Small Bites: Asian Food Hall ‘The Spot’ To Open in July in Rockville

Plus: ‘Yappy Hour’ returns to downtown Bethesda; Caddies Bar and Grill hosts World Cup watch parties


Pet owners and their dogs enjoy 'Yappy Hour.'


Diners looking for a variety of Asian food will find it at The Spot, an Asian food hall expected to open in July across the street from Rockville Town Center.

The food hall, which will be in the Metropolitan Apartment Building at 255 N. Washington St., will feature six stalls offering Asian-inspired food and drink: authentic Taiwanese bubble tea from Gong Cha; Hawaiian-style poke from Poki DC; Taiwanese fried chicken from Cheers Cut; hand-pulled Mandarin noodles from Mian; classic cocktails from The Spot Bar; and desserts, including snow cream and bubble waffles, from Alpaca, according to press release.

“We are so excited to bring ‘The Spot’ to Rockville,“ said owner Edward Yo, who also owns Akira Ramen on Rockville Pike. “With live music, cocktails and a variety of food choices, there will be something for everyone.”

The food hall will offer 150 seats inside and 50 more in an outdoor bar area. It will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and weekends from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

‘Yappy Hour’ Returns to Downtown Bethesda

‘Yappy Hour’ returns to downtown Bethesda on June 28 with a pop-up dog park, live entertainment and vendors offering food and drink.

The free event, sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery Parks, will be held at Elm Street Urban Park, 4600 Elm St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents and their well-socialized pets are invited to enjoy the pop-up park, which will consist of separate enclosures for small and large dogs, according to a release.

Downtown Bethesda restaurants Ruth’s Chris Steak House and World of Beer will be selling menu favorites along with selected beer and wine. Sweetnova, a folk-pop duo from Virginia, is expected to perform.

Caddies hosts World Cup watch parties

Calling itself the “World Cup Headquarters” for the area’s international community, Caddies is inviting soccer fans to its bar and grill on Cordell Avenue in downtown Bethesda to watch the World Cup games scheduled for Thursday to Saturday.

The restaurant plans to show all of the games of the international competition on its more than 50 TVS and its large projector screen. Customers can take advantage of $9.99 lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and happy hour from 3 to 8 p.m. through Friday. Drink specials, including $3 World Cup shooters and $18 buckets of beer, will be offered during games.

"The World Cup is an exciting time to be an owner of a sports bar and we are looking forward to some great matches this year!" Caddies owner Ronnie Heckman said in a press release.

Editor's note: The is story was updated to include the correct address of the Metropolitan Apartment Building in Rockville. 


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