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Sweet Treats at Sweet Hearts Patisserie

Heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with hand-crafted sugary delights. I’m talking about Sweet Hearts Patisserie (patisserie: quite literally a shop where french pastries are sold) in the Clock Tower Place. There are whimsical things to ooh and ah over from the moment you walk in. A darling…

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Love Is in the Air at Cafe Normandie

{{unknown}}A meal at Cafe Normandie is like coming home to your favorite dish and it’s no wonder; head chef and owner Jean-Louis has been putting his heart and soul into all his dishes ever since he first opened his twelve-seat eatery just a few shops up the street. “I always feel that my restaurant…

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The Charming World of Reynolds Tavern

Pinkies up and no crusts allowed ladies and gents, welcome to the charming world of Reynolds Tavern. Owners Wes and Marilyn Burge offer a traditional English tea service here in a colonial tavern setting, an intimate gathering place with roots deep in Annapolis as one of it’s oldest establishments…

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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar has been a staple in the Annapolis Towne Centre for almost ten years, which means you’ve probably got vibrant colors, sugary caipirinhas, and fresh hand-smashed guacamole already floating through your head. These are all things that we have come to know and love from…

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Thanksgiving Farm Winery

What better way to celebrate the season of thanks and togetherness than with a visit to Thanksgiving Farm Winery, in Harwood, Maryland. Doug and Maureen Heimbuch opened Thanksgiving Farm Winery in 2010 as the first commercial winery in Anne Arundel County. According to Maureen, it was her…

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Annapolis' Award-Winning Soup

Nothing serves up Maryland-style comfort like a bowl of cream of crab soup. If you’re looking for the best cream of crab soup in Annapolis, look no further than Ports of Call (at the DoubleTree by Hilton) where Executive Chef Charles McKnew has honed this Maryland classic to perfection. Incredibly…

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Ashling Kitchen & Bar

Any day now we’ll be getting that cooler weather and subsequent comfort food cravings that come with every fall season. If you’re already deep in those PSL’s it’s time to get on board with some real savory snuggles. Fortunately, Ashling Kitchen & Bar is here just in time to provide the food and…

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Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Yellowfin Steak & Fish House

Nestled between downtown Annapolis and the South River Bridge is Yellowfin Steak & Fish House, a spacious waterfront spot with all the tasty views and eats you need to savor the rest of summer. Yellowfin is sure to accommodate any culinary curiosity, with everything from lunch to dinner, to sushi…

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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Grapes Wine Bar

Grapes Wine Bar of Annapolis is a hidden jewel among Annapolis food stops. Located in the Clock Tower Plaza on Forest Drive, it’s been a haven for delicious French cuisine and wine for eight years. It doesn’t hurt that Wine Cellars of Annapolis, the source behind Grapes’ superb wine selection, is…

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Annapolis Cocktails Around Town

Harry Browne’s Nothing says “classic cocktail” like a dirty martini, at least in my book. You may like it “dusty” with just a touch of olive juice, or if you’re like me “filthy” with enough olive juice content to make it questionably alcoholic. (Mmm.. taste the ocean.) Photo courtesy of the…

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