Open Thread: September 10th 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!


15 thoughts on “Open Thread: September 10th Edition

  1. The empty Bloom store in Discovery Crossing is going to be a Goodwill outlet, and they are accepting donations at this location. No details, the blue paper is still over the windows. They hung the outside signs in the past few days.


  2. Good News, Gas House Pike is open. Bad News, they shaved down the giant bump that was there. I’m sure that thing was responsible for destroying many a car chassis, but it was the best jump in Frederick.


  3. Hi Guys,

    I’m looking to buy some Argentinian Empanada dough wrappers and so am looking for Latin markets. When I look on google, I get just one on Butterfly lane (I think it’s the gas station there). I was sure there were more of them in Frederick. McCain by Home Depot? On 85 across from Wal Mart? Can anyone confirm that any of these are in fact still open, and have you been to any of them? Do you know of any more?

    Thanks so much!


    • You can get Goya brand empanada dough at most grocery stores. I know Wegmans and Giant Eagle carry them – just look in the “International” section of the frozen food aisle.

      I seriously doubt you will find anything specifically of Argentine origin – and I’m don’t think the dough differs much from that of other empanadas made in Latin/South America.

      But if you still want a Latino Market – Hillcrest Latino Market is right off of Rt. 40 at 22 Hillcrest Drive. It’s over near the Aldi. It’s a pretty big market with a good selection. Fair warning – the men that hang out in/near the store do have a tendency to leer. I have felt uncomfortable on more than 1 occasion.


  4. Thanks Amber! I tried Goya and they were hard and dry – not good compared to the La Saltena brand from Argentina. So I’m on a mission to find those – I’ll try the Hillcrest market and keep my eyes straight ahead.


    • Hey Jenny, if you find them let me know! Yeah, the Goya are not the greatest and since I hadn’t seen any other brands, I just started making the dough from scratch. But it would be nice to have a good pre-made option. Where did you find the La Saltena brand before?


      • I work with an Argentinian lady who buys them at a latin market in Rockville or somewhere down the road. Not sure where. I will trek there to get them but if I don’t have to it would be nice to know.


      • Amber, The La Saltena brand is sold in a little shop (about the size of the Asian Store here in Frederick) down in Rockville. It’s called Las Americanas. They are sold in packs of 20 and are frozen. There are two kinds, get the yellow and blue kind. It’s off of 355 in a strip mall behind an IHOP.


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