Enjoy these Strathmore & BSO AARP discounted performances

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ticket discounts for AARP members and guests to select performances at The Music Center at Strathmore and all Comedy Zone shows at AMP by Strathmore. Currently available Strathmore discounted performances (use promo code SERIES50 during check-out): Farruquito on February 21, 2019 (30 percent discount) AMP Comedy: Robert Mac on February 22, 2019 (20 percent discount) Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour on March 21, 2019 (20 percent discount) Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso on April 15, 2019 (20 percent discount) The Triplets of Belleville Cine Concert on April 18, 2019 (30 percent discount) All BSO performances - 20% discount use code Ethel19



Pike District's Josiah Henson Featured on MPT Tomorrow Night

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Pike District is home to the wonderful Josiah Henson House.. Josiah Henson's story is an essential part of Montgomery County's history and one we cannot ignore or forget. The historic building on Old Georgetown Road that was part of the plantation is the centerpiece of the under-construction Josiah Henson Park Museum & Education Center. Staff from Montgomery Parks were interviewed as part of tomorrow's presentation, which will put a spotlight on Henson's life.

Tuesday, February 5, 08:00 pm on MPT. REDEEMING UNCLE TOM: THE JOSIAH HENSON STORY tells the story of Josiah Henson (voiced by actor Danny Glover), the real-life inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic 1852 novel, which has been recognized as one of the sparks that ignited the Civil War. Josiah Henson was born into slavery near Port Tobacco, Maryland around 1789. As a child, he was sold to Isaac Riley, who later appointed him superintendent of the farm at an unusually young age because of Henson's strength and intelligence. Riley entrusted Henson with exceptional responsibilities and permitted him to become a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. However, when Henson attempted to buy his freedom, Riley cheated him and made plans to sell him south. Fearing separation from his family, he fled north with his wife and children in the summer of 1830. After escaping through Ohio and New York, they eventually settled in Ontario, Canada.



Register for the Pike Peek 10K

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Take part in the 23rd Annual Pike's Peek 10K on Sunday, April 28th! Join thousands of runners from all across Maryland at the start line at Shady Grove Metro to the finish line at Pike & Rose. Register here.

Bring the whole family! Children's events include the Kid's Fun Run, and enjoy the Post-Race Festival complete with food, family activities, music, and exhibits in the heart of Pike & Rose.

Final post on how the Pike District filled this year's Best of Bethesda list

Thursday, January 24, 2019

There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments in Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we've created a series of posts highlighting all the winners. (Scroll through the articles to see previous posts.)

Today in part four of the Pike District's Best of Bethesda 2019,highlight non-restaurant entities. Congratulations to all the winners!




Yoga Studio

1) extendYoga (12106 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852)

Day Spa

1) The Woodhouse Day Spa (North Bethesda Market

2) The Red Door Salon & Spa (Pike & Rose)

3) Blu Water Day Spa (White Flint Plaza)

Hair Salon

3) Progressions Salon Spa Store (12211 Nebel St, North Bethesda, MD 20852)

Nail Salon

2) The Woodhouse Day Spa (North Bethesda Market)

5) Cindy’s Nails & Waxing (11634 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD)

Luxury Apartments

3) Pallas at Pike & Rose

5) North Bethesda Market

Luxury Condominiums

3) 930 Rose (Pike & Rose)

Furniture Reupholster

1) YI's Interiors (12200 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852)

2) Rockville Interiors (5414 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852)

Public High School for Academics

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School for Boys Sports

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School for Girls Sports

4) Walter Johnson High School

Public High School of Music and Arts

4) Walter Johnson High School

Dog Boarding

4) Dr. Boyd’s Veterinary Resort (11503 Rockville Pike Suite B)

5) Best Friends Pet Care (5530 Randolph Rd)

Shopping Center

3) Pike & Rose

Accounting Firm

3) Dembo Jones (6010 Executive Blvd # 900)

4) Snyder Cohn (11200 Rockville Pike #415)

Bowling Alley

1) Pinstripes (Pike & Rose)

Hotel for Out-of-Town Relatives

3) Canopy by Hilton (Pike & Rose)

6) Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Julii now open for coffee, pastries, and lunch

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Starting at 10 am every day, Julii at Pike & Rose is now open for coffee, pastries, and lunch, in addition to dinner. Coffee and pastries are available all day. Lunch is from 11 am to 2 pm, and dinner begins at 5 pm. YUM!!


Best of Bethesda 2019 -- The Best of Pike & Rose

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments in Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we're going to do a series of posts highlighting all the winners.

Today in part three of the Pike District's Best of Bethesda 2019, we feature a special category: 2019 Best of Bethesda Best of Pike & Rose. (A two-page spread in the January-February issue, pages 112-113.) Congratulations to all the winners!

Longest LineThe Baked Bear for custom ice cream sandwiches made with cookies, brownies, and doughnuts.

Most Anticipated New Restaurant: Julii is the latest venture of the three CAVA founders and includes popular dishes from France and Mediterranean region.

