ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Southeast Asian restaurant developed by Chipotle Mexican Grill, will open on Wednesday in Bethesda.
ShopHouse diners can choose a base of rice or noodles, and then add a protein, vegetables and sauce. The first ShopHouse opened in Washington, DC in 2011. The Bethesda restaurant will be the chain's third on the east coast. The entire menu is gluten and dairy free.
ShopHouse Southeast Kitchen, 4820 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 240-316-3500. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week
Annie's Bistro Francais, the tiny French restaurant on St. Elmo Avenue in Bethesda, has closed. A "For Lease" sign now hangs in the window of the restaurant that was opened in 2010 by Bethesda couple Carole Robert and Mark Manly after the roof collapsed on their restaurant in Middleburg, VA during Snowmageddon.