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| ASIAN |

Raku You might think Pan-Asian cuisine is a novel concept to judge by the wait at Raku.The cafe’s innovative fusion entrées, which turn standard Asian dishes on their heads by addingWestern sauces, are highly regarded, but it is the sushi and sashimi that bring many folks back for more.The bento boxes here are a lunchtime favorite.“We focus on quality as well as value and believe it’s important to use the freshest ingredients,” said co-owner MarcelThe. It’s no wonder that this colorful and animated restaurant has been a Bethesda staple for nearly 15 years. 7240 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-718-8680 rakuasiandining.com

Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville 20852 301-770-5020 sevenseasrestaurant.com

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Royal Bagel Bakery and Deli Royal Bagel is the real McCoy. “Our cannolis are better than anything you’ll find in Jersey,” said Mia Chung, the bakery’s owner and manager. “We have a huge selection that appeals to every demographic.” While you can satisfy a NewYork-sized craving for lox and bagels here, Royal offers much more. Its Italian breads and pastries, including napoleons and tiramisu, and Jewish delicacies, such as ruggulach and homentoshen, will satiate even the most discriminating palates.And Santa’s bake shop would be hard pressed to match the gingerbread houses that Royal fashions during the holiday season. 19725 Germantown Road, Germantown 20874 301-428-1888 royalbagelbakery.com

Woodmoor Pastry Shop 10127 Colesville Road, Silver Spring 20901 301-593-7667 woodmoorpastryshop.biz

Urban Bar-B-Que Company Politics and religion have nothing on barbecue when it comes to engendering debate. Urban Bar-B-Que doesn’t take sides. Instead, it embraces the nation’s regional distinctions through a mix of comfort food; think collard greens and mac and cheese, and hickory- and oaksmoked meats and ribs. “We ISTOCKPHOTO/MPHILLIPS007 take the best of the barbecue regions and use our interpretation of them to create barbecue—not Texas, Carolina or Memphis—that’s a hybrid,” said co-owner Lee Howard. Urban BarB-Que’s sauces—yella, traditional, Carolina and Corey Joe’s—let you customize your pulled pork or chicken, which is sold by the sandwich, plate or pound. Four locations in Rockville, Sandy Spring and Silver Spring 240-290-4827 urbanbbqco.com

Panera Bread

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants

Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 314-984-1000 (headquarters) panerabread.com

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| BREAKFAST – LOCAL |

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The Original Pancake House

Silver Diner

Homemade sourdough starter is the secret behind the light, fine-textured pancakes found at The Original Pancake House.Add in 93 score butter, pure 36-percent whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs and hard wheat unbleached flour and you have a recipe for success. While the menu includes more than a dozen different pancakes, including gluten-free, The Original Pancake House’s signature dishes are the apple pancake and Dutch baby. Air-filled and baked to golden perfection, the Dutch baby is served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar.The restaurant offers free Wi-Fi.

701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 240-632-2900 12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-770-2828 silverdiner.com

7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-986-0285 12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-468-0886 ophrestaurants.com

Tastee Diner 8601 Cameron St., Silver Spring 20910 301-589-8171 7731 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-652-3970 tasteediner.com

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IHOP

Bob Evans Restaurant

It may have built its reputation on pancakes, but IHOP offers more than just flapjacks. There’s French toast, Belgian waffles, crepes, omelets and breakfast combos, such as T-bone steak and eggs and biscuits and gravy. While IHOP still serves up plenty of decadent, madefrom-scratch pancakes—like New York cheesecake and chocolate chocolate chip—there’s no need to bust your calorie budget on breakfast.The restaurant’s SIMPLE & FIT menu includes lower calorie versions of several classic dishes.

21044 Frederick Road, Germantown 20876 301-515-6310 bobevans.com

Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton 866-444-5144 ihop.com

Panera Bread Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 314-984-1000 panerabread.com

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| CATERING |

La Prima Catering

Clyde’s

La Prima Catering lets you have your cake and eat it too—even if your budget is tight. While the desserts come recommended, it is La Prima COURTESY LA PRIMA CATERING the seasonal menus—fall features corn chowder, maple black pepper pork loin, and sweet potato and apple casserole—that distinguish the catering company. The caterer “emphasizes quality and the freshest, natural ingredients,” said Dave Evans, company president.

Clyde’s brunch is a feast for the senses.The ambiance—upscaleAdirondack lodge or transcontinental Orient Express, depending on locale—is surpassed only by the food.The moderately priced menu is a tour du monde. Huevos rancheros are joined by Belgian waffles, quiche, eggs Chesapeake, and shrimp and grits. But it’s the Bloody Marys and eggs Benedict that are most popular. “We were the first in town to offer it so we have a long history of a popular brunch,” said Tom Meyer, the restaurant group’s president. Reservations, always a good idea, are a must for special occasions. 5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase 20815 301-951-9600 2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville 20852 301-294-0200 clydes.com

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Panera Bread

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Corner Bakery Cafe

Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant

Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Germantown 800-309-4642 cornerbakerycafe.com

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Donut King

The Woodside Deli & Catering Company

Don’t let the name fool you. There’s more to Donut King than its glazed, iced and powdered, deep-fried culinary confections. “We have cakes, pastries, scones, croissants and napoleons, and tea cookies around the holidays,” said manager Alina Baum. “And, plenty of coffee.We just got a new espresso machine.” A neighborhood gathering spot for almost 35 years, Donut King offers a range of hot libations: cappuccino, caffe latte, cafe au lait, hot chocolate and teas. Everything is fresh, “nothing’s out of a carton.” The coffee shop offers breakfast all day, along with salads, sandwiches and paninis come lunchtime.

When you can’t agree on what to eat for dinner—or breakfast or lunch for that matter— The Woodside Deli & Catering Company is a great compromise. Generations of customers have flocked to the 55-year-old deli for its super sandwiches. The Cyrano de Bergerac—a customer favorite, according to manager Rachel Mpenda—features hot pastrami and corned beef topped with Russian dressing, creamy slaw and melted Swiss cheese. Crab cakes, lasagna, gyros, falafels, burgers, omelets and homemade desserts grace the menu.The Woodside Deli also serves up a few endangered species, including the NewYork egg cream and the root beer float.

