Friday, June 23, 2017

Bold Bite licensing up for beer, wine as national chain competitor looms in Bethesda

Downtown Bethesda's homegrown upscale hot dog spot, Bold Bite, is preparing to take on national hot dog chain Dog Haus Biergarten. Like Bold Bite, Dog Haus also serves gourmet burgers and sausages alongside the hot dogs on its menu. But unlike Bold Bite, which is located at 4903 Cordell Avenue, Dog Haus serves craft beer and wine.

Bold Bite is aiming to remedy that this summer, before their competitor opens a few blocks away at 7904 Woodmont Avenue. The restaurant has applied for a liquor license to serve beer and wine, and will have a hearing on July 6 at 10:00 AM. While they had already planned to add beer and wine before Dog Haus announced its plans, the addition of adult beverages will be all the more advantageous to Bold Bite with a booze-purveying competitor looming.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woodmont Triangle hot dog battle: Bold Bite vs. Dog Haus vs. 7 Eleven Big Bite

Anonymous said...

This will fail and Smashburger will reopen there.

Anonymous said...

Bold bite used to have beer and it was awesome. This is exciting. They did something with their buns that I don't love. I think its supposed to be an upgrade but I'm all about taste not quality. However they made the chicago dog when they first opened was the best. Now I just get their chicken sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

Biggest sign in Bethesda. I'll have to try again cause first taste wasn't anything to write home about.

Anonymous said...

Their Latin Salad (with chicken) is the bomb

Anonymous said...

I can’t take seriously anybody’s review that uses the term “the bomb”.

Friends of Woodmont Triangle said...

If Robert reviews/covers it, more people know about it and want to go there.
Robert is a great source of info on our small businesses!

Roald said...

I love our community!

Save Westbard said...

I'm for the halt of progress!

Anonymous said...

Their Latin Salad (with chicken) is both appetizing and delectable. Better, clown?

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Anonymous said...

10:49 AM Avoid every restaurant Robert reports on means avoiding every new restaurant in town.
Good luck with that, troll. It is you making the routine threats here. You always project your issues on to Robert and turn every article into the same discussion.

Robert Dyer said...

10:49' The blacklisting, blackmailing defamation campaign of the small and slightly-failing magazine against me pops into public view again. Clown move, bro.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Small MAGAZINE versus a simple BLOG

Steve Hull @ Bethesda Magazine said...

I recommend no one use the words "Robert Dyer". Simply refer to him as "that man".

To relieve stress, I repeat this phrase 500 times every morning during my hot yoga session:

"Robert Dyer doesn't exist"
"Robert Dyer doesn't exist"
"Robert Dyer doesn't exist"
"Robert Dyer doesn't exist"

And so on.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to compare the two news sites in Bethesda...just stumbled on Steve Hull's bio...

From 1989 through 2002, Hull was an executive with Atlantic Media Company, which publishes The Atlantic magazine and numerous websites. For the last eight years of his tenure, Hull was senior vice president.

Prior to 1989, Hull had been editor and publisher of Military Forum, a defense policy magazine; executive editor of Intercontinental Publications, a business-to-business publisher; associate editor of FOLIO Magazine; political editor of the Litchfield County Times newspaper in Connecticut; and a press secretary on Capitol Hill.

In addition, Hull is vice chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Universities at Shady Grove; a member of Board of Trustees of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and of the Professional Advisory Board of the Journalism Department at the University of Connecticut, his alma mater.

Anonymous said...

since they moved, they don't do hot dogs anymore ��

Andy Van Slyke said...

12:40 PM With that resume, you'd think he'd know better than to plagiarize & steal from another local journalist, Robert Dyer.

It is stealing Dyer's work and revenue. If he self-proclaims that Dyer isn't a journalist, I guess that how the Magazine staff rationalizes their theft.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dyer - how come you only mention Steve Hull by name in your signed comments, only in your unsigned comments?

