Small Bites: Another Ethiopian Restaurant To Open in Bethesda

Plus: Three Kings Day at Jaleo; late brunch at Silver


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Joe Zimmermann

A new Ethiopian restaurant is set to open in downtown Bethesda.

A sign outside 4921 Bethesda Ave. announced Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine and Bar is “coming soon” to the spot.

Until September, the address had been home to Suma Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant that opened in the spring of 2016 with American fare. A sign at the door this fall suggested the closure was temporary and due to renovations.

This summer, another Ethiopian restaurant was announced for Bethesda. The owners of Lucy, a restaurant in Silver Spring, will open a second restaurant in the former Grapeseed space. They intended to start service in the fall, but it hasn’t yet opened.

The sign for Chercher was first reported by local blogger Robert Dyer.

Three Kings Day lunch at Jaleo in Bethesda


Fruit cake. Via Jaleo

To celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, Jaleo will host its annual Three Kings Day festivities on Saturday. The restaurant has partnered with Adventure Theatre for a performance of the three kings.

The event, meant for families, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be complimentary king’s cake and cocoa as well as arts and crafts for kids.

Q by Peter Chang named a “Top Power Lunch”


Peter Chang in his Kitchen. Joe Zimmermann

Worth magazine named Bethesda’s Q by Peter Chang as one of 10 “top power lunch” restaurants in the country. “D.C. lobbyists and politicians are joining local real estate power brokers and businesspeople to sample Chang’s dim sum, crispy pork belly, Peking duck and ‘hot and numbing fish in clay pot,’” according to the magazine.

The restaurant, run by acclaimed chef Peter Chang, opened in May.

Silver to serve brunch at night


Joe Zimmermann

Silver, the upscale cousin to the Silver Diner chain, is starting a late-night brunch program. The brunch, which includes everything from buttermilk pancakes to bison huevos rancheros, will now be available Sundays from 9:30 p.m. to close.

The restaurant, which has a location on Bethesda Row and a new spot in Cathedral Heights in Washington, D.C., also will serve desserts and cocktails.

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