Meet Caitlin and Brianna, the sister duo behind Whiskey and Thyme and Frederick, MD locals. I visited Frederick,MD a few weeks ago and they were gracious enough to share their favorite local spots with me. I hope you enjoy their Locals Luv city guide!
How would you describe Frederick to someone visiting for the first time?
Frederick is this incredible city full of small businesses, good food, inviting and smart and creative people, and historical spots to explore. Our downtown is quaint and full of history. You can drive a few miles outside of our downtown and discover beautiful countryside and hiking paths. We may be biased, but we think it’s kind of the greatest. “There are so many great coffee shops, we tend to frequent Baltimore Coffee Co. and Cafe Nola the most for a delicious pick-me-up.”
Describe your ideal day in Frederick…
Start with coffee! There are plenty of great coffee shops: Frederick Coffee Co, Baltimore Coffee Co, Cafe Nola, Dublin Roasters to name a few. Once we’re java-ed up, depending on the season, you can head to the Farmer’s Market on Market St. in downtown Frederick, explore the many small businesses, purchase a vintage find at Venus on the Half Shell (one of our favorites!), explore the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, check out some books at our awesome library….and to end the day, listen to some amazing musicians playing at local spots like Cafe Nola and Frederick Coffee Co.
Where in Frederick would you go for a date night?
Ayse Meze Lounge is one of our favorites for date night–but we tend to be partial to Mediterranean food. Other worthy mentions for a romantic date night would be the Wine Kitchen, The Tasting Room, and of course the infamous Volt Restaurant.
What are some local organizations you ladies support or give back to the Frederick community?
The Rescue Mission does tons for our community. Some really awesome folks run that place. The Heartly House is another organization that strengthens our community, providing services to survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault as well as child abuse. They seriously make such a huge difference in people’s lives and they’ve even been recognized by the White House for their work. What are a few of your favorite local shops?
Venus on the Half Shell for vintage finds. For thrifty shoppers, the Select Seconds Hospital Thrift Shop is great. Relish Decor for home goods, and their partner store Treaty General Store has great miscellaneous finds.
Where do you go/ what do you do to unwind and relax?
A good hike at Gamrbrill Park and the Watershed when the weather is nice out., walking around gorgeous Baker Park and taking in the beautiful landscape–we are clearly nature junkies here 😉 And, for a nutrient boost we love the local juice bar, Juice Plate–their kale chips are the BOMB..
Where would you go for a night out with friends?
Cafe Nola for a killer DJ set once a month (once again, bias here), Jo Jo’s Bar and Restaurant for a good bar scene, and Frederick Coffee Co for good acoustic jams and a delicious latte…it all just depends what you’re feeling.
|Shot on location in Downtown Frederick, MD || Photography by Katelyn Smoot|
For more from Caitlin and Brianna, visit Whiskey and Thyme, a blog that highlights the beauty of the little moments all around us; often found in the most unexpected places.
Thank you for sharing Your Frederick with us ladies!
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