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Happy Hour at Harry Browne's

According to Harry Browne’s website, “Harry Browne’s has catered to local politicians and seven Governors and is a favorite with local lobbyists.” Being located directly across from the State House at 61 State Circle, this is no surprise. Perhaps this is why up until now, I never considered this a…

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Annapolis Consignment Shops

“Everything old is new again” – it’s an ol’ song that I find myself humming when I walk into a consignment shop. From my recent dive into local pre-owned shopping, there seems to be a big, dare I say renewed, interest in resale items. There are a number of places that sell high quality items at low…

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Meet Local Artist Christian Smooth

If you aren’t familiar with young filmmaker and photographer, Christian Smooth, you should be. Recently noted as one of the Seven Anne Arundel newsmakers to watch for in 2017 by the Capital Gazette, Christian and I have known each other since high school. In school, he was known for his records in…

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Annapolis Restaurant Week: A Foodie's Paradise

It’s that time of year again here in Annapolis when foodies get the chance to indulge in a great annual food event known as Annapolis Restaurant Week. Beginning this week from Monday, February 20th through Sunday, 26th, over 40 Restaurants participate in the event, offering fixed price menus across…

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Bite into Annapolis History

George Washington ate in Annapolis? Yes – that’s true! In honor of Annapolis Restaurant Week (February 20-26), we’re sharing some of our favorite places to dine for history lovers. Whether the establishment itself is historic, the building has a rich history, or there is an opportunity to combine…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Gin and Vodka at Stoney River

Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill – located in the Westfield Annapolis Mall – is my kind of place. It’s it both upscale and laid back, dark enough to make you feel cozy, and has enough wood and stone finishings that make you feel like you're almost in a beautiful, modern, comfy cabin. I'm immediately…

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Behind Locked Doors at Mission Escape Rooms

Think you’re good at puzzles? Riddles? Maybe you pride yourself on your problem solving skills. Mission Escape Rooms (40 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401) was opened in Annapolis about a year ago, challenging the problem solving skills of hundreds of locals and visitors since. It’s an interactive…

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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Bouillabaisse

Tucked away in a cozy little corner of the Clock Tower Plaza is one of Annapolis’ best kept secrets: Grapes Wine Bar of Annapolis. This gem of a wine bar might elude your notice while driving back and forth on Forest Drive, but if you’re a connoisseur of gastronomical delights, it’s definitely one…

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African American Heritage Tour Lends Perspective

African American history in Annapolis is a story about much more than staggering numbers, chilling tales, or attention-grabbing facts. It is a story about human tragedy, individual fear and greed, and conditions of extreme suffering. It is also a story of hope, industry and perseverance. Like it or…

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