The Redwood Restaurant and Bar (7121 Bethesda Lane) is putting on an exclusive and space-limited wine tasting event that will feature the debut of some new promotions and chef Antonio Burrell’s new bar menu.
Redwood plans to start a new half-price wines by the glass on Sundays and Mondays, a new happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and live music by D.C.’s Taylor Carson each Tuesday evening.
The “Twenty for Twenty” event, set for Tuesday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include samples from wineries such as Tangent, Indaba, Suavia, Terredora di Paolo and Familia Zuccardi.
Tickets are $20 and gets you access to the wine tasting, half-price on all wines by the glass and a preview of the new bar menu, which includes small plate options including hush puppies, Carolina-style BBQ wings and garlic-fried pickles.
Space is limited to 100 ticket holders. For more information and tickets, visit the event website.
Flickr photo by cpdulis
The Friends of White Flint, a nonprofit supporter of redevelopment in the White Flint section of North Bethesda, is asking community members for their ideas about “making the suburbs hip.”
In the next decade, White Flint’s traditional suburban strip malls will undergo vast changes. Massive mixed-use residential and commercial developments with town centers, pedestrian-friendly streets and all the amenities one expects in an urban center will be built under the framework of the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan.
Mid-Pike Plaza and its large surface parking lot will be gone, replaced by a new batch of high rise and mid rise apartments with ground floor retail and a luxury movie theater. White Flint Mall will be torn down and replaced by a similar concept. Projects near the White Flint Metro station and upgrades to the already completed North Bethesda Market will mean development in all corners of the area.
All told, the changes could bring a predicted 14,000 housing units and 13 million square feet of development.
Friends of White Flint wants to hear people’s thoughts about those changes ahead at a happy hour on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Seasons 52 restaurant (11414 Rockville Pike). The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature Councilmembers Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring and Roger Berliner (D-Bethesda-Potomac).
For more information, visit the Friends of White Flint website.
County to Drop Dog Park Fee — Citing a decline in dog park use since instituting a $40 annual fee in 2010, Montgomery County Parks will do away with the fee and look for other ways to make up budget shortfalls. [The Gazette]
NIH Orchestra Performs For A Good Cause — The volunteer NIH Orchestra, which includes federal government workers, high school students and locals of all types, has donated almost $25,000 over years of benefit concerts. [Bethesda Patch]
Bethesda Green Happy Hour at Redwood — The environmental nonprofit will host a get-together on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Redwood Restaurant and Bar (7121 Bethesda Lane). [Bethesda Green]
Flickr photo by crthomas888
For 3 Sisters, a breast cancer awareness nonprofit created by Montgomery County firefighter Marshall Moneymaker, is coming to Blackfinn American Saloon (4901 Fairmont Ave.) on Oct. 5 for a special event and happy hour to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Moneymaker, assigned to Bethesda Station 6 at Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard, lost three sisters to breast cancer and along with his wife, Shannon, created the For 3 Sisters organization to raise money and awareness for the cause.
BlackFinn reached out to the group as part of their month-long charity focus on breast cancer awareness groups, Shannon Moneymaker said.
People can meet Marshall Moneymaker and donate $5 to For 3 Sisters for access to happy hour specials.
Photo courtesy For 3 Sisters
Bethesda Green, the environmental nonprofit that works on sustainability projects in downtown Bethesda, is hosting a networking happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Ri Ra Irish Pub (4931 Elm St.).
Bethesda Green will also introduce guests to upcoming events and sustainability programs.
The Happy Hour includes discount drink prices and free appetizers.