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 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


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Crab Hash

Ever since Iron Rooster opened their doors in downtown Annapolis roughly two and half years ago, they’ve been “makin’ bacon” and serving breakfast all day, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike. They currently have three locations (Annapolis, Canton, and Hunt Valley) with another site set to open in Federal Hill on July […]

April 30, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Chorizo Scotch Egg

As you stroll up Main Street you might not see it: a small sign in the shape of a fox’s head hanging surreptitiously – the way a fox sign should – in front of two inconspicuous glass doors. Open these doors and you are led down a flight of stairs where another fox head, this […]

March 01, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Bouillabaisse

Tucked away in a cozy little corner of the Clock Tower Plaza is one of Annapolis’ best kept secrets: Grapes Wine Bar of Annapolis. This gem of a wine bar might elude your notice while driving back and forth on Forest Drive, but if you’re a connoisseur of gastronomical delights, it’s definitely one restaurant you […]

February 07, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Saba Mackerel Crudo

Sailor Oyster Bar is a spectacular new addition to the Annapolis food scene. They opened their doors this past August and have been bringing an ever-changing variety of some of the freshest oysters around – over 81 types as of my visit! This oyster bar is so fresh you won’t even find a freezer or […]

January 01, 2017


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