Meet the Locals: Dick Franyo

By: Symmetry

It’s 2:30pm on a frigid Tuesday in January. But when you walk into Dick Franyo’s Boathouse Bar & Grill on Restaurant Row in the historic maritime district of Eastport, it’s easy to feel like you’ve just walked off your boat mid-summer. Pictures of local sailors line the walls, as do quirky knick knacks from Franyo’s […]

April 23, 2015


By: Mary Lou Baker

Many a celeb has stayed at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, but nobody has taken up permanent residence – until Theodore Folkman came to town last month. Folkman, a passionate chef and craft beer promoter with impressive culinary creds, is the new co-owner of Baroak Cookhouse and Tap Room at this popular hotel. Spacious and airy, with 153 seats indoors and additional tables (some picnic style) seating 90 on outdoor terraces, its modern décor suggests an upscale tavern.

April 16, 2015

Galway Bay Promises True Tastes of Ireland

By: Mary Lou Baker

Kevin Barry, named after the young 18th century Irish martyr, is the son of a 1993 Naval Academy graduate who did not follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he followed his own to …

March 08, 2015

Savor the Superior Flavor of The Maryland Crab Cake

By: admin

If you’ve ever picked a Maryland blue crab, you know how much work goes into extracting its sweet, delicate meat. So it’s no wonder that an equally popular dish in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay is the Maryland crab cake. This more refined cousin of its steamed version possesses the same succulent taste but requires […]

May 02, 2014