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JULY 2019

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LIGHT & MAGIC

LIFE OF THE PARTY

CHEERS OF POTOMAC


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2019 PUBLISHER

KC Cole | kc.cole@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Staci Sarg | staci.sarg@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lauri Gross

Summer Around Our Town

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Monica Vidal, Jack Hartzman

SUMMERTIME IS A MAGICAL SEASON. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family—read about how the Cutlers to create the "Ultimate Party"—and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip right here in our backyard to learn about some local history we may have forgotten about in Potomac. We planned the ideal summer getaway, but what about what's happening locally? Get your backstage pass right here and check out our feature on Washington Talent Agency and how they create Light and Magic! In this issue of P ​ otomac Lifestyle​, we want to remind you why summer is a season

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tacular sites right here in​the area. This month is also a great opportunity to discover

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With so much to see and do this month, we only scratched the surface of what Potomac​has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start. Happy exploring. We hope to see you around!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2019

FEATURES 12 The Life of the Party Ultimate Amusements: Delivering Fun is Serious Business

18 Excellent Adventure Or Some Cool Old Stuff Around Potomac You Should Know About

24 Light and Magic Washington Talent Agency Lights Up the Parties

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30 The Cheers of Potomac Nobody Leaves Hungry at Hunter’s Bar & Grill

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30 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

12

Local Limelight

24 Back Stage 30 Hot Spot 34 Lifestyle Calendar


GOOD TIMES

Build Your Brand Event and a Night at Norton Manor Potomac Lifestyle/Exponential Media enjoyed the night at Lahinch Tavern. May 9 was the kickoff of building a brand with print complementing digital media.  PANC (Potomac Area Neighbors Club) member Debbie Driesman and her husband, Frank Islam, generously offered their home for a very special night to raise funds for the only women’s shelter in Montgomery County sponsored by Interfaith Works.

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AROUND TOWN

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Civil War: Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights  and traverse

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JULY FOURTH EVENTS IN ROCKVILLE, D.C. MALL AND MORE Rockville's Independence Day Celebration, hosted by the Mayor and Council of Rockville invites you to a night of music, entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:15 p.m. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm offers great spectator viewing and ample, convenient parking! RockvilleMD.gov The Kensington Bike Parade begins at St. Paul Park at 10 a.m. This event is open to all kids  and

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those young at heart who wish to decorate their bike, scooter, wagon or stroller. The National Mall will launch fireworks from the Reflecting Pool area at 9 p.m. Mid-County Sparkles at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington has bands, fun and fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. Lastly, don't forget to check out the Inner Harbor’s historic ships  at Baltimore's Independence Day Deck Party on USS Constellation. You will be high above the Inner Harbor crowds for the fireworks display as you enjoy classic American barbecue, local beer and  wine.  Enjoy special tours, music and  cannon firings  along with an amazing view of the fireworks celebration. VisitMaryland.org/event We

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

The Life Of The Party ULTIMATE AMUSEMENTS, DELIVERING FUN IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

ARTICLE LAURI GROSS

The Cutlers, Melissa, Howard back left to right, Jimmy, Brady and Zach

PHOTOGRAPHY JACK HARTZMAN

HOWARD CUTLER GETS GOOSEBUMPS EVERY YEAR

THINKING

ABOUT

CHRISTMAS.

But,

for Howard, Christmas comes the week before Thanksgiving. It’s the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, and as the owner, CEO and founder of the Rockville-based Ultimate Amusements, the IAAPA is where Howard goes to find the next big thing. “I go the whole week to walk to concourse,” he says. “If I skip an aisle, I will miss the next biggest, best thing.” Howard brings an entourage of employees. They rent a house and a vehicle and stay the week. At the end of the week, the team will have purchased plenty of new items to delight their clients, who count on Ultimate Amusements for, well, the ultimate in amusement. In 1998, in his parents’ basement, Howard began a DJ and karaoke business that he quickly grew to include hosting corporate and private events with game-show themes and more. His clients were all over the East Coast and as far west as Arizona. Soon, Howard added carnival games and booths, video and arcade games, interactive attractions and inflatables such as Moonbounces and obstacle courses.

