Local Restaurants to Support

By Rachel Auerbach

As much fun it is to spend your quarantine hours trying new recipes and cooking up a storm in the kitchen, it is easy to miss the comfort and convenience of a fresh, hot meal prepared by someone else. Although all restaurants in Maryland are closed for dine-in services, many restaurants and cafes remain open for pick-up and delivery. By taking a break from cooking and ordering dinner from a local restaurant, you’re not only doing something nice for yourself, you’re helping a small business stay afloat during these troublesome times. Here’s a list of four local cafes and restaurants to order food from this week in quarantine. Treat ‘yo self!

Trattoria Sorrento

If you’re in the mood for an authentic Italian feast, look no further than Trattoria Sorrento, a family-owned restaurant tucked into the streets of downtown Bethesda. With a delicious array of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, and seafood, Trattoria Sorrento provides a meal satisfying for the stomach and comforting for the soul. Carryout and curbside pick-up are available from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, and the delivery platforms available are UberEats, Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Slice. Henry’s Sweet Retreat

Need a massive bowl of ice cream to cope with the current state of the universe? I’ve been there. Henry’s Sweet Retreat has got you covered. You can order a single scoop or double scoop from an assortment of ice cream flavors, in addition to a number of baked goods, candies, sundaes, milkshakes, popcorn, fudge, or acai bowls. Carry out, curbside service and delivery through UberEats, GrubHub and Postmates are available from 12:00 to 7:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 12:00 to 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday.

House of Milae

Tucked beside the parking garage on St. Elmo's Street is House of Milae: a small restaurant filled with big flavors. House of Milae came to Bethesda in 2013, and serves a menu of authentic and filling Korean meals and small plates. The star of the show at House of Milae is arguably their hot stone bibibop, a customizable mix of hot, crunchy rice, vegetables, egg and meats, fish or tofu. Other notable menu items are the dumplings, bulgogi, and tofu kimchi. House of Milae is available for take out and delivery Thursday-Sunday from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Kadhai Indian Cuisine

Kadhai Indian Cuisine will transform your dining room table into a fine dining, gourmet Indian buffet. With fresh ingredients and spices, Kadhai is guaranteed to provide a high-quality meal to satisfy your craving. Must-eat dishes include the paneer kadhai, vegetable korma, aloo gobi and any and all of their incredible tandoori breads. Kahai is open for carry out and delivery from 11:30 A.M to 2:30 P.M Monday through Sunday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 5:00 PM through 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday.

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