Andy Van Slyke said...

1:59 PM Dyer has a wonderful "about us". Read it and get up to speed on what he's doing today.

2:02 PM How come Hull can't mention Robert Dyer by name in the magazine or his blog? Why does he steal from Dyer? If Hull is a self-proclaimed journalist, then I'm sure he understands the work that goes into Dyer's reporting. Why steal it?

So many questions!


Anonymous said...

"Dyer has a wonderful "about us". Read it and get up to speed on what he's doing today."

From that I learned that Dyer has written a couple of hobby blogs since 2006. Nothing I didn't know already.

"How come Hull can't mention Robert Dyer by name in the magazine or his blog?"

Probably because Hull is the publisher, not a reporter, and as such, does not write the news articles. However the reporters cite Dyer byname, and link to his articles on a regular basis. Dyer never, ever does the reverse. Why do you need to keep lying about this?

Also, you mumbled something earlier about "lost revenue". To what does this refer, given that Dyer's blog has no advertising or anything labled "sponsored content"?

Anonymous said...

3:37pm Steve Hull has plagiarised Dyer under his own byline multiple times, so he's dirty too.
Can't blame the unpaid interns!

He's literally stealing revenue from Dyer when he does it.

Anonymous said...

Dyer has no content worth stealing and no revenue to steal.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the gang from Duck Duck Goose and 4935 are opening a steakhouse. Damn!!! Dyer scooped again. Boom.

Anonymous said...

5:08pm it certainly is stealing revenue if you plagiarize Dyer in an attempt to take traffic away from Dyer's original story. Advertising revenues are impacted.

Mr. Hull, please stop it. You're better than that.

Anonymous said...

You know what's funny...if there's no sign up on a wall or window, Robert doesn't get the story. Completely dropped the ball on the George's Chophouse story. He got scooped. Simple as that because he either doesn't have sources, doesn't dig, or just walks around and reads signs.

Skippy said...

Is wasn't aware there was already honeygrow, cava, five guys and pieology signage up at Montrose Crossing :)

Time to call it a night, Mr. Hull!

Anonymous said...

If Dyer gets no revenue from his blog, then how can one "steal revenue" from his blog?

Unless Dyer is not properly labeling advertising and other sponsored content.

Robert Dyer said...

Unfortunately for the small and slightly-failing magazine, Peter Chang and the owner of DDG aren't the only restaurateurs in Bethesda. Another inside job, a hand off to the magazine, not a scoop.

You can't say "Boom" when I've scooped you on a thousand stories, and you get just one handed to you. That's not shoe leather reporting. Embarrassing.

If a restaurant feels they can succeed without my audience of thousands knowing about it, God bless them.

Anonymous said...

"If a restaurant feels they can succeed without my audience of thousands knowing about it, God bless them."

How big is your audience? How do you calculate your number unique vistors, given that you claimed that your blog does not record IP addresses of visitors?

Anonymous said...

As bad as the trolling is, Robert, are you 12 in your childish responses?

Robert Dyer said...

10:16: Childish response? Never. Childish would be Store Reporter stealing my scoop about Montrose Crossing without attribution. By the way, there isn't a "new steakhouse" opening, it's just a reboot of the existing restaurant. #FakeNews That was a total click bait fake news article and tweet.

5:18: No, moron. There was no ball to drop. The restaurant is just rebooting with a new steak menu. If there's a ball to drop, it would be the restaurant not letting me know about it.

There was no sign for Montrose Crossing, Bruce Variety closing, underground fuel spill on Butler Road, illegal funds in the Parks Department, violation of ex parte communications law by Casey Anderson and Roger Berliner, etc., etc., etc.

You're a compete idiot with a severe testosterone deficiency cowering behind the skirts of the County Council.

Anonymous said...

Robert - in the name of journalism and transparency...why don't you address the questions and comments you deleted?

Does it make you feel like a bigger and tougher man to use insults to put others down? Does belittling others make you feel tough?

