Robert Dyer (@bethesdarow)

Robert Dyer

All the excitement of downtown Bethesda - news, events, dining, shopping, nightlife - all in one place. Follow @BethesdaRow Twitter to keep up 24/7!
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The vacant former Fresh Grill space has a new restaurant tenant. TACOAREPA is moving into the storefront at 4905 Fairmont Avenue. Expectations should be high, as this is yet another venture from the growing restaurant empire of brothers Alonso and Alvaro Roche (Bold Bite, Tapabar). As natives of Venezuela, they should be well positioned to bring authentic arepas to downtown Bethesda. #Bethesda #dining #restaurant #Venezuela #arepas #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Bethesda Outdoor Movies start tonight at 9PM at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. Bring a chair and pick up food from one of the many nearby restaurants. Admission is free. Tonight's movie: The Wizard of Oz. #Bethesda #movie #crowd #moviescreen #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Banana Leaves Asian Café, the new restaurant located at 7816 Old Georgetown Road, will have its grand opening next Wednesday, July 26. The venture is related to the existing Banana Leaves cafe in Rockviile, and will feature Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Gluten-free dishes will be available. #Bethesda #restaurant #dining #city #urban #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

The "Pink House," also called the "Pepto-Bismol House" by some, will soon be demolished on Rugby Avenue in downtown Bethesda. #Bethesda #pink #house #architecture #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

The Bethesda Row summer sidewalk sale is underway. Stop by all weekend for big savings at @sassanovaofbethesda and all the other merchants around the Row, free samples from many great restaurants, and a Rosé tasting in the Rosê Garden outside @redwoodbethesda on Bethesda Lane. See my blog (link in my bio) for full details. #Bethesda #BethesdaRow #fashion #shopping #food #wine #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Little Lot of Horrors: The old Steamers property at Norfolk & Auburn Avenues is becoming the newest eyesore in downtown Bethesda. Overgrown lots near restaurants can be appealing real estate for rats and other vermin to set up shop. Montgomery County Council asleep at the switch again. #Bethesda #MowTheLawn #ThrowTheBumsOut #weeds #grass #city #urban #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Banana Leaves Asian Café is replacing North China Cafe at 7814 Old Georgetown Road in downtown Bethesda. #Bethesda #Chinese #ChineseRestaurant #dining #restaurant #China #PekingDuck #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Addie's, the Jeff Black restaurant that made a name for itself on Rockville Pike, is getting ready to make a comeback at Park Potomac. Here's the future outdoor patio. Swipe left for an exclusive sneak peek inside. The new Addie's will feature a raw bar, and their famous mussels on the menu. #Bethesda #dining #restaurant #Rockville #rkv #ParkPotomac #Potomac #Addies #architecture #building #interiordesign #construction #constructionsite #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

The Upper Rock District of Rockville. This community was planned to attract the "creative class" to Rockville. Did it work? #Rockville #rkv #architecture #building #clouds #sky #grass #landscape #landscaping #weather #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Mayflower Chinese Food on Norfolk Avenue will now be closed on Mondays, starting this month. #Bethesda #Chinese #ChineseRestaurant #dining #restaurant #China #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Swipe left for an exclusive sneak peek inside Filicori Zecchini, the new Italian coffee shop soft opening on Monday, July 17 at Park Potomac. #ParkPotomac #Bethesda #Potomac #Rockville #rkv #dining #breakfast #lunch #coffee #espresso #Italian #Italy #FilicoriZecchini #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

11 months to demolish one building? 4733 Bethesda Avenue is now the pile of rubble you see here. #Bethesda #demolition #demolished #building #ruins #architecture #city #urban #reflection #construction #constructionvehicle #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

A rare victory for pedestrians in downtown Bethesda: The blockade of the sidewalk and right lane in front of the Apex Building has been removed. #Bethesda #pedestrian #street #city #urban #architecture #building #road #streetlight #trafficsignal #CityLights #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland #sidewalk

