Spotluck Spotlight: Mistero Bar & Italian Grille


Home is where the heart is, and in the case of Mistero Bar & Italian Grille, that place is in the kitchen.  Let them welcome you to their home. Owner David Kline opened his Italian Spot in early 2012 and embarked on a mission to provide his guests with the highest degree of service possible and the freshest, finest quality food at reasonable prices, all in a soothing and comfortable environment. Many Mistero loyalists consider it a hidden gem, as the Spot is tucked off of Market Street behind the Church Street parking garage (see red pin in map below).

As the weather warms up this Spring, Mistero will offer an al fresco option on its new patio. So take a spin with Mistero on Spotluck, and enjoy the wonderful cuisine of classic Italian dishes and delicious drinks from their bar!


Mistero Bar & Italian Grille
18 Market Space
Frederick, MD 21701

Sunday-Monday: 11AM-10PM

Spotluck Spotlight: The Cellar Door


Resting just below the street level bustle of Frederick, The Cellar Door is a favorite Spotluck hangout Spot. Residing in the cozy space formerly occupied by The Brown Pelican, you'll find a good-natured crowd most any night. Whether you want to hear the newest and rawest tunes (Tuesday, Open Mic Night), impress your friends with your knowledge of arcane facts (Wednesday, Trivia Night), nail that one killer karaoke song in your repertoire (Thursday, Karaoke Night) or bust moves to throwback hits (Friday/Saturday Live Music), spin over to The Cellar Door for all that and more. Oh, and they also boast an impressive menu of incredibly fresh Chespeake cuisine.


The Cellar Door
5 East Church & Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Tuesday - Friday 3pm - close
Saturday 12pm - close
Sunday   11am - close
Closed Mondays


Spotluck Spotlight: Vini Culture


Does pouring your own wine in a restaurant sound too good to be true? Brace yourself, because Spotluck partners with Vini Culture Wine Bar & Cafe in Frederick to bring you just that experience. This wine bar uses enomatic dispensers (i.e. high-tech spouts) that allow you to decide the amount of each wine you wish to try. You can also pair your wine with tasty options from their food menu such as charcuterie, cheeses, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, and more. And, Vini Culture has an awesome selection of local draft beers. So if you're in the mood for a do-it-yourself wine tour, a bite to eat, or both, Vini Culture Wine Bar & Cafe is your answer.


Vini Culture Wine Bar & Cafe
20 N. Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Monday - Thursday :
3:00pm - 10:00pm

3:00pm - 12:00am

12:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday :
12:00pm - 8:00pm

Spotluck Spotlight: JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House


Sometimes you want a delicious farm-to-fork meal. Sometimes you're in the mood for pub revelry. With our Frederick Spotluck partner, JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House, you can have both! When Jeff & Joanna ("JoJo") Button opened JoJo's in 2012, they created a Spot for everyone. Chat it up with the regulars or listen to live music as you try 20 draft beers on the Tap House side. Or sit in the dining room for dinner that may or may not include the pan seared Louisiana alligator off of their extensive menu. Either way, this incredible Frederick Spot will satisfy whatever you crave.


JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House
16 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Mon-Sat: 11:30 am-2:00
Sun: 11:00 am- 2:00 am

Spotluck Spolight: Mexicali Cantina

"My first time here I had the Carne Asada tacos which were the, excuse the slang for lack of a more fitting term", said one reviewer of Mexicali Cantina. That line sets the tone of what many users think of Mexicali Cantina, which serves fine Latin American & Mexican cuisines in historic Frederick, MD.

Some other favorite dishes diners have enjoyed are the fajitas, enchiladas and their mussels - Mexicali style. Along with their great food options is their festive drinks that you can choose from.  Sangrias, margaritas, and much more.

So if you're trying to figure out a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, add Mexicali Cantina into your considerations!


Mexicali Cantina

467 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701


Sunday-Thursday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
Friday-Saturday: 11:30AM - 11:00PM