The California hot dog chain Dog Haus will open a Dog Haus
Biergarten late this summer in the space formerly occupied by
Parva Cocina & Tequila Bar on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda.
Chevy Chase resident Josh Grim, the CEO of Gusto Farm to
Street—a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in salads
and oblong, fast-fired pizzas—announced plans to open in
September in Westfield Montgomery mall. This will be the third
location of the nascent, locally owned chainlet. The others are
on Bethesda Row and in downtown Silver Spring.
Kabu, a Japanese steak house in Laurel, plans to open a
second location this fall near Rockville Town Square, in the
building that houses Choice Hotels International’s headquarters.
John Snedden, the owner of the D.C. area chainlet Rocklands
Barbeque and Grilling Company, closed his Rockville location
in April. (The company’s three other locations are in Alexandria,
Arlington and D.C.) Going into the Wintergreen Plaza space
vacated by Rocklands will be the first Maryland outpost of The
Halal Guys, which started in Manhattan as a food cart and is
now an international fast-casual chain serving beef, chicken and
falafel gyros and platters with ingredients that adhere to Islamic
dietary specifications. (Halal means “permitted or lawful” in
The North Bethesda location of the BRIO Tuscan Grille chain
closed in May.
Noodles & Company, a national, fast-casual, noodle-based
chain out of Colorado, closed two Bethesda locations in April,
one on Elm Street and the other in Westfield Montgomery mall.
The company still maintains four other Montgomery County
RECENTLY OPENED: Check out our Dining Guide for details on CSNY (Rockville), Lina’s Diner and Bar (Silver Spring),
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