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

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

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

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     

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

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

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   

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.

Friday, January 18, 2019