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International Food Stops in North County

While global travel may be slightly out of reach, you can still take your taste buds on an international journey this summer. With so many diverse and delicious restaurants throughout Anne Arundel County, you won't have to travel far to feel like you are on a vacation! So, to get your food travels…

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O'Learys Seafood, an Eastport Gem

Wil Peterson, Owner and Operator of O'Learys Seafood in Eastport, took over the restaurant about 8 years ago. At first glance, you can tell Wil is just as colorful as the art-filled walls of his restaurant! With an eye for the curious and unexpected, O'Learys highlights the best of Chesapeake…

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Five Essential Cocktails for Summer

Cocktails on the roof of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge is a must on these balmy summer nights! Image courtesy of Metropolitan. Nothing beats the summer heat like a shady bar and a cool drink. Annapolis has loads of adult libations to choose from, but if you’re looking for ideas, these…

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The Barbecue Scene in Anne Arundel County

Bayside Bull specializes in the 'Maryland Way' of 'cue, Pit Beef! Image courtesy of the author. Maryland is for crabs, and oysters, and rockfish, but not barbecue, right? Wrong. The barbecue scene in Anne Arundel County is small but growing, with devoted fans. We have traditional barbecue…

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National Iced Tea Day

Tea has been around for thousands of years. Iced tea itself didn’t arrive on the scene until much more recently, in 1904. Word has it, that year, it was exceptionally hot at the St. Louis World’s Fair and tea plantation owner and merchant, Richard Blechynden, took advantage by serving his tea…

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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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Recovery Zones in Annapolis

Drive through downtown Annapolis on a weekend and you can’t miss the white dining tents around Market Square and tables out along Main Street, protected by orange and white barricades. They are all part of the city’s Recovery Zones, which debuted in June 2020 as a way to help restaurants stay…

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Every Day is Taco Tuesday in Anne Arundel County

Fresh Guac from a food truck is not only possible, but it's down right addictive when it comes from Tacos Friday! Image courtesy of Tacos Friday. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the first Battle of Puebla where the Mexican army defeated the French during the U.S. Civil War on May 5, 1862. In America…

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Party Like the Pacas: Wine & Dine in the Garden

Picture this — it’s 1776 and you’ve been invited to one of the hottest parties in town: the honorable William Paca’s garden party for Annapolis’ elite. There will be oysters, lamb, sweetmeats, plenty of ale and rum punch, tavern gossip, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear Paca himself regale his…

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