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Day 243: Bethesda Fall Bar Tour

Bethesda Fall Bar Tour

On Saturday September 10th, from 1-9 p.m., Lindy Promotions and Coors Light present the 5th annual Bethesda Fall Bar Tour.

Here’s the deal.  You bring two cans of food with you to the event and that will be donated to Manna Food Center (Manna is the main food bank in Montgomery County and, yes, we do have poor  hungry people right here in the County – in fact over 3,300 families each month are served).  The cost is is $10 if you bring some cans and $13 if you don’t.  Either way Manna gets benefit.  If you want you can get advance tickets online through Lindy Promotions by clicking here.

From 1-9 p.m. you can enjoy $2 Coors Lights & $3 Blue Moons plus great food and drink specials offered by some of our favorite drinking holes:

  • Parker’s American Bistro
  • BlackFinn
  • Hard Times Cafe
  • Union Jack’s
  • Tommy Joe’s
  • Steamers
  • Wing Hub
  • Saphire Cafe
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub
  • Caddies on Cordell

Walk up registration is available 1-6 p.m. at Caddies on Cordell at 4922 Cordell Avenue.  Come join us for a good cause and remember to not drink and drive.  Put this into your phone as “Ride Home.”  Barwood Taxi at 301-984-1900.  I just found a= really cool app for your mobile phone called Taxi Magic.  If you need a taxi just text your pickup address to 862442.  For example “4922 Cordell Avenue, 20814” and a taxi pickup confirmation will be sent to your phone.  You can also download an application to your smartphone (I’m Mac, Amy’s PC/Blackberry – poor child).   Check it out and enjoy the “bar crawl” and don’t forget to bring some canned food for the needy.  ~Brian

Day 237: Pre-hurricane Show at Parker's

Irene!

Come on “Irene”, oh I swear….

At this moment, you mean everything….

Here she comes, good old Irene, heading to Bethesda!  In the spirit of fun and good cheer, Parker’s Bistro is inviting us out for a pre-hurricane show tonight starting at 9 PM with the 19th Street Band – one of my favorite local performers!  Here is an excerpt from their website:

The 19th Street Band

The 19th Street Band is a Washington D.C. based group best known for their enthusiasm and ability to entertain any crowd!   Whether you’re young or maybe just young-at-heart, The 19th Street Band serves up an eclectic mix of both modern and classic tunes that is sure to please the masses!   Their style can best be described as an acoustic mix of popular Rock, Country, Celtic, and Bluegrass songs.   Moreover, each member of the band is classically trained in music and offers their vocal talents to create a great mix of styles and perfectly blended harmonies!

Yea, I know we talk about Parker’s a lot in this blog but, as we mentioned before, it’s our local Cheers bar – where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came!  Come on down tonight and sing, dance, drink and be merry before Irene blows in and ruins our fun.  Parkers is located at 4824 Bethesda Ave.  Check out their Facebook page for tonight’s gig.     ~Amy

Day 77: Hangover in Bethesda

It’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day and we hope you enjoyed a jolly good time yesterday and made it home safely after a lively night of good eats, drinks and fun.  We promised to give you some hangover remedies today so here’s our Top 5 list:

1. SLEEP IN!

2. Drink lots of fluids, preferably water, sports drinks or fruit juice (no coffee as it dehydrates you even more).

Parker's....Cheers of Bethesda!

3. Some like to grab a little bit of the “hair of the dog that bit you!”  If that’s your style, we suggest a Bloody Mary as the tomato juice and celery will replenish vitamins and help you feel refreshed while taking the “edge off” too!  A great place to grab a Bloody Mary and perhaps a burger is Parker’s Bistro on Bethesda Ave.  They open at 11:30 AM and will take good care of your hangover needs.

4. Take a good shower – hot or cold or alternate both as needed!

Le Pain Quotidien

5. Eat a good hearty breakfast.  We have found some great breakfast places in Bethesda.  You could try a tasty bagel from Bethesda Bagels or try some stone ground oatmeal or fresh omelettes at Le Pain Quotidien on Bethesda Lane.  Or, for a very inexpensive, American diner-style breakfast there’s always Tastee Diner, a 24-hour local favorite since 1935.

Bethesda Bagels

If you’re in need of more invasive assistance in the form of medication, we suggest CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Arlington Road and Bradley.  It’s actually open 24-hours a day, a little known fact (a terrific place to go for a late-night chocolate fit too!).      ~ Amy & Brian

Day 77: Hangover in Bethesda

It’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day and we hope you enjoyed a jolly good time yesterday and made it home safely after a lively night of good eats, drinks and fun.  We promised to give you some hangover remedies today so here’s our Top 5 list:

1. SLEEP IN!

2. Drink lots of fluids, preferably water, sports drinks or fruit juice (no coffee as it dehydrates you even more).

Parker's....Cheers of Bethesda!

3. Some like to grab a little bit of the “hair of the dog that bit you!”  If that’s your style, we suggest a Bloody Mary as the tomato juice and celery will replenish vitamins and help you feel refreshed while taking the “edge off” too!  A great place to grab a Bloody Mary and perhaps a burger is Parker’s Bistro on Bethesda Ave.  They open at 11:30 AM and will take good care of your hangover needs.

4. Take a good shower – hot or cold or alternate both as needed!

Le Pain Quotidien

5. Eat a good hearty breakfast.  We have found some great breakfast places in Bethesda.  You could try a tasty bagel from Bethesda Bagels or try some stone ground oatmeal or fresh omelettes at Le Pain Quotidien on Bethesda Lane.  Or, for a very inexpensive, American diner-style breakfast there’s always Tastee Diner, a 24-hour local favorite since 1935.

Bethesda Bagels

If you’re in need of more invasive assistance in the form of medication, we suggest CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Arlington Road and Bradley.  It’s actually open 24-hours a day, a little known fact (a terrific place to go for a late-night chocolate fit too!).      ~ Amy & Brian

Day 37: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Parker's....Cheers of Bethesda!

OK everybody – Amy here.  And I can tell you that today, I will be glued to the TV at the nearest sports bar downtown for SUPERBOWL XLV!  My beloved Steelers are going for the 7th Superbowl ring!  Go Heinz, Go Troy, Go Ben, Go Steel Curtain!!!  Now you can’t hold it against me that I’m a Steelers fan since I was born in Pittsburgh.  Hey, I like the Skins too – just not as much as the Steelers.  🙂

Now I happen to be in Kona, Hawaii at the moment but IF I were in Bethesda, I would have enjoyed the game at our favorite hang-out, PARKERS! Located right across the street from our RE/MAX office, Parkers is where we all like to go for happy hour any day of the week (officially 3 – 6 PM available in the bar area only).  It’s like our very own Cheers bar and we even have our own Norm (you’ll have to guess who that is).

Traditional American cuisine is the theme at Parkers. Some of our favorite dishes include grilled lime chicken (completely yummy!), chicken kabobs (not on the menu these days but still available for those in-the-know!) and of course the BURGERS.  Tuesday nights kids eat free!  They have good steaks, a nice seafood selection and stick-to-your ribs dishes available on the menu, as well as a kid’s menu.  Dress casual and just come and relax with your friends.  Before you know it, you’ll be friends with the staff too.

Follow Parkers on Facebook and keep up with all the live events and specials.  And did I mention…GO STEELERS!!!!   ~Amy