Friday, November 30, 2012

Tomorrow! Spend the Day in Frederick, MD

You're thinking to yourself, "Self, what should I do today to break from the monotony of my life of Saturday Brunching and whatever else I do on Saturday?" 

Have I got the answer for you!

Let me paint you a picture of a wonderful Saturday in Frederick Maryland.
Imagine stolling through a quaint 18th-ish century village, chock full of holiday shoppers, ye olde brick sidewalks, beautiful architectures, cozy cafes, charming restaurants, trees full of christmas lights and a fantastic brew pub. Imagine a casual stroll along a post industrial canal, seeing wonderful antiques, shopping at independent shops, including cool toy stores for the little ones. I know, that's blowing your mind, but also imagine having breakfast ( or lunch) in a 100 year old diner, visiting an arts fair, seeing a play, drinking great craft brews, and of course, the real reason you'll want to come, seeing an absolutely amazing glass exhibit at the Delaplaine Arts Center!  Then spend the rest of the evening dinning at the world famous Volt restaurant, or sipping something special in one of the many bars along the beautifully lit historic streets. 

It just can't get any better than spending Saturday December 1st in Frederick Maryland!

You're in, right?

Let me give you some details on what to see:

 This is the amazing glass show! See brand spanking new and exciting works from me. But not just me! See the cool and dynamic works of Erin Antognoli and Erwin Timmers! One of the most exciting shows you'll see all year! There's glass, and photography, and electricity, and cement, and something reminiscent of War of the Worlds. Spectacular  Spectacular! You will be blown away!
All this gloriousness can be found at the Delaplaine Arts Center

The reception for the show will be from 3-5!
40 South Carroll Street

Shop for holiday gifts at this annual market showcasing handmade works by these local artists. Free admission!
11-6 PM
Also at Delaplaine Arts Center

Along the wonderful Canal Park walk is a beautiful mural by William Cochran. You'll definitely want to see this on your stroll to or from the Delaplaine Arts Center.
There is even a youtube video. check it out

Breakfast and Brunch Options:

Barbara Fritchie
Not in the historic downtown, but If you like diners, and especially old diners, you'll not want to miss Barbara Fritchie. They've been serving home-cooked meals since 1910. 
Check them out here

want something a little fancier? try Acacia. right ion the historic area. 
129 North Market Street

Cafe Nola
I'm a big fan of this place too.
5 E Patrick Street.


Brewers Alley
Want beer? go here.
129 N Market Street


Fancy Pants Dining

If you're a foodie, and you haven't been, go.


Just wander around the Historic District. There are tons of fun shops. Antiques are a big deal, but there are clothing stores, gift stores, toys stores. all kinds of great places.

See A complete list of events in Frederick HERE . There is plenty to do.
Did I mention that parking was free?

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