Roaming Rooster restaurant coming to Pike & Rose

Roaming Rooster

From Bethesda Beat


Roaming Rooster, a Washington, D.C., restaurant chain specializing in fried chicken sandwiches, will open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development this fall, according to the landlord, Federal Realty Investment Trust.

Roaming Rooster’s menu features a traditional fried chicken sandwich with vinaigrette slaw, Buffalo fried chicken sandwich, honey butter fried chicken sandwich and Nashville hot chicken. Customers can choose from mild, medium or hot seasoning.

Roaming Rooster also offers other fare, such as fried chicken and coleslaw, wings and chicken tenders.

Hank Dietle’s is Open!

From Bethesda Beat:

The bar held its grand opening concert on Friday, hosting the southern soul band King Soul in a sold-out fundraising event. Dietle’s was 102 years old when it burned down in a massive fire on Valentines Day 2018 due to a discarded cigarette that was lit. The bar was the first establishment in Montgomery County to receive a liquor license after Prohibition, with the license bearing the number 001.


A Montgomery County, Maryland, nightlife institution made a comeback on Friday night after burning down in 2018 and postponing its reopening due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fans of one of the oldest bars in the area came out to dance to the songs of King Soul, a brass-heavy band that took the stage decked out in red suits.

Rockville’s oldest bar opened in 1916 and then closed for over three years after burning in an early-morning fire on Valentine’s Day 2018. The owner of the bar at the time, Tony Huniak, said he was “sick to his stomach” when heard about the fire.

An interesting blog about Montgomery County’s economy

MoCo Economy Watch has written some interesting blogs about the retail and commercial real estate sector in Montgomery County as well as about our economy.

A recent post, titled “BIG TECH IS SHOWERING THE REGION WITH INVESTMENT…MIRACULOUSLY, MO CO REMAINS DRY” talks about the small percentage of real estate investment from the big tech firms compared to our neighbors in DC and Virginia. Here’s tidbit from this article:

For comparison’s sake, Amazon’s regional footprint is larger than the size of the entire Silver Spring commercial real estate footprint (7.4 million square feet of office, 3.1 million square feet of retail). You’d think that some of that bounty would just fall into our laps, given the more than 5 dozen leases and an enormous (and growing) real estate footprint. And yet, by my count, the total Mo Co real estate footprint of the behemoth is only 0.9% of its regional total.

Another big tech firm that is gobbling up real estate across the DMV is Microsoft. Overall, it appears that Microsoft’s real estate footprint in the region is 2.8 million square feet and growing. Montgomery County’s share? Try 53,000 square feet, down about 60% from a few years ago, and representing only 1.9% of Microsoft’s regional real estate footprint.

Another recent post titled RETAIL SALES IN MO CO: CAN WE TURN IT AROUND? focuses on the quality and sales productivity of the retail space in Montgomery County.

Based on U.S. Census defined retail categories, the average retailer in Fairfax is earning $400,000 more than in Montgomery County! In fact, in just about every major retail category – other than Miscellaneous Retailers and Health & Personal Care Stores, i.e., your CVS or local hair salon – the sales productivity for the average business is significantly higher across the Potomac. Aside from the County having $2.75 billion less in retail sales to tax than Fairfax, this table brings to light many of the larger challenges to Montgomery County’s business climate as well.

Hank Dietle’s could reopen later this month

From Bethesda Beat


Hank Dietle’s Tavern in North Bethesda could reopen later this month, more than three years after the bar was destroyed by a fire.

In February, the bar was re-approved for a liquor license. The major renovations are done, but there are still a few logistical issues that need to be worked out, the bar’s talent buyer Lisa White told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday. White said she thinks the bar could open this month, although she doesn’t yet know the exact date. Many local and regional bands have expressed interest in playing at the revived Dietle’s, she said.

Read the rest of the story at Bethesda Beat


Party like it’s 1991 at Pike & Rose

Grab your neon fanny pack and best 90’s attire and join a choose-your-own-adventure night of throwback summer fun.


WHAT: Join for a choose-your-own-adventure night of throwback summer fun. Live arcade games, interactive painting, and amazing food and bevvies from the Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North.

$10 entry to the event includes 90’s themed cocktail, first 100 receive branded fanny pack and entry into a free night giveaway at Canopy. Plus pay-to-play games, ticket reservations ($30) required for Sarah Paints Rappers + complimentary laser photo booth! Get tickets here:

WHO: Outdoor Arcade by SNAP Entertainment, Live Paint-By-Numbers of your favorite icons by Sarah Paints Rappers, Food and Beverages available for purchase at Canopy Central Bar and Café.

SARAH PAINTS RAPPERS: Celebrate Pride at the specialty Paint ‘N’ Sip with Sarah Paints Rappers. Paint your favorite rapper or RBG. There is a limited number of seats so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your seat! Hand sanitizer will be provided and social distancing will be enforced. For just $30 you get: Supplies for painting, a canvas with outline of artist, and your painting to take home.

Live DJ Set brought to you by All Things Go! Early bird tickets for the All Things Go Music Festival on sale now at

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, July 14th from 5-8pm

WHERE: Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North, 940 Rose Avenue North Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA. Street parking and parking garage available onsite.

Produced by Pike & Rose and DC Fray // District Fray

Head to NoBe Market all summer long for FREE interactive, outdoor experiences on the plaza!

Start the summer fun with the kick-off to our Outdoor Yoga Summer Series with ExtendYoga followed by a Mommy + Me Movement and Music class by My Gym Potomac this Saturday, July 10th!

Join ExtendYoga this Saturday, July 10th at 8:30am sharp to start your weekend off with an Outdoor Yoga Flow on the plaza! Focus on linking conscious breath while awakening your strength, energy, and flexibility in a FREE 50min yoga flow! This yoga flow is open to all levels and ages, from non-yogis to advanced yogis with a valid Eventbrite ticket.


  • Limited Capacity at 50 yogis in their 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.
  • Please BYO-mat, water, and sweat towel.

Yoga flow is open to all levels and ages with a valid Eventbrite ticket. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 8:15am. Capacity is set to 50 yogis in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 8:30am, walk-ins will be granted access.

Join NoBe Market and local fitness center for kids, My Gym Potomac on July 10th at 10:00am sharp for an outdoor Mommy + Me Movement and Music class!

Gather your little ones for a class filled with exciting outdoor activities on the plaza! This class is suited for little ones from ages three to six years old with other ages welcome when accompanied by parent support. My Gym Potomac will guide you and your rascals through an hour full of movement and music in a fun, physically engaging environment!
This space is safe for children to feel supported when participating and will have them leaving with a smile on their faces and ready for nap time.


  • Limited capacity at 35 kids in the plaza.
  • Class will start at 10:00am sharp to beat the heat.
  • Please BYO-mat and water bottles.

Mommy + Me is open to all ages of children when accompanied by an adult. Eventbrite ticket is required to attend. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis once check-in opens at 9:45am. Capacity is set to 35 kids in the plaza. Ticket does not guarantee a spot. If spots are available at 10:00am, walk-ins will be granted access