Leslie’s Happy Hour: Sam’s on the Waterfront

By: Leslie Howard-Goddard

If you get through Bay Ridge Avenue, wend your way down a couple of side streets, and perplexingly drive into a gated community, you’ll find this month’s happy hour spot. A large octagonal building juts into the marina and hovers above the water. With no sound or sight of traffic, and only the gentle lapping […]

June 25, 2018


Leslie’s Happy Hour: Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge

By: Leslie Howard-Goddard

If you’ve been in Annapolis for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard of West Street. Spanning from Church Circle in the heart of downtown all the way to Parole, West Street is the most direct route from one side of Annapolis to the other. It’s a hive of shops, arts and culture (it’s home […]

May 21, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: The Regalo Verde at Tsunami

By: Jeremy Olsen

Josh Swisher is a man of the people. In describing his role at Tsunami (51 West Street), he tells me “when someone’s at the bar, I can be their bartender, yeah, but I’m also a little bit therapist, babysitter, [and] financial advisor.” It’s that extra tender loving care that makes the staff at Tsunami so […]

April 26, 2018


Leslie’s Happy Hour: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

By: Leslie Howard-Goddard

I’m not a big shopper, but I love food and always find myself wandering into the food court of any mall I’m in. But you know what a food court doesn’t have? That’s right: happy hour. The Arundel Mills shopping center in Hanover recently added Maryland’s first Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar to its dining […]

April 25, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: Barrel-Aged Classics at Prime Rib

By: Jeremy Olsen

If you’re at all like me, it’s a treat to show up at a bar to be greeted by a bartender you can trust to know more than you about cocktails. Cocktail lists can be unfamiliar to say the least, ever-changing with what’s fashionable. Last week, in fact, I saw a cocktail list advertising a […]

March 22, 2018


A Discussion about Beer with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot

By: Jeremy Olsen

As the argument for fewer limits on Maryland’s craft brewers remains a hot topic, I decided to sit down with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to discuss his strong support of these local distilleries. During our discussion, Comptroller Franchot stresses the importance of craft breweries to the state’s economy and the Chesapeake Bay. What better place […]

March 21, 2018


St. Patrick’s Day Pubs in Annapolis

By: Leslie Howard-Goddard

It’s that time of year again—when grown adults walk around in public with shamrocks painted on their faces and the streets flow with Guinness. Falling on a Saturday this year, St. Patrick’s Day is guaranteed to be a keg-full of fun. Here are three St. Patrick’s Day Pubs in Annapolis to check out on March […]

March 08, 2018


Drink Local: 3 Great Bars to Get Your Local Craft Beer Fix this FeBREWary

By: Jeremy Olsen

February is Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month, or FeBREWary, so this month I’ll be taking you on a little tour of some of my favorite local craft beer joints in downtown Annapolis. Going on a beer tour in Annapolis is special. Some of these bars are cavernous, hundreds-of-years old places, the kind that have seen generations […]

February 22, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: The Smoking Kiss at Dry 85

By: Jeremy Olsen

This month on Jeremy’s Drink of the Month, I am giddy. In full disclosure, Dry 85 on Main Street is one of my favorite bars in the whole world. I can’t quite describe why, but perhaps it has something to do with their highly curated bourbon list. No, that’s not it… maybe it’s the top-notch […]

January 25, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: The Stagger Lee at Vivo

By: Jeremy Olsen

Happy holidays, everyone. For this month’s drink of the month, we sat down with Jamaal Green, bar manager at Vivo and Grillfire restaurant in The Hotel at Arundel Preserve to try his mad scientist reinvention of the classic Christmas drink: The Stagger Lee. But first, how do we know that it’s almost Christmas? There are […]

December 20, 2017