Smash Hit:  The 37,000-square-foot Pinstripes boasts a full-service restaurant, ten indoor and outdoor bocce courts, a ballroom, and fourteen bowling lanes.

Best Marketing Ploy: The Beach created a whole lot of buzz with 252 tons of sand, picnic tables, and umbrellas. About 10,000 people visited The Beach last summer.

Hippest Space: Canopy by Hilton is equal parts industrial and eclectic. Exposed ductwork and accordion lights are balanced by pops of electric blue and floral patterned furniture. The hotel bar and cafe serve local food and drinks.

More Awesome Pike District Winners in Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda

Friday, January 18, 2019

There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments on Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we're going to do a series of posts highlighting all the winners.

Today we feature a few quirky categories in the 2019 Best of Bethesda. Congratulations to all the winners!


Best Twists on Tradition - Chowder Fries at Slapfish

An addictive side dish smothered in rich New England clam chowder and topped with chives, bacon, and  smoked chili aioli.

12033 Rockville Pike at Montrose Crossing Shopping Center     240-880-2037     slapfishrestaurant.com

A Week of Fast-Casual (Tuesday) - Kuya Ja’ Lechon Belly’s Signature Dish

 Slow-roasted pork belly with a miraculously crisp skin that shatters like caramelized sugar on crème brulee – is a must-order, as is the lumpia, skinny and crunchy cylinders stuffed with pork and shrimp or vegetables.

5268-H Nicholson Lane     240-669-4383     Kuyajas.com

A Week of Fast-Casual (Thursday) - Bibibop Asian Grill

Whatever combination of rice, protein, veggies, and sauces we concoct, it end of up full-flavored, healthy-tasting, and satisfying.

11584 Old Georgetown Road at Pike & Rose     301-337-9465     bibibop.com     

Best Indoor-Outdoor Bars - Owen’s Ordinary

A two-sided soapstone bar built into the eatery’s facade, separated by four large windows that open up in warmer months, is perfect for enjoying fifty rotating draft brews and over 200 bottles on the menu.

11820 Trade Street at Pike & Rose     301-245-1226     Owensordinarymd.com

Best New Take on an Old-Fashioned - Owen's Ordinary

Check out this riff on this classic cocktail: Epsolon Anejo, a blue agave spirit, with El Silencio mescal, agave, syrup, and two liberal dashes of Embitterment orange with a flamed orange peel

11820 Trade Street at Pike & Rose     301-245-1226     Owensordinarymd.com

Best TrendAsian Food Hall,

The Block, an 8,500 square-foot, 250 to 300-seat outpost will be coming to Pike & Rose

Best New Retailer in North Bethesda  - Uniqlo

Maryland's first Uniqlo store is known for its clean-lined aesthetic, offering wardrobe basics in an eye-popping rainbow of colors at a price point that makes it easy to stock up. Uniqlo’s goods are made to last – and to perform.

11853 Grand Park Avenue at Pike & Rose     877-486-4756     Uniqlo.com   

Best Fitness Program for New Moms - Fit4Mom Montgomery County

Offers fitness classes designed for parents with kids in tow. In the Pike District, join them for Stroller Strides at Pike & Rose or Koa Sports.


The Pike District Rules the Best of Bethesda 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

There are so many Pike District restaurants, stores, and other establishments on Bethesda Magazine's 2019 Best of Bethesda that we're going to do a series of posts highlighting all the winners.

Today we feature the 2019 Best of.Restaurants. Congratulations to all the winners!

Best New Restaurant

2) Slapfish (Montrose Crossing

Best Bar/Restaurant to Watch a Caps Game

4) Quincy’s Bar & Grille (Woodglen Avenue)


Best Brunch

3) Summer House Santa Monica (Pike & Rose)

Best Restaurant in North Bethesda/Rockville

1) Summer House Santa Monica (Pike & Rose)

2) Seasons 52 (North Bethesda Market)

Best Restaurant Beer Selection

1) Owen’s Ordinary (Pike & Rose)

Best Restaurant Wine List

2) Seasons 52 (North Bethesda Market)

Best Neighborhood Market

1) Grosvenor Market (Grosvenor Park Apartments)

Best Place to Buy Gourmet Prepared Foods

2) Whole Foods Market (North Bethesda Market)

Julii Tops Hottest Restaurant List

Friday, January 11, 2019

Julii at Pike & Rose is the hottest January 2019 restaurant in the D.C. metro area, according to Eater!

Located at 11915 Grand Park Ave., Julii was founded by the founders of Cava Grill. The French-Mediterranean restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and large rope lights.

The Levantine-influenced French bistro from the founders of Cava Grill added to the dining scene at the Pike & Rose development in December, brining an elegant ambiance accented in gold to go with impeccably presented dishes from bubbly chef Sasha Felikson (formerly of Doi Moi). Early hits inside the jewel box include the crispy trout entree, pistachio and fennel salt dinner rolls with whipped labneh butter, roasted bone marrow, and warm salmon nicoise salad. The packed bar area has quickly become a popular meeting ground for Basil Hayden Old Fashioneds and a refreshing mezcal cocktail called the Conquistador.