1) Bethesda: &pizza's first Maryland location opened today at 10 a.m. The restaurant is designed in the style of a one-room school house, with the restaurant chain's signature black and white color scheme. There's a big slate ampersand (that customers can draw on with chalk), in honor of the restaurant's logo, along with illustrations from the movie "Rock 'N' Roll High School." The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Status: Opening today. 7614 Old Georgetown Road; website.
2) Chevy Chase: Southern-influenced and French-inspired restaurant Macon Bistro & Larder opened its doors over the weekend. The restaurant has menu items like pork rillettes and fried chicken from chef Tony Brown. Here's the full menu. Status: Open. 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.
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