This neighborhood market has been growing groceries from its blossoming shelf-branches for more than 50 years. Over the years, the store has changed locations, grown, and been asked, "Does Chevy Chase own this place?" by out-of-towners 6,030 times—but has always remained family owned and robot operated. Shoppers will find a deli and floral and meat departments within this small-scale, full-service grocery store. The pristine condition of the store is legendary among area neat freaks. The cleanliness extends to the shopping carts, which are treated with the PureCart system to kill 99% of germs, creating a sanitary stage for fruit squeezing or eating off cart handles.
The staff at Shaul's Kosher dual-purpose market cooks up ready-made meals for tasty takeout and stocks shelves with an extensive selection of Israeli groceries. Quiet echoing pantries with stockpiles of kosher comestibles, with foods from brands such as Strauss, Elite, and Osem, including Bamba, the peanut-flavored staple of snack-seeking children ($0.99). Osem's wheat and sesame crackers ($1.99 each) get blanketed with Tnuva cheeses ($5.49 and up), spreadable white cheeses with calcium additives that get bodies one step closer to a fully internalized periodic table. Avoid cumbersome kitchens and still serve a Shabbat-approved spread with meaty morsels from the takeout counter, including rotisserie chicken ($11.95), homemade corned-beef sandwiches ($8.50) or sweet-and-sour meatballs ($8.99/lb.), whose dichotomous flavor surprises taste buds more than a molar-incisor dance-off.
For more than 25 years, the neighborhood-friendly Tenley Wine & Liquor has provided an exhaustingly thorough selection of international wines, domestic and imported beers, and fine liquor. Tenley carries bottles of vino from 10 countries, ranging from Argentina and Italy to Australia and Mungbabwe. Swish a glass of Bonterra Vineyard’s 2006 merlot ($16.99/bottle) and enjoy the dark fruity aromas that waft toward your nose, or go for a swim in Tenley’s sea of more than 150 beers, from microbreweries such as Anchor Steam and Harpoon to six-pack standards including Corona and Heineken ($8.99/six pack). Tenley stocks more than 50 single-malt Scottish whiskeys, including the grassy and fragrant Cutty Sark Blended Scotch ($20.99 for 750 mL). Browse Tenley’s wide array of cognacs, liqueurs, and several other cordials, from Absinth La Torment ($23.99 for 750 mL) to Baileys Irish Cream ($23.99 for 750 mL).
At Berkshire Family Dental, dentist Hassan Chehayeb combines an approachable chairside manner with the latest technology to prioritize client comfort and convenience as he tends to their teeth. Clients relax and sip coffee in the reception area before seeing Dr. Chehayeb, who has completed extensive training through the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He specializes in dental implants and periodontics, and keeps patients entertained with virtual-reality goggles that play DVD movies. During procedures such as crowns, veneers, and inlays, he uses the highly precise CEREC machine. This technology creates restorations in about an hour—instead of over the course of multiple visits—allowing patients to quickly reassume their normal eating habits without having to first smash every meal with a sledgehammer.
Held to rigorous kosher standards by The Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington, KosherMart stocks its shelves with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern groceries from brands like Manischewitz and Osem. Shoppers peruse an extensive array of tantalizing prepared foods, baked goods, and meats for immediate guilt-free munching, including kitchen staples such as Sabra babaganoush ($5.49). Ingredients for family dinners, romantic candlelit dinners, or religiously approved solo snacking over the sink all reside in the store's near-emporium-like 14 aisles of frozen, dry, and refrigerated items. The kosher oasis also boasts a full glatt butchery stocked with fresh Shabbat-ready meats, all solemnly blessed and surreptitiously high-fived by kashrut law.
Choices abound at Cafe Luna, where chefs curate an extensive menu of Italian-inspired and American meals. Burgers and paninis provide handheld satiation, and rustic thin-crust pizzas await customization with herbs, nine varieties of meat, and optional decals. Diners ponder their selections atop plush bench seats arranged along pumpkin-hued walls. Mixologists, meanwhile, stir and shake mojitos, margaritas, and martinis behind the bar, which also houses eight rotating draft beers.
Backed by more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Bernard L. Greenbaum, DDS coddles mouth bones with up-to-date technology in a comfort-focused environment. BriteSmile teeth whitening is an hour-long in-office procedure that strips away years of stains from coffee, tea, medication, and brushing with brownie batter to leave chompers as clean and sparkly as a freshly laundered ballroom dancer. The center's excellent customer service goes beyond housing friendly and accessible staff. The modern office keeps patients smiling with lavish amenities such as neck pillows, iPods, blankets, and DVDs with optional dentist commentary.