BLACK MARKET BISTRO (EDITORS’ PICK)
4600 Waverly Ave., 301-933-3000,
blackmarketrestaurant.com. Sublime Americanbistro fare served in a restored Victorianbuilding next to railroad tracks; the buildingonce served as a general store and still housesa post of;ce. Entrées range from sword;sh toa burger and pizza, including several vegetableoptions. ❂ JR L D $$
THE DISH & DRAM
10301 Kensington Parkway, 301-962-4046,
thedishanddram.com. The owners of The DailyDish in Silver Spring serve comfort food made withlocal ingredients in a 2,800-square-foot spacein Kensington. Steak frites, Maryland crab soup,burgers and house-made desserts are on themenu. J R L D $$
FRANKLY…PIZZA! (EDITORS’ PICK)
10417 Armory Ave., 301-832-1065, franklypizza.
com. Owner Frank Linn turns out high-quality pizzain a rustic brick-and-mortar restaurant. The menuoffers wood-;red pies topped with home-curedmeats and tomato sauce made from an 80-year-old family recipe. Wines and homemade sodasserved on tap, too. Voted "Best Pizza" by BethesdaMagazine readers in 2018. ❂ L D $
K TOWN BISTRO
3784 Howard Ave., 301-933-1211, ktownbistro.
com. Try ;let mignon, duck breast à l’orange,chicken marsala and other classic continentaldishes from this family-run eatery owned by GonzaloBarba, former longtime captain of the restaurant inthe Watergate Hotel. L D $$
258 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 240-499-
8447, andpizza.com. See Bethesda listing.
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254 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-330-
9997, asianinemd.com. Pan Asian restaurant witha ;rst location in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarteroffers dishes from Vietnam, China, Thailand andJapan. Specialties include grilled lamb chopsserved with mango-soy coulis and miso honey duckbreast drizzled with a sake butter sauce. R L D
9124 Rothbury Drive, 301-975-0757, athensgrill.
com. This casual, friendly, family-run restaurantspecializes in authentic Greek cooking, usingrecipes handed down through generations.
Specialties such as rotisserie chicken, chargrilledsalmon with a lemon dill sauce and lamb kabobsare cooked on a hardwood grill. L D $
BARKING MAD CAFE
239 Spectrum Ave., 240-297-6230, barkingmad
cafe.com. Cooking from a wood hearth and
selecting vegetables, herbs and edible ;owers from
its aeroponic (grown in air/mist but without soil)
organic garden, Barking Mad Cafe has a cornerspot in Watkins Mill Town Center. Look for made-from-scratch brunch, lunch and dinner sweets andsavories, such as breakfast pizza, watermelon saladand farro salad. ; R L D $$
82 Market St., 240-631-2401, bone;shgrill.
com. While fresh ;sh cooked over a wood ;re isthe centerpiece of this upscale Florida chain, thesteaks, crab cakes and specialty martinis make ita fun option for happy hour and those with heartyappetites. R L D $$
BUCA DI BEPPO
122 Kentlands Blvd., 301-947-7346, bucadibeppo.
com. The Kentlands outpost of this nationalchain serves huge, family-style portions of Italianspecialties from fresh breads to antipasti andpasta dishes amid a sea of Italian kitsch. Dessertofferings include Italian Creme Cake and tiramisu.
J L D $$
116 Main St., 301-519-2625, coal; reonline.com.
Homemade crusts ;red by coal and topped withyour choice of toppings and three different sauces:classic, spicy and signature, which is slightly sweetwith a hint of spice. Salads, sandwiches and pastaalso available, plus a full bar. ❂ L D $
135 Crown Park Ave. (Downtown Crown), 301-
869-8800, greatamericanrestaurants.com. FirstMaryland locale for Great American Restaurants, aFairfax-based chain. Seaside-inspired décor extendsto the menu, which offers lobster and shrimp rolls,fried grouper and Key lime pie. Steaks, pastaand burgers also served. Voted “Best Restaurantin Gaithersburg/North Potomac” by BethesdaMagazine readers in 2018. ❂ J R L D $$
COPPER CANYON GRILL
100 Boardwalk Place, 240-631-0003, ccgrill.com.
Large portions of American classics such as salads,ribs and rotisserie chicken prepared with seasonalingredients at family-friendly prices are the bill offare at this spacious and casual chain restaurant.
J L D $$
DOGFISH HEAD ALEHOUSE
800 W. Diamond Ave., 301-963-4847, dog;shale
house.com. The ;rst Maryland outpost of thepopular Rehoboth Beach brewpub, the restaurant ispacked with revelers and families clamoring for theDog;sh Head brews, burgers, pizzas and ribs. Checkout the burger of the week. ❂ J L D $$
9083 Gaither Road, 301-990-0981, donpollogroup.
com. See Bethesda listing. ❂ L D $
FIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILL
390 Spectrum Ave., 301-284-1770, gaithersburg.
; rebirdsrestaurants.com. Part of a chain, thisrestaurant in the Watkins Mill Town Center cookssteaks and seafood over a wood-;red grill. Designedto look like a Colorado lodge, the eatery tendstoward classic fare for entrées (surf-and-turf,salmon, burgers) and dessert (chocolate cake, Keylime pie, carrot cake). ❂ J L D $$
227 E. Diamond Ave., 240-261-6196,
greenegrowlers.com. Formerly Growlers, thisAmerican restaurant in a turn-of-the-century buildingin downtown Gaithersburg serves local beers on tapand a full menu with sandwiches, pasta and house-
7187 Woodmont Avenue • 301-358-6116
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