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As the company drew more business,

2017

Howard bought more equipment, games and attractions and expanded his warehouse space again and again. Ultimate Amusements rides,

purchased

virtual-reality

mechanical

devices,

casino

tables and equipment and so much more. While still based in Rockville, Ultimate Amusements now also has offices in Houston, Texas; and Cleveland, Ohio. The staff includes part-time, full-time and seasonal workers and can reach about 80 people during peak times of year. The

company’s

7,500-square-foot

Rockville warehouse features 18-foot ceilings that allow storage on multiple levels with tiers, scaffolding and shelving. After all, this is a warehouse full of tiki huts, water slides, Skee-Ball games, billiard tables, cotton candy machines, hot dog cookers, photo booths, tents and way too many other things to list, not to mention the collection of giant

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versions of popular board games like Battleship, dominos, chess and Connect Four. Larger items like mechanical rides and rock-climbing walls are parked out-

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side the warehouse on trailers. Ultimate Amusements owns everything. “Nothing is subcontracted or franchised,” Howard says. Howard acts as an agent for stilt walkers, magicians, air-brush painters, musicians and other human talent. The company also has an in-house team of DJs, and, Howard adds, “We represent about 40 bands ranging from solo artists to trios, Caribbean, jazz, bar and bat mitzvahs, all the way to full orchestras. “A large percentage of our events are

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The company’s success depends not just on the entertainment value of the items that fill Howard’s warehouse but also a friendly, Make your event unforgettable with a new patented Ultimate Mobile Escape Room from Ultimate Amusements. At your site, Ultimate Amusements will construct the turn-key system, complete with A/C or heat. Choose themes such as the DaVinci Code, Die Hard’s Nakatomi Plaza and more, each designed for 20-minute escapes.

efficient team to run the operation. UltimateAmusements.com allows clients to review and choose what they want at their event. A livechat feature provides quick answers. The company offers step-bystep planning guides and as much hand-holding a client needs. “Everyone on my crew that is trained and qualified and certified to run the mechanical bull has tried and tested it out too,” Howard says. Howard’s wife, Melissa, helps out with HR functions, payroll and sales. Their three teen sons pitch in and help at the company and also enjoy the benefit of having parents in the amusement business. “They have fantastic birthday parties,” Howard says with a laugh.

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HISTORY COMES ALIVE THROUGH GREAT STORIES. Great stories come alive through great storytellers. Potomac has plenty of both— if you know where to look and who to ask. The Montgomery County Historical Society, known simply as Montgomery History, is a good place to start. Celebrating its 75th year, the group operates two museums and a research library, manages a 9,500-piece artifact collection and much more. It is also a mecca for people who dig through dusty boxes, sort ancient photographs, pore over fading archives  and study hand-scrawled memoirs so everyone else can experience the wonder of a shared history without having to work so hard. Here are a few of them along with a few of their favorite tales. MontgomeryHistory.org

Ralph Buglass, a volunteer with Montgomery History, gives a talk at Potomac Community Village.

RALPH BUGLASS Ralph is a volunteer with Montgomery History, a docent at the Kingsley one-room schoolhouse in Clarksburg and a member of the Historical Society’s Speaker’s Bureau. Since he discovered that he is descended from Potomac’s original settlers, the Offutt family, Ralph has been giving talks about Potomac history to community groups and businesses and at national conferences. Ralph’s extensive network of people important to Potomac’s history includes the 94-year-old Roemer McPhee, a one-time special assistant to Mitch and Bill's Exxon stands at the former home of Offutt's Market, named for the family that first settled the area.

President Eisenhower who has lived in the same Potomac home for nearly 60 years and who has plenty of his own stories to share. Find Ralph via MontgomeryHistory.org.

