1) Bethesda: Bobby Flay continues his sweep of the D.C. area with yet another location of his Bobby's Burger Palace. This outpost of the burger chain is located at Montgomery Mall, and opened today for lunch. There are also BBP locations downtown, in College Park, at Arundel Mills mall, and in Woodbridge. Status: Certified open. 7101 Democracy Blvd.; website.
2) Bethesda: Also in Bethesda, this morning was the opening of Fresh Baguette. The bakery specializes in French pastries like croissants (there's a photo of some of the selections on the bakery's Facebook page). Status: Certified open. 4919 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md.; website.
3) Rosslyn: Washington Business Journal reports that coffee shop Caffe Aficionado opened Monday in the Waterview building. The owner is serving coffee from Handsome Coffee Roasters, as well as pastries. Sandwiches will eventually follow. Status: Certified open. 1919 N. Lynn St., Arlington, Va.; website.
Bobby Flay in Bethesda [Photo: Twitter]