3727 University Blvd. W., Kensington 20895 301-949-3464 donutking.net

Kefa Cafe 963 Bonifant St., Silver Spring 20910 301-589-9337

Mayorga Coffee King Farm, 801 Pleasant Drive, Rockville 20850 301-990-8722 mayorgacoffee.com

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Starbucks

Starbucks is ubiquitous. Since 1983, the coffee company has sought to bring the Italian coffeehouse experience to every corner of the U.S. A gathering place for many in Montgomery County, Starbucks became the Internet provider of choice for some during June’s derecho. Its specialty drinks include Frappuccino, smoothies andTazo teas. The coffee company views itself as a catalyst for change, embracing ethical sourcing, environmental sustainability and community involvement. 800-782-7282 starbucks.com

Dunkin’ Donuts Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Hyattstown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton 800-859-5339 dunkindonuts.com

Caribou Coffee Company Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring 888-227-4268 cariboucoffee.com

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| DELI |

4 N. Washington St., Rockville 20850 301-444-4478 9329 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910 301-589-7055 thewoodsidedeli.com

Parkway Deli & Restaurant 8317 Grubb Road, Silver Spring 20910 301-587-1427 theparkwaydeli.com

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The Cheesecake Factory There are lots of things you can count at The Cheesecake Factory—38 varieties of cheesecake, nine specialty desserts, eight milk shake flavors and three types of ice cream delights—but calories shouldn’t be one of them. In addition to its signature original cheesecake, the restaurant serves a variety of scrumptious flavors—fresh strawberry, piña colada, chocolate coconut cream, tiramisu and dulce de leche caramel among them. Don’t be surprised, given the size of the portions, if you wind up with a doggie bag. Slices and entire cakes are available for takeout as well. 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda 20895 301-770-0999 thecheesecakefactory.com

Stella’s Bakery 11510 D Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-231-9026 stellasbakeryonline.com

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Founding Farmers

Forget schlepping into the countryside for farm-fresh food. Load your wagon and head to Founding Farmers, where you’ll find homemade and made-from-scratch fare in a casual, eco-friendly setting. Owned by American family farmers, the restaurant sources products from family farms, ranches and fisheries. “It’s been a great first year for us at MoCo’s Founding Farmers,” said Dan Simons, managing partner and concept developer of the restaurant, which opened its doors in November 2011. “We only hoped that our approach to farm-fresh menus and our green operations would offer something different and delicious to guests in Montgomery County.” And, it has. 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac 20854 301-340-8783 wearefoundingfarmers.com

Red Lobster 15700 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 20877 301-840-0380 8533 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910 301-588-3299 redlobster.com

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| HAPPY HOUR |

Five Guys

Clyde’s

There are more than 250,000 ways to order a burger at Five Guys, to judge by the franchise’s website.With 15 toppings, in addition to bacon and cheese, it would take almost 685 years of daily dinners to eat ISTOCKPHOTO/ANSONSAW your way through every combination.When the first Five Guys opened in Arlington,Va., in 1986, it served only handformed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. Today, the Five Guys’ menu includes hot dogs, grilled cheese, a veggie—think vegetables, not faux hamburger—sandwich, and all-you-can-eat peanuts.

Clyde’s happy hour is high spirited in more ways than one. Its Race Bar in Chevy Chase and Chesapeake Bay-inspired Boathouse Bar in Rockville create a welcoming vibe. Intriguing cocktails—like Dark ‘N Stormy and Dancing with the Devil—and 13 draught beers are served with flair. But there’s more to Clyde’s than ambiance and specialty drinks. “We also serve discounted appetizers along with a few entrees as part of ourAfternoon Delights happy hour menu,” saidTom Meyer, the restaurant group’s president. Fun food and drink, friendly people, and an inspired atmosphere make Clyde’s happy hour a top choice.

11 locations in Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, North Bethesda, Olney, Rockville and Silver Spring 866-345-4897 fiveguys.com

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The Greene Turtle

Quarry House Tavern

19961 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 240-686-1800 18101 Town Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-570-0343 thegreeneturtle.com

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| ITALIAN |

Il Pizzico Ristorante A sage chef begins with authentic recipes and then adds the right pinch of herbs and spices to lend a personal touch to the dish. Enzo Livia’s culinary conviction gives rise to his restaurant’s name—Il Pizzico or “The Pinch.” Since 1990, when Livia transformed a small storefront deli into a delightful Italian restaurant, Il Pizzico has combined “prestigious service with a product and price that can’t be beat,” said the owner/chef. Not sure what to order?Try ravioli di funghi al pistacchio, a top seller, featuring homemade ravioli filled with mushrooms and ricotta and served with pistachio-cream sauce. 15209 Frederick Road, Rockville 20850 301-309-0610 ilpizzico.com

Mamma Lucia Restaurant

Agrodolce

Bethesda, Olney, Rockville and Silver Spring 877-765-8242 mammaluciarestaurants.com

21030 J Frederick Road, Germantown 20876 301-528-6150 agrodolcerestaurant.com

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Panera Bread The artisanal and specialty breads at Panera set the stage for some sensational sandwiches. From its Big Kid Grilled Cheese on all-natural white miche to its Bacon Turkey Bravo on tomato basil bread, this bakery café uses quality ISTOCKPHOTO/NIGHTANDDAYIMAGES meats, cheeses and veggies. While the sandwich selection is fairly stable, there’s often something new, as Panera searches out intriguing tastes to keep its menu as fresh as the items on it. On a cold day, its soups, which include French onion, broccoli and cheddar, and baked potato—hit the spot. Its hand-tossed salads offer unique flavor combinations.And bread accompanies every soup or salad. 11 locations in Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 314-984-1000 panerabread.com

Hard Times Cafe Bethesda, Germantown and Rockville hardtimes.com

The Daily Dish 8301 Grubb Road, Silver Spring 20910 301-588-6300 thedailydishrestaurant.com 1865356

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| MEXICAN |

Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe

Mi Rancho Tex Mex Restaurant Mi Rancho is all about families. “We’re owned by family, run by family and loved by families,” said Jose Alvarez, who owns the restaurants with his wife and brother- and sister-in-law. It’s Mi Rancho’s mesquite grill that infuses its dishes with a distinct TexMex flavor. For 23 years, Alvarez and his family have been serving up fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and tamales for lunch and dinner. Beyond the traditional fare are some stellar seafood dishes featuring salmon, rockfish, tilapia, flounder and jumbo shrimp. Chips and salsa are made fresh daily.

