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Leaf Peeping and Wine Sipping

The International Wine Review says Maryland wines are on the rise, and their quality and unique character are attracting new enthusiasts. That isn’t news to these three wineries, which have a loyal following for their wines. Here’s how to enjoy them this fall! A couple walks through the…

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Discover the BWI Brewery Trail

Located midway between Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the BWI area is a great place for exploring. If you’re looking for a reason to roam, check out the BWI Brewery trail, with four great breweries all within a 30-minute drive. Guinness Blonde is Maryland born and brewed! Image…

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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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