Small Bites: Urban Butcher Owner To Open Another Restaurant in Downtown Silver Spring

Plus: Honeygrow sets opening date for Montrose Crossing restaurant; game meat and beer dinner at Mussel Bar


A rendering of the Central apartment building in Silver Spring

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Second restaurant announced for Urban Butcher owner

The chef and owner of Urban Butcher is opening a second restaurant in Silver Spring that will open this summer, The Washington Business Journal reported.

The restaurant is not yet named, but will be full-service and focused on dinner, according to the Business Journal. It will open in a 4,000-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Central apartment complex on Fenton Street, where two fitness studios are also planned.

Urban Butcher owner Raynold Mendizabal told Bethesda Beat on Tuesday that he wasn’t “ready to release any information,” but he will share more details about the restaurant soon.

Located on Georgia Avenue, Urban Butcher has built a reputation for its focus on meat dishes, including dry-aged beef and charcuterie.

Honeygrow to open in December at Montrose Crossing


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Philadelphia-based stir-fry and salad chain Honeygrow plans to open its Montrose Crossing restaurant on Dec. 8, the company announced Tuesday.

Honeygrow serves customizable bowls, with stir-fry options including roast pork with egg-white noodles, red oinion, baby spinach, asiago shavings, chili flakes and a brew au jus sauce. Salads include “Make It Grain” with wheat berries, red quinoa, feta and roasted cashews.

The chain also serves a “honeybar” of fresh fruits with honey and toppings such as yogurt, dark chocolate chips and coconut shavings.

The location will offer free meals to its first 100 guests, according to a press release.

The CEO of Honeygrow has previously spoken about plans to open seven other restaurants in the region over the next two years.

Mussel Bar hosts game and beer dinner

Mussel Bar & Grille is teaming up with Oliver’s Brewing Company in Baltimore for a night of game meat and beer at the Bethesda seafood restaurant. The four-course tasting menu includes duck liver parfait, pheasant with foie gras ravioli, wild boar ragout and venison filet, each paired with a different beer.

Tickets are $65. The dinner starts at 7 p.m.

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