Rightly so, any parent would be rolling in their grave if they saw what a bully their child is.

Anonymous said...

"Childish would be Store Reporter stealing my scoop about Montrose Crossing without attribution."

How could they "steal" your "scoop", given that their article was published on June 22, yours on June 23? Looks like you're the thief who got caught red-handed.

Robert Dyer said...

8:16: BS. It was never updated on the 22nd - I checked. Must be a fake timestamp. Not to mention I reported the Five Guys at 8:00 AM on the 22nd, and Federal Realty then confirmed the others hours later as a result.

"If you don't stop lying about me, I'm going to start telling the truth about you."

Remember how badly that worked out for you this week, when I told the truth about Hans Riemer's political operative's illegal acts in 2010? You don't want to go there!

Anonymous said...

How badly it worked out? He annihilated you in the election. He made you look like a low testosterone girly-man when you lost by tens of thousands of votes

Robert Dyer said...

9:10: The cemetery precincts came in strong for Riemer, there were thousands and thousands of illegal voters, massive voting machine anomalies, a media blackout on me, and Riemer's political operative illegally used civic association funds to send out an illegal election mailer to help Helpless Hans.

So much for "annihilation!" Sad!

Anonymous said...

"The cemetery precincts came in strong for Riemer, there were thousands and thousands of illegal voters, massive voting machine anomalies, a media blackout on me"

Or maybe 83,000 voters thought Hans Riemer was a better candidate than you.

Anonymous said...

Robert, why is it impossible for you to admit you lost by a great margin? Hans Reimer is a formidable opponent. So weird that you have 10 delusional excuses for all of your failings. You have a great blog. I enjoy reading it but your arrogance and the way you insult others...not a huge fan of those...

Anonymous said...

"Remember how badly that worked out for you this week, when I told the truth about Hans Riemer's political operative's illegal acts in 2010? You don't want to go there!"

How badly what worked out?

Anonymous said...

I keep trying to tell the truth about you, but you delete it.

You are a bully. Plain and simple. You feel good by diminishing others.

To do this you engage in a perceived ritual humiliation of all who challenge you. This kind of bullying is known as a ‘culture of threat.'

The insults you use on others are what you view as demeaning, hence the obsession with deriding one's manliness. To the bully, the insults he spews are the ones he'd find the most hurtful if used on him.

Anonymous said...

Dyer is a troll:

• Gish Galloping or creating straw men instead of responding to the points a target makes

• Insisting they know what a target really means instead of taking responses at face value

• Posing an endless series of questions to create more grist for trolling

• A seeming inability to acknowledge that other people may have different, valid opinions

• Attempts to score points with a perceived audience rather than engage in direct dialogue

• Taking a target’s statements out of context by twisting single words and short phrases

• Failing to cite sources or citing sources that don’t back up claims

• Focusing on criticism and complaints to the exclusion of solutions

• Quickly devolving into ad hominem arguments

Anonymous said...

11:06, you hit the nail on the head. You are so 100% correct that I'm sure dyer feels foolish...hence why he immediately deletes your comments.

Robert Dyer said...

9:29: More like 83,000 said, "Mi nombre es "John Smith (or name of other deceased voter still on the rolls)" y yo quiero votar por Hans Riemer." #CemeteryPrecincts

Robert Dyer said...

"Hans Riemer is a formidable opponent." Said nobody ever. Not even Neil Greenberger.

Anonymous said...

All true but let's discuss on the most basic level, Dyer does not understand journalism. He doesn't let facts speak for themselves and has an agenda. He puts a spin on everything. That's why we call this a hobbyist blog. Could you imagine if Bethesda Magazine or any other local news site reported things through the lens Dyer uses? They'd be relegated to a blog in days.

Robert Dyer said...

10:45: Two words: "Randolph Hills."

Anonymous said...

