Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro
plans to open this summer in the
former American Tap Room space
Also this summer, local chainlet
Bethesda Bagels will open a fifth
location, this one in Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center. In the same
shopping center, sister restaurants
Oakville Grille & Wine Bar and
Wildwood Italian Cuisine were
slated to close in mid-February.
Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Kouzina
closed in Bethesda in December,
part of the crumbling of the celebrity chef’s restaurant empire.
Sister restaurants NaiNai’s Noodle
and Dumpling Bar and Scion in
Silver Spring closed in January. n
She had to find an industrial designer,
hire a manufacturer (the tools are made
in China because Heit couldn’t find a
U.S. manufacturer to take on the job)
and trademark and patent the product.
She teamed up with a company called
52Launch to help get the product to
market, and raised $50,000 from a one-month Kickstarter campaign to finance
The Q.D. Foodie set ($49.99) is
available online at qdfoodie.com. Heit has
big plans for the future. “We have 30 more
pieces designed, such as bowls, colanders
and safety kitchen shears,” she says.
“We hope to move forward with them by
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