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Author, Steve Adams.
Steve Adams


Steve Adams is a lifelong Annapolitan who enjoys spending as much time as possible on, in, or near the water and walking around downtown Annapolis with his dog, family, or friends. An avid paddleboarder, Steve's favorite weekend activity is taking photos to share on his @annapolispaddleboarder Instagram account from the middle of the Severn River, Spa Creek, or Ego Alley. He also loves visiting and writing about Annapolis's ever-changing food scene. A public relations specialist at a local integrated marketing firm, Steve graduated from Union College and earned a master's degree in journalism from Iowa State University.


Local Faves:
-Chick & Ruth's Delly
-USNA Campus and Football Stadium 
-The Mitchell Gallery

Welcome Winter with the Performing Arts!

Though there’s never a bad time to enjoy the wide-ranging performing arts scene in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, winter is hard to beat. It is also a time when turning the calendar to 2022 might inspire you to expand your cultural horizons. Luckily, three of the region’s leading performing…

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Alex Haley Day, a New Tradition Unfolds

Like most American cities rich in colonial history, Annapolis has its fair share of statues honoring white men who played a central role in it. A few of the most visible include one honoring Baron Johann De Kalb, a German-born Revolutionary War hero, outside the Maryland State House, and another…

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Lifeline 100 Rides

There are countless manmade and natural sights to see in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, from historic colonial buildings and landmarks to the Chesapeake Bay’s diverse flora and fauna. There are also plenty of ways to see them, from formal walking tours and boat rides to scenic drives and…

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A History Lover's Itinerary

Given Maryland’s nearly 400 years of history – it became a colony in 1632 and a state in 1788 – you could easily spend a month in the state and visit a different historic site, museum, or attraction every day. But if you’re big on history and short on time, just a few days spent in and around…

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Take to the Trails During Great Outdoors Month

June means lots of things in Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and Annapolis: the arrival of the fresh crabs that make backyard crab feasts great, an uptick in the number of colonial-clad tour guides leading historic walking tours downtown, and plentiful views of vessels on the water, from sailboats…

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Backyard Crab Feast

As one of the most memorable quotes from one of the most memorable movies shot in Maryland, Wedding Crashers, put it, “Crab cakes and football, that’s what Maryland does!” While the former declaration is true, yet always accompanied by the much-debated question of what restaurant does them best…

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Red Octopus Tattoo

As is the case in much of the country, there are plenty of places to get a tattoo in Anne Arundel County. Indeed, a simple Google search of “Anne Arundel County tattoo shops” will provide you with dozens of options, from the super-sleek Black Lotus Tattoo in the BWI Business District to the…

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Best Bars in Annapolis for Watching March Madness!

While seating will be limited in the stadiums where it’s played and the sports bars where it’s watched, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament – better known as March Madness – is back after being canceled in 2020 for the first time since it was first held, in 1939. Tipping off on March 18 and…

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

Founded in 1997 by then-home cake bakers Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz, Nothing Bundt Cakes was created to “fill a gap in the world for delicious cakes” – to, quite simply, offer customers cakes that were as close to perfect as possible. They aimed to achieve this by following one simple rule:…

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