4870 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-656-2981 231 Rio Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 240-632-2150 unclejulios.com

Guapo’s Restaurant (Tie) 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-977 5655 8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-656-0888 guaposrestaurant.com

Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring 301-588-4872 miranchotexmexrestaurant.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Tie)

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| NIGHTLIFE |

| PIZZA |

Bar Louie

Ledo Pizza

Weekends at Bar Louie really get rolling Fridays at 10 p.m.That’s when the DJ starts spinning and menu prices drop to $5. Open just six months, this urban-oriented bar in Rockville Town Square is a popular late-night destination. Bar Louie features an extensive selection of beer imports, microbrews and wines by the glass. But it’s the bar’s 14 handcrafted signature martinis, as well as its mojitos and margaritas, that have locals abuzz on social media.

Forget NewYork versus Chicago and deep-dish versus thin crust.The debate over pizza really comes down to round versus square. “Square means customers get 20 percent more,” saidWill Robinson, a Ledo Pizza vice president. The menu features craft, creative combination and gluten-free pizzas, available in 8-, 14- and 18-inch sizes. Ledo’s homemade dough is topped with its signature sauce.What began as a family business 57 years ago has grown to nearly 100 restaurants, 11 of them in Montgomery County. Ledo integrates itself into the community, providing jobs for local youths and hosting fundraising events.

111 Gibbs St., Rockville 20850 240-238-1080 barlouieamerica.com

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McGinty’s Public House

NEW YORK J & P PIZZA

911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring 20910 301-587-1270 mcgintyspublichouse.com

26027 Ridge Road, Damascus 20872 301-253-1600 illianopizza.com

BlackFinn American Saloon

Mamma Lucia Restaurant

4901 Fairmount Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-951-5681 blackfinnbethesda.com

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| SEAFOOD |

O’Donnell’s Sea Grill While O’Donnell’s has migrated inland during its 90 years, this Chesapeake Bay sea grill has “never stopped focusing on the quality of our seafood and genuineness of our service,” said general manager Alex Curley. From Washington, D.C., in 1922 to Bethesda in 1956 to the Kentlands in 1997, O’Donnell’s is known for its Norfolk-style cooking and rum buns. To mark its nine decades, the restaurant has created special menus at anniversary prices. Alfresco dining is available, late spring through early fall, on O’Donnell’s patio.The equation is simple, said Curley, “Great food and great service make a great experience.” 311 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-519-1650 odonnellsrestaurants.com

Legal Sea Foods 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 20814 301-469-5900 legalseafoods.com

Crisfield Seafood 8012 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910 301-589-1306

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| SUB SHOP – LOCAL |

Twinbrook Deli “Just Google us,” said owner Abe Sanaie, “and you’ll see for yourself what people all over the country think of our subs.” While there are many reasons to visit Twinbrook Deli, including its pizza and extensive beer offerings, it’s those scrumptious subs that bring people back.The secret, said Sanaie, is in the sauce. “It’s an Italian sauce—a combination of 12 ingredients; not too spicy and not hot or like barbecue.” Sanaie bought the deli, which has been around since 1957, 10 years ago. “People love it here. It’s fresh, it’s clean, and it’s got the sauce.” 2208 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville 20851 301-762-1712 twinbrookdeli.com

Beer & Cheers

Marchone’s Italian Deli (Tie)

19827 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 301-916-6444

11224 Triangle Lane, Wheaton 20902 301-949-4150 marchones.com

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Subway

Home of the $5 FOOTLONG, Subway has been serving up submarine sandwiches since its first shop opened in 1965. Today the 38,000-store fast-food chain serves breakfast and offers several healthier sandwich options. Diners can turn any 6-inch sub or double meat sub into a chopped salad. Besides its more traditional subs, Subway provides an international twist, offering buffalo chicken, chipotle steak and cheese, sweet onion chicken teriyaki, andTuscan chicken melt sandwiches. Its online meal builder helps you track the calorie and fat content of its sandwiches and their accompaniments before placing your order. Multiple locations in Montgomery County 800-888-4848 subway.com

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| WINGS |

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jerry’s Subs & Pizza

249 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878 301-977-4842 21040-F Frederick Road, Germantown 20876 301-540-6777 jerseymikes.com

Burtonsville, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 800-990-9176 jerrysusa.com

Seven Seas Restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings

The secret is in the sauce— 16 sauces, to be exact. From mild to wild, the sauces at BuffaloWildWings incorporate global flavors—Thai Curry, Caribbean Jerk, Mango Habanero and Teriyaki among them. For those who prefer their wings dry, there are five seaISTOCKPHOTO/ADLIFEMARKETING sonings, including Salt & Vinegar and Desert Heat. “Everything’s fresh, never frozen,” said manager Brooke Armentrout. Part of one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in the U.S., Buffalo Wild Wings is an inviting neighborhood destination with widespread appeal—a place to relax with family and friends or take in the sport du jour on multiple flat screen TVs.

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33-C Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850 301-251-9393 buffalowildwings.com

the outta the way cafe 17503 Redland Road, Rockville 20855 301-963-6895 outta.com

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| CLOTHING |

Kohl’s It may not be the biggest department store in town, but Kohl’s fills its racks and stocks its shelves with a large selection of some of the hottest brands around—including exclusives, such as Simply Vera Vera Wang. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this family-focused, value-oriented, specialty store views itself as the compromise between higher-end department stores and discounters. Kohl’s caters to both genders and all ages and often carries a selection of hard-to-find sizes, such as slim and husky. Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring 855-564-5705 kohls.com

Nordstrom 7111 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 20817 301-365-4111 Nordstrom Rack 15760 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 20877 301-527-1133 shop.nordstrom.com

Macy’s ISTOCKPHOTO/DARDESPOT; BAGS, ISTOCKPHOTO/KYOSHINO

Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Wheaton macys.com

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For those who appreciate the difference

We would like to thank all of our customers for voting us the best landscaper in Montgomery County! Patios • walkways and pool decks • Retaining walls • Beautiful plantings

240-793-7739 • MHIC # 87579

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artisans

| GIFT SHOPS |

Where Christmas Shopping is Fun

The Backyard Naturalist

Complimentary Gift Wrapping

12147 Darnestown Road

The Backyard Naturalist is for the birds— literally. While bird feeders, fountains and baths abound, The Backyard Naturalist offers nature-related books and gifts that run from the whimsical to the traditional. “All of our gifts—from flags to mats to beautiful birdhouses—are not only utilitarian, but a pleasure to look at,” said Debi Klein, who has owned the shop with her husband Mike for 23 years. Colorful animalprint shirts, purses and totes; jewelry; and an array of bells and chimes animate the shop. The Kids’ Corner encourages exploration with its nature kits, magnifiers, buildyour-own birdhouses, puppets and kites.

