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Store Reporter Guide

A curated guide sponsored by some of our favorite local businesses

From local stores and restaurants to nail salons, physical therapy and eyeglasses, start here for some of the best resources our area has to offer.


Food & Drinks


Authentic French bakery at Cabin John Village. We have everything you’re craving: sandwiches, salads, quiche, omelettes, crepes, fresh-baked breads, croissants & award-winning baguettes. Finish your meal with beautiful French pastries & Illy coffee. Also: Fresh-baked challah every Friday & Saturday. Follow on Facebook & Instagram. Delivery via Ubereats. Cabin John Village, 11321 Seven Locks Road, Potomac.


Let’s catch up! We are family-owned and we source our food seasonally, sustainably & locally. We take pride in using the highest quality ingredients to bring our guests delicious, hand-crafted meals & empower them to connect with what’s important in life. We offer our famous fish tacos, as well as an assortment of Baja-inspired favorites. Wildwood Shopping Center location: 10305 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda.


Italian favorites at Cabin John Village, plus Reston & Bethesda. Full menu and weekly specials featuring pizzas, pastas, seafood, meats, salads & more. Open indoors & outdoors for lunch & dinner, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We also offer curbside pickup, pay by phone & contact-free delivery. Call for catering: (800) 749-8894. Menu for all locations: Cabin John Village location: 7745 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac.


The sister restaurant to Mykonos Grill, serving up Greek specialties in a fast-casual setting. Gyros, souvlaki, bifteki, sausages, falafel, spanakopita, pizza, hand-cut fries, green beans, our famous mixed grill for two & much more. For dessert: Greek yogurt, rice pudding, baklava & loukoumades. Shops at Congressional Village, 1701 Rockville Pike, Suite B3, Rockville.


Experience the tranquility of our island, our beautiful colors & our rich heritage, all served to you on a plate. Try our chicken skewers or Greek meatballs with tzatziki; stuffed grape leaves, grilled octopus, Mediterranean branzino, lamb shank, pan-seared scallops, roasted leg of lamb, mousaka, seafood giouvetsi & spanakopita. 121 Congressional Lane, Rockville.


Authentic. Neapolitan. Greatness. We use high-quality imported Italian flour & tomatoes, locally sourced meats, organic produce & spectacular domestic cheeses to create exceptional, affordable dishes that please the whole family. Our pizza is crafted to order in the classic Neapolitan style & finished in our 900-degree brick oven. Great pastas, small plates & lunch sandwiches too! Wildwood Shops, 10357 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda.


Coffee is the perfect gift for the holidays! We have gift cards & holiday samplers, or gift someone with a monthly shipment of fresh-roasted coffee. Try our holiday blend, available through Jan. 15th. Visit us on Bethesda Row for fresh roasted coffee by the pound, loose-leaf tea, custom-made coffee & tea drinks, fresh-squeezed juices & smoothies. We’re locally owned & operated, with a roastery in Rockville. $6 flat-rate shipping with $30 minimum.


The newest addition to the Raku chain, serving up sushi, homemade noodles, teishoku & much more. Try our Thai red curry mussels, ginger pumpkin soup, tuna tartare, lobster tomato cream udon, wok-charred rockfish, garlic beef fried rice — plus the fine sushi & sashimi that Raku is known for. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram. Wildwood shopping center, 10223 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda.


Asian & Thai cuisine + drinks & desserts. Indoor & patio dining with a funky, charming decor. Try our chicken satay, larb gai, pad thai, drunken noodles, curry dishes & much more. We’re also known for our Instagrammable desserts, cocktails, teas, fruit drinks & specialty lattes. Cabin John Village, 7995 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac.


Exceptional wine, craft beer & artisan snacks — chilled & ready to go — to make your evenings special. Check our weekly wine & beer discounts on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Potomac Woods Plaza, 350 Fortune Terr., around the corner from Park Potomac (Montrose & Seven Locks Road).


Rockville’s favorite Persian market & kabob counter. We have all your Persian, Iranian & Middle Eastern favorites: breads, spreads, yogurt drinks, coffee & tea, spices & herbs, nuts & seeds, pomegranate, sweet lemon, rock candy & much more. We also offer prepared foods and made-to-order kabobs, bowls, stews, veggie platters, sandwiches & Persian desserts. Order online for home delivery, or visit us at 1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville.

