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Redwood Restaurant and Bar

I grew up in Bethesda during the latter half of the 80s and early part of the 90s and can remember when it was a relatively quiet suburb of DC with a modest downtown area that contained a limited selection of restaurants and no bars (as far as I can remember). So it is funny […]


There are a few safe bets for people looking for good Asian fusion in the DC area and Raku definitely falls into this category. With two locations (that I know about) in Bethesda and Dupont Circle, Raku provides a consistent dining experience and lively ambiance that has made it a mainstay in DC. Cost – […]

Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe

Growing up in Bethesda during the late 80s to early 90s, I’ve had the pleasure of watching a small town, grow into a bustling mid-sized city. Throughout Bethesda’s growth, several landmarks have thrived including Rio Grande. Rio Grande was one of the first family-style restaurants to draw a consistently large client base and continues to […]

Pines of Rome

When I moved back to the DC area (one of the many times I have returned after trying to leave) about five years ago I went on a date to a little place called Pines of Rome.  Two memorable things happened on this date: First, I saw Wolf Blitzer eating there.  The novelty of this […]

Rock Creek Restaurant Bethesda

Rock Creek Restaurant is located at 4917 Elm St. in Bethesda, MD. There is actually another Rock Creek Restaurant in Mazza Gallery but I’m going to review that one independently because the two are so different. Cost – $$$ Service – A I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My server was the nicest guy […]