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Nine Places for Group Dining Annapolis Style

Holiday season is upon us, which means the Annapolis area will be dressed up in its prettiest ribbons and greenery. It’s a gorgeous time of year to be in the region. This season is also prime time for getting together with family and friends. “The more, the merrier” is an old saying with a lot […]

November 14, 2016


7 Great Annapolis-Area BBQ Joints

Whether it’s coming from a campfire or wafting off a big pile of meat, there’s just something about smoke—especially in the autumn months. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of barbecue joints in and around Annapolis. Whether you’re a rib-lover, all about the brisket or, like me, a pulled […]

October 17, 2016


Pizza Party: Where to Go in Annapolis When You Want a Slice…or Two

There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as bad pizza. I’m not sure that’s true, but even if it is, some slices are definitely better than others. Fortunately, that’s not a concern in the Annapolis area, where terrific pizza can be found everywhere from sports bars to high end restaurants. It’s tough to […]

September 13, 2016


Kit’s Plate of the Month: Preserve’s Crispy Kale Salad

When Preserve’s crispy kale salad arrives at the table, it looks beautiful and smells fantastic, a savory but bright mishmash of colors and scents, from cumin to sharp red onion. The aroma is just a teaser, though. The salad’s flavor is even better than its scent. Ruffled tufts of fried kale provide the base for […]

August 26, 2016


Kit’s Plate of the Month: Blackwall Hitch’s Lemongrass Shrimp Noodle Salad

It’s summertime in Annapolis, which means it’s hot, hot, hot – the perfect time to hop on a boat and head out on the water. Or drop into Blackwall Hitch, where the air is cool and the breezy, and modern nautical décor – think blues and whites, glass and wood – screams summer on the […]

July 27, 2016


Rockfish Rocks

When people think of summertime Maryland seafood, crabs are usually the first thing that pop (or claw) their way to mind. That makes sense – blue crabs have been synonymous with the Chesapeake Bay for centuries. But crabs aren’t the only great-tasting food that comes out of the Bay during the lazy days of summer. […]

May 26, 2016


Pinky Up! Tea Time in Annapolis

With Easter arriving practically on the heels of St. Patrick’s Day this year, March is turning out to be a child-friendly, fun-filled month. As much as my two munchkins enjoy green shamrock crafts, cookies, and all things Irish, their favorite March holiday is certainly Easter. And this Easter season, I decided to expose my little ones to an old-fashioned rite of passage perfect for spring, right here in Annapolis: Easter tea and tea parties.

March 18, 2016


Sipping Rosé in the Annapolis Springtime

Springtime is just gorgeous in Annapolis, as the town starts to wake up from its long winter’s nap, with sails unfurling, people hanging out near the water and flowers blooming in baskets and beds all over town. Those colorful flowers make me think of just one thing: rosé. The pink wine, not the flower. Over […]

March 15, 2016


Irish Eats in and Around Annapolis

Annapolis, with its history and charm, is a great place to honor all things Ireland. All month long, locals celebrate with events from parades to parties and there’s plenty to do on St. Patrick’s Day itself. It’s a busy time – and those activities require sustenance. Fortunately, the area is home to some of the best Irish-inspired food around. When it comes to traditional Irish fare, I have a few favorite spots. They all offer a nice pint and good conversation – and their kitchens deliver the goods, too.

March 10, 2016


Meet the Locals: Gavin Buckley

On a recent hot August afternoon, I sat down at a table in the shade outside Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (169 West St, Annapolis) with the restaurant’s co-owner Gavin Buckley. Almost everyone who walked by stopped to chat with Gavin, making me feel like I was in the presence of a local celebrity. In addition […]

April 27, 2015


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