Looking for a way to support the local Annapolis restaurant community while getting a great deal at the same time? Maybe you have a running list of restaurants you’d like to try but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Then open up your outlook calendar and set a reminder for the dates of March 20th to 28th for your chance to enjoy Annapolis Restaurant Week.
Downtown Annapolis Partnership
Restaurant Week is held in many cities across the country where diners are able to enjoy ‘prix fixe’ meals at a discount. Right here in Annapolis, Restaurant Week, conceived by the Downtown Annapolis Partnership, (DAP) to help support restaurants during the shoulder season, is celebrating its 13th birthday this month with the help of over 40 participating restaurants.
Creativity and safety are keys to making a successful event this year. “This year, it’s all about being flexible so as many people as possible can safely enjoy the wide variety of dining options Annapolis has to offer,” said Erik Evans, DAP Executive Director and event organizer.
Go All Out
Adaptions this year due to COVID-19 include carryout bargains, cocktails to go, and the ability to plan for future meals out by purchasing gift cards. Reservations are recommended as seating will be limited to allow for safe social distancing. Group size will be capped at six people or less per table. Patrons will be required to wear masks when they are not seated for dining.
Participating restaurants will offer price-fixed dine-in meal selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two-course breakfasts will be priced between $9.95 and $15.95; two-course lunches will be priced between $12.95 and $19.95; and the price of a three-course dinner will run between $29.95 and $39.95.
Taking a peek at some of the menus created for this particular event, I must say I’m looking forward to the tuna wonton stacks from Latitude 38. I’ve never been to the Melting Pot; maybe this is a good time to try it! Fried green tomatoes from Miss Shirley’s? Yes please! Restaurant Week will be the last time I walk by Preserve without going in. Their restaurant week menu looks amazing!
There will likely be more restaurants added before the week kicks off so be sure to follow their page on Facebook for all the details. "With so many dining options and specials, you will want to enjoy our restaurants every day during Restaurant Week," says DAP Chairman Matt Schatzle. If you do what Schatzle suggests, think of all the cash you’ll have to throw in the tip jars before you head home.