ABOUT US

“Your Mt Airy Tavern Team” is:

James DiChiara - Executive Chef/Owner
Joy Johnson - General Manager
Aaron Cataldo - Chef de Cuisine
Freddy Sanchez - Sous Chef


About the Chef

From the time I was able to stand I was with my Grandma helping out in the kitchen. I grew up in the restaurant business, but more importantly I grew up in a traditional Italian family. While we’re eating one meal, we’re talking about what we’re going to eat at the next – and that’s how I always remember it.

At The Mt Airy Tavern we take simple comfort foods and add an upscale or unique twist to them. There’s a reason words like "fresh" and "housemade" appear all through our menu – we’ve always taken the time to get the food right, and I think our reputation bears that out.

We offer specials every weekend (see our Facebook Page for an extensive album of photos) and we take advantage of our location right in the middle of the agricultural communities of Frederick, Carroll and Howard counties to source a wide variety of in-season ingredients.

We have an excellent team of chefs at the Tavern and at the weekends we really allow them to shine and show off their creativity. Some of the most popular items on our regular menu have come from weekend specials developed collaboratively. As the executive chef and as the owner of the restaurant, I take a real pride in that.


We began a complete renovation and refurbishment of the old Olive Leaf Cafe beginning in May 2009, and had The Mt Airy Tavern open within four months.

The renovation included a complete overhaul of the kitchen and the installation of a state-of-the-art computerized ordering system.

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THE MT AIRY TAVERN
Restaurant & Bar/Lounge
1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771

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