Sunday, June 18, 2017

True Food Kitchen Now Open in Bethesda

From our friends at True Food Kitchen...

True Food Kitchen, the seasonally inspired health-driven restaurant, is now open in Bethesda, Maryland at the Solaire Building. Co-founded by integrative medicine specialist Dr. Andrew Weil and eight-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, the restaurant’s progressive and flavor-forward menu is rooted in the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. The opening of True Food Kitchen Bethesda marks the brand’s second restaurant in the DC Metro region, with another location in Fairfax, Virginia at the Mosaic District.

Executive Chef Randall Matthews leads the Bethesda culinary and kitchen team, working closely with Dr. Weil to develop seasonal menu items with nutrient-rich ingredients. Using Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid as the foundation for the menu, Chef Matthews crafts wholesome, flavorful food with simple preparations for a menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients and produce at the peak of their freshness.

“This is an exciting time for True Food Kitchen as the brand makes its Maryland debut,” said Christine Barone, Chief Executive Officer. “Bethesda is a lively, active community of people and we look forward to introducing them to our health-driven seasonal fare.”

Open daily for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, True Food Kitchen’s vibrant menu rotates regularly to allow guests the opportunity to experience great-tasting menu items, including a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian, and vegan offerings prepared using the season’s ripest ingredients at the peak of freshness. At True Food Kitchen, guests will find a variety of signature dishes like the Heirloom Tomato Pizza with grilled artichoke, roasted garlic, vegan almond ricotta and black truffles, Pan Roasted Chicken with corn, green garbanzo, Fresno chili, feta, cilantro and, a pumpkin seed pesto in addition to flavorful and healthful bowls, sandwiches and antioxidant-packed desserts.

Heirloom Tomato Pizza

The restaurant’s scratch bar is brimming with freshly pressed juice, local beer, wine, and a seasonal selection of handcrafted cocktails like the Watermelon Mojito, made with rum, watermelon, mint, pineapple and lime.

Watermelon Mojito

True Food Kitchen Bethesda occupies a 6,558 square-foot space, which includes indoor seating as well as outdoor patio seating that is pet friendly. True Food Kitchen sits perched in the brand new Solaire Bethesda building. Boasting a lively dining room with an open kitchen, True Food Kitchen was designed to bring guests closer to the culinary team’s craft. Natural woods and vibrant, locally inspired artwork add a contemporary touch to the earthy color scheme, natural elements and greenery, including indoor/outdoor garden basins filled with fresh herbs and spices. Eco-friendly materials are utilized throughout the restaurant including hardwood floors made of reclaimed wood and dining chairs made of recycled soda bottles.

True Food Kitchen Bethesda is located at 7100 Wisconsin Avenue at the Solaire Bethesda building with ample, low-cost parking in the nearby parking garage, which is free on weekends. For more information visit

About True Food Kitchen:
Entrepreneur and restaurant visionary Sam Fox opened the first True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, Ariz. in 2008. A progressive restaurant concept with a menu rooted in the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. Today, the restaurant has 19 locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Florida and Virginia with one more location planned to open at the King of Prussia mall in 2017. Each True Food Kitchen is designed to reflect the local character of the region in an upscale and sustainable environment. To learn more, please visit

About Dr. Andrew Weil:
A world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Weil is a best-selling author and editorial director of, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil’s books include the national bestsellers: Spontaneous Healing; 8 Weeks to Optimum Health; Eating Well for Optimum Health; The Healthy Kitchen, and Healthy Aging. Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and the future of medicine and health care. As a columnist for Prevention and TIME magazines and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and the Today Show, Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one’s life to optimize the body’s natural healing power.

About Fox Restaurant Concepts:
Fox Restaurant Concepts is a growing restaurant group today encompassing 16 unique concepts and 50 restaurants spanning nine states with nearly 5,000 employees. Each concept strives to provide guests with a remarkable dining experience that will leave a lasting impression. Varying from contemporary upscale to fast casual and walkup retail, Fox Restaurant Concepts is dedicated to creating flavorful, fresh and innovative cuisine, and offers gracious service in stylish and comfortable settings. For more information, please visit