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Jetties brings Nantucket to downtown Bethesda

Bethesda’s newest sandwich shop blends Nantucket charm with tasty comfort food to create a vibe of its own.

Popular D.C. restaurant Jetties opened in Bethesda last weekend. Jetties offers hearty sandwiches, soups and salads based on Nantucket fare. Photo by Carolyn Freeman.

Popular D.C. sandwich shop Jetties opened a second location on Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda last weekend.

The company has been thinking about branching out for several years but hadn’t been able to find the right time.

“We were thinking about it and thinking about it,” owner David Scribner said. “Our first store was opened almost ten years ago. It was just finding the right time. We always thought Bethesda would be a good place to have our second location.”

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Though it took ten years for the owners to open a second location, Scribner is already hoping to open a third shop soon. So far, the Bethesda location has been successful, Scribner said.

For its grand opening weekend, Jetties offered special Halloween activities. The inside of the store is warm and friendly, with signs for each sandwich. Photo by Carolyn Freeman.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of food. Aside from the usual soups, sandwiches and salads, there are also dinner crocks like chicken pot-pie or braised beef stew, served in steaming orange pots. For dessert, there’s ice cream and cookies, as well as cupcakes from gourmet D.C. cupcakery Something Sweet, also owned by Scribner.

“The food is hearty and wholesome, and it’s cooked from scratch,” Scribner said. “There aren’t very many places where you can go where you can get that in a casual environment and you aren’t paying a lot extra for waiters.”

Though it just opened last week, the restaurant is already a success. Despite the minimal advertising, Scribner’s classic home-style dishes attract many searching for a good meal.

“I don’t go for a lot of trickery in my cooking,” Scribner said. “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel.”

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    Tomas ItteruguiNov 17, 2011 at 8:31 am


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    studentNov 11, 2011 at 1:44 am

    there are no people at the grand opening?