Monday, February 29, 2016

Tommy Joe's opens in Bethesda

Tommy Joe's opened in its new location this weekend, at the corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues. There was a large turnout for the first weekend. They didn't seem to have any trouble getting people up to the space that has suffered through a couple of business closures. As temperatures warm up, it will be interesting to see how the rooftop is used.

54 comments:

Wrol said...

Wish them the best! It's been tough for Bethesda bars lately.

Anonymous said...

Went there for drinks on Saturday. They seemed to have a good crowd and the drinks were reasonably priced. + 1 for Riemer and his night life initiative!!!

Anonymous said...

+ 1 for Riemer and his night life initiative! ... COULD NOT AGREE MORE. ALL HAIL RIEMER!!!!

Anonymous said...

If Hans Riemer is working to bring more vulgar fraternity bars like Tommy Joe's to our community, he just lost our support.

Anonymous said...

TAKE THAT BACK 9:18 - HANS REIMER IS MY GOD!!!!!!!@!!!!

Anonymous said...

How come we didn't get any interior photos. Was Dyer not allowed in?

Anonymous said...

Would you let dyer anywhere near your home or place of business? I think not...

Anonymous said...

I note that the sign for SmashBurger is still burning brightly. Looks like Dyer got that story wrong for the second time in two years.

Anonymous said...

10:59 AM Smashburger's space is for lease, as Robert Dyer reported recently.

Anonymous said...

Dyer's pictures aren't even from the same side of the street. I guess patrons of TJ's might drop cinder blocks at Dyer from the second-story windows.

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Anonymous said...

The inmates are running the asylum.

Anonymous said...

Smashburger is trying to sublet their space. They have 8 years left and pay around $75 per square foot. That's a death sentence rate for Woodmont Triangle. #TRITDH

Robert Dyer said...

10:59: I didn't report the Smashburger story last year. My actual story this year is 100% accurate - the space is for lease. I not only linked to the real estate listing, but I heard from a prospective tenant who actually toured the space, you moron. You're still, as the old A&W ad said, "Dumass material all the way."

Robert Dyer said...

11:53: That comment obviously typed from an office about 2 blocks up Norfolk from Smashburger is being deleted in 3...2...1.....

Anonymous said...

"you moron."
'"Dumass material all the way."'

Did Dyer really run for public office? No matter what the council members do or don't do, at least they don't talk to their constituents like that.

Anonymous said...

8:57 is wrong. George Leventhal is really nasty and abusive to county staff. The Washington Post reported extensively on his tirades. Not a nice guy to work with.

Adam said...

So how come the voters still chose George over Robert?

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 6:39 PM - you're lying, as usual.

http://robertdyer.blogspot.com/2015/01/report-smashburger-to-close-in-bethesda.html?m=1

Steve Hell said...

9:11pm I don't know about you, but I like nasty, abusive men in power.

Robert Dyer said...

9:13: Read the article - the source was another website.

9:11: Total control of the media by the incumbents, and low-information voters.

8:57: Did George Leventhal really BERATE A FEMALE COUNTY EMPLOYEE ON LIVE TELEVISION in 2014? Did he really also lash out at a constituent, and distinguished former County Councilmember, Rose Crenca, on live television?

You're still "Dumass material all the way."

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer mad. Robert Dyer smash!

Anonymous said...

Obviously. Fact.

Anonymous said...

9:12 so you're saying your blog has no impact as media? I thought you had previously stated that your news site was a competitor? But now you are saying your site doesn't count since the winning council members have total control of the media? Wait which is it again?

Robert Dyer said...

2:27 AM: I wasn't allowed to promote my campaign on my blog while I was running. The Council does have total control of the local media, 6 of their own taxpayer funded TV stations, MyMCMedia, and even a Spanish language radio station at their disposal.

You're wrong again. Better quit while you're behind.

Anonymous said...

You weren't allow to blog at all when you were running for office? That's pretty interesting. Even stuff about restaurants and retail and other?

And the council members could write and appear on the public access channel? What do you mean they have control of the local media?

Thanks for your time answering my questions.

Anonymous said...

Has a local council race ever been as discussed as much as Robert Dyer's?
Move on folks. You think more about it than Robert Dyer at this point.

