Covid is waning and indoor dining is back

Montgomery County’s seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents has fallen to its lowest level since November 5, when it was 14.8. As of Monday, the county’s seven-day average was 15.1 cases per 100,000 residents, down from a peak average of 49.8 cases per 100,000 residents on January 12.

Based on these metrics, combined with 10.2 percent of all residents receiving their first vaccination shot, the Council voted last week to allow indoor dining at a 25% capacity. Patrons may stay in a restaurant for 90 minutes, an increase from the originally proposed 60 minutes.

If you’ve been missing dining inside a restaurant … or if your preference is to only eat outside and/or by takeout … you can get info on old favorites or learn about a new restaurant at:

https://pikedistrict.org/dine and https://visitmontgomery.com/moco-eats/

Which Restaurants and Retail are Still Open in the Pike District?

Here’s a great list of Pike District restaurants that are open for delivery or curbside delivery. Despite the shelter-in-place order, you can get your fix of pretty much any one of your favorite cuisines in the White Flint area. (All while helping these restaurants stay in business.)

And if you want to know if a White Flint/Pike District store is open, visit this list on pikedistrict.org.

&Pizza

Fast Casual • Pizza

11626 Old Georgetown Rd

(202) 558-7549

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Bibibop Asian Grill

Fast Casual • Asian

11584 Old Georgetown Rd

(301) 337-9465

visit website Delivery Available

The Big Greek Cafe

Fast Casual • Greek • Catering

5268 Nicholson Ln

(301) 881-4976

visit website Curbside Pickup Available

Call Ahead Or Order Online And Our Staff Will Bring The BGC Food To Your Car!!

BurgerFi

Fast Casual • American • Fast/Fast Casual

11881 Grand Park Ave

2406697244

visit website Takeout Available Curbside Pickup Available

Guests can use third-party delivery service partners or place a prepaid order via Burgerfi.com or the BurgerFi app and pick up at the counter to take out. During this time our dining room and patio seating will be closed.

CAVA

Fast Casual • Fast/Fast Casual

12037 Rockville Pike

(240) 235-0627

visit website Takeout Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Chick-fil-A

Fast/Fast Casual

12001 Rockville Pike

(301) 881-1726

visit website Takeout Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

City Perch Kitchen & Bar

Brunch • Happy Hours • American

11830 Grand Park Ave

(301) 231-2310

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE & LOCAL COVID-19 REGULATIONS, WE HAVE TEMPORARILY LIMITED OUR OPERATIONS AT CITY PERCH FORT LEE TO TAKE-OUT & CURBSIDE DELIVERY FROM 2PM-7PM. VIEW OUR MENU PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Commonwealth Indian Restaurant

Indian

11610 Old Georgetown Rd

(240) 833-3055

visit website Takeout Available

Temporary hours: 5pm – 9pm
Offering a 20% discount on entire purchase!

El Patio Argentine Restaurant

Bakeries • Spanish & Latin American • Breakfast • Vegan/Vegetarian

5240 Randolph Rd

(301)-231-9225

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Emily’s Kitchen

Fast Casual • American

11200 Rockville Pike

(301) 230-5647

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Five Guys

American • Fast/Fast Casual

12029 Rockville Pike

(301) 230-1340

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Flor de Luna

Happy Hours • Spanish & Latin American

11417 Woodglen Dr

(240) 242-3534

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Take Happy Hour home with our delicious appetizers and specialty drinks!
Margaritas $5. Make sure to ask about our Manager Specials on food/drink combos
Offers available for takeout only

Fogo de Chao

Spanish & Latin American

11600 Old Georgetown Rd

301-841-9200

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Avoid grocery store stress and buy your favorite protein here––freshly carved by our expert Gauchos for you to grill at home. Legendary cuts of meat, like Picanha, start at just $12/lb.

