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Family Meal

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.

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East Street Diner Update

Just noticed that the Volt blog was updated with some information and pictures on the new diner project that they are working on.  Interesting transition from car dealership to diner.  Blog entry here.

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Chef Bryan Voltaggio Snapped at the Farmer’s Market

Not trying to get all paparazzi on you but here is a recent picture of Chef Voltaggio at the West Frederick Farmer’s Market shopping.  It’s not my picture so I’ll just link to it.

This serves as a great reminder to get out there before its over!  I was there two Saturdays ago and just blown away by the abundance.  All the fall glory with some of summer still hanging on as well.  This really is the best time of year to go.  Among my scores were some amazing apples, my favorite vegetable of all time: brussels sprouts and got a huge bunch of rainbow chard on impulse.  Mrs. F displayed her strong knife skills (Shout out to Chef Christine and the Kitchen Studio!) by julienning the leaves and dicing the stems.  Sauteed the whole thing in olive oil  and served it with a sprinkling of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon.  Amazing!

This picture does not do it justice!

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Voltaggio, Flying Dog & New Restaurant?

Excellent front page article in today’s Frederick News Post.  Talks about Bryan Voltaggio’s collaboration on a new brew with Flying Dog Brewery:  Backyard Ale.  The beer is designed to go with “smoked and barbecued foods.”  Downside is that FNP says it goes for $5 for a 12 ounce bottle.  Ouch- seems pricey for a regularly brewed beer.

Also in a sidebar the article talks about Voltaggio’s new TV show that he’s working on that might air on PBS in the fall.  Equally interesting is the tidbit that he is now considering the old Carmack Jay’s property for his new second restaurant.


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Scoops and stuff

Nine days after my post the Frederick News Post had an article about Bryan Voltaggio looking to open a second restaurant.  Which was three days later than the Washington Post article that referenced this blog.  OK maybe I got the possible location wrong but time will tell.  Anyway I never promised you I was a journalist.  Whole thing was pretty cool though.

PS Thanks to the Washington Post and Twitter for helping me set a new record for the most page hits per day.

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Scoop! VOLT Jr?

Two blog entries in one day.  A FF first!  Just wanted to let you know that rumor has it that Bryan Voltaggio is in the planning stages of opening a second, more casual restaurant.   My source tells me it will be in Middletown at the site of the old Ingalls lumber building.

Remember you heard it here first!

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The Final Word

on Top Chef that is.  Hopefully not Volt.  I certainly called that one wrong.  There was much disappointment and some disbelief last night.  The let down was soothed by the fact that all of the final three were really top-notch chefs.  As one of them said last night: on any given day anyone could beat the other two.  Looking forward to more enjoyable meals at Volt.  Not because he’s a celebrity but because the food is great.

PS saw in the Washington Post today that the brothers are working on a cookbook.

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