About the Author

Rhea is a born-and-raised Annapolitan with Filipino roots and has been an enthusiast for all things food since childhood. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English Language and Literature and has been working in the food industry for over 13 years. She believes bacon really does make everything better. She is a lover of pineapples and the occasional tequila. On her off-time, Rhea enjoys yoga and playing with her cat, Dinosaur.

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Rhea’s Pick of the Month: Skipper’s Pier

After a lovely drive through the back roads of Southern Anne Arundel County (known as South County to locals) I arrived at an idyllic spot right on the water in Deale, MD. This little haven is really just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Annapolis, but much to my chagrin, I had never […]

June 05, 2018

Rhea’s Favorite Spring Spots Around Annapolis

Although it hasn’t exactly felt like it, spring has arrived! If you haven’t broken out of your cocoon of cabin fever yet, it’s time to get back out to some of the local eateries that help make Annapolis great. In need of inspiration? Look no further! Follow me to some of my favorite spring spots […]

April 20, 2018

Rhea’s Pick of the Month: Galway Bay

Galway Bay has long been a beloved spot in the downtown area for its Irish fare and hospitality. They have cultivated a one-of-a-kind vibe that started over twenty years ago and continues to grow with every shot of Jameson, pint of Guinness, and plate of Fish and Chips. A chilly winter day was the perfect […]

March 13, 2018

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Flamant

Right away you can tell Flamant is the kind of restaurant that fosters an atmosphere of fun. Adirondack chairs circle a fire pit right out front of the building – and that’s no accident. It’s an invitation. It’s a casual reminder to take time to relax. It’s symbolic for the finer things in life: to […]

February 23, 2018

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen

There are just oh so many reasons to go to Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar in Annapolis’ Art & Entertainment District. It’s invitingly cozy with all the comfort food (read: pasta, pasta, pasta!) you could want during the cold winter months. Alternatively, there’s the beautiful, outdoor dining plaza with a breezy, European feel for the […]

February 06, 2018

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: The Prime Rib

When you think of The Prime Rib (located inside Live! Casino & Hotel located right next to Arundel Mills), you probably think of, well, a big juicy prime rib. Your mind might wander from there to your favorite cut of meat, perhaps a ribeye (my personal favorite) or maybe a nice, tender filet. That might be it. […]

November 16, 2017

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Level

Local. Sustainable. Small plates. These words are practically synonymous with Level, a restaurant that has been redefining what it means to eat out in Annapolis since 2009. Not only do they bring a wealth of locally-sourced food from all over Maryland right to your table, their space fosters a relaxed environment perfect for shared bites […]

October 10, 2017

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Evelyn’s

West Annapolis is a cozy little part of town that has been up-and-coming with fresh new places like Evelyn’s, who opened their doors this past March. They’re a laid-back little joint offering tasty breakfast, brunch, and lunch options with all the friendly comfort of your very own mother’s kitchen. Not only is the food and […]

August 15, 2017

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Main & Market

Main & Market – formerly known as Main Ingredient – is a cozy off-the-beaten-path cafe that’s been dishing up gourmet comfort food for over twenty-five years. They’ve become one of the area’s go-to spots for brunch and dessert, but be sure to check out their eclectic and extensive dinner offerings, which have something delectable for […]

July 10, 2017

Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Dock Street’s Summer Specials

Dock Street Bar & Grill has been one of the staple watering holes in the downtown area for almost 12 years. Not only does the menu reflect the true spirit of Annapolis, serving up the best crab cakes and beers you can find, even the building is imbued with real historical Annapolis charm. Way back in […]

May 31, 2017