Two new restaurants for Congressional Plaza
The dining scene at Congressional Plaza is looking way up for 2017. Modern Market, the scratch-made chain from Colorado that’s been earning raves in downtown Bethesda, opened its doors this week next to Chopt. And the center just landed Honeyfish Poke, a West Coast chain featuring Hawaiian-style bowls of raw fish with fresh toppings and Asian sauces. Honeyfish Poke is set for a spring opening a few doors down from Starbucks, near Congressional’s new outdoor seating area. To check out the menu, click here.
Starbucks goes Venti in Potomac Village
Starbucks in Potomac Village is finally nearing the end of a major expansion that has annoyed its customers for months. The tiny store, which never had enough space to meet the demands of its latte-loving neighborhood, will kick off 2017 with more coffee machines, more baristas and lot more seating. The extra room is coming from a frame shop that closed next door; employees say the work should be done before Christmas.
Who won our biggest raffle ever?
Congratulations to the winners of our latest raffle, featuring fabulous gifts from vendors at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood Holiday Boutique & Silent Auction. Here’s a list of who won what:
- Rori Malech won a PJ Salvage sweater from Barbie B (shopbarbieb.com)
- Michèle Morgan won a pair of workout leggings from LavaLoka (lavaloka.com)
- Amy Stolker won a zirconia necklace from Artfully Designed Jewelry (click for more).
- Betsy Fader Goldstein won a choker necklace from Gemini Jewelry (click for more).
- Leela Berman won a photo canvas from Photos by Freddi (photosbyfreddi.com).
- Michael Reiser won a bottle of vintage vinegar from All things Olive (allthingsolive.com).
- Meredith Wernick won a $25 gift certificate from Bows Etc. (bowsetc.com)
- Karla Rosenfeld Azachi won a pair of girls’ leggings from Shop Marti (shopmarti.com).
- Greg Overcamp won a $50 certificate for kids’ clothing from Blue Elephant (shoptheblueelephant.com).
Something dazzling from Kaufman Jewelers
If you’re looking for a gift that really dazzles, Kaufmann Jewelers at Park Potomac is the place to go for gorgeous custom jewelry. Take this stunning 18-karat gold ring with oval tanzanite and diamonds. Not quite what you’re looking for? Third-generation jeweler Corey Kaufman can design something special or find a piece that fits your budget, from diamond and gold jewelry priced in the thousands to silver and gemstone rings, bracelets and earrings for less than $100. Kaufmann Jewelers, 12500 Park Potomac Ave., #107S, 301-978-7778. For more info, click here.
Something sparkly from JT Interiors
The holiday sparkle is in full swing at JT Interiors in Potomac Village, where you’ll find shimmering gifts around just about every corner. We love the tabletop glitter trees ($62 for a set of two), the gold and silver glitter wreath ($70) and the mercury glass lamp ($128), all shown here. The gold leaf tray makes a great hostess gift at $17, as do the candles and illuminaries priced from $10 and up. Visit JT Interiors at 9906 River Road, call 301-299-0485 or click here for details.