Thursday, April 21, 2016

Addie's to reopen at Park Potomac development

Jeff Black says loyal fans of his Addie's Restaurant on Rockville Pike have been asking him, "when are you reopening?" since it closed in November 2013. The chef and restaurant empire-owner's announcement Wednesday should delight those disappointed diners. While a modern office building is not the same as the humble abode of the old Addie's, Black promises he will at least "bring back the spirit of Addie's to Park Potomac."

The new Addie's will be in Foulger Pratt's gleaming new 12435 Park Potomac Avenue, designed by WDG Architects. This will be another feather in Park Potomac's dining cap, which already boasts the regional draw of Founding Farmers, as well as popular brunch destination Sugo Italian Osteria & Pizzeria.

Any Black venture is big news around here - Black's Bar + Kitchen on Woodmont Avenue is one of several downtown Bethesda restaurants I do not hesitate to recommend when visitors to town ask me for a top restaurant suggestion.

The 4000 SF new Addie's will have indoor and outdoor dining, and full raw bar and cocktail bar. Black says he will add some new vegan items inspired by his sons' suggestions. BoxWood Architects will design the interior build-out of the restaurant. There is currently no firm opening date.

Park Potomac is located right at the Montrose Road exit of I-270 (take the exit West).

Rendering courtesy WDG Architects

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, you're slipping. The Beat posted this same information on Wednesday. #scooped

Anonymous said...

"Black's Bar + Kitchen on Woodmont Avenue is one of several downtown Bethesda restaurants I do not hesitate to recommend when visitors to town ask me for a top restaurant suggestion."

Which local restaurants do you not recommend? Or even "hesitate to" recommend?

Anonymous said...

Recommended they go to DC as nearly all restaurants here are sub par. A few new additions give me a touch of hope.

Weol said...

The charm of Addie's was the little house. :(

Anonymous said...

4:47 AM will be telling his grandkids:
"remember the legendary day I posted a press release about a chain restaurant before Robert Dyer. It was the crowning achievement of my career."

Anonymous said...

It is pretty much all dyer talks about. How he had the scoop first hence the other guy must be stealing.

Anonymous said...

Great line on your resume: "I posted a chain restaurant press release before Robert Dyer."

Dyer should feel pretty good that he's the gold standard for comparison. And that's without Hull's millions and large staff to boot. :)

Anonymous said...

Hull has millions? A staff that needs to be paid instead of independently wealthy? Say it ain't so.

Anonymous said...

7:09 AM If you have millions in revenue (as reported in the press) and a large paid staff, then by God I certainly hope you can do more than one independent journalist like Dyer.

Feel good about what you're doing and let Dyer do his job here as an independent local news operator.

Anonymous said...

6:30 AM: The reason Dyer talks about it is because he's responding to you.

6:48 AM: I'm sure you mean Hull has minions, not millions. :)

Anonymous said...

Hull pays his minions to do his bidding. What's your excuse?

Anonymous said...

8:55 AM Paying staff to harass and troll another local journalist isn't exactly living up to the gold standards of journalism. I recommend putting the resources and time into better news coverage.

You've got millions of dollars, huge staff and you're getting Beat by one guy's coverage of the country.

That's a hell of a story in itself.

Anonymous said...

8:55AM so, you're admitting Hull pays you to do his bidding?
My excuse for what? Reading a blog? I'm not obligated to anyone, so I do or say what I want when I want.

Anonymous said...

Dyer is irrational in his conspiracy theories about getting trolled by Bethesda Now and the "MoCo Machine" when in actuality, it's most likely by 10-15 people who are bored at work and find it funny to call him out on his nonsense. Birdbrain!

Anonymous said...

8:55AM just admitted that Bethesda Mag's publisher is paying folks to troll/harass Dyer. Amazing. Hope Dyer eventually has an article exposing this nut that Hull employs.

9:30AM What's Bethesda Now?

Anonymous said...

Bethesda Now was Aaron Kraut's blog, then he sold out to Hull and now it's Bethesda Beat (part of BM).

If you want to see the source of Hull's millions, pick up a copy of the print edition of Bethesda Magazine. It's 300 pages of ads, and 30 pages of content, most written by stay at home mothers who are "freelance" journalists.

Here's all the different ways you can buy ads or sponsor content on their sites and print editions: http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/2016_Media_Kit_without_rates.pdf

Want to sponsor the "Best of Bethesda" party? That'll be $3,900, please. Oh, and of course your sponsorship will have no bearing on if your business is ranked #1 on their best list (wink, wink).

