Bethesda Magazine Restuarant Week is August 12 to 21

Thursday, August 11, 2016


















Bethesda Magazine's Restaurant Week is back! Starting August 12th and running through August 21st, over 40 restaurants are participating with 2-course Lunch menus for $16 and 3-course Dinner menus for $36.

Check out the menus of seven Pike District restaurants and make your reservation today! Click here to view the full list of restaurants.

Cava Mezze
Website | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Reservations

City Perch Kitchen + Bar
Website | Dinner Menu | Reservations

Del Frisco's
Website | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Reservations

Helen’s on the Pike
Website | Dinner Menu | Reservations

Seasons 52
Website | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Reservations

Stella Barra Pizzeria
Website | Dinner Menu | Reservations

Summer House Santa Monica
Website | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Reservations

More Than Just Berries at Westmoreland Berry Farm

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

(Fresh picked berries at Westmoreland Berry Farm.)

Westmoreland Berry Farm was started by the Voorhees Family in the early 1980s to provide premier berries and orchard fruit to the local community and top restaurants. Their berries and fruit are available as on-farm pick-your-own, in retail stores, at farm markets, and through wholesale. In addition to offering berries, fruit, and fresh produce, Westmoreland Berry Farm also carries products made with their own fruit such as jams and toppings.

Visitors to the farm are welcome to come pick-your-own on-site while enjoying tractor rides, bean bag tossing, beautiful natural scenery, and four energetic and adorable baby goats. The farm is also home to Twinkle’s Cafe where they grill up hot dogs and hamburgers and serve refreshing drinks and ice cream sundaes.

(If you visit Westmoreland Berry Farm, go meet their goats!)

Westmoreland Berry Farm focuses on growing the most delicious berries possible. To taste the difference of fresh berries picked at their peak of flavor in person, find them at Pike Central Farm Market where they have been participating since the beginning for the past four years. These scrumptious berries far exceed those in grocery stores!

A Family Affair at Westmoreland Produce

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

(From farm to farmer's market: Veggies picked fresh at Westmoreland Produce's farm.)

Family-owned and operated Westmoreland Produce was founded by husband and wife duo Arnulfo and Rosa Medina in 1989. The Medinas started off in humble beginnings but nearly three decades later, their farm remains family-owned and is operated by only family, including their adult children. Westmoreland Produce harvests all of their own produce and plants, which allows them to provide the freshest vegetables and fruits possible.

For over 20 years, Westmoreland Produce has been providing our local region with fresh produce at local farmers markets, including Pike Central Farm Market. From rotating their crops to keep the soil fertile, and hand-hoeing their field for weeding as an alterative to using herbicides, to harvesting their vegetables when they’re fully ripened, Westmoreland Produce strives to provide the best and freshest possible produce. Farming is their passion and it shows.

(Three generations of the family help run the farm!)

Their selection includes arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, ten varieties of cherry tomatoes, watermelons, sweet corn, cantaloupes, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, various sweet and hot peppers, and more. Check out Westmoreland Produce at Pike Central Farm Market and stock up on locally-farmed fresh veggies, fruit, and plants!

It's All About All Things Olive!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

(Keith Voight of All Things Olive at a local farmer's market.)

All Things Olive brings real, fresh, extra virgin olive oil from California to our local markets. They have partnered with a select group of small, family-owned farms with distinctive terrains and climates and feature a wide variety of olive cultivars. All Things Olive’s partner farms range from the Carmel Valley in the south, up through the Napa and Sacramento Valleys, and northeast along the Sierra Nevada Foothills toward Lake Tahoe.

Each farm reflects a passion for making olive oil that extends from the tree to the table, producing olive oils of complexity and character. The olive oil industry is essentially unregulated. But while others may mask the origin of their olive oils by offering you a bottle filled from a shiny steel tank, each of All Things Olive’s partner farms has been certified as an extra virgin olive oil producer by the California Olive Oil Council, an independent third party. Every bottle has been filled, labeled, and sealed by the family farm that proudly created it, resulting in a quality selection of certified extra virgin olive oils that range in flavor from sweeter-than-butter to leafy-green-and-grassy.

(All Things Olive partners with farms that have been certified as extra virgin olive oil producers.)

All Things Olive has been participating in Pike Central Farm Market since its inception four years ago. Come sample their offering of California extra virgin olive oil in person at Pike Central Farm Market!

Pike Central Farm Market Re-Opens April 30th

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Saturday, April 30th Pike Central Farm Market re-opens for its 5th year at a new location! The Market has moved to 6001 Executive Boulevard, at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road. The Pike Central Farm Market will be next to the Per Se apartment building at Pike & Rose. Surrounded by trees, the new location is more patron friendly, with plenty of lined, FREE parking and two entrances.

Forty vendors will be at the market this year bringing the best fresh meats, fish, poultry, cheeses, baked goods and produce that you can find in our area. New vendor King Mushrooms will have a full line of unique mushrooms! They also have new prepared food vendors such as Bun’d Up - Korean Barbecue, Hex Ferments - terrific fermented products, Just Gnocchi - fabulous gnocchi with your choice of sauces, The Inside Scoop - yummy ice cream and Stroker’s Barbecue! For the dog lovers, Otis Farms is joining with fresh all natural jerky treats!

In addition to food, the Pike Central Farm Market will have a full season of music, chefs demos, kids club activities and many Montgomery County community organizations who will provide information and guidance on a variety of topics. So come on out, support the farmers and artisan food producers, sit, relax at the tables and enjoy the food, fun and flavors of the market!

After Construction Struggle, Helen’s Is Ready to Open This Weekend

Friday, April 8, 2016

Longtime Washington, D.C. caterer Helen Wasserman first revealed in January 2014 she would open a new restaurant in the former yellow Addie’s building on Rockville Pike.

PHOTOS: Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel on Identifying and Branding Pike District

Monday, April 4, 2016

Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel on identifying and branding Pike District was held at Strathmore Music Hall from March 29-30, 2016. View the photo album and stay tuned for the final recommendations!

ULI PowerPoint Presentation on Branding and Identifying the White Flint/Pike District Area

Friday, April 1, 2016

Check out the presentation presented by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel about branding and identifying the Pike District area and read the highlights summarized by Friends of White Flint.

From Pokémon to Salsa: Pike District has Classes for Everyone

Friday, March 4, 2016

Home to diverse cuisines, stores for every fashion trend and entertainment through the night, Pike District’s vibrant community offers an array of educational and recreational classes for every age and interest.

Bring your friends to a Paint & Wine event at Huckleberry Fine Art and brush up on your dance moves at a salsa lesson at Rendezvous Social Dance & Fitness. Know a kid obsessed with Magic Cards? Invite them to the gaming workshops and tournaments at Dream Wizards or find a class at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington from boys lacrosse to ceramics to gymnastics for tots. After you have taken your dog for that early morning walk, you can leave your favorite pet at Your Dog’s Friend and attend a free workshop on pet parenting. If you are the crafty type, check out the Woodworkers Club and shape your own side table in just two weekends or tap into your creative side with home decorating and sewing classes at G Street Fabrics and beginner beading at Accent on Beads. For your inner DJ, Omega Recording Studios has a full curriculum for audio engineering or check out Pike District’s music and cultural center, Strathmore near Grosvenor Metro, for education programs for children, adults and budding artists alike. When you are done and fully inspired, relax and learn about the latest craft beer while listening to a local band at the newly opened 7 Locks Brewing on Wilkins Avenue.