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 […]

July 07, 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


Happy Hour at the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern

By: Natalie Spong

Although the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern is a relatively new bar and restaurant, it has already established itself as somewhat of a neighborhood bar with many loyal patrons. This was evident on a recent Thursday Happy Hour when I entered to a crowded bar filled with lively conversations and greetings. It seemed there were a number […]

March 30, 2017