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Six Rules For Dining Out

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!

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Some News

Frederick Maryland Online (longtime resident on the links list to the right)has scooped me on some news but I thought I would pass it on.

First there is a new restaurant called Magoo’s Pub and Eatery locating at the place where the defunct Jackson’s restaurant used to be.  (West 2nd Street)  The website looks to be a work in progress.  One of the commenters on FMO claims this is Jennifer Dougherty’s new project.  Let’s hope the food is better than her last restaurant.

More exciting to me is the report that there is supposed to be a new wine store opening up across the street from Volt.  Allegedly they will be opening right after the first of the year.  Unfortunate timing if you ask me since I know that, like most retailers, the holiday season accounts for such a large chunk of revenue for liquor stores.  I shall definitely check this place out and report back.

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Odds and Ends- A Good Volt Review

Lizfrog over at Frederick Maryland Online has a review of her experience at Volt.  Interestingly in the comments it indcates that Tom Sietsema’s review of the restaurant is going to be in the 10/5 Washington Post magazine.

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Five Things You Have To Eat in Frederick

Tangentially inspired by another question emailed me I began to wonder the other day what five things do you have to eat in Frederick?    I’m looking for delicious, can’t miss foods that a foodie visitor would want to sample if they came to Frederick.  I’m still mulling over my full list, but here’s the first item on my list:

1.  The asparagus at Isabellas.

I’d love to see your lists, or hear your suggestions.


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