Small Bites: Fish Taco reopens in Wildwood after fire

Small Bites: Fish Taco reopens in Wildwood after fire

Plus: Pastry shop opens in Kensington; Father of Frankly Pizza owner writes book

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Fish Taco reopens in Wildwood Shopping Center after fire

Fish Taco has reopened in Bethesda’s Wildwood Shopping Center, three months after the restaurant closed due to a kitchen fire.

Fish Taco closed on Aug. 20 due to the fire, with the expectation that it would be closed three or four weeks.

In an email to customers on Tuesday, the restaurant notified customers that it had reopened.

While Fish Taco was closed, owner Francis Namin opened another restaurant in the same shopping center — Piccoli Piatti Pizzeria.

New bakery opens in Kensington

Potomac Sweets, a new bakery specializing in European-style pastries and other baked goods, is open in Kensington.

The Kensington Business District Association wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that the bakery was having its grand opening at 10419 Armory Ave. The space was previously occupied by JennyCakes, which closed in September.

Potomac Sweets previously operated as a vendor at various farmers markets in Montgomery County.

Father of Frankly Pizza owner writes memoir

Frank Linn Sr., the father of Frank Linn, who owns Kensington’s Frankly Pizza, has written a memoir called “Out of the Frying Pan … Into the Pizza Oven.

The elder Linn posted on Facebook Wednesday that the book focuses on how his son started the business, and the various people who were involved, which included family, friends and strangers.

“The true quest is how to turn a dream into a reality, and in this case, involves opening a restaurant,” the elder Linn wrote in the post. “Unfortunately, this takes more money than you may have, unless you decide to do most of the work yourself, which could add to the cost.”

According to the Frankly Pizza website, the younger Linn first started working as a private, part-time chef in 2003. He then opened Frankly Pizza as a mobile business in 2011, and opened the Kensington brick-and-mortar restaurant three years later.

Frank Linn Sr.’s book is available in paperback for $12.99 on Amazon.

Hogan sets aside $8.2 million for restaurants in Montgomery County

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced last week that as part of a $250 million economic recovery package during the COVID-19 pandemic, $50 million in grant money will be distributed across the state’s counties to help local restaurants.

Montgomery County received the most of any jurisdiction in the state, with more than $8.2 million, according to a press release.

Restaurants interested in the grants must apply through their local jurisdictions, which are each setting up their own relief programs, the press release stated.

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