In what might be the biggest restaurant news ever to hit Carroll County, Mealey's Table will be opening next month in New Market (although the restaurant itself is in Frederick County). The chef is none other than Nate Waugaman, the brilliant, underrated talent who has been Chef de Cuisine at Addie's for the past several years. Rather than rewriting Nate's description, I'm going to copy it word-for-word here. Congratulations, Nate - you have been one of the best chef's in the DC area for a long time, and it's high time you get the credit you deserve.
The new place is Mealey's Table, New Market Maryland. We will be open 7 days a week for dinner as well as Saturday and Sunday for brunch. There will also be a small market that will cater to commuters with coffee and pastries as well as some ready to go sandwiches for people that want a bite to eat during the day. The managing partners are Raina Hull and Patrick Forest, both most recently from 8407 kitchen in Silver Spring. My last day at Addie's is this Saturday, and the goal is to have Mealey's open by the first week in April. The menu will change several times a week utilizing as much local product from the surrounding areas as possible (If I could it would be 100% local), but some people need lemons in their tea, which obviously doesn't grow locally. I will be focusing heavily on whole animal butchery and expanding my charcuterie, which for what it is worth uses no artificial nitrates in the curing process. The main dining room will seat around 80 guest with a large community table on one side of the dining room. There is also going to be a hip lounge/bar and a private dining room that will seat 40-50 guest( not sure exactly at this time). There will also be an herb garden outside the restaurant that will provide a wide range of fresh flavors during the growing season. The website is up, but is just a homepage and a guest book at the moment, mealeystable.com.
I can give more details as I get them.
I hope to see you soon.