2019 | Dine

Small Bites: Fogo de Chão Sets Opening Date for North Bethesda Location

Plus: Pieology Pizzeria introduces plant-based protein toppings; Keto-friendly menu at IPIC North Bethesda

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Fogo de Chão Sets Opening Date for North Bethesda Location

The Brazilian steakhouse will open its newest restaurant at Pike & Rose on June 24.

The restaurant chain has more than 50 locations worldwide, including three other locations in the Washington region.

The North Bethesda Fogo de Chão will be at 11600 Old Georgetown Road across the street from Del Frisco’s Grille.

“Pike & Rose is a premier neighborhood and we believe our authentic Southern Brazilian culture and cuisine will be a great fit,” General Manager Chef Moises Lopes said in a statement.

Pieology Pizzeria introduces plant-based protein toppings

The Bethesda Row restaurant has added “meat-like” options that mirror the taste of other toppings, without the cholesterol or fat.

The protein-packed toppings include “Spicy Italian Sausage Rounds,” “Beef Meatball” and “Diced Chicken.”

“Over the last few decades, culinary innovation has greatly advanced in the area of plant-based proteins bringing their taste and texture to a remarkable meat-like level,” Vice President of Marketing Chad Bailey said in a statement. “Even our non-vegan guests have been shocked at how tasty our premium plant proteins are and how well they pair with pizza.”

Pieology is located at 4922 Elm St.

Keto-friendly menu at IPIC North Bethesda

The Pike & Rose movie theater is introducing a new menu titled Guiltless Pleasures, centered on low-carb and low-sugar eating.

IPIC Entertainment President and CEO Hamid Hashemi was introduced to the ketogenic diet 10 months ago and quickly took to the lifestyle, shedding 35 pounds. This inspired him to update the IPIC menu with keto-inspired cocktails, entrees and desserts including spicy tuna lettuce cups, buttermilk fried chicken and Key-To-Lime bars.

“I discovered, as I continued to educate myself on the topic, that low-carb, low-sugar fans are out there in droves, and that it’s become limiting for them to have healthy choices at their favorite restaurants and bars,” Hashemi said in a statement.

The new menu is better suited to overall eating habits and accommodates the healthy-lifestyle movement, Hashemi said.

The Dine in the Dark menu is still available at IPIC.

Taste of Wheaton returns in June

The 24th annual event will feature samples from restaurants in the area, along with a beer and wine garden, and musical performances from seven different groups.

The festival is free to attend, with food “tastes” ranging from $1 to $5. The event will be held on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2320 Price Ave.

Beer & wine garden tickets must be purchased the day of the event.

Children’s activities include face painting, rides, balloon sculptures and caricature drawings.

Charlie Wright can be reached at charlie.wright@bethesdamagazine.com