Alexandra Cannady is a television production executive who has worked for Discovery, Disney, and Nickelodeon—leading special projects with NASA, ASPCA, Smithsonian Institution, Vice President Gore, and others. Originally from Long Island, she now lives with her husband and young son in the beautiful Annapolis area because of their genetic predisposition toward water, appreciation for its rich history and family atmosphere. For more than twenty years, Alexandra has volunteered with children’s organizations and is proudly a kid at heart herself.
Native Annapolitan Darin Michelle (aka DD) graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with a concentration on Graphic Design from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been working professionally as an independent graphic designer under her company, 19FIFTYTHREE, since graduating in 2005. Darin is a lover of all black Converse, funnel cake and Cherry Coke. Her two favorite adult beverages are Hendricks & tonic and Jameson & ginger.
Whether you’re looking for the freshest Maryland Blue Crabs, farm-to-table ingredients served by local chefs, live music venues with performances every night, or the town’s tastiest cocktails, our local bloggers are here to point you in the right direction. Every now and again, we come across a great story about this amazing county and post it under the Spotlight section of Foodie Annapolis to share with our readers. This curated content allows us to serve you a wider range of all the great tastes Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has to offer. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, or if you’d like us to share one of your blogs on Foodie Annapolis, email us at email@example.com.
Jeni Parris Brady, digital journalist, marketer, and music enthusiast, is the founder and owner of Naptownmusic. Jeni attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and holds her BA (in English) and MS (in Management; Marketing) from UMUC. She has worked in media since 1989, including over 20 years for Capital-Gazette Communications, and almost five years with Chesapeake Bay Magazine. In her free time, well… you never know quite where she’ll pop up, but there’s usually great live music, good friends, and plenty of hugs to go around! Photo courtesy of Dan Gillespie, DGital PhotographyPhoto courtesy of Dan Gillespie, DGital Photography
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It was not unscathed that Jon-Austin Tharpe escaped the heartland of hillbilly bedlam at age 20. As an undergraduate of English at the University of Kentucky, an insidious mania took hold which drove him to the Puget Sound. After some time exploring the wilderness of Washington state, he was rinsed once more by the aerosol of unrest and moved to the east coast where he eventually found solace as a chef in the gentle embrace of Annapolis, MD. He may be found buried in a novel, plating food at Sailor Oyster Bar or haunting the locals at music shows and events.
New Hampshire native Leslie Howard-Goddard moved to Annapolis in 2011 to study at St. John’s College. Since settling in the area, she has explored many of the beautiful camping spots the Mid-Atlantic has to offer and is always on the lookout for new waterfalls and vistas. Her favorite Annapolis activities include walking the scenic neighborhoods of Eastport, volunteering with local kids, and enjoying a cocktail at downtown Annapolis' many bars.
Lindsay Bolin Lowery has always drawn, written, and visually journaled the world around her. Graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art with honors, she has since been an artist at Art at Large, Inc., the studio of Sally Wern Comport. Specializing in illustration, design, public art, and large-scale graphic solutions, there is never a boring day on the job. When not at Art at Large, Lindsay creates for her art business LBo Craft – a culmination of a love for drawing, painting, photographing, documenting, and working with her hands to craft handmade things that celebrate hometown pride, nostalgia, and nature. You may also spot her behind the counter at Art Things from time to time; setting up an LBo Craft sale at Lowery’s Produce on the Eastern Shore; popping into HERE, a pop-up shop; or supporting the local art and music scene. Lindsay specializes in watercolor, drawing, and printmaking media. Check out LBoCraft.com to view Lindsay’s work or at artatlargeinc.com to check out the day job! Follow her on instagram and twitter @linds_lbocraft or LBoCraft on Facebook.
Mary Lou Baker is a longtime food and travel writer who relishes the opportunity to tell her readers about good eating and drinking in the Chesapeake Bay area. Among her culinary credits are as a weekly columnist and restaurant reviewer for the Capital, (the Annapolis daily newspaper; a monthly columnist for Chesapeake Life Magazine; former food and wine editor for Baltimore Magazine; co-author of "Dining in Baltimore"; and co-author of Seafood Lover’s Chesapeake Bay: Restaurants, Markets, Recipes & Traditions, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the United States Naval Academy Gift Shop. A native New Englander, she is happy to have called Annapolis her hometown for most of her adult life. Cooking is her favorite thing to do, second only to sampling the talents of the chefs who make Annapolis and the Eastern Shore a mecca for food-loving visitors. She can be reached at Mlbaker6@msn.com
Natalie was teaching in Delaware in 1996 when a friend suggested meeting in Annapolis for lunch. Crossing the Severn River Bridge, Natalie knew she had found where she belonged. After five years as a weekend-only resident of Annapolis, Natalie transitioned to a full-time resident in 2005. In warm months, Natalie is found sailing from Back Creek to the Bay Bridge and, on the return, motor sailing into Annapolis Harbor. There she enjoys checking out boats on the moorings and the occasional mega-yachts. Her favorite Annapolis boating memories are watching the Blue Angels’ precision maneuvers above the Severn River during Commissioning week at the Naval Academy. She has sponsored midshipmen and is a fan at Navy Football home games. Natalie enjoys hiking and biking through the scenic parks and trails in Annapolis and Anne Arundel Co. with one of the areas many Meetup groups. With a fondness for craft beer, Natalie firmly supports the motto, “Friends don’t let friends drink light beer,” and, for those who do, she attempts to help them see the error of their ways by suggesting something with a bit more flavor. Natalie volunteers at festivals in the Annapolis area. She appreciates the opportunity to listen to great bands, make friends and contribute to the sponsoring organizations who donate the majority of festival proceeds to local charities. Natalie is a teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She can be reached at her personal blog: Naptownchowdown.com or at Natalieksc@gmail.com
As Annapolis’ premier music venue, Rams Head on Stage hosts nightly performances from national, international, and locally acclaimed bands and artists. With so many chances to meet great musicians from around the world, our blog on Foodie Annapolis is meant to bring you closer to some of the bands that visit our historic city! Don’t forget to check out our schedule to see who’s coming to town next!
All music coming to, and from, Annapolis!
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.
Sinead Harold is from Dublin, Ireland. She emigrated from her hometown in 2014 and now lives near downtown Annapolis with her husband and pug. She loves her new home of Annapolis for its beauty and historical roots, and is enjoying spending time discovering new places to visit. She blogs about her discoveries on her personal blog, www.iloveannapolis.net.
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