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Pike & Rose Restaurant News

Congratulations to Kusshi Sushi the winner of the Taste of Moco bracket challenge for Best Sushi.

Also, as reported by the MoCo Show, the founders of Cava, Cava Mezze, and Julii are bringing their newest concept to Pike & Rose. Melina, named after Chef Dimitri Moshovitis’ daughter, will open in the 909 Rose office building across from REI.

The Greek restaurant will have a “vegetable-forward” menu that includes salt-baked beets with roasted lemon Greek yogurt and a pork belly gyro on homemade pita, according to a press release from Federal Realty.

Moshovitis (Quince Orchard HS) joins partners Ted Xenohristos (Paint Branch HS) and Ike Grigoropoulos (Gaithersburg HS) in bringing their second restaurant to the Pike & Rose development, following the success of their French concept Julii. The MoCo natives first opened Cava Mezze in Traville Gateway in 2006 and the first Cava in Bethesda Row in 2011.

Two New Pike & Rose Restaurants: Kusshi Sushi and Sake Bar and Commonwealth Indian

From Bethesda Beat

A sushi and sake bar and an Indian restaurant will soon open at Pike & Rose.

Commonwealth Indian will open in place of La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road, and Kusshi Sushi and Sake Bar in what had been Carluccio’s next to Owen’s Ordinary.

Kusshi Sushi, which takes its name from the kusshi oyster, will open in the fall, offering sushi rarities such as sea urchin and its namesake oyster, according to a Pike & Rose spokeswoman. The bar will offer an option to order meals “Omakase,” meaning “to entrust the chef,” in which the chef prepares a multicourse meal based on the freshest ingredients that will be different each day.

Kusshi boasts it will have the “largest selection” of sake in the D.C. area, according to Pike & Rose.

Read more at Bethesda Beat.