Over $21,000 worth of liquor was stolen from the Montgomery County government liquor monopoly, the Department of Liquor Control, by...one of their own employees!! It's well past time to end MoCo's Jurassic World liquor sales system. Don't you agree we adults should have the right to buy beer and wine at the grocery store or drugstore? Residents have been clear on this, but our County Council instead chose to not only preserve the monopoly, but strengthen it! #ThrowTheBumsOut #Bethesda #Rockville #SilverSpring #Wheaton #Gaithersburg #Germantown #Damascus #Clarksburg #ChevyChase #dtss #Potomac #Burtonsville #Kensington #MontgomeryVillage #Poolesville #Glenmont #Olney #TkPk #TakomaPark #beer #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Scary moments as frustrated pedestrians enter the roadway into oncoming traffic in front of the Apex Building on Wisconsin Avenue. The sidewalk and right lane have been closed by owner Carr Properties for almost 2 weeks, yet Montgomery County officials have failed to address the potentially-deadly situation. Redevelopment of the Apex is a massive public-private project of Carr, MoCo, and the state. Astonishingly, County officials are now claiming they don't know what their other 2 partners are doing here - meaning they never discussed the most basic logistics with them in advance! Incredible, with so many taxpayer dollars going into this Purple Line-related project. #Bethesda #pedestrian #dangerous #street #safetyfirst #ThrowTheBumsOut #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

The crooked Montgomery County Council is again raising the price of parking in downtown Bethesda the first week of July. They recently increased their own salaries to $137,000 a year - for a part-time Council job! The Bell City Council in California did the same thing - insanely hike their own salaries, while raising taxes and fees to record levels - and ended up in jail. Why not the Montgomery County Council? #LockThemUp #Bethesda #corruption #scandal #BurtMacklinFBI #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland #parkinggarage #parking

Astrolabe Brewing, a new brewery that plans to operate a rooftop deck 7 nights a week, is taking over the old Joe's Record Paradise building on Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring. The owners are from England and New Zealand. #SilverSpring #dtss #beer #brewery #brewing #rooftop #architecture #building #city #urban #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland #Bethesda #Rockville

New Montgomery County 2nd District police station under construction on Rugby Avenue. #Bethesda #police #policestation #construction #constructionsite #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Carluccio's has closed at Pike & Rose. I'm very disappointed. This was one of my favorite restaurants, and the prices were pretty reasonable. #Bethesda #PikeAndRose #Carluccios #Italian #Italy #dining #restaurant #tree #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland #Rockville

The new retail building under construction at Montrose Crossing is leasing up fast - restaurants confirmed to be on-board include Pieology, Honeygrow, Five Guys and CAVA Grill. #Bethesda #Rockville #rkv #sky #bluesky #clouds #architecture #building #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

The new Stonehall Bethesda ultra-luxury condo building will welcome its first residents the last week in July. #Bethesda #StonehallBethesda #portedecoche #architecture #building #city #urban #condominium #realestate #luxury #livinglarge #rich #Starbucks #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

A new entry in the D.C.-area pupusa wars: Doña Cecy's will open soon at the Twinbrook Shopping Center in Rockville. #Rockville #rkv #dining #pupusas #pupuseria #ElSalvador #Salvadoran #restaurant #latino #Twinbrook #SilverSpring #Wheaton #Gaithersburg #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

What the heck was going on in Parking Garage 35 in downtown Bethesda last night? The sign said it was supposed to be closed overnight, but there were still cars inside, as the interior was being painted. Some cars had plastic tarps over them, but others were exposed. Just blame the Montgomery County Council, and you'll be right about 99% of the time. #Bethesda #parking #parkinggarage #paint #painting #WetPaint #car #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland #weird

Sneak peek at Buredo, under construction at Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda. Scroll left to see the mural already completed on the wall inside, and start planning which type of sushi burrito you're going to order. #Bethesda #WildwoodShoppingCenter #Buredo #sushi #Japanese #burrito #dining #restaurant #construction #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Honeyfish Poke is now open at Congressional Plaza in Rockville. The "Chipotle of raw fish," this is the poke bowl chain's first location outside of California. #Rockville #rkv #dining #pokebowl #restaurant #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

Bold Bite has a new sign, and new hours - now open from 11AM to 9PM seven days a week in Bethesda. #Bethesda #hotdog #burger #restaurant #MoCo #DC #MD #Maryland

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