8 Ways to Savor Annapolis this September
Bourbon Heritage Month
September is Bourbon Heritage Month! As a bourbon drinker, this is an exciting month for me! In recent years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know more about the drinks I enjoy – their history, how their made and the best ways to drink them. Annapolis has become a great town for a great cocktail. Restaurants and bars like Tsunami, Level and Metropolitan have crafted perfect cocktails for the bourbon drinker.
This month, Dry 85 will be introducing independent bourbon brand, Angels’ Envy, to the public and William Paca House and Garden will be hosting Blazers, Bourbon and Cigars, which includes a private tasting of Maker’s Mark.
Dry85 | Angel’s Envy Pop-Up
September 14 & 15 | 5pm
“Angel’s Envy is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.” Get to know the brand and the bourbon on September 14 and 15 at Dry 85 at 193 Main Street in Downtown Annapolis.
William Paca House & Garden | Blazers, Bourbon and Cigars
September 15 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; VIP early admission, 5:00 p.m.
Admission: General Admision $75 , VIP $175
Both longtime residents and newcomers will come together to enjoy a fun filled evening with blazers, bourbon and cigars. This event was established to provide a premier Gentlemen’s only evening in Annapolis with wonderful food, drinks, cigars and clothiers, from both local and afar. It is a gathering of the “who’s who” in Annapolis, including local residents, as well as those traveling from surrounding areas such as Washington, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore.
Get tickets and more information HERE
CRAB FEASTS, CRUISES & BEER
As a native Annapolitan, there is nothing I enjoy more than going out on the water, drinking a cold beer and eating fresh seafood! These things never get old! It is a part of the traditions and culture of this small, but great town. Chesapeake Brewing Company is creating an opportunity for you to experience some of the things us locals love the most about Annapolis. Stay overnight and enjoy a true crab feast and a sunset cruise off the Annapolis Harbor.
Chesapeake Brewing Company | Crab, Crash & Cruise
Get your tickets here.
Enjoy a stay and a feast in Annapolis. CRAB, CRASH & CRUISE includes a stay in Downtown Annapolis, an feast that includes half dozen steamed crabs, fried chicken, corn, two craft beers and a slice of our Maryland state cake, Smith Island Cake. Then enjoy a sunset cruise from the Annapolis Harbor, highlighting a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy and Chesapeake Bay.
49th Maryland Seafood Festival
September 10 – 11
Get tickets and more information here.
The Maryland Seafood Festival is a staple event among locals and visitors to the Annapolis area. Want to get familiar with the local food culture? Join the Maryland Seafood Festival and enjoy crabs, cold beer and a view of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
CHEF’S TABLE DINNER SERIES
Chef’s table events have truly become my favorite foodie events and they have become increasingly popular for a reason. If you’re like me, you see chef’s as culinary rock stars! Experiencing and savoring a meal only becomes better when the person who created it is giving you the in’s and out’s on how it was made. This month Chef Zack Mills of Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore will be teaming up with Chef Josh Brown of Fox’s Den to create an amazing meal inspired by Vietnamese street food.
Fox’s Den | Chef’s Table Dinner Series w/ Chef Zack Mills
After the success of our first two Chef’s Table Dinners: “Aquacultures” and “Mediterranean Mezze”; seats for our next dinner are going fast! “Vietnamese Communal Table”, the third dinner in our Chef’s Table Dinner Series, will be Tuesday, September 20th. Chef Zack Mills of Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore will be teaming up with Chef Josh Brown of Fox’s Den to create an amazing meal inspired by Vietnamese street food. A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will go to Chef Mills’ chosen charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Maryland Chapter.
*This even has recently sold out. Keep up with Foodie Annapolis and Fox’s Den for the next Chef’s Table Dinner Series.
ADD SOME FUN TO YOUR WEEK
Level | Wine & Dine Night
Monday gets a bad rep! It’s not it’s fault that it’s the first day of the week, but it is and therefore, most of us don’t like it! Sorry Monday! Add a little bit of fun to the first day of the work-week by getting some friends together and heading to Level for their Wine & Dine night, every Monday. Enjoy any bottle of wine at Level and get a small plate for free.
Ruth’s Chris | 3-Course Classic Dinner
Until End of Summer
Summer isn’t over yet! Join Ruth’s Chris in Eastport Annapolis throughout the rest of the summer for our 3-Course Ruth’s Classic Dinner for only $39.95! Eastport is home to many great restaurants and Ruth’s Chris is one of them. Enjoy a walk down to the water and a view overlooking Downtown Annapolis.
Rams Head Loyalty Program & Beer Release
The great thing about this area is that you can take a short drive in almost any direction and be on the water. Rams Head has created a name for themselves among locals and visitors as the place to go for great beer, food and music. With their addition of Rams Head Dockside, this is even more the case. Settled on the water in Glen Burnie, Maryland, Dockside is worth the short drive away from Annapolis. Dockside beach is full-service and open outside until 11pm, 7 days a week.
While visiting one of Rams Heads many locations, ask about their Loyalty Card and monthly Beer Releases, happening every first Thursday of the month. Get the perks of being a regular and a taste of what will be on tap! Loyalty Card & Beer Release Info HERE.
Photography courtesy of The Manual, Baltimore Fishbowl, and Level