Kabob counter: (301) 984-0005

Market: (301) 984-1190


Health & Fitness


2024 is just around the corner. Now offering 30-minute Zoom sessions to get you ready for the holidays and keep you on track, so your new year starts off with you feeling great. If you’re ready, book in-person sessions to take you through to the new year and beyond! Nutrilinxs, based right here in Potomac, can help you achieve your goals with customized nutrition services. Beth Dorman, a registered dietitian nutritionist with three decades of experience, will help you address medical challenges & get off the dieting rollercoaster for good. Email:


A fun, affordable & effective exercise program designed specifically for you. Our private studio on Rollins Avenue uses the latest in exercise research & technology. We have backgrounds in medical exercise & clinical physiology, plus 15 of experience working with ages 9-90. We have one-on-one private sessions, duet sessions & small group training. New clients: one month of unlimited group training for just $149. See other current packages in Store Reporter Gift Picks. Follow on Facebook & Instagram.

Home Services


High-quality flooring for every room in your home, serving Potomac & the DMV since 1992. We’re a family-owned business with staff that has been with us for decades. We’ll help you make the best, longest-wearing and most cost-effective choices, from carpet and hardwood to tile, laminate, vinyl, compost & more. We also carry Miele and Simplicity vacuums & can service most brands. Cabin John Village, 7715 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac.


With 30 years of experience repairing & finishing furniture, Walter Davies can fix everything from tiny nicks to completely broken pieces. His expertise includes wood tables & chairs, floor damage, paneling & cabinetry repair or refinishing. Projects can be completed at your home or handled off-site with pickup & delivery.


Commercial, residential & emergency. Lock repair & replacement, re-key services, touchscreen locks & high-security locks. We offer security cameras, video doorbells & monitored security systems accessible on any device, so you can talk to visitors & unlock doors remotely. All at a low monthly fee. Labor & materials guaranteed for as long as you own your home. Email:


Family-owned moving & storage company. Based in Gaithersburg & serving the DMV since 1977. We handle local, long-distance and international relocations, as well as short-term and long-term storage solutions. Our staging division works with local realtors to enhance listings and improve home sales.



Sell your jewelry with confidence. Lee Siegel, with more than 30 years of experience in the D.C. area, is a trusted buyer for diamonds, fine jewelry, watches & gold. Whether it’s modern or vintage pieces; engagement rings or loose diamonds; brands like Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb & David Yurman; or luxury watch brands like Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe & Omega, we’ve got you covered. Locally owned, license #2801, right next to Westfield Montgomery mall. Email:


Fine jewelry, custom jewelry, large & small repairs. Father & son George & Corey Kaufmann are carrying on the family tradition: offering an upscale shopping experience while preserving the handshake-generation, family-business mentality. Whether we’re designing your custom piece, showing you our collection or handling your repairs, Kaufmann Jewelers strives to build lifelong clients. Follow on Facebook & Instagram. Park Potomac, 13500 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac.


Get full value for all precious metal items — gold jewelry, sterling silver flatware & silver serving pieces. We can help you settle any estate. Visit our Bethesda office or we’ll do an in-home appointment, no obligation, to evaluate your items. Visit our website for details & to check the current price of gold.


Where fun shines. Come see our collection of fine jewelry. Classy. Edgy. Timeless. Check out our latest on Facebook, Instagram and Store Reporter Gift Picks. Call, text, email or DM for a private appointment at our showroom. Email:

Call or text: (301) 704-7605

Instagram: susankoehndesigns

Local Shopping


Private & fun personal shopping & styling at our chic clothing boutique, upstairs inside the Cabin John mini-mall. Fall arrivals! Everything you need including sweaters, jackets & new pants! We’re also featuring the Clara Sunwoo line this fall. Stop in to see everything in person, schedule a private appointment, or arrange a virtual shopping session. Curbside pickup & shipping available. Shop new arrivals in Store Reporter Gift PicksFacebookInstagram.