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Artisans Gallery

MORE THAN 600 BEERS, PLUS BOUTIQUE WINES. CRAFT BEER, ORGANIC AND GLUTEN-FREE BEER AVAILABLE. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING.

12147 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg 20878 301-990-3219 shopartisans.com

Fenwick Beer and Wine

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Hallmark Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 800-HALLMARK (425-5627) hallmark.com

1327 Fenwick Lane • Silver Spring, MD 301-650-5770 • Fenwickbeerandwine.com

Not All Furniture is Created Equal

American made sofas & recliners, solid wood dining, bedroom, office, occasional and entertainment...and the area’s largest selection of Amish furniture.

| HOME FURNISHINGS – LOCAL |

Marlo Furniture

Even though this Rockville store has not been open since a two-alarm fire in July significantly damaged it, it’s still top-of-mind for Gazette readers. A grand reopening date had not been set at press time. Marlo, which touts itself as the area’s oldest family furniture business, has been serving customers around the Beltway for more than 55 years. Huge showrooms in multiple stores throughout the metro area include bedrooms, living and dining rooms, home theaters and offices, and kids’ furnishings from top manufacturers. Finishes include leather, upholstery, wood and marble. Marlo also carries a selection of mattresses and offers in-home delivery and set up. 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 marlofurniture.com

Featuring eight sofa and recliner manufactures from North Carolina, Ohio and Mississippi and 30+ wood manufactures from Ohio, Indiana and right here in Lancaster, including dozens from the Amish communities throughout the Midwest and Lancaster County.

Buy off the floor or engage in the fascinating opportunity to select your wood, stain, hardware and fabric. It becomes distinctive furniture, made for you your way. Special pricing deals and delivery specials for our Baltimore, D.C. and Virginia area friends going on now through the end of the year! Save up to 40% off original prices on new orders and up to 60% off blowouts and clearances!

We deliver all across the USA

Urban Country Designs 7117 Arlington Road, Bethesda 20814 301-654-0500 urbancountrydesigns.com

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors 1582 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-881-6010 sheffieldfurniture.com PROMOTIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE GAZETTE l

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| JEWELRY |

John Greenan & Sons Inc. Dazzling jewelry at powerful prices—that’s what John Greenan & Sons Inc. is all about, saidWilliam Greenan from his Burtonsville shop. “Our expert goldsmiths do pretty much everything on site,” he said, and that includes custom design and repair. The jeweler’s competitive diamond prices have attracted an international clientele, “but we love and appreciate the local business.” John Greenan & Sons carries a variety of designer lines, including Simon G., Gabriel & Co., and Unique Settings of NewYork.Thinking of popping the question? Check out the ring designer on the jeweler’s website.

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| HOME FURNISHINGS – NATIONAL |

HomeGoods It doesn’t take much to add panache to the parlor or sophistication to the study—just a visit to HomeGoods. Chockfull of merchandise, as well as ideas to inspire, HomeGoods carries distinctive home fashions at discounted prices. But don’t expect to see the same selection week after week. Everything from one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces to highend designer goods turns over quickly and stores receive new shipments weekly. Let the HomeGoods online Stylescope determine your style—think urban funk, farmhouse glam, sassy or classic—and suggest ways to express it.

15612 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville 20866 301-421-1990 1314 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring 20910 301-587-2717 greenanjewelers.com

1327 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring 20910 301-650-5770 fenwickbeerandwine.com

Ice Costume Jewelry 33D Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850 301-545-0012 icecz.com

Montgomery County Liquor & Wine Stores Bethesda, Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 240-777-1900 (Department of Liquor Control) montgomerycountymd.gov/dlc

Olney Beer & Fine Wine 18208 Village Center Drive, Olney 20832 301-774-7593 olneyfinewine.com

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Pottery Barn (Tie)

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Boone & Sons Jewelers

Fenwick Beer and Wine is not for the indecisive. “We specialize in beers that are hard to find and carry close to 700 different kinds,” said owner Suman Shrestha, who helps customer’s navigate the vast selection of microbrews, imports and craft beers. “We have the best customer service and biggest selection in the country.” The entire list is posted on Fenwick’s website. But beer isn’t all the store specializes in. “We carry ciders and wines, including gluten-free, organic and kosher.” Free beer and wine tastings are a Friday afternoon tradition at the converted house on Fenwick Lane.

Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 800-440-0680 target.com

White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20895 240-221-0001 potterybarn.com

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5550 The Hills Plaza, Chevy Chase 20815 301-657-2144 booneandsons.com

Fenwick Beer and Wine

Target

North Bethesda Market, 11412 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-230-2973 arhaus.com

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18250 Village Mart Drive, Olney 20832 301-260-0281 5130 Nicholson Lane, Rockville 20895 301-881-5671 homegoods.com

Arhaus Furniture

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Pro ducts from Bark!

| PET STORE – LOCAL |

Bark!