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MITCH AND BILL’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

(CON TI N UED)

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OFFUTT'S CROSSROADS Up until 1880, Potomac—or more specifically the part of Potomac now known as Potomac Village—was called Offutts Crossroads, named for the Scotsman William Offutt who received a land grant in the late 1690s to help settle the area. Offutt’s Market marked the crossroads at River and Falls Roads. Mitch and Bill’s Exxon Station stands there now. Across the intersection, a Capital One Bank occupies what

Roeme rM cP he e

used to be the Perry Store, a competitor of Offutt’s Market.

Potomac resident Roemer McPhee (left) served as a special assistant to President Eisenhower. At 94, he lives in the home he built nearly 60 years ago.

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LIGHT AND MAGIC

BACK STAGE

WASHINGTON TALENT AGENCY LIGHTS UP THE PARTY SCENE WITH BIG IDEAS AND SMALL TOUCHES

ARTICLE LAURI GROSS | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, WASHINGTON TALENT

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AGENCY HAS BEEN DELIVERING HAPPINESS ONE EVENT

ent," says Monica Vidal, a photographer and senior event consultant.

AT A TIME. In fact, it’s the agency's motto. At weddings, bar and

"Our experience comes from literally thousands of events. There is

bat mitzvahs, corporate events and more, WTA provides bands,

very little we haven’t seen or dealt with."

DJs, MCs, live musicians, photographers, videographers, lighting, staging, a photo booth and list keeps going, but they are not event planners; they are event consultants.

WTA also represents magicians, stilt walkers, caricature artists and more. “We will bring anything they ask for,” John says. “We will go find it.”

“We are truly the in-between people,” says General Manager

WTA’s repertoire also includes casino games, stage setup, event

John Hall, who explains that they represent a host of talent that

lighting, themed photo booths, karaoke and megabots. Megabots

is exclusive to WTA as well as representing outside smaller

combine high- and low-tech effects for an oversized, dazzling dis-

event acts. “We want to work for our client (whose event it is).

play featuring a human stilt-walker concealed inside a 9-foot-tall

It’s a delicate balance.”

robot-like façade decked out with serious LEDs from head to toe.

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This Rockville based company also has offices in Baltimore and

“How they [the talent] dress is so important. How they act on

Philadelphia (its sister company, the Philly Event Group - PEG). WTA

the job is so important, sometimes even more than their talent

regularly performs at venues large and small around their service

level. It’s the most important day of the [client’s] life, and we

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treat it like that. Word of mouth is our No. 2 marketing tool.”

outdoor festivals. To stay ahead of changing technology and on top of evolving tastes, WTA focuses on some decidedly old-fashioned principles.

“We are proud to have been involved in the community and people’s lives for many years," Monica says. "We are very blessed to have been part of many life celebrations. It is a generational thing.”

“The way we stay on top of it is to become better listeners to what people want,” Monica says. “We have to say, ‘What do you want for your event?’ We have to get that out of them. Customer service is key. You really have to become partners with the client,” she says.

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BACK STAGE

(CON TI N U ED)

T h e B an d s L ahin c h Ta v e r n & G r ill Lahinch Tavern and Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac, is loved for its regional American cuisine and traditional Irish fare plus its calendar full of live music. This July, catch these bands and more at Lahinch.

CHUGGALUG BAND This variety rock and pop cover band bursts with talent, energy, personality and versatility. PJ Lee, the group’s lead vocalist and keyboardist, and guitarist and vocalist Charlie Thomas perform with a rotation of drummers including Phil Brotman  of Baltimore, Kim Martin  of Fairfax  and  Andy Hamburger  of Silver Spring. The band covers Boston, Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, Foo Fighters, James Taylor, Pink, Katy Perry, jazz standards and more.

DEAD CAT BOUNCE Dead Cat Bounce takes inspiration from the driving blues of Austin, Texas; New Orleans funk; and the cool jazz sounds of New York City. DCB’s hard-driving, high-energy fusion of blues/rock/funk/jazz gets audiences up on their feet.

