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Paladar Sets August 16 Opening Date In North Bethesda

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 6/19/2013, 2:30pm  ET

North Bethesda Market location of Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, which will open August  16Ohio-based Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar announced it will open its first D.C. area location on Aug. 16 at North Bethesda Market, where work continues on the space across the street from Whole Foods.

The 180-seat restaurant, with two patio seating areas, will take over the space at 11333 Woodglen Dr. To celebrate the opening, the restaurant is holding a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. followed by a special dinner and opening event to benefit the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg.

The cost is $40 per person with all proceeds going to Manna. For more information or for reservations, contact Manna’s Mark Foraker at mark@mannafood.org.

Paladar’s full menu will be available, with seafood, steaks, sandwiches, appetizers and deserts including Cuban Braised Beef Ropa Vieja, Blackened Fish Tacos, Plantain Crusted Crab Croquetas and three kinds of guacamole served with chips blended from plantain, yucca, malanga and tortilla.

The restaurant will also carry more than 50 rums, rum flights and tasting-size pours, as well as Mojitos, Caipirinhas and Margaritas.

It will be open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, traditional happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week and a late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The restaurant is planning two more locations for Tysons Corner and Gaithersburg later this year and early next year.

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