Open Thread January 2013 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!

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48 thoughts on “Open Thread January 2013 Edition

  1. Just a comment.
    I don’t think there is a prettier town in the country then Frederick at the holidays. Downtown is beautiful and festive, and dare I say it, “quaint”. Just another reason why we love living in Frederick! Happy New Year to everyone !

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  2. Whatever happened to the new G Mart on 40? Banner is still up that says it’s coming soon, but that’s been up for several months now.

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  3. I just saw on Facebook that Cakes for a Cause and Moxie Bakery is closed until further notice for “reorganization”. Anyone heard what is going on?

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  4. I found this on their blog at :

    Taking Stock, and Putting Our Best Foot Forward 2013
    January 4th, 2013

    Cakes for Cause and our social enterprise, Moxie Bakery & Café will be temporarily closed until further notice. We are undergoing reorganization and look forward to serving our customers again.

    We have to thank you, our customers for your continued support for our food mission and our social vision for the North End community.

    All outstanding commitments to our stakeholders will be honored. Our vision has been and continues to be to provide meaningful services to vulnerable populations. You, as our customers and supporters have been a critical part of that with each cup of coffee you purchase and every scone you enjoy. Our social enterprise has strived to change the relationship between the community and its most vulnerable citizens by providing employment in a real world environment and you have watched the young people we employ develop skills and move forward with their lives as adults.

    While Cakes for Cause and Moxie Bakery & Café hasn’t been and will never be the full solution for transitioning youth in our community, we are proud of the work that we have done over the last 5 years helping these young people who are most at risk.

    We will be celebrating a graduation ceremony for our most recent apprentice on January 16th at 2:30 and would like to invite you to be our guest at that event. We are extremely proud of her success, her hard work, and her determination.

    Moxie Bakery & Café looks forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for your continued support.

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  5. Gallery Opening. February 2nd, 5-9pm.
    Artist Whitney Bingham from the Muse
    featured at Unique Optique.
    Mixed media fiber-based pieces inspired by the parallels
    between media and life experiences.
    9 W. Patrick St.
    Frederick, MD 21701
    301-620-8595

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  6. Are there any food trucks that serve the Frederick area? I know DC and New York City has a lot of them that either park in a single location for a long time each day or move from location to location, sometimes different ones on different days. They often cater to the lunch crowd either in office areas or at construction sites or student campuses, and may specialize in ethnic fare (Latino, Asian, Italian). So far as I am aware, there only one around here, a Korean truck, that I’ve seen at the Farmer’s Market on Baughman Lane on summer Saturdays and at the Y on Thursdays, but I don’t know how good it is.

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  7. The Korean truck is Gogo Gogi and it is WONDERFUL. They sell rice bowls with beef, pork or chicken, as well as chicken skewers and it is nearly impossible not to suck it down in the middle of the parking lot (especially the beef). John and Julie, who operate it, are really great people too and really care about their customers. I don’t think they will be back until the Baughman’s Lane market opens again, though.

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  8. The Blues BBQ truck on Urbana Pike is fantastic! And their sides are just as good. Great pulled pork, coleslaw, fries. http://bluesbbqco.com/

    They are located in a parking lot that is shared with a tatoo place I think. Sounds weird, but it is very good BBQ. They usually have a sign on Urbana pike that points you to where the truck is.

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  9. I need a place where I can get my toddler haircut. I’m too scared to do it and I need someone with some good patience with an excited 2 yr old. Any suggestions?

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    • The owner was handing out menus the other night when I was walking the dog. It’s advertised as ‘Old World Sandwiches.’ I may have to try the Chicken Cutlet soon.

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    • Has anyone had the chance to try a sandwich yet? I’m very curious and might end up there tonight…….but I’m also thinking about Ayse Meze Lounge so we’ll see.

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      • Ate at Philly Rabe’s the other night. VERY HAPPY! 🙂

        We had: the italian hoagie, the turkey rabe, roast pork rabe, and the coleslaw. Hoagies were HUGE, I think I would even split one in the future. I was a little disappointed they didn’t have french fries because an order of fries would make splitting the sandwich easy. The coleslaw was good, but a bit on the expensive side. I think next time I would get the sandwich without mayo and just put the coleslaw right on the sandwich.

        All of the meats were good. The pork and the turkey were real and cooked very well. I saw the chicken breasts and they looked great as well (nice and crispy)!

        And the owner was very nice. A good place to go for a solid sandwich.

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  10. Does anyone know anything about Madrone’s Grill in Clemson Corner? It seemed to have slipped under the radar without much fanfare and apparently opened up sometime in the past month or so.

    The website gives the impression they’re attempting to compete with the Bonefish crowd in both cuisine as well as price point. Would love any feedback of experiences had.

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    • We were able to dine at Madrones on their preview night before they opened, and I was very pleased with the menu. It’s a little on the pricier end, but the crabcake I had was delicious and the crab to filler ratio was crab heavy. My husband had the prime rib and was quite pleased with it. What was most impressive to me was how spacious the restaurant was – the seats were very large and comfortable, and the entire room just felt so open! We definitely plan on returning, give them a try!

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  11. Anyone else see in the paper yesterday (Tuesday, Jan 15) that the City granted a license to build a whiskey distillery next to Family Meal? Pretty darn cool! Can’t wait for the tours and tastings! 🙂

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  13. There is a lease sign up right across from the i-70 exit 56 on Monocacy Blvd (behind the small bagel shop). There’s a lot of construction going on in that area where they will run the new traffic lights to control the drivers getting on/off of i-70. I wonder what they’re going to do with that land.

    And what stores/restaurants will they open at the new shopping center on rt 26 (across from Wegman’s, Lowe’s, etc..)?

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  14. The traffic light to exit the East side (Sport & Health, IHOP etc.) back onto Worman’s Mill is ALREADY a problem due to the lack of a left turn arrow. Now, the only traffic leaving that side of Worman’s Mill belongs to S&H, BW3’s, McDonald’s & IHOP. You’re left sitting at that light while the endless hoard of traffic leaving Wegman’s and Lowe’s has the infinite right of way.

    Once they open up the other big box stores on the S&H side, it’s going to be a huge issue sans a left-turn arrow.

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  15. I don’t mean the extension of Monocacy blvd. I mean the road that runs next to Sport and Health and is suppose to be extended over to Monocacy Blvd. (connected the road that Wegmans is on to Monocacy.

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  16. What’s the story on the Chinese? Japanese? restaurant going in the same shopping center as Rick’s Fish and Pet and K-Mart? Another awful buffet, or perhaps something better?

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  17. The Public Notices in the Frederick News Post yesterday indicated that there is a Liquor Board hearing for something called “Viniculture” to be at 57 East Patrick Street, in the former Deli space, which I assume will be a restaurant. Anyone have any information on this? Also, what looks like will be a wine shop at 220 East Patrick.

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  18. 5 Guys at Westview South looks like it’s almost ready to go! No grand opening date yet though, as far as I saw last night. Anybody have more info?

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