April 18, 2014

Table Talk

November-December 2010

A Very Big Restaurant Year


A Very Big Restaurant Year

Memories of veal chops, mushroom tarts and Michaele Salahi.

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Wild Tomato Coming to Fruition


Wild Tomato Coming to Fruition

A sneak peek inside Damian Salvatore's new restaurant.

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Dinner at K Town Bistro

Kensington’s newest restaurant pleasant but unpolished.

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Rock Creek Restaurant Closing


Rock Creek Restaurant Closing

Former Bezu chef-owner to open eatery in the space.

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Quiches, Kugels and Couscous


Quiches, Kugels and Couscous

Local Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan to appear at Bezu book signing and dinner.

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Inside Matchbox


Inside Matchbox

The pizza bistro opening in Rockville is a wow.

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It’s a Guys’ Thing

Cava Restaurant teams up with Mamma Lucia.

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Happy Hanukkah

Uptown Deli holding holiday fest.

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Time for Tarts


Time for Tarts

Save room for Tout de Sweet, a new French pastry shop opening in Bethesda.

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Get Ready for Jetties


Get Ready for Jetties

Jetties, the popular sandwich and salad spot in Northwest Washington, is bringing its freshly carved turkey sandwiches to Bethesda.

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Lots of Picks at Park Potomac


Lots of Picks at Park Potomac

Park Potomac, a new urban village, has attracted a number of restaurants.

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Newest Silver Diner Strikes Gold


Newest Silver Diner Strikes Gold

A shiny new Silver Diner opens right up Rockville Pike.

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Where’s Bubbe?

In the annals of Jewish cooking, matzo balls roll one way or another: light and fluffy, or heavy and leaden. I’m sorry to say that at the new Uptown Deli, they definitely leaned toward the latter.

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Chef Jeff Heineman Opening New England-style Seafood Shack

Even though he didn’t like eating clams as a kid, Chef Jeff Heineman has fond memories of going clamming with his Grandpa Freddie on family vacations in Maine. Now that he’s all grown up and running the successful Grapeseed American Bistro and Wine Bar in Bethesda, he loves the shellfish.Grandpa and New England are the inspiration behind Heineman’s new project, Freddie’s Lobster and Clams, a seafood restaurant he’s opening in about six weeks right next to Grapeseed, in the short-lived Café Prezzo space at 4867 Cordell Ave.“Chic, low-end fried fish,” is how Heineman describes the menu, which aside from fish and chips, clams strips, clam cakes and whole belly clams, will include lobsters, lobster rolls and hot dogs. There will be counter...

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Not a Show Stopper


Not a Show Stopper

It’s safe to say that $66 is the most I’ve ever spent on dinner for two at a cafeteria. But that was the tab for two $19 apiece entrees (served in cardboard trays) and a $28 half bottle of wine (in plastic cups) at Next Stage by Jose Andres, the new café in the recently rebuilt Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington. Bethesda’s José Andrés Catering with Ridgewells, the collaboration between the well-known chef and the longtime local caterer, won the bid for food service operations there, which includes the café, a concession stand, refrigerator case items, boxed lunches and more. Cleverly, the menus will change, inspired by the theater’s current production. “Oklahoma!” is...

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About This Blog

Welcome to Table Talk, the blog version of the column in Bethesda Magazine. Be one of the first to find out about new restaurants and food shops, and join in the lively discussion about first bites, snipes and recommendations.

Before becoming Food Editor of Bethesda Magazine, Carole Sugarman was an award-winning food reporter for The Washington Post for 20 years. She has also written for national food magazines and a food policy newsletter, as well as judged cookbook and cooking contests. She lives in Chevy Chase where she eats PB&J for lunch when she’s not working.

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