5 Things to Do in Gaithersburg, MD

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How does a day of fun ending with a delicious meal sound? We love sharing our philosophy of a healthy and happy lifestyle, and a day out and about with family or friends is also part of the equation. Spending fun moments surrounded with love will help in reducing stress and feeling more supported. Top that with a tasty meal made with fresh ingredients and you are good as gold. That’s why we’d like to inspire you to spend a day exploring Gaithersburg, Maryland with your favorite people and ending the adventure at the table with us!

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Things to Do in Gaithersburg

  1. Gaithersburg Community Museum: Start your journey with a bit of history of the city of Gaithersburg at this free museum. You’ll explore an old bank, school, and even a steam train!
  2.  Washingtonian Center: Want to do some shopping? Stop at this beautiful space where you’ll be able to stay active while walking and shopping at great stores, people watch, get on a paddle boat, and even take the kids to a carousel and playground.
  3. Copper Canyon Grill: Made it to the Washingtonian Center? Rest or wrap up your day with us by the lake! Come sit with us in our spacious dining room or outside patio for tasty bites. Did you know that we are the only green-certified restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD?
  4. Theater at the Arts Barn: Browse pretty art and enjoy a good play at this intimate theater. Check their website to learn about the various performances, dates, times, and prices.
  5. Water Park at Bohrer Park: The whole family will have fun at this water park that provides fast slides, snacks, and mini-golf! You know where to go afterward.

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We hope this list inspires you to explore Gaithersburg when visiting or even if you are a local. Have some fun with friends and family and share all the memories and favorite moments while enjoying our fresh dishes. Make a reservation at Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg today!


Celebrate Tequila Day with an Añejo Smash

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Uno, dos, tres… Tequila! This festive spirit is celebrated this Monday, July 24th. We suggest grabbing a couple of friends and starting the celebration early during our Friday happy hour. You can also join us on Monday to brighten your week with a celebratory tequila cocktail. However, if you prefer to have the party at home, we are happy to share with you a tequila cocktail recipe for you to mix, shake, serve, share, and enjoy. Make way for our Añejo Smash!

This refreshing tequila cocktail will surely put a smile on your face. If you want to make your festivities more traditional, you can delight everyone with our Elite Margarita, too. We love having you over at the bar and preparing tasty cocktails for you and your friends, but we also love sharing our recipes for you to have a piece of us at home. But, let’s skip to the fun part… the Añejo Smash’s recipe!

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Añejo Smash


1 1/2 oz. Milagro Anejo Tequila
1/2 oz. Gran Marnier
1 oz. Agave Nectar
1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
4 Sprigs of Mint


Muddle Mint in a rocks glass. Mix tequila, Gran Marnier, agave syrup and 1/2 a lemon squeezed in a shaker tin and shake. Serve in a rocks glass. Cheers!

To learn more about the cocktails that we offer and for happy hour times and days, be sure to check the happy hour menus on the page of your closest location on the Copper Canyon Grill website here and on the Stanford Grill website here. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Order Our Salads Without Meat!

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Summer season is prime time to savor a refreshing and satisfying salad. Even more so when enjoyed outdoors! At Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, we pride in our great selection of tasty salads that so many people have come to love. We use only the freshest ingredients to bring together a unique combination of flavors in each of our selections.

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No matter if you prefer the blend of black beans, corn, Monterey Jack, and avocado in our Rotisserie Chicken Salad, the mix of our homemade cornbread croutons, red onions, and smoked Gouda in the Wood Grilled Steak Salad, the fusion of mango, avocado, red onions, and wonton strips in the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, or the combo of tomato, avocado, and smokehouse bacon in the Club Salad, there is sure to be one bowl of goodness that will speak to your taste buds.

Ahi Tuna Salad

However, we also know that not everyone wants animal protein in their salads, and that is perfectly fine. If you are a vegetarian or are just looking to lower your intake of meat, calories, or fat, you are more than welcome to order these without any meat. We are more than happy to accommodate any of your dietary needs and preferences. Just ask your server!


Looking forward to trying our selection of salads without meat during your next visit to Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill? Start making plans to pay us a visit soon and make your reservations at Copper Canyon Grill here and at Stanford Grill here. See you soon!

Celebrate #ChocolateDay with our Chocolate Uprising

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So many of us love and crave chocolate constantly. So, it’s a good thing that we offer a variety of great desserts to indulge everyone’s sweet tooth. However, when it comes to chocolate, there is one definitive winner in our book. Drumroll, please, and make way for our indulgent and decadent Chocolate Uprising!

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Today, July 7th is Chocolate Day, and we couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate than with this out-of-this-world tower of sweetness and chocolate. Make plans this weekend to bring a friend and share the goodness of our Chocolate Uprising after a nice meal with us. Make sure to leave some space for dessert, though!

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You can order this mouthwatering dessert at any Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill location. So, no matter where you are located in Maryland (Orlando, Florida, too!), you’ll surely find one of our restaurants nearby. Make a reservation or just stop by to try this sweet dish for yourself. It is made with a brownie layered with vanilla ice cream and Callebaut chocolate walnut fudge and then topped with chocolate sauce. It’s like a huge ice cream sandwich!

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Customers who have experienced our Chocolate Uprising are raving about it online saying that it is “Rich! Rich! Rich!” and celebrating their choice with “Awesome!”. The size is pretty big, so make sure to share or just take it home for later. Catching up on your favorite shows with a piece of our Chocolate Uprising this weekend is surely a win. Who would you share some our Chocolate Uprising with?