Modern Asia

I had dinner with my family at Modern Asia last night. Really good stuff. Reminds me of the old Lotus place off of Baughman’s Lane way back in the day. Here is more from their website:

Located at 1306 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21703, our restaurant offers a wide array of authentic Chinese & Thai Food, such as Kung Pao Chicken, Shrimp with Broccoli, Young Chow Fried Rice, Teriyaki Chicken, Pad Thai..

Try our delicious food and service today. Come in for a Chinese or Thai Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious Thai and Chinese food dinner. You can also order your favourite Asian food for take out.

And here is their Facebook page if you want a little more info.

Three New Restaraunts for Frederick

Rex’s Downtown Grill – according to the FNP, Rex’s will open within weeks at the old The Deli spot on Patrick Street and will feature “sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, smoothies, draft beer, local craft beers.”

Market Street Fusion – also in from the same FNP article, Market Street Fusion will open in the old Griff’s spot on Market St, and feature “burgers and other items but will focus on seafood, sometimes with a French influence.”

The Golden Beak – is opening in the old Quiznos spot on 40 and features the “freshest / most tasteful rotisserie chicken and side dishes at an affordable price point.” Thanks to Diane and BK for the info on this one.



Frederick Wins Music Grant

From the FNP:

The city of Frederick was named Monday as one of 10 cities across the country to receive $25,000 in matching funds from the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, a nonprofit aimed at helping small to mid-sized cities bring live music to areas across the U.S.

[Kara Norman with the Downtown Frederick Partnership] revealed the plan for the series: Each Tuesday from June 16 to Aug. 18, artists will take the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre stage at 7 p.m. The shows are scheduled to last about an hour and there will more than likely be only one act performing per event.

Unlike the partnership’s Alive@Five concert series, which will continue as scheduled through the summer, these Tuesday concerts will be free to the public and family-friendly. No alcohol will be for sale, and the shows will be open to people of all ages.

The article also mentioned that in case of rain the Weinberg would be used.

Shopping Small in Frederick

Stephanie Yamkovenko was nice enough to share a guide to her favorite places to shop dowtown. Just in time for Three Saturdays in December.

I was trying to think of some of my favorite local Frederick shops that aren’t downtown. If The Shoe Fits comes to mind, but I’m blanking on others. Any suggestions on where to spend some hard earned holiday cash at local shops in the Frederick area would be great, just add them in the comments.

Open Thread December 2014 Edition

These open threads provide a chance for us to chat with our neighbors. Ask questions, share news, or whatever you want. As long as it’s central to Frederick County and civil, anything goes.

Have at it in the comments!

Gmart Closes

From the Frederick News-Post:

Store management could not be reached for comment Thursday, but rumors of the store’s closing had been circulating for weeks.

Management kept the news close to its chest and initially told The Frederick News-Post the store was not closing. Some customers said they had heard the same, while others heard it would be reopened under new management.

Richard Griffin, director of economic development for the city of Frederick, said his office heard a few weeks ago the store was undergoing management changes, but nothing about closing.

Retailers are not required to report going out of business, he added.
“It is unfortunate, however. They were only here for a short time,” he said. “We had hoped that they would be a longtime anchor on the Golden Mile.”

The store opened more than a year ago in September.