Thursday, November 8, 2012
Small menu will feature eight entrees and eight appetizers, Washingtonian reports.
Famed chef Robert Wiedmaier's much-anticipated new restaurant, Wildwood Kitchen, is set for a Nov. 17 opening in Bethesda's Wildwood Shopping Center, Washingtonian reports. The menu will be small—featuring eight entrees and an equal number of appetizers, Washingtonian reports. The space will seat 55, along with a bar that will fit about 15. The chef, also behind Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck and Bethesda's Mussel Bar, is going "old-school" for Wildwood Kitchen—no online reservations or televisions, according to the report. Wiedmaier's latest restaurant will feature “south of France Mediterranean cuisine—we’re going very, very healthy on this menu,” he told Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog in February. Read the full story at Washingtonian.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Will the salad chain fare better than the short-lived Mixt Greens?
There will soon be a new, healthy option for folks looking for lunch in the Wildwood Shopping Center. Chop't, the popular salad chain, has leased the space at 10307 Old Georgetown Road in the shopping plaza. The deal was finalized Monday, said Ralph Ours, a leasing agent for Federal Realty, which manages Wildwood. Following the closure of the short-lived Mixt Greens, Wildwood has been without an eatery that specializes in salads. The chain has locations in New York and Washington, DC, according to its website. Customers can choose or customize salads or "salad sandwiches," salads wrapped in flat bread. Options include twists on classic cobb, greek and ceasar salads along with a few more unique offerings, like the "Grilled Asian" and "Palm …
Monday, July 16, 2012
High-voltage anti-Pepco madness, looking for a mystery man in Bethesda and even dogs in Montgomery County turn political. Oh, and a bunch of fifth graders call out The Washington Post. All this stuff really happened in Montgomery County last week.
Montgomery County might be known for its calm reserve but it turns out residents get outraged when they learn that under state law they have to help compensate for losses by one of the most hated companies in America—Pepco. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said residents had had enough and held a press conference to call for improvements. Maryland's county executives, including Montgomery's Ike Leggett, blasted Pepco for failing to to provide specific addresses with outages so elderly residents could be helped during the heat wave. State senators Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery) and James Rosapepe (D-Prince George's) suggested Pepco and BGE should have to pay their own fines reaching more than $100 million for their response to…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Neighbors oppose the 58-unit residential complex near WIldwood Shopping Center.
The Montgomery County Planning Board is recommending approval of a plan that would put a five-story residential complex adjacent to the Wildwood Shopping Center, but the proposal is meeting a flurry of opposition from the community. The 3.5-acre site, south of the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Rock Spring Drive, houses a bank and the Wildwood Medical Center, a nearly 37,000-square-foot medical office building. Property managers are seeking to amend a previously approved development plan in order to build a five-story, 58-unit apartment building. Wildwood Medical Center LLC must also seek a special zoning exception in order to build the housing complex. The plan calls for 225 parking spaces, 114 of which would be located beneath …