We make our own soaps, shower steamers, bath bombs, soy candles, Turkish towels & custom baskets. All our products are vegan & cruelty-free, paraben & phthalate-free, great for sensitive skin, no SLS or detergents, no glittery mess. We ship, we offer curbside pickup, or visit us in person. Follow on Facebook & Instagram. 5534 Wilkins Ave., North Bethesda.


A lifestyle boutique featuring high-end designer goods without the high-end price tag. Holiday special: Get 50% off selected items, & receive a candle for every purchase starting at $150. Shop our curated collections of ready-to-wear lines, luxury pre-owned items, personal & corporate gifts plus home decor. Get to know our Felicity T handbag line, made in Italy. Check out our latest Store Reporter Gift Pick. Follow us on Instagram. Congressional Plaza, 1643-A Rockville Pike, Rockville.


Bethesda artist Shelley Dane creates ready-made & custom-designed serving trays that celebrate what is meaningful to you. Her resin-protected trays are created with cut glass, or with crystal or china that you provide. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your family’s vintage tableware or the ceremonial smashed glass from your wedding. Custom pieces start at $195. Check them out on Instagram & Store Reporter Gift Picks. Email:


The perfect gift, made easy. We’ll take this task off your plate & save you time, energy & effort. Shop online or work with our “gift concierges” to create the perfect custom gift. Just let us know your budget and when & where to send the gifts; we’ll take care of the rest.


Your home for fashion at Pike & Rose. Shop our new fall arrivals — coming in every day! Sweaters, blouses, pants, joggers… along with our vast selection of accessories, jewelry & handbags. Follow on Facebook & Instagram. Check out our latest Store Reporter Gift Pick. Pike & Rose, 11882 Grand Park Ave., Suite 609, North Bethesda.

Parties & Celebrations


Crafting authentic, memorable & customized experiences for private & corporate events. Celebrations & milestones, conferences & board meetings, team building, corporate retreats, networking & more. Whether you’re ready for an in-person event or still prefer virtual, we promise to make it unforgettable. Check us out on Instagram & Facebook. To start planning, email


Special occasion wear for girls, tweens & teens. Now open in downtown Bethesda. We have the perfect outfits for bar & bat mitzvahs (both service & party), recitals, graduations, cotillion & other special occasions. Our clothes are fashionable, well-made, well-priced, age-appropriate — and not typically found in department stores. Find us on Instagram & Facebook. For more info, email 7801 Norfolk Ave., Suite 104, Bethesda.

Professional Services


Family law, re-envisioned. Malech Law approaches divorce from a family perspective. Our clients will be heard, respected & understood. With expertise & compassion, we will find the best possible solutions for children & their families. Services include: divorce law, child custody, child support, domestic violence, protective orders & more.


Celebrating 15 years of framing your faces in Rockville. New releases arriving daily! From straight-up glamorous sophistication to subtle to artful, let us bring your look to life. Book an eyewear experience with one of our incredible opticians today. Appointments prioritized, walk-ups welcome. 130 Rollins Ave., Rockville.


One of MoCo’s leading providers of Invisalign. Drs. Richard & Debra Shin, board-certified orthodontists, are also experts in traditional braces, lingual braces such as InBrace, Brius, & 3D-printed braces such as Lightforce that best suit your lifestyle. We treat teens, adults & kids at two convenient locations: 4701 Randolph Road in Rockville & the Cabin John Village mini-mall in Potomac.


State-of-the-art dental treatment in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by caring doctors and staff. No insurance? No problem! Join our V.I.P. dental plan, pay one monthly fee for free hygiene appointments and 10% off all other dental procedures. 7811 Montrose Road, Potomac.


Dr. Rachel Cohn & her talented team of opticians will make sure you always look & see your best. We offer high-tech eye exams & assessments, plus trending frames from designers like Robert Marc, Oliver Peoples & Anne et Valentin. We’ll monitor the health of your eyes & can assist with dry eyes, allergies, contact lenses & more. We are all vaccinated, & have state-of-the-art air & UV light filters. Potomac Woods Plaza, 1095 Seven Locks Road, Potomac.

Phone: (301) 545-1111