Gourmet Beer and Wine

Beer/Wine/Brewery

11510 Rockville Pike

(301) 468-6688 Takeout Available

honeygrow

Fast/Fast Casual

12035 Rockville Pike

(240) 621-7696

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

We’re offering FREE delivery, as well as contactless white glove, curbside pick-up and offers from our third-party delivery partners.
We are also still running a BOGO for all healthcare providers with valid ID through 4/1!

Ize’s Deli & Bagelry

Bakeries • Delicatessens & Sandwich Shops

11622 Rockville Pike

301- 231-0771

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Java Nation

Brunch • Coffee/Tea Houses • Spanish & Latin American • Breakfast

11120 Rockville Pike

visit website Takeout Available Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Jinya Ramen Bar

Asian

910 Prose St

(301) 816-3029

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

order online directly from our website but we are also available on delivery apps

Kiin Imm Thai Restaurant

Asian

785 Rockville Pike

(301) 251-1888

visit website Curbside Pickup Available

Kung Fu Tea

Coffee/Tea Houses

11802 Rockville Pike

(240) 699-7099

visit website Curbside Pickup Available

Kusshi Sushi

Asian

11826 Trade St

240-770-0355

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

We will still remain open for delivery & carryout. Have you seen our Gift Card Sale?

Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly

Late Night Eats • Happy Hours • Asian

5268-H Nicholson Ln

(240) 669-4383

visit website Gift Cards Available

Unfortunately we are closed for now but selling gift cards.

Mediterranean House of Kabobs

Mediterranean

11616 Rockville Pike

(301) 881-5956

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Mike & Sons Sub Shop

Delicatessens & Sandwich Shops • Fast/Fast Casual

5404 Randolph Rd

(301) 468-9066

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

MOD Pizza

Pizza

12027 Rockville Pike

3012874284

visit website Takeout Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Nada

Brunch • Mexican & Southwestern

11886 Grand Park Ave

(301) 770-4040

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

New Carryout Hours all locations: Monday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 9 pm⁠
⁠Taco Tuesday at home! We have carryout!

Nando’s Peri Peri

Bakeries

922 Rose Ave

(240) 660-5050

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

We’re still serving our PERI-PERI, but let’s do it at your house!
Order to-go, online, on our app or delivery.

The Original Pancake House

Brunch • American • Breakfast

12224 Rockville Pike

(301) 468-0886

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Every morning we are ready to roll. Griddle is ready and the Pancakes are Flippin. All we need is a phone call or an Online Order

Owen’s Ordinary

Brunch • Late Night Eats • Happy Hours • American

11820 Trade St

(301) 245-1226

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

From bar food favorites, to Chef @collinscooks’ amazing Salmon special, we’ve still got you covered! Stop in for carry-out or get your meal delivered.
For carry-out: 301-245-1226 or order through DoorDash

Pho Eatery

Asian

11618 Rockville Pike

(240) 669-9777

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available

Quincy’s South Bar & Grill

Brunch • Happy Hours • American • Pizza

11401 Woodglen Dr

(240) 669-3270

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU! We are offering Take-Out and Delivery daily between 11:30am and 10pm. Take-Out: Call (240) 669-3270 to place your order for Take-Out and we will bring it to your car. Ask about delivery.

Seasons 52

Brunch • Happy Hours • American

11414 Rockville Pike

(301) 984-5252

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Staying home? We’ll bring the comfort to you with complimentary delivery. Call your local Seasons 52 for details and to place your order. Curbside pickup also available.

