Archive for June, 2012

Fresh White Peach Tart

June 22nd, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House opens, 10 minutes from Inn at Red Hill

June 14th, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

New Restaurant in Boonsboro Opens; Ribbon Cutting Held for Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House

(Boonsboro, MD) – A new restaurant has opened in Washington County. Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday June 11th.

The restaurant was under construction for several months on the square in Boonsboro, and is about twice the size of the previous business at that location.

Daniel Aufdem-Brinke and his wife Charlotte have created a warm and inviting restaurant. With total seating for about 100 people, the restaurant features two sections: the tap house bar and the restaurant.

The restaurant is already popular, and on opening day, there were patrons from Northern Virginia,  Washington, DC and its suburbs, as well as from the local area.

Daniel Aufdem-Brinke, is the son of best-selling author and Washington County resident Nora Roberts. Roberts, her husband Bruce Wilder, and several elected officials from Boonsboro and Washington County attended the ribbon cutting. Mayor Skip Kauffman, Commissioner Jeff Cline, Boonsboro Economic Development Chairman Dick Keesecker, and CVB President and CEO Tom Riford spoke at the opening ceremonies, and thanked the new restaurant’s ownership and staff.


Dan Aufdem-Brinke thanked his wife, and family, his staff including the general manager Danny Hardy and the chef Steve Weaver. “This has been a long and challenging project. I invite everyone to come to what is actually two newly remodeled buildings on Boonsboro’s Square. We have a mission to showcase the best in local breweries, vineyards and farms as well as a taste of what the world has to offer. Our family wants our guests to relax in this warm and friendly atmosphere of our Tap House and sample an excellent selection of 24 craft beers.”

Interestingly, a camera crew from Washington, DC was on hand to video the event, and interviewed several people, including Nora Roberts.

The menu is extensive, and Chef Steve Weaver has chosen to focus on locally grown and raised produce. “Local, organic, and fresh,” is the motto of Chef Steve. “We have pledged to try to have everything on the menu, down to the lettuce all the way up to the beef and seafood dishes, to try and be 100% local as well as organic and hormone free.”


For more information about Washington County’s newest restaurant, see: or  

The new restaurant (on the square of Boonsboro) features a complete wine list, and a wonderful menu. The entirely remodeled building has been several months in the making! Connect with the new restaurant on Facebook.

Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House
3 South Main St.
Boonsboro MD 21713

Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about Washington County, se:

Blog  post from Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Center.

June 3rd, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

Chuck and Maynard from DC Metro Area

Chuck and Maynard  stayed at the Inn after their ride on the towpath.






Judy & Babe from DC AreaThis is Judy and Babe, their wives.  They all got a bit wet in a storm, but finished their ride and had a great visit here on the Hill.  Dinner at South Mountain Inn topped off the night.

From the C&O to Red Hill

June 3rd, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

Alex, Al and Brendan rode from Cumberland to Snyder’s Landing June 1-2, 2012.  I shuttled them back to the Inn last night for a good night’s rest.

Here they are packing up for their next ride to White’s Ferry.  They will stay in Leesburg, Va. for the night.  They will finish their ride tomorrow in Georgetown – all 184 miles!  You go guys!

Alex and Brendan are from Philadelphia and Al drove up from Ellicot City, MD

From the C&O to Red Hill