2020 | Dine

Small Bites: Breadsmith closes in Potomac

Plus: Moorenko’s opens kiosk in Montgomery mall; Celebrity chef coming to The Comus Inn

Breadsmith is closing in Potomac after 12 years

Photo from Breadsmith Facebook page

Breadsmith closes in Potomac

Breadsmith, a Wisconsin-based bakery chain specializing in freshly baked breads and sweet baked goods, has closed its Potomac location in the Cabin John Village shopping center after 12 years.

The bakery announced on its Facebook page Sunday that it had closed due to the fact that the location was scheduled to be demolished as part of a remodeling.

“We were unable to secure a new location for our bakery within this updated development,” the post stated.

Breadsmith’s post also stated that the COVID-19 pandemic was a factor in its decision to close.

The bakery’s challah was an editors’ pick in Bethesda Magazine’s 2015 Best of Bethesda.

Moorenko’s opens kiosk in Montgomery mall

Moorenko’s Ice Cream has opened a kiosk in Bethesda’s Westfield Montgomery mall, the chain announced on Facebook.

Moorenko’s, which has brick-and-mortar stores in Silver Spring and Ellicott City, Md., announced on its Facebook page Aug. 29 that it would be open in the mall Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Celebrity chef taking over at Comus Inn

Celebrity chef Sammy DeMarco, also known as “Sammy D,” will become the culinary director of The Comus Inn in Dickerson when the restaurant reopens, according to the tourism agency Visit Montgomery.

Visit Montgomery posted on its blog last month that DeMarco would be coming to the Comus Inn. The restaurant also posted the information on its Facebook page Aug. 6.

DeMarco has operated restaurants in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Amsterdam, according to Visit Montgomery. He also launched a show on The Travel Channel in 2014 called “Chow Masters.”

The Comus Inn is under new ownership, according to its website, and is temporarily closed for renovations.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com