QUANTUM LEAP This ‘80s tribute band takes audiences back to the great music era of Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, The Go Go’s, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Salt n Pepa, Flock of Seagulls, The Police, Journey, Prince, Joan Jett, ZZ Top, J. Geils Band, Simple Minds and more.

SLIGO CREEK Sligo Creek features a variety of Celtic, bluegrass and Americana tunes that they make enjoyable for all audiences.

TOM BLOOD AND THE LATE AS USUAL BAND Loved for their versatility, this wedding/party band plays Motown, reggae, Mid-Atlantic rock 'n' roll, blues, pop, biometal and more.

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JULY 27, 8 P.M.

STEPPIN’ AT THE JUNCTION: CHARM CITY JUNCTION & FOOTWORKS PERCUSSIVE DANCE ENSEMBLE

Kaldi’s Social House, Silver Spring, Md. Drinks, food, suya, hookah, good vibes and great music by Tagsoundz playing the hottest  Afro-beats, hip-hop, dancehall, soca, R&B, zouk, Latin music, reggae and more. Free until 7 p.m. with RSVP. Tickets at EventBrite.com.

AMP by Strathmore, North Bethesda, Md. At this fusion of Irish and bluegrass music, dancers’ dazzling footwork is a wonder

AUG. 10, 2 P.M.

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PSYCHEDELIC FURS AND JAMES

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Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, Md. Baltimore’s

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HOT SPOT Murray and Fred Berman

"We pour a great 10-ounce martini— biggest one in the county!"

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Bartender Janine and hostess Leah


T H E C H E E R S O F P OTO M AC NOBODY LEAVES HUNGRY AT HUNTER’S BAR & GRILL PHOTOGRAPHY MONICA VIDAL BROTHERS

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“Every time I go to a restaurant that’s a ‘chain,’ it’s run by

MONTGOMERY COUNTY NATIVES WITH ROOTS IN

FRED

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MURRAY

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managers,” Murray says. “I have nothing against managers;

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY HISTORY IN THE RESTAU-

some of them are terrific. But my brother and I own this place.

RANT BUSINESS.

For us, it’s personal. This is our living. This is what we do, and

Formerly Hunter’s Inn, which opened its doors in 1977, the local eatery was purchased and renamed in 2002 by Fred Berman.

we have to make sure that our customers are happy all the time. You don’t get that with management.” The relationships the Berman brothers strive to forge

Before bringing his brother Murray in on the restaurant business, Fred was the ultimate businessman who has owned

with their clientele is the most rewarding aspect of the job, according to Murray.

various entities such as Danny-Yo’s frozen yogurt, The Great

“The variety of people that you meet is unbelievable,” he

Cookie and Munch Time-Sub Shop. His M-Street Liquor and

says. “Some good, some bad. But most of our customers are

Deli. Lines went out the door with employees of embassies

regulars. About 90% of them come in often, and it’s a plea-

and the National Geographic Society. He was the original

sure. It’s a lot of hours and a lot of work, but it’s not like sitting

owner of That Amore off  Shady Grove Road, and he has a

at a desk and typing into a computer all day long and not

restaurant in Crystal City called Fred’s Place.  After all the

really interacting with anybody except the people in the office.

exciting restaurateur ventures, Fred later gave Bo-Jangles

We have hundreds of people that we meet and greet all the

of Bethesda to Murray, a previous and successful music dis-

time; it’s really neat.”

tributor. He and his wife, Sylvia, ran it for three years, making Murray a first-time restaurant franchiser.

The biggest challenge they face is keeping up with regulations, allergies and the ever-changing preferences

Fast forward to Hunter’s Bar and Grill, where they have teamed up to make “The Cheers of Potomac” their own for all to enjoy.

of their diners’ palates, which Murray says they do their best to accommodate. Almost everything on the menu is made from scratch, from

“It’s an interesting business, and we both always wanted

soups to sauces and dressings. Murray says their food is not

to do it,” Murray says. “Being in business with family is

over the top, but consistent. A new guest might consider

like marriage; it has its pros and cons. Unless it’s a really

that they’re known for their burgers and mussels. And while

big deal, we get along great. We drink together, we eat

Hunter’s is about quality over quantity, it’s also worth noting

together, we still love each other.”

that portion sizes are generous.

