I was reminded reading the comment about Piano Bars about something I really miss about Frederick. I was just bored at work, killing time on a Friday and that comment reminded me about Sig’s Hide Away, a Frederick legend. We’ve only been living in town since 1989, but visited Sig’s on man occasions for a meal and to hear if anyone was singing at the piano. But that’s not what i really miss. I really miss Hana’s Korean restaurant next door. That was a true hidden jewel of Frederick. It was like stepping into the kitchen of the Korean Mother I never had (even though I don’t have a drop of Asian blood in my genes). Clay pots of Kim Chee brewing on the front porch, the best Bul-kogi ever and “rickshaw bread” (fried mung bean and sausage) that was to die for.
Sig’s and Hanna’s were both torn down for the new parking garage behind the Courthouse. What a shame. I think I saw Miss Hanna at the Chef Lin Buffet on Jefferson at lunch a week ago and wanted so badly to ask her if she’s planning on opening another restaurant, but I chickened out.
What about you: What do you miss about Frederick of five, ten or twenty years ago?