Slapfish

Fast/Fast Casual

12033 Rockville Pike

(240) 880-2037

visit website Takeout Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Spring Mill Bread Company

Bakeries

5568 Randolph Rd

240-747-0350

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Starbucks – Montrose Crossing

Coffee/Tea Houses

12091 Rockville Pike

301) 231-0680

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Stella Barra Pizzeria

Pizza

11825 Grand Park Ave

(301) 881-1982

visit website Delivery Available

Summer House Santa Monica

Brunch • Happy Hours • American

11825 Grand Park Ave

(301) 881-2381

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

UPDATE: Summer House Santa Monica will be available for delivery and curbside pickup during the following hours until further notice:
Monday-Friday 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sweetgreen

Fast/Fast Casual

11875 Grand Park Ave

(301) 770-6625

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

As we follow health guidelines and shift to a pickup + delivery only ordering experience, we’re providing free delivery* through the sg app + online.

Taipei Tokyo Cafe

Asian

11510-A Rockville Pike

(301) 881-8388

visit website Delivery Available Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Ice Cream, Yogurt & Gelato

11802 Rockville Pike

(301) 231-7546

visit website Takeout Available

Vignola Gourmet

Italian

11612 Boiling Brook Place

301-770-4523

visit website Curbside Pickup Available Gift Cards Available

Support our local restaurants during the pandemic!

A comprehensive list of restaurants in North Bethesda offering take out and delivery can be found on Visit Montgomery. Please, if you can, patronize our local Pike District/White Flint restaurants during this difficult time.

  • &PIZZA 202-558-7549 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • BURGERFI 240-669-7244 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • CANOPY CENTRAL CAFE 301-882-9400 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • CANOPY NORTH BETHESDA (301) 882-9400 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • CITY PERCH KITCHEN & BAR 301-231-2310 Visit Website 30% off all bottles of wine with carryout orders. Local delivery to Pike & Rose residents. DoorDash Pike & Rose
  • FLOR DE LUNA (240) 242-3534 Visit Website 11417 Woodglen Drive
  • FOGO DE CHAO (301) 841-9200 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • IZE’S DELI & BAGELRY (301) 231-0771 Visit Website 11622 Rockville Pike
  • JAVA NATION Offering family meals for $65 plus menu items. (301) 836-6022 Visit Website 11120 Rockville Pike
  • JINYA RAMEN BAR 301-816-3029 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • JULII UberEats or call for no fee delivery or curbside pick-up. Reduced price menu; $40 dinner special for two 301-517-9090 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • KUNG FU TEA (240) 699-7099 Visit Website 11802 Rockville Pike
  • KUYA JA’S LECHON BELLY (240) 669-4383 Visit Website 5268 Nicholson Lane
  • KUSSHI SUSHI 240-770-0355 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • NADA 301-770-4040 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • NANDO’S PERI-PERI 240-660-5050 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • OWEN’S ORDINARY (301) 245-1226 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • QUINCY’S SOUTH Purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift card free! (240) 669-3270 Visit Website 11401 Woodglen Dr.
  • ROTI MODERN MEDITERRANEAN 301-215-9268 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • RELISH CATERING We can also provide basic perishable groceries (fruit, veggies, eggs, milk) and a few other items.(301) 448-9446 Visit Website 12159 Nebel Street
  • SEASONS 52 (301) 984-5252 Visit Website NoBe Market
  • STELLA BARRA PIZZERIA & WINE BAR Build-Your-Own-Pizza Kit, Cocktail Kit, Family Meals x 4, Market of fresh produce & products 301-770-8609 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • SWEETGREEN 301-433-7600 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • SUMMER HOUSE SANTA MONICA Build-Your-Own-Pizza Kit, Cocktail Kit, Family Meals x 4, Market of fresh produce & products 301-881-2381 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • TAIPEI TOKYO Order Online and receive $5 off your first online takeout/delivery order. (301) 881-8388 Visit Website 11510 Rockville Pike
  • TAYLOR GOURMET 301-951-9003 Visit Website Pike & Rose
  • THE BIG GREEK CAFE (301) 881-4976 Visit Website 5268 Nicholson Lane

Hungry? Here are the Pike District restaurants offering curbside pickup and/or delivery.

