Washington D.C. has some amazing places and restaurants that are very expensive and upscale. The parking in most of the city is difficult at best depending upon your schedule and the popularity of the establishment. Lately, smaller towns that are near D.C. have become a haven for ease of use, and better quality of food and live entertainment that is available within a thirty mile commute from Washington D.C.
Visiting Ayse Meze Lounge at Six North East Street in Frederick, Maryland which is roughly 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C., this restaurant in Frederick is quite a culinary experience. It is a Mediterranean styled restaurant which offers a fair priced selection of foods that is quite delicious and nutritious.
Menu dinner options include such items as; Hummus, tzatziki, Bulgarian feta, babaganoush, kuzu, falafel, moussaka, souvlaki, grilled chicken pita, lamb Bolognese. The very popular Sunday Brunch menu (which is available from 10:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.)At Ayse’s Include such items as eggs benedict, steak and eggs, chocolate banana pancakes, Turkish michalade, pomegranate champagne fizz and crabenedict to name some of the more exotic foods available at Ayse Meze Lounge. The restaurant is also available for special events and banquets. Check out their exciting happy hour and full bar options that are equivalent to many of the popular D.C. Bars that rival some of these smaller town restaurants.
Frederick is a friendlier city than Washington D.C. there is better parking available, and the prices at the upscale restaurants are unbeatable. Entrees at Ayse are thirty-dollars and under. With an entire selection of appetizers that are within the 5 to 10 dollar range. The Hummus appetizer is a very fair priced and absolutely seductive choice and one of the favorite items on their menu.
Dr. Michael Emmer of Washington D.C. had this to say about Ayse “Overall the food is delicious and fairly priced there is an exotic Mediterranean styled selection of entrees, the ambiance is very quiet we usually go on Thursday nights to catch the Monocacy Jazz Quartet which plays live music from 6:00p.m. To 9:00p.m. About two Thursdays every month in Frederick, the quality of the wait service on a scale of 1 to 5 is a 4”
The Monocacy jazz Quartet schedule of live music can be found on their Facebook page, the Quartet is a very popular live venue in Frederick, Maryland. They play a well-rounded and upbeat selection of jazz tunes and standards. They occasionally invite visiting musicians and singers to jam with them. Jazz has become very popular in Frederick, Maryland these days and many musicians, professional and amateur can find places to perform all over the city at any time in many of the local bars and restaurants. Small city charm tends to display itself to the demand of its audience, and Jazz is making a major comeback in the city these days. Lots of the downtown Frederick city bars are answering to the demand of having live musicians in their establishments especially during the holidays and weekends. Jazz is becoming the live music of choice all over the area.