Murray and Fred split the responsibilities, from determining

“We give good food at a good value,” Murray says. “And we

food specials and purchasing ingredients to building repairs

pour a great martini—biggest one in the county: 10 ounces. I

and hiring staff. Most of their kitchen staff has been with them

feel like, sometimes, life is a ride that we need to enjoy. I like

for more than a decade. It’s that loyalty—that of both their staff

good food, food that tastes good. You gotta have fun with it.

and their guests—that Murray says sets them apart.

For a neighborhood restaurant, our food’s pretty damn good.”

" T h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i s g r e at, b u t t h e p e o p l e n e e d t o b e t r e at e d r i g h t. W e a l w a y s t r y t o m a k e t h e m f e e l c o m f o r ta b l e . W e ta k e c a r e o f o u r c u s t o m e r s a n d m a k e t h e m f e e l at h o m e .” —FRED BERMAN

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JULY

JUN 30 A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN

Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bethesda, Md.

A tribute to the music of Motown featuring The Brencore All-Star Band, this production features 14 of the most tal-

stand. Large selection of apples, berries, bananas, plums, corn, peppers, watermelons and more.

3–7 CIRQUE DE SOLEIL: CORTEO

Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Md.

ROB THOMAS The Anthem

Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty fame is joined by country singer Abby Anderson on the Chipped Tooth Smile tour. TheAnthemDC.com

ented vocalist and musicians from the

Clowns have gotten a bad rap pop

D.C. area. Performing the hits of Smokey

culture-wise in the last few years. But

Robinson, The Temptations, The Four

the lovable character at the center

Tops, Diana Ross, The Supremes,

of Cirque du Soleil: Corteo is definitely

Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin

not It. Instead, he’s a beloved enter-

Gaye, Tami Terrell, Rick James, Michael

tainer who imagines his own funeral

Jackson and more. BBJLive.com

procession in the form of a festive

Normandie Farms Music Lounge

and lavish parade, accompanied by

hosts a variety of special events

flying angels.

and offers fine wines, cognacs,

1 GLEN ECHO PARK

Glenview Echo Park

Come discover everything under the sea! Glenview Echo Park Aquarium is perfect for families, school groups,

14 TOM CAPITOL AND CINDY MOSES Normandie Farms Music Lounge

vintage ports and spirits. Partake

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in fireside dancing to live enter-

19TH ANNUAL AUTISM SPEAKS WALK

variety of dining room entrees as

tainment,

choose

an

entree

from Margery's  dinner menu or  a well as light fare or the famous pop-

Potomac Library

overs. For upcoming events and live

scouts and birthdays.  Open week-

The Autism Speaks Walk is the largest

entertainment in Margery's Lounge,

days by appointment. Saturdays, 9

fundraising event supports the diverse

visit Popover.com.

a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays noon to

needs of the autism community.

5 p.m. GEPAquarium.org

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INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS/EVENTS

Rockville, Md.; The Mall D.C.; and more

Join neighbors and friends for a hang-

In Unextinct through Aug. 31,  meet

+ Rockville fireworks at Mattie

out on the lawn. Enjoy a family-friendly

Smithsonian National Zoo

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Sandy Spring Museum Sandy Spring, Md.

and interact with an eye-popping

Stepanek Park, King Farm, 7-10 p.m. 

atmosphere with food trucks, picnics,

collection of larger-than-life dinosaur

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games, beer and wine, and live music.

puppets in this ticketed live theat-

Independence-Day

SandySpringMuseum.org

rical performance. New this sum-

+ Mid-County Sparkles at Albert

mer, Pandas is a ticketed feature film

Einstein High School in Kensington

in the zoo's air-conditioned theater.

has bands, fun and fireworks

NationalZoo.SI.edu

at 9:15 p.m. + Kensington Bike Parade,

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