Restaurant weeks are great for special occasions — they offer diners the chance to sample spots that might be inaccessible — or unaffordable — at other points in the year.
Luckily, the idea is catching on across Frederick County. The biggest restaurant week, of course, is Frederick’s, with almost 20 participating restaurants offering menus at a variety of price points. There are the obvious five-star spots — The Wine Kitchen, for instance, or Volt, which offered a $40 tasting menu with foie gras and wild striped bass at last year’s event. But other restaurants have joined the fold, including the Frederick franchise of Chap’s Pit Beef, which put together a prix fixe menu comprised almost completely of smoked meats. Frederick’s restaurant week 2020 is scheduled for March 2-8.
Diners outside Frederick can still get in on the fun. Mt. Airy recently launched its own restaurant week with more than a dozen participating eateries, including local favorites like Mount Airy Inn and Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe. Mount Airy’s restaurant week for 2020 hasn’t yet been announced, but historically has occurred early in April.
Thurmont started its own, too, with eight offerings from restaurants including Shamrock Restaurant and the Thurmont Bar and Grill. Their restaurant week has also historically occurred in early April.