Want to reduce your pet’s carbon pawprint? Bark! offers healthy, eco-friendly and socially responsible products.Take its Earth Rated biodegradable PoopBags that dissolve into carbon dioxide and water in as little as 24 months. “We thoroughly research every product that we bring in to our stores to make sure that they meet the standards of quality that you would want for a family member,” said LeAnne Olson, director of finance. Recognizing that health issues often stem from what pets are fed, Bark! carries nutritious foods, including some made from human-quality ingredients, such as steroid- and antibiotic-free meats and organic produce. Gaithersburg, Olney and Rockville 301-774-1944 barknatural.com

The Big Bad Woof

Old Takoma, 117 Carroll St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20012 202-291-2404 thebigbadwoof.com

Animal Exchange

605 Hungerford Drive, Rockville 20850 301-424-7387 424pets.com

| PET STORE – NATIONAL |

PetSmart

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If you own a pet—six in 10 of us do—you’ve probably visited PetSmart, the nation’s largest pet specialty retailer. “Our stores are stocked with more than 10,000 competitively priced products, including thousands of products exclusive to PetSmart,” said Kelley Moore, who handles public relations for the chain.While grooming and adoption services are offered at all five Montgomery County stores, only Bethesda features PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp. Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, Kensington and Silver Spring 888-839-9638 petsmart.com

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Petco

Pet Valu

Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations in Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Rockville 888-824-PALS (7257) petco.com

Damascus, Gaithersburg, Olney and Silver Spring 800-PET-VALU (738-8258) us.petvalu.com

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| FITNESS CLUB |

Fitness First Health Clubs While you’ll find treadmills and dumbbells at Fitness First, it is equipment such as the Sproing Trainer, Jacobs Ladder and Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle that makes workouts more interesting and effective, yet less taxing on joints. Rather not go it alone? Fitness First offers personal training and group exercise classes. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer our members a wide variety of amenities and services, in a friendly and welcoming environment, for one low monthly rate,” said COO Amy Dipasquale. Exercise aficionados and novices alike will find options that fit their lifestyles at Fitness First. Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, North Potomac, Olney, Rockville and Silver Spring 301-963-1500 fitnessfirstclubs.com

Bikram Yoga Rockville 10062 Darnestown Road, Rockville 20850 301-762-YOGA (9642) bikramyogarockville.com

Rock Creek CrossFit 4233 Howard Ave., Bay A, Kensington 20895 301-875-8276 rockcreekcrossfit.com ISTOCKPHOTO/INKKSTUDIOS

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| HAIR SALON – LOCAL |

| HAIR SALON – NATIONAL |

Hair Cuttery

Luxuria Salon & Spa

When the hair muse strikes, no need to wait. Stylists at the Hair Cuttery have their scissors at the ready, no appointment necessary. Hair Cuttery’s philosophy—quality walk-in service for the entire family at a fraction of the cost—was untested when the first salon opened in nearby West Springfield, Va., 38 years ago. It’s commitment to convenience, price and consistency quickly found a receptive audience. “I am passionate about our vision to be a company of happy people,” said CEO Dennis Ratner, who calls the Hair Cuttery the “people company” of the beauty industry.

Whether your “do” is in need of a major overhaul or minor tweak, Luxuria Salon & Spa’s stylists can give you the look you’re after. Tired of battling the frizz or frustrated by a lack of body and bounce? Luxuria has solutions—relaxers, Japanese straightening, extensions and perms among them.“Our amazing team is dedicated to making every guest feel beautiful and welcomed,” said MarggieWyman, the salon’s owner. Having just celebrated its 10th anniversary, Luxuria serves men, women and children and features a special occasion updo for events that call for glamour and style. 17830 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 100, Ashton 20861 301-260-2212 luxuriasalonandspa.com

12211 Nebel St., Rockville 20852 301-231-8757 progressions.com

Salon H2O 16826 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-774-7999 salonh2o.biz

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Progressions Salon Spa Store

26 locations in Bethesda, Burtonsville, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 866-257-8953 haircuttery.com

Bubbles Salons Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Rockville and Wheaton 866-257-8953 bubblesforhair.com

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| NAIL SALON |

Nails By Sean (Tie) From your tips to your toes, Nails By Sean offers soothing manicures and pedicures in a fashionable setting.Tucked away beneath some of the larger stores on the northern end of Congressional Plaza, Nails By Sean specializes in both natural and acrylic nail services. Special occasion and wedding party packages are available.The technicians at Nails By Sean are not only accommodating and professional, but friendly and personable. 144 Congressional Lane, Rockville 20852 301-231-5620

Passion Nail Spa (Tie) Think upscale service and upscale ambiance without the upscale price. That’s what you’ll find at Passion Nail Spa, said owner Christina Nguyen. They use an autoclave machine, the kind found in hospitals, to sterilize instruments. Autoclaves use pressurized steam to kill all bacteria, fungus and viruses.The salon offers full-body waxing and airbrush tanning in addition to its full range of nail services. Open just nine months in Germantown, and with a second location in Frederick, Passion Nails will expand to Clarksburg next year.

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19847 Century Blvd., Germantown 20874 301-916-4900 passionnailspas.com

Cindy Nails

Cute Tips Nail Salon

11630 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-881-9614

349 Main St., Gaithersburg 20878 240-631-1962

Under New Ownsership Irene & Cristina $

10 off

• Color • Highlight • Condition Treatment • Cut & Style Reg: $145

Exp. 1/31/13

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Professional hair care, Waxing, nails, facials

15% OFF

5214 Randolph Road # 4 Rockville MD 20852

301-770-0358

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| SPA |

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Its iconic red doors have welcomed women for over 100 years. Behind them sits a relaxing retreat—contemporary yet elegant, refined yet understated—that pampers and indulges. Professional service and expertise define the Red Door experience. “We believe passionately that it is the quality of its people that distinguishes one service provider from the next, and Red Door Spa is committed to ensuring that its associates are the best trained in the industry,” said RobertVance, vice president of operations for the region. The spa offers signature facial and body treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures and a hair salon. Kentlands Place, 62 Market St., Gaithersburg 20878 301-527-1901 10213 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda 20814 240-644-1319 reddoorspas.com

Luxuria Salon & Spa 17830 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 100, Ashton 20861 301-260-2212 luxuriasalonandspa.com

Massage Envy Bethesda, Germantown and Rockville massageenvy.com ISTOCKPHOTO/SCORPP

LOOK GREAT

FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Refresh & Rejuvenate Your Skin Come see us for all of your skin care concerns. Healthy, beautiful skin is within your reach. We are the area’s only full-service medical and cosmetic dermatology practice. Present this ad for a travel gift bag filled with products

Roberta F. Palestine, M.D., Medical Director

Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts! www.dermskin.com

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19735 Germantown Rd. Germantown, MD

