Best Brunch Spots, Doughnut Craze, Pink Cupcakes

Foodie news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.

Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a new restaurant in Bethesda takes center plate:

One Meat:

100 Montaditos, an international restaurant chain, will open in the Bethesda space previously occupied by Green Papaya, Bethesda Magazine reported. Inspired by typical Spanish taverns, 100 Montaditos serves small sandwiches on crunchy rolls with fillings including Serrano ham and tomatoes, grilled chicken and Iberico cheese, and shrimp with guacamole, the magazine added.

Read more on Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Patch.

Three Sides:

Are doughnuts the next big thing in sweets? Washington City Paper reported last year that many upscale restaurants were starting to offer "gourmet takes on sugary fried dough." Now:

District Doughnut, a 6-month-old doughnut catering business, is looking to change that with its first DC storefront. Co-founders Juan Pablo Segura and Greg Menna say they've been looking at spaces in Dupont and Chinatown and will close on a lease soon. They hope to open next May or June.

Read more on Washington City Paper's website.

How much longer will it be until the doughnut trend makes its way to Montgomery County? Tell us in the comments.


Two Silver Spring eateries made Washingtonian's list of 50 great breakfast and brunch spots:

  • Black Market Bistro (4600 Waverly Ave., Garrett Park)
  • Jackie's Restaurant (8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring)
  • Lia's (4435 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase)
  • Founding Farmers (12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac)
  • Parkway Deli & Restaurant (8317 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring)
  • Silver Diner (Montgomery County locations at , and )


Bethesda's Fraiche Cupcakery (10219 Old Georgetown Rd.), launched by Potomac native Nina Deva, has a special cupcake out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Half of the proceeds from sales of the shop’s pink frosted cupcakes will go to the nonprofit For 3 Sisters, Bethesda Patch reported.


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