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Darin Gilliam

Meet Local Artist Roberta Pardo

Growing up in Annapolis, I've acquired a love for history and maritime culture. Through my travels in and around major cities, I have also fallen in love with outdoor murals and public art. I am happy to say that Annapolis now reflects and shows off all of these that I love; history, maritime…

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Meet Local Artist Patrice Drago

If you are in or around the Annapolis arts scene, odds are you have met or heard of Patrice Drago. Whether it is through her artist residency at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, blogging for Annapolis Discovered, serving as a Board Chair for Maryland Federation of Art, or being an advisor for…

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Meet Plein Air Artist David Diaz

I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with local plein air painter, David Diaz. Though it’s a cloudy day, David brightens up the block with his contagious personality. We talk about when the best time of day is to capture lights and shadows, color theory, and his seriously impressive…

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A Bivalve to Call your Own

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…

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Beers with a Kick at Federal House

My favorite things about blogging for Foodie Annapolis is getting to know the people that make the restaurants and bars we love so much move and shake. These are the owners, general managers, bar managers, bartenders, etc. Being able to sit down and talk to them about more than just my drink order…

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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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DD's Drink of the Month: Cocktails and Ales at BAROAK

BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom is a Belgian inspired restaurant with an American twist located inside the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Executive Chef Teddy Folkman puts an emphasis on mussels, mayo-based sauces and, of course, frites to bring the taste of Belgium to downtown Annapolis. According to the BAROAK…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Galway Bay’s Egg Nog Martini

In July of this year, I had the pleasure of covering Pirate Cove’s 'Coconut Crush’ frozen cocktail for Foodie Annapolis and was personally introduced to the Galway Bay Authentic Egg Nog, created by Anne Arundel County restaurateurs Anthony Clarke and Michael Galway of Galway Bay, Brian Boru…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Hemingway Cocktail

I’ve heard people say that if you want the best in fresh seafood, eat where the fisherman and boaters eat. In Annapolis, one of these places is Boatyard Bar & Grill. Founded in 2001 by owner Dick Franyo, Boatyard has a large food menu that doesn’t disappoint. Paired with a cocktail list that plays…

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