Courtesy of Bethesda Beat

City Perch
www.cityperch.com; (301) 231-2310
Open: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., daily
Delivery: Carryout only
Details: Regular menu

Fogo de Chao
www.fogodechao.com/location/bethesda; (301) 841-9200
Open: Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
Delivery: Carryout only
Details: Regular menu

Jinya
https://jinya-ramenbar.com; (301) 816-3029
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
Delivery: DoorDash, Grubhub, UberEats
Details: Regular menu

Julii
www.julii.com; (301) 517-9090
Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily
Deliver: UberEats or call for no fee delivery or curbside pick-up.
Details: Reduced price menu; $40 dinner special for 2

Nada
www.eatdrinknada.com/location/north-bethesda; (301) 770-4040
Open: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily
Delivery: Carryout only
Details: Regular menu

Nando’s Peri Peri
www.nandosperiperi.com/find/restaurants/pike-rose; (240) 660-5050
Open: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., daily
Delivery: Nando’s app or DoorDash
Details: Regular menu

Owen’s Ordinary
www.owensordinarymd.com; (301) 245-1226
Open: 4 to 9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; Noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday
Delivery: Carryout only
Details: See website for takeout menu

Seasons 52
www.seasons52.com; (301) 984-5252
Open: Noon to 8 p.m., daily
Delivery: Pickup only
Details: Limited menu offering some of our signature items, like flatbreads, and classic entrees, like wood-grilled filet mignon. Family-style options are also available where you can select your protein and sides. Kids’ choices are available too, including grilled chicken tenders and our kids’ flatbread.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
www.stellabarra.com/north-bethesda; (301) 770-8609
Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
Delivery: DoorDash
Details: Serving regular menu

Summer House Santa Monica
www.summerhousesm.com/north-bethesda; (301) 881-2381
Open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
Delivery: UberEats
Details: Serving regular menu

Restaurants Draw Individuals to Urban Areas

What draws you to visit or live in urban areas? A recent study completed by Sasaki Associates found that “food is a major driver of the American urban experience.” Sasaki Associates, a planning and design firm hired a research firm to survey 1,000 people from six different cities across the U.S.: Austin, Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Having places to eat and drink is what draws individuals to live and visit urban areas. There are many reasons why restaurants and other food infrastructures are so important to us. Restaurants are multifaceted; they can be used for meeting others, market/trading spaces or even just for plain eating.  This is why restaurants become staples in communities. The survey also found that individuals living in urban areas want local food and community-focused events around food. Components such as farmer’s markets and food trucks that bring in local-grown and sourced food to the urban area are extremely important to urbanites.

Restaurants are necessary elements of “mixed-use development and urban retail,” drawing individuals to live, work, and play all in the same area. Here in the White Flint sector, creating mixed-use developments are key to bring growth and change to the area. Restaurants and other food options will be necessary features in these developments in order to draw in residents and visitors to the White Flint sector.

What other components are important to your urban experience? Let us know!

 

 

What’s In and Out in White Flint

In:

Yesterday, Bethesda Now reported the news that Gaithersburg restaurant Quincy’s Bar and Grille will be opening a location in White Flint.  Featuring casual fare and live music, the newest Quincy’s will be located at 11401 Woodglen Drive, between Executive Boulevard and Nicholson Lane. It’s the mid-rise building with a shopping strip on the ground floor and it’s part of the second phase of JBG’s North Bethesda Market II.  Quincy’s is expected to be open by August 1st – read more about it on Bethesda Now by clicking here.

Out:

The White Flint Staples, on Rockville Pike and Nicholson Lane, has closed.  Back in March, the corporation announced its plan to contract its retail presence, focusing more toward online sales.  No word on what will occupy the space, which is slated to be part of Saul Centers’ redevelopment but not in the very short-term.  We hear that Staples’ lease is still in effect despite their decision to close but I’m hoping the space won’t sit empty for too long.  But, for your Staples fix, you need only travel 1.6 miles north on the Pike for their nearest location.