Wine and Dinner Cruises on the Chesapeake

By: Mary Lou Baker

July can be steamy or dreamy – hot on land but much cooler on the water.  Watermark Cruises and the Schooner Woodwind offers a range of options for getting out on the scenic Severn River or the majestic Chesapeake Bay. These well- established local companies provide unique adventures of varying durations – from on-demand water […]

July 18, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Main & Market

By: Rhea Torreon

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


A Bivalve to Call your Own

By: Darin Gilliam

Blackwall Hitch (400 Sixth St.) in the Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport has quickly become one of my favorite places to eat and drink in downtown Annapolis. With one of the best rooftops in town, Blackwall Hitch excels in fresh food, fresh ingredients and an amazing beer, cocktail, and wine list to pair your food with. On […]

June 22, 2017


Happy Hour at Carrol’s Creek Cafe

By: Natalie Spong

Anne Arundel County – fortunately for those of us who live here – has no shortage of restaurants and bars along its many rivers, creeks, and The Bay itself. Carrol’s Creek Café (410 Severn Ave. in Eastport) provides one of the most expansive views of the water and landmarks of city of Annapolis. Directly beside […]

June 20, 2017


Dining and Docking Options in South County

By: Mary Lou Baker

Okay – ready for a little adventure?  Once you have discovered Annapolis and enjoyed its restaurants, bars, architecture, art galleries, and the Naval Academy Visitors Center, we suggest you get out of town! We invite you to discover the picturesque towns south of Annapolis (Southern Anne Arundel County, or South County to locals), a bucolic […]

June 19, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Dock Street’s Summer Specials

By: Rhea Torreon

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


What you Missed at this Year’s Naptown BarBAYq

By: Sinead Harold

Once a year during May, the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds hosts a great foodie event. For those of you out there that love barbeque, this was the event for you.  The 2017 Naptown barBAYq took place on Saturday, May 6th, and did not disappoint. The location in Crownsville, only a couple of miles outside of Annapolis, […]

May 10, 2017


Local Favorites: Longstanding Annapolis Restaurants

By: Mary Lou Baker

Statistics show that most restaurants in the United States have a pitifully short lifespan. Ninety percent close their doors just a year after they opened, and the life expectancy for most of the survivors averages five years. A famous exception to this rule is the White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island, open since 1673 […]

May 08, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Crab Hash

By: Rhea Torreon

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


Dining Around City Dock

By: Mary Lou Baker

Find yourself enjoying the nautical vibes at the Annapolis dock and wondering where to nosh in a restaurant-rich area of town?  Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or deli take-out, the options are many.  This month we focus on some of the lesser known places around the City Dock where you will find a variety […]

April 04, 2017