The owners of Volt and Lunchbox, Bryan Voltaggio and Hilda Staples, are opening their newest restaurant on Tuesday.
Housed in a former car dealership built in the 1960s, the 3,500 square-foot restaurant seats 96 diners, including counter seating for 30 and a large outdoor dining area .Family Meal will offer a "modern take on comfort food classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week," its owners say.
We wanted to create a place for families to spend time together," said Voltaggio. In creating Family Meal, Voltaggio said he wanted to reinforce his family's dinner-time ritual.
Family meal is also the what restaurants call the staff meal eaten before or after a restaurant shift.
On the menu are buttermilk served with mashed potatoes and braised greens, house-cured pastrami on marbled rye, eggs any style with biscuits and corned beef gravy. Snacks include duck fat fries with dipping sauces and tempura frogs' legs with garlic, lime, soy, and chili.
Also, lots of eggs -- eggs any style, paired with biscuits and corned beef gravy and numerous variations on deviled eggs, including eggs with summer truffle shavings.
And just in case all that family togetherness is too much to handle -- adult milkshakes with home-made ice cream, ten beers on tap and hangover cures like the gin-based Corpse Reviver over crushed ice.
Family Meal is at 880 N. East St. in Frederick. For more information call 301-378-2895 or go to voltfamilymeal.com