Open Thread Monday: July 25th 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!


14 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: July 25th Edition

  1. I’m working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and I wanted to alert you to a few upcoming events that will benefit CFF:

    August 10 – Stella & Dot Jewelry Trunk Show – 6-8 p.m. at Danielle’s Restaurant. Christy Mossburg has generously agreed to donate 95% of the party commissions to CF. This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping or treat yourself to a little bling! Details here:

    August 27 – Shop and Dine for Cystic Fibrosis – all day! – The following merchants have already signed on for the event and will donate a portion of their total sales to CF: The Muse, Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, Rita’s Italian Ice and we are working with several other downtown restaurants. Enjoy downtown and help out a great cause just by eating and shopping!

    September 27 – Eat at the Greene Turtle and support CF – all day! – a portion of the total sales will be donated to CF. More details on this event as it gets closer.

    Also, if you’re interested in helping out this cause, but can’t attend the events, you can make online donations at: If you’re able to donate $100 or more, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win two 11th row seats at the Kentucky 300 Indy car race and NASCAR Camping World Truck series race in October! (Estimated cash value: $300. This package was generously donated by Jerr-Dan Corporation.)

    Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

    In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

    Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of our supporters–patients, families and friends, clinicians, researchers, volunteers, individual donors, corporations and staff, we are making a difference.


  2. Does anyone have a suggestion for where to take guests for breakfast during the week? Braddock Inn has become our go-to on weekends, but they aren’t open Monday-Friday. We’d love to find someplace with that quality and selection. Cracker Barrel can be too noisy for conversation and we aren’t IHOP fans.


  3. Mimi’s Cafe? Have only been for dinner (it was so-so, maybe breakfast is better).

    Moxy bakery, downtown? Not sure if I’ve spelled it right.

    Lohr’s family restaurant. Nothing trendy, just good old fashioned food:)



    • We found breakfast at Mimi’s to be “so-so”, as well. Nothing stand-out bad, but nothing enticed us to return. We’d rather make the hike to the Mt. Airy Inn for breakfast food… we haven’t found anything wonderful in Frederick. (Admittedly, we aren’t “out for breakfast” people and there are probably a lot of places we have not tried. Like the already-mentioned Isabella’s…)


  4. I was just telling my hubby that we need to go to Double-T! We haven’t been in probably 10 years and I was wondering if it was still good. We’re going to have to go soon.


  5. Went to Viet Aroma just off of Jefferson last night. AWESOME! The food was really good and not very expensive. Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the food was good. One in our group got the spicy shrimp soup and catfish hotpot. It was really really good! Definitely recommended. Anyone from Boonsboro know if Palettie’s is open?


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