Small Bites: Upscale Gluten-Free Restaurant Coming to Friendship Heights

Small Bites: Upscale Gluten-Free Restaurant Coming to Friendship Heights

Plus: Corned Beef King could move to Dawson’s Market; Asian-style dessert café opens in Gaithersburg; Thai restaurant in Rockville under new ownership

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The Little Beet Table in Greenwich, Conn.


Little Beet Table, an upscale national chain of bistros serving gluten-free food, is scheduled to open next month in Friendship Heights, according to restaurant representatives. The restaurant will be at 5471 Wisconsin Ave., part of The Collection at Chevy Chase retail development.

The restaurant has a lunch and dinner menu that includes items such as cauliflower and mushroom tacos, crispy salmon, New York strip steak and pork chops, with entree prices ranging from $17 to $30. The restaurant also offers brunch on weekends, with most foods ranging from $12 to $17.

Little Beet Table’s website advertises the Friendship Heights location as “coming soon,” and advertises that it is hiring for 11 positions that include bartender, line cook and server.

Little Beet Table’s Montgomery County location will be its fourth restaurant in the country. The other restaurants are in New York City, Chicago and Greenwich, Conn.

News of the restaurant’s planned opening was first reported by Robert Dyer.

Corned Beef King planning a move to Dawson’s Market

Corned Beef King, a food truck and café inside a Liberty gas station on Rockville Pike, could soon move to Dawson’s Market in Rockville. A representative from the grocery store confirmed that plans are “in the works,” but no date has been set yet.

Corned Beef King sells corned beef, pastrami, brisket, turkey and other deli-style foods. Customers can either order from a truck parked outside the gas station or at the restaurant inside the convenience store.

Corned Beef King has had the brick-and-mortar store in the Liberty gas station, near the intersection with Thompson Avenue, since 2018.

News of Corned Beef King’s planned move was first reported by The Moco Show.

Mango Mango dessert café opens in Gaithersburg

Mango Mango, a café serving Asian-style desserts, opened Saturday in Gaithersburg’s Downtown Crown development, a representative from the restaurant said. The address is 202 Ellington Blvd.

Mango Mango is a national chain of dessert cafés serving parfaits made of ingredients that include fruit, ice cream, jelly and rice. There are also more traditional foods, such as crepes and waffles.

The Gaithersburg restaurant is Mango Mango’s first location in Maryland, according to the website. There is one in Falls Church, Va.

News of Mango Mango’s opening was first reported by The Moco Show.

Thai restaurant in Rockville’s King Farm neighborhood under new ownership

Farmsook Thai Kitchen in Rockville’s King Farm neighborhood is under new ownership and has changed its name from Thai Kitchen.

A representative at the restaurant said owner Pat Csivabibul retired a few weeks ago and his niece took over.

The restaurant underwent renovations and has a few new menu items that include crispy noodles, fried wontons and chicken wings.

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