301-444-0153

20% Off

Laser Hair Removal

(Germantown location only with this ad) Valid until Jan. 31st, 2013

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| GREENHOUSE/GARDEN CENTER |

| LANDSCAPING |

Johnson’s Florist & Garden Centers

Four Seasons Landscaping & Nursery

The bloom’s not off this rose—not even after 79 years.Whether it’s rose bushes, topiaries, annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetables, herbs, shrubs or trees you’re after, Johnson’s Florist & Garden Centers has a large selection of the ordinary, extraordinary and out of the ordinary. Johnson’s prides itself “on quality products, fair pricing, expert advice, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and outstanding customer service,” said Jimmy Johnson, president of this third-generation family-owned business. Johnson’s operates year-round, specializing in custom floral arrangements and featuring a large selection of fresh cut flowers, houseplants, orchids and gift items, including Christmas and seasonal products. 10313 Kensington Parkway, Kensington 20895 301-946-6707 5011 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney 20832 301-987-1940 johnsonsflorists.com

Face it—there’s no disguising your front yard. It’s there for all to see. But Doug Del Gandio, owner of Four Seasons Landscaping & Nursery, knows how to add curb appeal. “We keep the landscape design process simple and eliminate the hassle. When our clients spend money, they have confidence and peace of mind that the job will be done right,” he said. That job can be anything from patios to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces to water features, such as ponds, fountains and waterfalls. 24500 Kings Valley Road, Damascus 20872 240-793-7739 fourseasonslandscaping.net

Johnson’s Florist

Kollins Lawn and Landscaping Service

COURTESY OF JOHNSON’S FLORIST & GARDEN CENTER

The Home Depot

Good Earth Garden Market

Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring 800-HOME-DEPOT homedepot.com

18130 Georgia Ave., Olney 20832 301-774-2631 11650 Falls Road, Potomac 20854 301-765-0224 gegardenmarket.com

19200 New Hampshire Ave., Brinklow 20862 301-774-1804 kollinslandscaping.com

Brickman 18227D Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg 20879 301-987-9200 brickmangroup.com

| HEATING/AC |

Don Hoffacker’s Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. (Tie)

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Gaithersburg Air Conditioning & Heating (Tie)

The boys are back in town—providing a new generation of leadership at Gaithersburg Air Conditioning & Heating.While these three Magruder High School grads—Tony Petrolle, BillWetzel and Richard Biava—have grown the firm, they still adhere to the company’s guiding principles and high standards, established some four decades ago. Long-term relationships and a commitment to stand by its work and products are key to Gaithersburg Air’s success. “Too often, you’ll have a smaller company come in and install a system and then you can’t get them to come back out,” said co-owner Richard Biava. “Reliable and dependable—that’s us.” 7836 C Airpark Road, Gaithersburg 20879

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Great American Landscapes (Tie) 14310 Comus Road, Clarksburg 20871 301-972-5681 greatamericanlandscapes.com

Davis & Davis Air Conditioning & Heating 10530 Detrick Ave., Kensington 20895 301-942-7210 davisanddavisinc.com

Hughes Landscaping (Tie) ISTOCKPHOTO/BURWELLPHOTOGRAPHY

While its products may blow hot and cold, the commitment to customer satisfaction certainly doesn’t at Don Hoffacker’s Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. “After 35 years, I can honestly say we have some of the best employees in the business,” said Mary Hoffacker, who owns the firm with her husband.This former mom-and-pop shop has grown to a firm of 30 providing quality service and installation of new heating and cooling equipment. In addition to its traditional products, Don Hoffacker’s offers ductless, evolution, package and air-purifying systems.

16111 Morrow Road, Poolesville 20837 301-330-4949 hugheslandscaping.com

Good Earth Garden Market (Tie) 11650 Falls Road, Potomac 20854 301-765-0224 gegardenmarket.com

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| WINDOW COMPANY |

Champion Windows Manufacturing Inc. Transparency is key to the success of ChampionWindows Manufacturing Inc. Forget hidden costs and surprises. The company prides itself on educating consumers. So, whether or not you choose Champion Windows, you’ll know what to look for in a contractor, product and warranty. “We’re a true factory-direct company,” said Scott Halle, Champion’s local partner. “We make the products, install them and service them.We do everything.” Champion, in business for nearly 60 years, began servicing Montgomery County in 2004. Get a free in-home estimate or stop by the factory showroom to see, touch and test Champion’s products. 9346 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg 20877 301-990-3001 championwindow.com/washingtondc

Thompson Creek Window Company Serves Montgomery County 5000 Philadelphia Way, Lanham 20706 888-489-8855 thompsoncreek.com

Pella

Pella Window and Door Showroom 7613 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-654-9740 pella.com

Champion Windows COURTESY OF CHAMPION WINDOWS MANUFACTURING INC.

• Custom Designs Kitchens • Remodeling • Renovations • Bathrooms • Additions • Custom Homes WHAT WE DO

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When your remodeling project requires a contractor whose standards are as considerable as yours, let C.M. Wright talk to you.

OUR CLENTS LOVE US

Our passion for superior craftsmanship began some 30 years ago and continues unabated today

ESTABLISHED IN 1976

Perhaps you already know some of our work. If not, review our Project Portfolio to see the work that is valued throughout the Washington Area.

One of the Washington Areas Top Remodeling Company Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Visit: www.cmwrightconstruction.com or

MHIC #12650 licensed, bonded, insured

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| AUTO DEALER |

| AUTO REPAIR |

Criswell Automotive

Graeves Auto & Appliance

It might be faster to list the makes of cars that Criswell Automotive does not sell. Few could imagine 40 years ago when the Criswell family began selling Chevys in Gaithersburg that it could eventually tout itself as Maryland’s largest, independent family-owned dealership, offering everything from Maseratis and Fiats to Hondas and Corvettes. Criswellauto.com makes it a breeze to search the dealership’s inventory. What distinguishes Criswell is its “customer service. It’s so cliché, but true,” said Neil Kopit, director of marketing. No surprise then that Criswell ranks among the top 125 U.S. dealership groups based on sales volume, according to Automotive News.