Poor Dyer... he keeps on confabulating rather than accept the fact that Hans Reimer crushed his nuts and turned him into marzipan, in 2010 and again in 2014.

Anonymous said...

What about "Randolph Hills"?

Robert Dyer said...

11:29: Bethesda Magazine is a political house organ for the MoCo cartel. Obsequious coverage of your political patrons is not "journalism." Trone is essentially running his campaign out of their office. Did you see the hit they executed on Neil Greenberger at the behest of Riemer and Pagnucco? That's not journalism, my friend. I've heard a Council staffer reporting to a Councilmember right in front of me in the hearing room that Bethesda Beef had posted the article the Councilmember wanted to be posted. Wow.

"If you don't stop lying about me, I'm going to start telling the truth about you."

Robert Dyer said...

11:31: No confab necessary - Judicial Watch report exposed that tens of thousands of illegal names are registered to vote in Montgomery County. #Oops

Poll watchers will need to be deployed in 2018 to monitor suspicious activity. Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Dyer mentions Greenberger's situation, since it involves the same conflict of interest that he has had with his blog for the past 8 years - of being a journalist reporting on the Council, while being a candidate for the Council at the same time.

Anonymous said...

"If don't stop lying about me, I'm going to start telling the truth about you."

Um, shouldn't a journalist report the truth as soon as he becomes aware of it? Sounds like Dyer is trying to engage in blackmail.

Anonymous said...

Dyer. We don't care about Bethesda Magazine or any of your little sandbox disagreements with the local kids.

That's you. You bring it here. You nourish and feed it.

These people are saints. SAINTS. For tolerating all your BS, conspiracy theories, unparalleled speculation and defamatory rants.

You don't scare anyone.


Anonymous said...

Nope, not a single person.

Andy Van Slyke said...

Robert Dyer will continue fighting for Bethesda residents.

Other local bloggers will continue fighting for their favorite council members.

Sums up local media in 2017.

Robert Dyer said...

11:56: You're the one who keeps bringing up the small and slightly-failing magazine, not me. "That's you. You bring it here." Likewise, the magazine aggressively went after me, and is trying to wipe me out with heavy-handed, big bucks shenanigans, much like the now-defunct Bethesda Now did. I was minding my own business, publishing my news site, and suddenly I'm under attack from these folks who have proclaimed they want to be the "big fish in a small pond," and are now annoyed there is a shark in the pond as well.

Who are "these people?" Neither the Council nor the magazine folks are saints. Most on the Council are criminals, and the magazine regularly steals and/or plagiarizes my content.

Anonymous said...

Actually a read through recent posts shows it's pretty evenly brought up by you first or your "trolls". So that is a lie from you.

Robert Dyer said...

5:17: You lie. My articles never mention the magazine, and then the lone troll comes in and talks about the magazine, and I respond. I'm in your head, like the winning team still talking about LeBron during their own victory parade!

Anonymous said...

Plain and simple, Dyer - you're an ass.

Anonymous said...

First of all, I never mention any of the other local media outlets. Nor do I mention by name any one of your little playfriends with whom you have disputes.
Doesn't happen. Ever.

Secondly, do I need to go back thru and pull out all the articles where YOU are the 1st to bring up the media or certain people or the county council? A slight difference in opinion has you bringing any/all of those up in accusations.

I even challenged you to go a week without resorting to bringing up the other media outlets or the council. Your immediate reply was to accuse me of being one of them. Classy. You can easily go back thru this blog of yours and find it.

You can hedge around the truth or lie all you want. You don't fool anyone.

Anonymous said...

Stop writing this blog... don't you pay attention to the comments, nobody likes you or thinks you offer anything close to news. If you're going to continue, cut the crap out. Especially headlines opening with Greedy County Council. Everyone thinks you're a joke because of this silliness.

Sean Carter said...

They don't offer gourmet hot dogs anymore. At least that was the case when I stopped in a few weeks ago. Just mainly sandwiches and burgers.