Summertime Crabs in Annapolis

By: Mary Lou Baker

“Summer afternoon…to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  Henry James (1843-1916) We all have lingering memories of sweet summer afternoons spent with siblings at the local swimming hole or neighborhood pool…sipping icy tea with our grandmother on her shaded front porch…listening for the magical melody announcing the […]

July 09, 2018


Annapolis’ Most Instagram-Worthy Dining Spots

By: Rhea Torreon

One of the reasons I enjoy being such an avid foodie is because of the pictures. Food pictures! Everyone must see what I am eating! Yes, I am that person that will halt all proceedings just to capture the perfect shot of whatever I’m about to devour. Behind every foodie is a patient friend, family […]

July 03, 2018


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


Maryland’s Favorite Dishes

By: Mary Lou Baker

The late Anthony Bourdain, former media personality and chef, once made a startling confession in an interview with People Magazine. The fearless consumer of insects and other intimidating delicacies says that upon returning from one of his worldwide culinary treasure hunts, he often indulges in his favorite comfort-meal:  Popeye’s spicy fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, […]

June 07, 2018


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

By: Rhea Torreon

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


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


Top 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Spots

By: Foodie Annapolis

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year. So, do something special! Celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day with a delicious meal at a great restaurant. If you haven’t booked your reservations yet, check out our list of Top 10 Mother’s Day Brunch Spots for mom below! Brio Tuscan Grille Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, […]

May 10, 2018


Perfect Eastport Eateries for May

By: Mary Lou Baker

Apologies for the alliterative headline, but ‘tis true: May is the official opening of a season marked by celebrations.  Think graduations, weddings, parties, proms, beach days, boat races – the list goes on.  Annapolis at this time of year is party central, with visitors coming from everywhere for Commissioning Week at the United States Naval […]


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


Rhea’s Favorite Spring Spots Around Annapolis

By: Rhea Torreon

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