Signature Dish: Gravel & Grind
Mar. 15—Over a year into its relocation to East Sixth Street, Gravel & Grind is still serving up signature coffee beverages, waffles and an eclectic array of topped-toasts the way owner Tracy Hathaway always intended: alongside bicycles and warm conversation. "It's been a great, wonderful year," Hathaway said. "[We] made a lot of new friends and reconnected with some old friends, and that's been really fantastic." Hathaway and business partner Matt Donahue sell and rent bikes and offer bike-tuning services at their shop and maintain that Frederick is a fantastic place to explore on two wheels. On the food side, Gravel & Grind waffles, which are served on weekends and include gluten-free options and fruit-filled toppings. Gravel & Grind toasts also have gluten-free options with sweet toppings like Nutella and orange blossom fluff and savory toppings like brussels sprouts, sun-dried tomatoes and feta. Bread is provided locally from Twin Bears Bakery. Their coffee menu includes chocolate-infused pour-overs and lattes, with coffee beans and chocolate sourced locally.
Gravel & Grind
Address: 15 E. Sixth St., Frederick
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Price: Coffee and tea beverages range from $3 to $5.75; beer and canned cocktails are $4 to $5; waffles, served on weekends, are $10.25 to $12.25; loaded toasts are $6 to $9.
The owner recommends: Toast topped with pesto, mozzarella and blistered tomatoes. "It's just a fresh, bright delicious snack that goes well with a coffee or tea." Coffee-wise, Hathaway recommends the seasonal "Catch Me if You Cayenne" latte, which includes a melted mocha sauce, cayenne and vanilla.