Anonymous said...

"Hope Dyer eventually has an article exposing this nut that Hull employs."

Ha ha. Dyer has been threatening to "expose" the "lone troll" for three years now.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused, is the lone troll on the payroll of both Hull and Riemer? In that case, this could be a Dyer penned expose on the scale of Watergate! Bethesdagate!!

Anonymous said...

9:47 AM After the Bethedsa NOW disaster, Hull hiring Kraut is like another cruise line hiring the captain of the Costa Concordia.

Anonymous said...

Oh, look... Shill is talking to himself.

Anonymous said...

10:05AM I'm sorry, were you talking to someone? All we heard was wah,wah,wah.

Anonymous said...

9:47 Kraut is just an employee isn't he?

Of course Dyer does well. He doesn't need revenue to support his blog. Good for him. It's nice to be able to spend all your time writing and reporting without being beholden to a job or financial needs.

Anonymous said...

It was so beautiful to see the message "GET WELL SOON HANS" written on the water tower on Cedar Lane, right after our Councilman's recent surgery.

The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies of Bethesda - they all adore Hans. They think he's a righteous dude.

Anonymous said...

11:13 Your theory why Bethesda Mag is so bad is that they're burdened with the millions of dollars of revenue that it's owner touts? Dyer's reporting is better because he makes less revenue?
Makes sense.

Robert Dyer said...

4:47: We all got the same press release, you moron. A press release is never a "scoop."

The fact that you have to troll for readers in my comments section and I don't have to troll in yours speaks for itself.

Thanks for the update from Loserville. Meanwhile, you were getting actually scooped again by enterprising reporting (not a press release landing in your lap), while you were wasting your time posting this spam comment.

Anonymous said...

@11:16 to further your point, it would appear in the MoCo world, Dyer is the Principal Edward Rooney to Hans Riemer's Farris Bueller

Robert Dyer said...

9:30: You're the lone troll, punk. You make clear your association with specific cogs in the MoCo political machine by name dropping them in almost every spam troll comment you post. Whoops! Duh! And you're calling other people "birdbrained"?

The average reader is here for the breaking news, restaurant openings,etc. The only person who they call out for "nonsense" is you, with your childish comments and desperate spamming for a competing website.

Anonymous said...

To "Mr. Rooney" @12:15pm this is pure speculation on your part, I assure you that there are multiple trolls, in fact I've been to their village. It's kind of like the Hobbit town from Lord of the Rings.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:36 AM - What's Blogspot.com?

Anonymous said...

It's Google's amateur blogging platform. Pretty decent tool.

Steve Hell said...

2:23PM is right on. Dyer is an amateur blogger. Dyer doesn't have his super secret *professional* blogger/journalist badge yet.

And he doesn't have millions of dollars. That disqualifies him from reporting local news.

Anonymous said...

How much money DOES Dyer have? He seems to be doing pretty well in spite of having no obvious source of income.

Anonymous said...

3:04PM Local news reporters (Patch, Gazette, etc.) aren't exactly lucrative jobs.

Hull says he's making millions in revenue however. And he paid $1 to shut down a competitor.

Anonymous said...

Where did that $1 number even come from? Dyer and company can't seriously believe that as truth. And if they do, that says a lot about what they believe and their thought process.

Anonymous said...

New, popular bumper sticker in Bethesda:

"HONK IF ROBERT DYER EVER CALLED YOU 'THE LONE TROLL'"

Anonymous said...

I believe the $1 number. Bethesda Now was Aaron Kraut's blog, but didn't have much sponsorship or ads coming in. I assume Hull basically offered to hire Kraut, and then the BN site just redirected to the Bethesda Beat site on BM in exchange for a token $1. It's a win for Kraut as he has a steady income then. Last I heard, he lives in Silver Spring not Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

Kraut lives in battery lane

Was that $1 published somewhere? Or it's made up/conjecture?

Anonymous said...

Dyer is deleting his own shill's comments? Oh, that's interesting.

Anonymous said...

Saith Dyer: "Glen Echo Park is the perfect metaphor for where Montgomery County finds itself today. This was once the greatest amusement park in the world."

LOL, what a nutcase.

Robert Dyer said...

9:39: You're the nutcase who believes any comments supportive of me posted by some of the thousands of readers of this blog are all posted by "Dyer family members." Reality is not your strongest suit.

