I got a sneak peek of Smashburger today. It was really good. Of the chain fast casual burger places in the area (e.g. 5 Guys, Elevation Burger) it’s the best. The best burger in town still goes to Wags though.

Vintage Eats Restaurant in New Market, Opening Soon

I just got the following email about Vintage Eats:

Good Evening Greater New Market and Frederick MD Residence,

Please join use for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating our arrival in New Market.

October 23, 2014
11:30 am
8 W Main Street

To show our appreciation we will be honoring 10% off your lunch bill.

RSVP by October 16 to

Thank you for being a part of the Vintage Family.

This is where Mealy’s and Mealey’s Table used to be. Wishing them luck!


Sophie and Madigan’s Pirate and Princess 5k & Fun Run:

Join us for some Halloween fun as Sophie and Madigan’s Playground presents the 1st annual Pirate and Princess 5k and Family Fun Run. Dress up as a princess or a pirate, or anything else that makes you smile! Bring the kids, bring the neighbors, bring the grandparents! There is something for everyone! Register by October 4th to receive an event t-shirt!

Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard, who died at ages 6 and 3 as a result of a horrific house fire that occurred on January 31, 2013.

The mission of Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard by building a memorial playground and providing opportunities for children and their families to play, learn, and create lifelong memories together, and in ways that reflect the beautiful personalities and spirits of these two sisters.

The race takes place at Baker Park on October 18th.

Things to do in Frederick, October 2014

October is usually a very busy month in the Frederick area and here is a sample of things to do this month:

In addtion to the one off events, area farms have events all through October:

And as always if I missed something please share it in the comments! And check the Frederick Tourism site’s calendar and the FNP’s calendar for a much bigger list of things to do in Frederick.


Open Thread October 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!


Downtown Frederick Cooking School- October 2014.

Downtown Frederick Partnership, in partnership with Plamondon Hospitality Partners, is thrilled to announce its second Downtown Cooking School series on October 11-12. Downtown Frederick restaurants and specialty retailers are offering hands-on courses that offer instruction on special skills, delicious recipes, and more to help participants prepare for upcoming holiday fêtes!


September 26, 2014

Still ironing some things out, but the new site should be good to go. Let me know if you see anything that looks messy.


Town of Walkersville