Ways to Enjoy Living in Bethesda

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Say Hello to Stingrays and Turtles at Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Eels, stingrays, and catfish are just a few of the sea critters living at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. Come here any time of the year to experience the creatures that live just beyond the beach in the Chesapeake Bay. The Touch Tank is a great place to start, especially if you have little ones. They can actually stroke a…

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George's Chophouse

Savor Upscale Steak and Seafood at George’s Chophouse

Every dish on the menu at George's Chophouse begins the same way: with high-quality and in-season ingredients. Head chef Ashish Alfred carefully sources his meats and produce from reliable sources so that each and every ingredient meets his rigorous standards. Then Chef Ashish transforms the culinary components into upscale steak and seafood dishes. Grab a drink at dinner at George's…

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Gold Leaf Bakery

Chef Peter Crafts European Treats at Gold Leaf Bakery

Lemon tarts. Chocolate-raspberry pastries. Vanilla Napoleons. These are some of the classic European confections that Chef Peter crafts at Gold Leaf Bakery. He's been in the business of baking for more than two decades, and this is his second sweet-centric business in Maryland. He started with Just Chocolate Palace in Gaithersburg but decided to branch out and show off a…

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Olazzo

Plan a Cozy Italian Meal at Olazzo

Next time you find yourself craving a classic plate of pasta, consider heading over to Olazzo. This family-owned Bethesda eatery has been serving up Italian specialties for more than a decade. Regulars suggest that as soon as you're seated, you should order a plate of fried calamari (served with house-made marinara) to split as an appetizer. As you're noshing, you…

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Olazzo

Plan a Cozy Italian Meal at Olazzo

Next time you find yourself craving a classic plate of pasta, consider heading over to Olazzo. This family-owned Bethesda eatery has been serving up Italian specialties for more than a decade. Regulars suggest that as soon as you're seated, you should order a plate of fried calamari (served with house-made marinara) to split as an appetizer. As you're noshing, you…

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George's Chophouse

Special Occasion? Make a Reservation at George’s Chophouse

Dinner at George's Chophouse is a special occasion, thanks to Chef Ashish Alfred's meticulous attention to detail and insistence on using only the finest seasonal ingredients. When you arrive and are seated at your table (regulars recommend that you request one of the white leather banquets lining the edge of the dining room), you'll want to start with a hand-crafted…

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Addies

Both Sweet and Savory Brunch Bites Await at Addies

There aren't many places where you can dig into a plate of soy-ginger calamari or green curry mussels for brunch, which is part of what makes Addies a standout in Potomac. Its weekend brunch menu features many of the same top-notch seafood items as its normal lunch and dinner menus, Start with local Chesapeake Bay oysters from the raw bar…

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Pi Pizzeria

Pi Pizzeria Poses One Important Question: Thin Crust or Deep Dish?

Mozzarella, goat cheese, red onion, arugula, tomato, and prosciutto collide atop the Central West End, one of the most popular pizzas at Pi Pizzeria. This pizza comes on a thin crust, but Pi also offers deep-dish cornmeal pies inspired by the Chicago pizza—some are even named after neighborhoods in the Windy City. The South Side Classico reigns as another beloved…

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Moscow Ballet

Take in the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker From December 22-23

Seeing the Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday tradition for many people, but if you haven’t seen the Moscow Ballet’s version, you are in for an exceptional treat. The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is in its 25th year of touring in North America, and its success is due in part to the larger-than-life production of this classic. World-class Russian artists…

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Kris Kringle

Sip Hot Cocoa and Snap Photos with Kris Kringle at Sweets with Santa on December 2nd

Just because Christmas is still weeks away doesn't mean you have to wait to get into the holiday spirit. On December 2nd, St. Bartholomew School starts the celebrations by welcoming parents and kids into Parish Hall for Sweets with Santa. From 10 a.m. to noon, families can enjoy some festive fun or all ages. Everyone is encouraged to come in…

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