Most Versatile Chef

Editors' Pick

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

Alonso Roche

When it comes to serving top-notch breakfast, lunch and dinner, chef and restaurateur Alonso Roche literally has the market cornered with his three establishments at Fairmont and Norfolk avenues. Roche, a L’Academie de Cuisine graduate who worked at Persimmon in Bethesda and at eateries in Spain and his native Venezuela, is just as adept at devising dynamite doughnuts (202 Artisanal Donut Co.) as he is at coming up with sensational smoked burgers and half smokes (Bold Bite) or inventive gin drinks and tapas (TapaBar). Thanks to the talented chef and his staff, Woodmont Triangle eats well all day long.

Bold Bite (and 202 Artisanal Donut Co.), 4901-B Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-951-2653,; TapaBar, 4901-A Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, 240-483-4004,


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