*Affordable, quick lunch - Express VOLT at the bar everyday of the week
*A little something sweet to enjoy with your morning coffee and reminisce dinner the night before - helloooo mini coffee cakes - people if you could just smell these little guys baking every morning, it would wash away your worries and put a happy smile on your face for the rest of the day!
*Extended Restaurant Week - you got it! You heard it hear first. If you couldn’t find the time, couldn’t get a reservation or want to come back to try something different on the menu, here is your chance. We are extending our lunch restaurant week menu through the end of March.
Here is some useful information I learned that day at the farm. As Will was saying, goat is the number one meat consumed worldwide. How about that? Since cows take up so much land to raise, beef is more prevalent in the more affluent countries. I love goat cheese and I’ve had goat milk but I can’t recall eating goat meat. I remember seeing it on the menus in the Caribbean but I always opted for the lobster and the fish.
LizFrog, I know you own goats as pets, you don’t eat them do you? I have to say that was my moment of fame, when you stopped by my house to pick up my christmas tree for your goats. Oh and I also had a moment at Lipstick and Spurs with the sales associates (anyone notice they are now right next door to us)? Welcome to the neighborhood and helloooo shopping on spare time. I also tried to use my VOLT fame status with the meter maid but he kept on writing that ticket. Maybe its because I called him sir meter maid. I don’t know, but meter man just didn’t sound right.
Anyone serving goat during restaurant week let me know. Speaking of - Restaurant Week is just upon us!!!
Destination DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington are proud to present the 14th Annual Washington, DC Restaurant Week from February 17-22.
VOLT will be among nearly 180 of metropolitan Washington, DC’s finest restaurants offering awe-inspiring, multi-course menu prepared especially for this gourmet event.
Lunch: $20.09 for a three-course prix fixe menu
Dinner: $35.09 for a three-course prix fixe menu
Menus can be viewed on our website
Reserve, Reserve, Reserve. This is the best time to try all the best restaurants in the metro region for a fraction of their usual prices. Ok but come to VOLT first and then go elsewhere if you must.
I’m in love with a man and his name doesn’t rhyme with Funothan. I first met him in the foyer at VOLT. He had sausage samples. A week later I read this article in the FNP and i was moved. So I decided a field trip was in order. I called up some girlfriends, threw the kids in the car and off we went to Whitmore Farm. And look at what we found.
The beautiful red barn. Wait till you see inside.
The chicken. This isn’t even all of them. Driving up to the house there were free roaming chicken everywhere. A little flashback to Anguilla, our favorite island. There are chicken everywhere! On the roads, at the resort, on the airport runway, at the docks.
Chix hatching. Will let all of the kids help the chicks out of their shell. One of the little girls, Mia, told her mom on the way home that she was imagining being a chicken coming out of an egg.
“I want one, I want one” - the chant heard around the world
Staying toasty in the tanning bed
The goat, feeding time
One-on-one with the goat
A little alone time with a friendly one
The pig pen. I think this one was pregers. Or was it the other one? Will said one of them, which didn’t make an appearance, was about to give birth any minute. It was a full moon last night and I drove home thinking about the piglets being born under the bright moonlight.
The barn with the barrel of hay piled up to the ceiling was amazing. I was so enraptured by Will talking about the barn that I noticed too late that my 3 year old had climbed to the very top with no safety net or railings to catch the fall. The excitement of being on top was too great to worry about the fall.
This is me to the rescue.
If I could just bottle up this moment of sheer joy.
So am I in love with the farm or the man. I guess a little of both. Listening to Will talk about the farm and the animals, its clear that he deeply cares about the farm and respects his animals. And what a treat for the kids to learn that their food isn’t born in the freezer aisle. After watching does chicks hatch I know there will be a whole new appreciation for those chicken fingers they love.
Will, if you need a farm hand this summer call me! I’ll work in exchange for a couple of those figs I spotted growing in your greenhouse. And I’m sure my friend, whose name rhymes with Fryin, will appreciate me getting out of his hair for awhile.
Fire and Ice
I wanna give you my love
But you’ll just take a little piece of my heart
Oh so true…ROCK ON ROCKER!
For the past month Downtown Partnership has been planning for this upcoming first Saturday titled, what else, Fire and Ice. And of course, being a true child of the 80s, I LOVE Pat Benatar and this song automatically comes into my head every time I get a Fire and Ice email. And there has been a lot of them. I still can’t believe she performed at the first X-Hale a couple years ago and I found out the next day. The shock and horror of missing the show, yes I cried.
Anyway, join us for First Saturday, Feb 7th. Over 30 ice sculptures will be on display throughout Downtown Frederick. This is one of the most popular First Saturday events. There will be a live ice carving demonstration, an ice playground, marshmallow roasting stations, and FREE hot cocoa! See the best that downtown has to offer with gallery openings, guest artists, live entertainment & more beginning at 5pm.
Thanks to Craig Fuller and AOPA, VOLT will be the only storefront with two ice sculptures! For this special evening we have partnered with AOPA to bring awareness of the organization to the public.
Please make sure to pencil in this fun evening on your calendars. Come out early and see all of the creative and fun ice sculptures and end your walk at VOLT for dinner or a cocktail.
P.S. If you can’t make it out Saturday evening, make sure to make the trip for brunch on Sunday. Depending on the weather, our ice sculptures should hold up for a couple of days. And I won’t tell you what the sculptures will be, you will just have to come out and see for yourselves - although you can probably make a pretty good guess at AOPA’s.
Carry on my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Bye Bye Sydney Hopkins - thank you for gracing our walls with your art.
HELLOOOO Mr. Ramsburg! Ladies and gentlemen, there is new art in the main dining room. If you read this blog, that means you are familiar with VOLT’s revolving artists series hosted by Artique Underground. Oh by the way, thank you all for your comments to the previous post as well as everyone who stopped me on the street and in the grocery store to tell me that yes there is somebody out there reading this blog. The love is overwhelming but its warm and inviting. Thank you - especially you B;)
Back to the art - Calvin Edward Ramsburg is an award-winning abstract artist whose work has been seen in exhibitions in America, Europe and Mexico. Ramburg’s paintings, executed in acrylic, combine drawing and brushwork and are derived from a combination of personal events and environments he’s known in life. A career artist, educator and arts advocate, Ramsburg lives in Frederick MD with his wife.
This selection below is titled Floating Opera II. I’ve been looking at this for a while wondering why its a floating opera. I see the boat on the lower left in the deep blue but I can’t find a musical note anywhere. Are those stadium seats in the white on the right? To me it looks like someone is sailing into a colorful port. Maybe that’s all I see because that’s where I like to be - sailing into a colorful port after a sun-kissed day of sailing, diving for conch in the deep. Wait till you see Floating Opera I. It really is a sailing scene.
I guess I’ll just have to wait for the artist cocktail reception on March 6 to ask the artist in person. Guess that’s how it is with abstract art. Something different for everyone. But how ever you look at it, the art is beautiful and colorful and a wonderful addition to the dining room.
Stop in and see the rest of the art in the foyer and in the main dining room. The art will be on loan to us through March. And if you do see the floating opera please clue me in.