Glen Echo was in earlier decades indeed the greatest amusement park in the world. I understand that as a carpetbagger, you might be ignorant of that fact. As a mummified preserve withering on the vine, it indeed embodies the moribund Montgomery County. MoCo should be the aerospace and defense industry capital of the east coast, and home to many Fortune 500 companies. Instead we are becoming an overtaxed bedroom community for the job centers in Northern Virginia and D.C.

"LOL", moron.

Robert Dyer said...

3:51: The one horn we hear honking is from your vehicle, as you pick up Hans Riemer's dry cleaning. Baba Booey.

Robert Dyer said...

12:04: Hans Riemer doesn't have the energy of Ferris Bueller. He's super low energy.

Robert Dyer said...

3:04: Why would you limit your inquiry to me? How much are the other local reporters making? Have you found out yet? Bethesda's pretty expensive. Has your investigation shed any light yet? Do tell, O great seeker of knowledge!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ed Rooney @2:34 AM, so you're telling us, 9:39, 3:51, 3:04, 9:30 and the many other people questioning your article and opinions are all the same nefarious agent of Riemer and Steve Hull? I'd bet the Tesla they're not! Birdbrain

Anonymous said...

5:37AM It's 10-12 people bored at work. Yeah, that's the ticket.
They must work nights too :)

Anonymous said...

I do! Security guard plenty bored at night.

Anonymous said...

"Glen Echo was in earlier decades indeed the greatest amusement park in the world. I understand that as a carpetbagger, you might be ignorant of that fact. "

That's not a "fact", that's your personal opinion - from someone who was born long after the amusement park closed. Does anyone else share this opinion? It certainly was a nice place back in the day, it's rather small compared to other urban amusement parks from the same time period.

Dyer @ 2:36 AM - So how come you don't have enough energy to defeat this "super low energy" guy? Twice?

Robert Dyer said...

6:58: Because he has a campaign treasure chest full of checks from Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, Danaher Corporation, and other Wall Street and K Street crooks and pioneers of outsourcing American jobs to China. And because he had what's left of the media protecting him - refusing to investigate why a Council candidate for Podunk Junction would be getting checks from Wall Street and other out of state financial interests. Duh! Give a fair playing field with knowledgeable voters, and I'll beat him every time.

As far as Glen Echo, in terms of rides and architecture, which other park in the 1920s, for example, are you claiming was superior?

Robert Dyer said...

5:37: It is all one guy. When he takes a vacation or is forced to actually do something for an hour or two, the negative comments mysteriously stop.

Anonymous said...

So who is the one guy?

Anonymous said...

How does Dyer know about this "lone troll's" vacation schedule?

Anonymous said...

"Give a fair playing field with knowledgeable voters, and I'll beat him every time."

Why does Dyer keep running in a community where the electorate hates him so much?

"As far as Glen Echo, in terms of rides and architecture, which other park in the 1920s, for example, are you claiming was superior?"

So it is your opinion, and your opinion alone, coming from someone who was not yet alive during the time that it was actually used as an amusement park. Thanks for clarifying.

Andrew said...

Are all the troll on the same IP address?

Anonymous said...

Can you even get IP info from blogspot?

If so it would probably show all the trolls and shills on different IP addresses.

Anonymous said...

Breaking: I've just traced back the IP addresses. They all trace back to the shitter in the Woodmont Triangle Starbucks.

Anonymous said...

"a Council candidate for Podunk Junction"

It's odd that you would call an at-large seat for Montgomery County Council, representing all 1 million of its residents, "Podunk Junction". Did you call it such when you ran for this seat, twice, unsuccessfully?

Robert Dyer said...

5:06: To a Wall Street executive or K Street lobbyist, Montgomery County is indeed the equivalent of Podunk Junction. Which is why Hans Riemer is strangely the only councilmember to receive donations from such figures. What real journalists like me are asking is, why would such individuals contribute to a municipal candidate? What are they getting in return?

Anonymous said...

Counties and municipalities are both types of local governments.

That does not make Montgomery County a "municipality". It is very much a County, with 1 million residents.

Robert Dyer said...

12:03: Believe me, I know the difference. What would you call it then, Mr. Dumass - a "Countian candidate?" [Expletive] you, [expletive]. Get back to the real issue, [expletive] - what the [expletive] does a Wall Street banker care about a candidate for County Council? A "Countian candidate." God, what a moron you are.