BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery Coming to FSK Mall

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery is coming to the FSK Mall in the parking lot between Macy’s and JCPenney. Here is some information about the restaurant from their website:

BJ’s Restaurants serve quality food and fresh, handcrafted beers in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. Our restaurant team members exude a warm, friendly and energetic spirit that conveys a sense of honest value and a commitment to exceed the expectations of our guests. We have a lively bar with plenty of televisions throughout the restaurant, but we’re not a “sports bar.” We offer our unique handcrafted beer, but we’re not a “brew pub.” We’re just a high-energy, casual dining restaurant that offers quality food and handcrafted beer at a good value to our guests. BJ’s offer a high-quality, extensive (approximately 100 items) menu featuring BJ’s signature deep dish pizza, complemented by generously portioned salads, sandwiches, soups, pasta, entrées, snacks and small bites, our own line of handcrafted microbrewed beers and of course our famous Pizookie® dessert. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience. BJ’s is popular with all ages – kids, families, young adults, “baby boomers” and senior citizens – and all income levels. Our average check per guest is about the same (or less) than what you would pay for an average experience at one of the “mass market” casual dining restaurants. The difference is that at BJ’s we believe you get much more for your money!

Thanks for the tip Gypsy.


A New Emergency System, Frederick Works, and More

Some interesting tidbits of Frederick News:

More on Voltaggio's Downtown Plans

The Washington Post has some more details on Bryan Voltaggio’s plans for downtown expansion:

[…] scheduled for an early 2012 launch in Frederick, near the chef’s original dining destination, Volt . Tentatively called North Market Kitchen for its address at 331 N. Market St., the 10,000-square foot space will be a combination 200-plus seat dining room, specialty store and exhibition kitchen with multiple stations serving pasta and charcuterie made in-house, a raw bar, cheese counter, patisserie and rotisserie.

Voltaggio says he’s modeling the business on Eataly, the sprawling Italian-themed food emporium in New York. “Primarily a restaurant,” North Market Kitchen will “also be an amenity for transient diners and downtown residents,” says the chef, who plans to stock the shelves of the “rustic-industrial” venue with some of the ingredients he uses at Volt. The ambitious project calls for lots of staff. Voltaggio says he’ll be hiring “40 to 50 cooks to make this happen.”

More jobs and more food = good news.

(via Frederick Tourism)

Fort Detrick Defense Technology & Intelligence Career Fair

Since we’ve had a number of inquiries about local jobs and we’d all like to live and work in Frederick County, I thought I would pass this info along on a Job Fair at Ft Detrick.

Here’s the skinny (see the whole web page HERE):

The Fort Detrick Defense Technology & Intelligence Career Fair is hosted by Fort Detrick’s Army Community Service, Employment Readiness & Transition Program and produced by Transition Careers. The purpose of this event is to bring job seekers and employers/recruiters within the defense technology, biomedical, intelligence, scientific, contractor, academic and government communities together.


All Personnel Invited To Attend For Free! (Click HERE To Pre-Register)
Technical skill sets for job seekers that will be targeted include the following but not limited to; biomedical, encryption and communications specialists, satellite communications, information systems security, project management, engineers, scientists, systems administrators, physical security, homeland security, analysts, counterintelligence, linguists, intelligence specialists as well as Information Technology professionals.

Pre-register Today So You Can Avoid Lines At Check-in And Receive A Free & Highlighted Job Seeker Account On Our Job Board. Even if you cannot attend, it is best to create your free job seeker account, post your resume and apply directly for jobs on our job board. This is the ONLY WAY employers will view your resume in advance of the event.

I should also mention that the Job Fair is on Monday September 30th, between 10 AM and 2 PM. I guess you’d be able to take a 1/2 day off if you’re driving down 270 every day, if you think it’s worth the effort. My experience has been that landing a job at a Job Fair is not a high probability prospect, but I bet there are some readers between jobs that could make it.