You’ll miss “CarTalk” less with the master mechanics at Graeves Auto & Appliance around to troubleshoot your vehicle’s rattling, shuddering, moaning and groaning.The technicians here are the go-to guys for every make and model, foreign and domestic.The owner, Scott Graeves, was practically raised in the shop, which opened in 1952. “I’m a third-generation owner,” he said. “People appreciate that and the fact that I’m always here and available.” An added bonus: while your car is being serviced or repaired, you can mosey on in to the appliance store and pick out your next washer, dryer, dishwasher or refrigerator. 3411 N. High St. Olney 20832 301-924-8473 graevesauto.com

Gaithersburg and Germantown 800-581-8237 criswellauto.com

Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Bethesda Sunoco

Gaithersburg, Germantown, North Bethesda, Rockville and Wheaton fitzmall.com

8240 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814 301-654-7472 bethesdasunoco.com

Precision Auto

DARCARS Automotive Group

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Multiple locations in Rockville, Silver Spring darcars.com

12811 Middlebrook Road, Germantown 20874 301-428-3447 precisionauto germantownmd.com

| BANK |

SunTrust

You don’t need to drive far in Montgomery County to find one of SunTrust’s 35-plus branches.“Strong banks build strong communities,” said ScottWilfong, chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust’s Greater Washington/Maryland Division, “and SunTrust is committed to the communities we serve.” That became evident after Superstorm Sandy blew through. The SunTrust Foundation donated $150,000 toThe American Red Cross and its local branches accepted additional donations. Based in Atlanta, SunTrust has increasingly gained customers since emerging on the local banking scene in 1998. 35+ branches in Montgomery County 800-786-8787 suntrust.com

Capital One Branches and ATMs in Bethesda, Burtonsville, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton 888-810-4013 capitalone.com

Bank of America Branches and ATMs in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 800-432-1000 bankofamerica.com

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| BANQUET FACILITY |

| CREDIT UNION |

Navy Federal Credit Union

Golden Bull Grand Cafe Those looking to celebrate with dignity, along with a large dose of fun, turn to the Golden Bull Grand Cafe. While weddings, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs and sweet 16s may top the list of ISTOCKPHOTO/SYKONO Golden Bull events, the cafe also caters to more intimate celebrations and corporate gatherings. A recent facelift has added some sparkle to the banquet rooms, but owner Bob Sheahin said it’s the staff—some of whom have been there 30 years or more—that folks most appreciate. Invites aren’t necessary to visit the cafe. Come for dinner and stay for a band or Laughter Hours Live.

You’ll need a military connection to join Navy Federal Credit Union, but once a member, always a member.The nation’s largest credit union, boasting 4 million members, Navy Federal serves those who serve, offering several military-exclusive products, such as discounts on loans and insurance. Members can use a scanner or smartphone to deposit checks from home.

MCT Federal Credit Union

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg 20877 301-948-3666 golden-bull.com

15901 Frederick Road, Rockville 20855 Branches and ATMs in Bethesda, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville and Silver Spring 301-948-9880 mctfcu.org

P.O. Box 2270, Germantown 20875 Branches and ATMs in Ashton, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kensington, Laytonsville, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring and Wheaton 301-944-1800, 800-95-MAFCU mafcu.org

The Inn at Brookeville Farms 19501 Georgia Ave., Brookeville 20833 301-924-6500 theinnatbrookevillefarms.com

Branches in Bethesda, Germantown and Rockville 888-842-6328 navyfederal.org

Norbeck Country Club 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville 20853 301-774-7700, ext. 226 norbeckcc.com

CHERYL F. CALLAHAN, DDS

and associates

DENTISTRY WITH A PERSONALIZED TOUCH • • • •

Whitening Implants Invisalign® Tooth-Colored Fillings

EARLY MORNING, EVENING & SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS 15225 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 301 Rockville

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Jason A. Cohen, D.D.S.

April Tweedt, D.O.

JasonA. Cohen is known to go the extra mile for a smile. The Montgomery County native offers general, cosmetic and implant dental services in Chevy Chase. “Growing up, my dentist really got to know me—how I was doing in school, what sport I was playing.As I grew my practice, I wanted the patients in my chair to be just as comfortable. That’s why I treat them like family,” said Cohen. Selected by his peers as a Washingtonian Magazine top dentist, Cohen opens his practice most mornings at 7 a.m. and offers occasional weekend hours.

Like most doctors of osteopathic medicine, April Tweedt takes a comprehensive approach to health care. Instead of treating specific symptoms, she concentrates on the whole person. Tweedt takes time to understand her patients’ needs and develops treatment plans that fit their lifestyles. AWashingtonian Magazine top doctor, she is part of the MedStar Physician Partners Family Practice at Olney.Tweedt is active in professional circles, having served as the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Committee chairperson since 2007.A board member of the Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians,Tweedt was previously the organization’s president.

Lara Minahan, D.D.S.

Cheryl Callahan, D.D.S. (Tie)

Minahan Orthodontics 3423 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 3A, Olney 20832 301-260-2030 minahanorthodontics.com

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Bob Testen, D.D.S. (Tie)

20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown 20876 301-540-5757 drbobtesten.com

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5530 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 560, Chevy Chase 20815 301-656-1201 cosmeticdds.com

MedStar Physician Partners Family Practice 18109 Prince Philip Drive; Suite B-200, Olney 20832 301-570-7770 mppdocs.org

Megan WollmanRosenwald, M.D. Family HealthCare Maryland Locations in Germantown, Olney and Rockville familyhealthcaremd.com

Kelly Cowen, M.D. Rockville Internal Medicine Group 1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 111, Rockville 20854 301-762-5020 rimgmd.com

“A heartfelt thank you for voting us a top dental practice in Montgomery County!” Specialist in Orthodontics for children, teens and adults

Lara Minahan, D.D.S., M.S.

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| HOME BUILDER |

Meridian Homes Sixteen years after founding Meridian Homes, home building still ignites the passions of Michael and Jonathan Lerner. “We take enormous pride in providing unparalleled customer service combined with the highest quality new home Meridian Homes construction and renovaCOURTESY OF MERIDIAN HOMES tions,” said Michael Lerner, Meridian’s president.The brothers’ building savvy, especially in green construction and eco-friendly building practices, and their appreciation of clients’ needs and desires, result in homes—formal or casual, grand or restrained, custom or luxury modular—that are designed to exceed expectations. 4938 Hampden Lane, Suite 330, Bethesda 20814 301-652-4440 meridianhomesinc.com

Toll Brothers

Delivering Customized Insurance Solutions and Exceptional Service since 1977

Communities in Derwood, North Bethesda and Olney 410-872-9105, Maryland Division tollbrothers.com

NVR Inc. and Ryan Homes (Tie) Communities in Burtonsville, Gaithersburg and Clarksburg 703-956-4000 nvrinc.com, ryanhomes.com

