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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

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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New Foodie Finds for 2021

In case we’ve forgotten, the arrival of and ever-changing challenges resulting from COVID-19 in 2020 reminded us of the great diversity, and equally-great resiliency, of restaurants throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. From many well-established restaurants offering takeout and delivery…

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Holiday Brunch, To-Go!

Restaurants in our area offer everything you might need to celebrate the season with a tasty holiday brunch at home! Image courtesy of Iron Rooster. Although our first, and hopefully last, COVID-era Holiday Season will certainly include fewer holiday parties and meals out than in normal years, it…

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St. John's College: Face Behind the Mask

An aerial shot of St. John's College, the 3rd oldest college in the country. The College of William & Mary was established in 1693 while Harvard was charted in 1650. Photo courtesy of St. John's College. Step onto the St. John’s College (SJC) campus during fall in a normal year, and the grounds…

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It’s Apple Cider (Donut) Season!

Cinnamon Caramel with Apple Glaze can be found via 'Glazey Days' Donut Truck! Photo courtesy of Glazey Days. Think “Annapolis food and drink,” and apples and apple cider probably don’t come to mind too quickly. Indeed, Maryland grows less than 1% of America’s favorite fruit each year; and although…

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Playing Hooky: 5 Spots for Kid-Friendly Eats!

That wink and a smile, someone is happy with their kid-friendly lunch! Photo courtesy of Miss Shirley's Whether they recently returned to in-person learning or are still doing it from home, kids of all ages are bound to have a more-stressful-than-normal start to the 2020 school year. Parents…

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