The Frederick News Post reports that Bryan Voltaggio’s (and Hilda Staples’- don’t forget the other half of the team. The media, including this article, always seems to forget her) new restaurant will be named Family Meal. A first or second week of June opening is slated.
Channel 9 video on Adam Frey’s new Frederick county farm brewery. I’d card the reporter though.
Brewer’s Alley released a special wedding beer, Wedding Alt, with customizable labels. How about a divorce one? Should it be something dark and heavy or light and celebratory?
The Grateful Gourmet tries a Frederick County wine and finds he likes it.
I came across a great article in the May 2012 Atlantic Magazine by Tyler Cowen. Its called Six Rules for Dining Out and I found it fascinating. Amongst the rules are: in the fanciest restaurants, order what sounds least appetizing. Sound nonsensical? Read the article and see his logical explanation. I also loved his take on Thai food. It reinforces my concerns about Thai food that I’ve expressed here previously- do I really know what authentic Thai food tastes like? Give it a read. I also saw at the end of the article that this was adapted from his forthcoming book. FCPL has it on order and I’m third in the holds line, so number one and two read quickly!
This blog got a mention in the Marylander’s for Better Beer & Wine Laws 2012 Alcohol Legislative Roundup for my April 23rd post on some of the changes to Maryland’s alcohol laws. This is a good time to reaffirm what a great organization MBBWL is, and not just because they gave me a shout out. I’ve been plugging them on this blog from as far back as October 2009. They are the only organization in this state that fights for the consumer on these issues and they have been instrumental in the incremental progress that has been made in bringing a measure of sanity to Maryland’s alcohol laws. They wage a David versus Goliath battle against the beverage wholesalers lobby. Send them some love by liking them on facebook, following them on twitter and most importantly giving them a little money by going to their home page and clicking the please donate button on the right.
Nice article on Frederick County’s newest winery, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, in the Frederick News Post. I can’t think of any other business where so many people go into the business out of sheer love for the product. Of course talking to Maryland winery owners you would be delusional if you were getting into it for the money. I look forward to sampling their wines.
West Frederick Farmer’s Market re-opens Saturday May 5th for the season!
In anticipation of the impending changes (on July 1st I believe?) to the alcohol laws two new “farm breweries” in Frederick County are slated to open soon: Frey’s Brewing Company and Milkhouse Brewery. Exciting times. Ever so often the legislature actually does something good. I look forward to their opening and as soon as possible I shall visit them and report back here. Maybe I can get a sneak preview on one: Milkhouse Brewery is on Stillpoint Farm which is where FirkinFest, the grand finale to Frederick Beer Week , is being held.