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Harris Teeter In, Dunkin' Donuts Out: Bethesda's Month in Food

A roundup of the top food headlines this month in Bethesda.

February was a newsy month in the Bethesda food scene. Patch broke the news this month that Harris Teeter has signed a lease to be the grocery tenant at a new mixed-use development at 8300 Wisconsin Ave. The new grocery store is expected to open in 2015. 

Also this month, we reported that Dunkin' Donuts is closing its Bethesda Avenue location after Bethesda Row management company Federal Realty did not renew their lease, which expires in May. The coffee shop has two new downtown Bethesda locations in the works.

There was more news out of Friendship Heights from celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio, Bethesda favorite Persimmon re-opened with a new look, Aroma Espresso debuted at the Montgomery Mall, and the new Prohibition-style bar and grill Brickside opened on Cordell. 

Get caught up on these and more top food headlines here:

  • Wings Concept Dries Up; Live Music Planned for Former Box Space
  • Voltaggio's Lunchbox to Join Range in Friendship Heights
  • Range Now Serving Lunch
  • Cabin John CalTort Re-Opens on Valentine's Day with New Look
  • Persimmon Re-Opens on Wisconsin
  • Federal Realty: Retail Would Replace Bethesda Row Dunkin' Donuts
  • Dunkin' Donuts Likely Will Close Doors on Bethesda Avenue
  • SPEAK OUT: Which Grocery Store Does Downtown Bethesda Need?
  • Hampden Café Closes Briefly After Inspection
  • Harris Teeter Confirms Plans to Open on Wisconsin Avenue
  • Aroma Espresso Opens Friday
  • Japanese Restaurant Taking Over Former Divino Space
  • Brown Bag's New Food Truck Debuts in Bethesda
  • Georgetown Cupcake Faces Lien Over Unpaid Taxes
  • Brickside Opens on Cordell
  • A New Chef and an Opening Date for Blues & Jazz Supper Club

What was your favorite Bethesda food news this month? Tell us in the comments.

Native February 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM
It's widely known that Dunkin' Donuts is regrouping since legislation was passed to require four hours of nutritional education and registration before buying donuts or other potentially lethal junk foods. Furthermore, you would need to obtain a license issued by the state police and be fingerprinted. Purchases will be limited to a half-dozen at a time to curtail purchases of donuts by those with the intent of supplying donuts to unlicensed individuals or the banned morbidly obese.
Michael Smith February 28, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Cordell Ave also got Smokes BBQ(A great BBQ place) and 4935 Bar and Kitchen in addition to Brickside, both have great food and drinks.

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