Sandy Spring Builders (Tie) 4302 East-West Highway, Bethesda 20814 301-913-5995 sandyspringbuilders.com

GEORGETOWN INSURANCE SERVICE, INC. 10010 Colesville Road, Suite A Silver Spring, MD 20901

Winchester Homes (Tie) 6905 Rockledge Drive, Suite 800, Bethesda 20817 301-803-4800 winchesterhomes.com

Tel: 301-681-9645 ?Fax: 301-593-2590 FREDERICK OFFICE 5300 Westview Drive, Suite 106 Frederick, MD 21703 Tel: 301-696-8104 ?Fax: 301-696-8108

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Every day, Meridian Homes strives to be the “Best Home Builder” by offering our customers the best new homes and renovations in the area, combined with unparalleled customer service. To all of you who voted for Meridian Homes as “Best Home Builder”, thank you for your support. www.meridianhomesinc.com 1865367

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State Farm

This is not your grandfather’s insurance company, though at 90, State Farm’s probably older than he is.The company’s mobile apps help you pay your insurance premium, get an estimate and access policy information.There’s even an app to help drivers under 25 earn a premium discount. “Together with our more than 60 agents in Montgomery County, we offer affordable insurance and financial service products in the way that is most convenient for our customers—whether that’s in person, over the phone or through StateFarm.com,” said Anna Bryant, the company’s regional public affairs specialist. Multiple agents in Montgomery County 888-474-5058 statefarm.com

Lowe-Tillson Insurance & Associates 1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 150, Rockville 20850 301-258-7773 lowetillson.com

Georgetown Insurance Service 10010 Colesville Road, Suite A, Silver Spring 20901 301-681-9645 georgetownins.com ISTOCKPHOTO/SERTS

Bethesda Sunoco* We want to thank the readers of the Gazette for voting for us in The Best of Montgomery County for Auto Repair * Recommended by Tom and Ray (Click & Clack) – the Taproot Brothers from NPR’s Car Talk • MD State certified Emission Repair Facility • MD State Inspection Center • ASE Certified Repair Shop The shop is headed by Mike Stanoyevitch All major/minor repairs done on premises Service bays are open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm; Saturday 8am – 12pm Bethesda Sunoco has Bethesda’s only car wash and is available from 8am to 9pm every day. Our convenience store, like our gas pumps, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. • Voted Best of Bethesda Since 2009

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| PEDIATRICIAN |

THH Pediatrics

Compassionate care in a nurturing environment is at the heart of this 15year-old pediatric practice in Germantown. Founded by Sandra Takai, M.D., a longtime Washingtonian Magazine top doctor, THH Pediatrics promotes health and wellness in children and young adults from birth through 21. When an illness or injury strikes, one or more of the six pediatricians are available via phone or office visit. Recognizing that health issues are not confined to weekdays, THH Pediatrics opens for a half day on Saturdays. 19735 Germantown Road, Suite 200, Germantown 20874 301-540-0811 thhpediatrics.com

Potomac Pediatrics 15204 Omega Drive, Suite 100, Rockville 20850 301-279-6750 potomacpediatrics.com

Children First Pediatrics 10301 Georgia Ave. Suite 106, Silver Spring 20902 301-681-6000 2401 Research Blvd. Suite 370, Rockville 20850 301-990-1664 childrenfirstpediatrics.com

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| PHOTOGRAPHY |

Sears Portrait Studio If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Sears Portrait Studio has written volumes. Over the past six decades, the studio has captured and preserved millions of smiles. Sears’ combination of cutting-edge expertise and old-fashioned commitment to excellence yields impressive results. Competitive pricing and convenient locations and hours give patrons yet another reason to smile. For those in a hurry, Sears Portrait Studio offers same-day prints. Folks also can view, share and shop for prints and photographic products online. Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring 888-767-8724 searsportrait.com

Chris Rim Photo

Ikona Photography

Germantown 301-678-9006 chrisrimphoto.com

Olney 240-252-5806 ikonaphotography.com

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| REAL ESTATE AGENT |

Adam Isaacson “Aggressive” is how Adam Isaacson describes his approach to real estate marketing. “I don’t just stick a sign in the ground and hope it sells.” Video—“less than 1 percent use it,” he said—social media, networking and old-fashioned cold calling are the tools Isaacson relies on to sell clients’ homes. “It’s active as opposed to passive prospecting.” When it comes to helping clients find a home, Isaacson views himself as an educator. “I help them make smart decisions….We’ll find out what their purchasing power is and go from there, identifying neighborhoods and homes that meet their needs.” Long & Foster Real Estate 301-775-0900 adamisaacson.com

The Speicher Team RE/MAX Realty Centre 240-389-2221 speicherteam.com

Jeff Wilson Washington Fine Properties LLC 202-274-4672 wfp.com

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Leisure World of Maryland

While the pace of life may be more leisurely at this senior adult community, you won’t find residents sitting around eating bonbons. Au contraire! Some of Montgomery County’s most active and engaged older adults list a Leisure World address. Established in 1966, this community provides a carefree living environment for some 8,500 adults, most 55 and older. It offers a range of housing options— townhouses, apartments and single-family homes—and amenities on a centrally located, 610-acre campus. On-campus facilities accommodate activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, fine dining, concerts, movies and theatrical productions. 3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring 20906 301-598-1000 lwmc.com

Asbury Methodist Village 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 301-216-4001 asburymethodistvillage.org

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A Cat Clinic Purrfectly designed with felines in mind, A Cat Clinic caters exclusively to— you guessed it—cats.There’s no barking or panting; just “soft voices—no one yells around here—and movements that are slow and steady,” said Dr. Dale Rubenstein, the clinic’s owner. Because cats are particularly sensitive to change, A Cat Clinic maintains a low-stress environment. For example, “we have a hammock, a pet napper that a cat can nestle down into to feel calmer.” Located in a remodeled home, A Cat Clinic has been serving domestic felines and their owners since 1986. 14200 Clopper Road, Boyds 20841 301-540-7770 acatclinic.us

Pet Dominion Animal Hospital 15820 Redland Road, Rockville 20855 301-258-0333 petdominion.com

Montgomery Animal Hospital 12200 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852 301-881-6447 montgomeryanimal.com ISTOCKPHOTO/DENGUY

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