Maryland Avenue Shopping

Black Market Bakers

As people began staying home last year, my Instagram feed became filled with people learning how to make bread from scratch. Like stir-crazy frontier folk, we seemed to meet the moment with a collective “goodbye gluten-free, hello sourdough!” I myself contemplated jumping in, but luckily Steven…

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Sweet Eden Bakeshop

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have sweets and chocolate on the brain. Lucky for us, just a short drive from Arundel Mills you'll find Sweet Eden Bakeshop, a cake and confectionary that specializes in cakes for all occasions as well as macarons, cake pops, cupcakes and more…

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Date-Night In! Local Twists for Fun at Home

Hopefully, we’ll all spend Valentine’s Day 2022 in busy restaurants and bars, strolling down a crowded Main Street, sitting close for a concert at Ram’s Head, or in a packed audience for a local theater performance. But for Valentine’s Day 2021, many of us are still doing our darndest to stay…

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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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Against the Grain

In Grano In Grano . In Latin it means “against the grain” and it is both the name and the driving force behind a fabulous new bistro-bakery in the Annapolis area that opened their doors in December 2020. In Grano’s unique approach is self-described as “a rebellion of what the mainstream…

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The Craft Beer Trail: Breweries of BWI

Maryland is no stranger to the beer brewing scene. From large scale breweries such as Heavy Seas and Flying Dog to smaller microbreweries around the state, craft brewing is a booming industry and the taprooms make for a fun place to gather within our community. Recently, the BWI area has become a…

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North County Diners

Willy’s Kitchen serves up homestyle favorites like chicken-n-waffles. Image courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Diners are among my favorite places to eat. Food with a home-cooked flair without messing up your kitchen is, let us be frank, almost always a win. That is why I love North County diners. The…

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Chinese Food for the Holidays

Luk Fu is located at Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills. Image courtesy of USA Restaurants. Anne Arundel County is rich with ethnic food, but for the winter holiday season, Chinese restaurants are the go-to option for an excellent, reasonably priced meal. Whether you carry out or eat-in, you…

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Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Edward ‘Eddie’ ‘Dopkin introduced his upscale breakfast and brunch restaurant, Miss Shirley’s, with its first location in Roland Park in 2005. Named after a loyal employee who was part of the family’s catering business for years, Miss Shirley’s is synonymous with southern hospitality and delicious…

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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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