Dockside Annapolis Treasures

By: Mary Lou Baker

Vacations are times for breaking some of the rules that shape our behavior during the work week.  Sleeping late is okay.  So is night-owling. So is indulging in some of the foods that are usually in the “no-no” category.  We can aid and abet your indulgences by pointing you in the direction of a few […]

September 12, 2017


Happy Hour at Skipper’s Pier Restaurant and Dock Bar

By: Natalie Spong

Although the kids are heading back to school, there are still two beautiful months to extend that carefree summer feel on the water in South County. With all the waterfront restaurants in and around Annapolis, many choose to stay with the familiar and close to home. However, a ride into South County to Skipper’s Pier […]

August 29, 2017


Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Evelyn’s

By: Rhea Torreon

West Annapolis is a cozy little part of town that has been up-and-coming with fresh new places like Evelyn’s, who opened their doors this past March. They’re a laid-back little joint offering tasty breakfast, brunch, and lunch options with all the friendly comfort of your very own mother’s kitchen. Not only is the food and […]

August 15, 2017


Pirate’s Cove and Big Mary’s Dock Bar

By: Natalie Spong

Galesville is an idyllic slice of heaven just 15 minutes south of Annapolis on the lovely West River. When you feel the need to just get away from traffic and the rush of daily life, a trip to Big Mary’s Dock Bar or Pirate’s Cove may be just the respite you need. Each time I […]

August 07, 2017


Take A Trip to Crabtown

By: Mary Lou Baker

Maryland blue crabs are sweeter and meatier than _____________.  Fill in the blank and start your research with a visit to one of the best crab houses in and around Annapolis.  If you are a visitor without a car and need transportation to one of them, consider the water taxi at the City Dock, an […]

August 02, 2017


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