Incumbents have a great advantage with their official media arms as well as supporters in local media.

Robert Dyer said...

5:19: No, I said I wasn't allowed to campaign on the blog unless I made it an official campaign site.

Yes, the Council was repeatedly able to appear on the 6 channels they have at their disposal, and on their Spanish radio station. Challengers were not permitted to appear.

They have favorable coverage on all local media (except my website). That's control of local media. Real media would be investigating the various scandals.

Anonymous said...

Favorable coverage? Does that mean they talked about the other candidates more and you less?

Anonymous said...

how come challengers were unable to appear on the county tv and radio stations? Only incumbents? Is that a county rule?

Anonymous said...

"Low-information voters"

You're not going to win elections by insulting voters, "dumass". LOL

Anonymous said...

Is Dyer trying to claim that every public communication by an elected official to his/her constituents should be considered a campaign statement? It sure sounds that way.

Robert Dyer said...

7:02: Not only that, but rarely anything critical or negative even with the terrible records and scandals some on the Council have.

Anonymous said...

Dyer is demanding "equal time" on the County channels.

Riemer and Leventhal should demand "equal time" on Dyer's blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they just didn't think he was a serious contender?

Anonymous said...

@11:28 Thanks for posting that again. It's important we keep our "journalists" and "politicians" honest, lest they simply degenerate into "bloggers"

George Hayduke said...

I've really enjoyed reading Robert's blog since I started following him, however I am curious as to why links like that are removed? It seems like part of a health discussion and it's important we hold hour newsmen and politicians accountable, no?

Anonymous said...

So they all covered the incumbants equally with equal lack of critical reporting? So between the incumbents it was completely fair and balanced reporting without favoritism? The minority candidate did not receive any coverage, but the majority incumbants did?

Anonymous said...

Why would that link get deleted? It's to content from his own blog. Are his own blog posts violating his own comment policy?

Anonymous said...

Hypothetical: If you're a close personal friend and a political supporter of George Leventhal, can you cover him impartially?

Anonymous said...

12:18 PM has Robert Dyer's music on repeat

Anonymous said...

Probably has his Youtube channel on in the background as well

Anonymous said...

"If you're a close personal friend and a political supporter of George Leventhal, can you cover him impartially?" Fair question. If true, should be disclosed!

Anonymous said...

So pathetic. You people are worse than Congress.

You do not listen to understand. You listen to reply.

Andrea Li said...

Yes! 1:35 nailed it right on the head. Dyer and his supporters don't listen to anyone at all, only their own opinions, despite overwhelming evidence and logic to the contrary. They just want to be heard as right.

Anonymous said...

1:44 PM Sounds like most of the MoCo Council and their friends in local media! Exhibit A is the Westbard plan.

Commenter at 8:57 said...

'You're still "Dumass material all the way."'

Oh now you're referring to me as that now? Way to keep it classy and keep your head above the fray. Despite some of the questionable rants, I frequent this site for reliable local news. I'll be rethinking that...

Anonymous said...

Dyer thinks that your comment and the comments at 9:11 PM and 9:13 PM were all written by the same person.

He also has a strange obsession with a soft drink commercial from 1990. That's sure to go over the heads of coveted Millennials.

Anonymous said...

This comment thread had it all. A veritable greatest hits: Riemer, Robert's rock album (imagine what Aaron's and Hans' soft rock album would be like...on second thought, don't), YouTube, Aaron posting under a woman's name (he likes doing that WAY too much), millennials, Robert's election results, whining about hyperlinks. Just lacked the longtime reader who says he's had enough.

Save this one for the time capsule!

Anonymous said...

I'm a longtime reader and I've had enough.

Anonymous said...

Twice now Dyer has deleted a link to his own previous posts simply because they prove him wrong! That's selective "journalism" if I've ever seen it! No wonder nobody votes for him, he can't handle the truth!

Anonymous said...

Maybe he is ashamed of his own words? Or flip flopping? Or is he saying that his own words violate his own comment policy?

Anonymous said...

And in the other link that proved him wrong, he blamed his source.

Anonymous said...

Yet he still ran with the story?