

Spruce up your family night with the beautiful outdoors, a great movie, some tasty snacks, and even better company.…

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A Huge Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant Rolls Out in Rockville This Weekend

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Dim sum carts laden with dumplings, buns, and steamed rice crepes will start their rounds at China Garden this weekend. The 400-seat Cantonese restaurant opens its doors on Friday in the space formerly occupied by Paladar Latin Kitchen neighboring the Rockville Whole Foods.

Co-owner Chris Zhu and business partner George Cheung moved China Garden from Rosslyn, where it had operated since 1973.…

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Washington Post reviews: Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville

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From The Washington Post Magazine: Two Stars (good)

Now along comes Commonwealth Indian, raising the design bar in Rockville with its 100-seat bar and dining room in the Pike & Rose development. I’ve seen no other restaurant that looks like it. Two-dimensional Bengal tigers, cut from metal, cavort on the walls, and the illusion of a peacock in a garden is created from a bunch of colorful faux flowers and plants.…

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Canopy by Hilton’s Rooftop Terrace at Pike & Rose — the place to be this summer

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From Bethesda Beat

The area atop the Canopy by Hilton in North Bethesda features an all-day menu, three communal tables and a variety of outdoor games. Now instead of hockey, patrons can play giant Jenga, Connect 4 and cornhole. Customers can grab craft beers from local breweries, including Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and Waredaca Brewing in Damascus.…

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Kick off official summer with the NoBe Summer Block Party

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer at the NoBe Market Plaza at a family-friendly event open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m, Friday, June 21 !

The NoBe Summer Block Party features live music by Justin Trawick & The Common Good, a beer garden, grill bites by Seasons52, sweet treats by The Orange Cow, a photo booth presented by PopSocial, games and more!…

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Get Dad a Gift at the Pike Central Farmers Market

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Here are the vendors at tomorrow’s Farm Market at Pike & Rose. You’re sure to find a unique gift for dad … or for yourself.

FARMS & FARM PRODUCTS

Bee’s Knees – pollinator-friendly plants

King Mushrooms – locally grown mushrooms, soup and other mushroom products

Liberty Delight Farms – farm raised beef, eggs, pork, poultry, rabbit, pet food, pet treats

Metro Microgreens – 15-20 varieties of microgreens locally & hydroponically grown

Mock’s Greenhouse – pesticide-free, hydroponic produce year round

Springfield Farm – meats, poultry, eggs

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer – farm & artisan produced cheeses

Toigo Orchards – fruits, organic vegetables, fruit butters, cider

Twin Springs Fruit Farm – fruits, berries, vegetables, fruit products, cider

Up Top Acres – DC’s first commercial rooftop farming company offering vegetables and herbs

Young Harvests – locally and naturally grown salad mixes and vegetables

ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCERS

All Things Olive – California olive oils – extra virgin, herb-infused, citrus-infused, wine vinegars, and tapenades

Lindera Farms – artisanally made, all-natural vinegars

MeatCrafters – handcrafted sausages, salamis & other charcuterie

Number 1 Sons – Pickles, pickled vegetables, kimchi, kombucha

Senzu Juicery – Cold pressed juices and nut milks

Zeke’s Coffee –  locally roasted coffee, ground and beans

BREADS AND BAKERIES

Sunday Morning Bakehouse – handmade croissants and pastries

The Farm Market Bakery – seasonal sweets brings artisanal hearth baked breads from Crest Hill Breads

PREPARED FOODS

Bun’d Up – Korean buns and rice bowls with local ingredients

DMV Empanadas – variety of handcrafted empanadas

Rita’s Crepes – handcrafted crepes

VegHeaven – vegan food and desserts

HANDCRAFTED GOODS

Painted Pastures – goats milk soap

SERVICES

Robb’s Edge Express – expert sharpening services for knives, scissors, and tools

SEAFOOD

Lobster Maine-ia – fresh fish, shellfish, lobsters, lobster salads and rolls

FUN

Music by Calvin Thomas

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Progressions Salon Spa Store…

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Bethesda North Marriott completes $25M renovation, eyes more conventions

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As reported in Washington Business Week

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center celebrated the completion of more than $25 million in renovations and additions with a launch party last week. Located just one block from the White Flint Metro station, the Rockville hotel has made changes to each of the 455 guest rooms by upgrading the bathrooms and replacing carpeting with solid floors.…

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Commonwealth Indian Opens in North Bethesda With Bottomless Champagne Brunch

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From Washingtonian Magazine

Enter Commonwealth Indian, now open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose complex. The 100-seat restaurant is helmed by chef Sunil Bastola, proprietor of Bollywood Bistro in Fairfax and Great Falls.

Bastola was born in a Nepalese city bordering northern India, and his menu focuses on the Indian subcontinent’s northern region.…

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Fogo de Chão Sets Opening Date for North Bethesda Location

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From Bethesda Beat

The Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão open its newest  restaurant at Pike & Rose on June 24. The restaurant chain has more than 50 locations worldwide, including three other locations in the Washington region.

The North Bethesda Fogo de Chão will be at 11600 Old Georgetown Road across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille.…

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