Friday, February 25, 2011

Lunching at Geste in Bethesda

Not quite two weeks ago, Geste Wine & Food opened on 4801 Edgemoor Ln in Bethesda, MD right next to the Chipotle.  I'd been looking forward to it since their menu seems perfect for lunch.  Just enough variety that they aren't a one trick pony but not so much that they can't do anything well.
I've been there twice so far.  The first time I got the Chicken Pummaro Panini, it was very good and filling.  Sliced chicken, fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and pesto sauce.  I think it could have stood another minute on the panini grill, but I had to get it to go so it could have cooled off a bit before I ate it.

The next time I got the 10 inch Caprese pizza.  It is a white pizza with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, tomatoes, and basil.  The mozzarella and basil are added after it comes out of the oven and the coldness of that goes with the warmth of the pizza.  This pizza was really, really good I'm looking forward to getting it again.  10 inches of pizza is a lot and I had a bit of trouble finishing it all, I could easily have saved the last quarter of it for another meal.

They also have a limited selection of wine by the glass and have bottles of wine and beer.  It looks like they are still filling out their wine selection.

There isn't alot of seating there, I counted 7 tables but some of them were pushed next to each other.  When the weather gets warmer the outside tables that are shared with Chipotle will be a welcome option.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Purple Line functional plan

I see today that the approved and adopted Purple Line Functional Plan is available.  A 61 page pdf file with lots of aerial views with the exact route of the purple line overlaid.  If you are curious about what the current plan is and how close the purple line is going to be to places you like to go, you can pretty quickly scroll through it and see.

The purple line has been in the planning stage for a long time and it will affect Bethesda, MD pretty significantly since the final station is here.