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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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Eastport Eats

Carrol's Creek Cafe. Photo courtesy of Bob Peterson. Coping with social distancing and the virus it’s intended to fight is having the silver lining of bringing the people in our community together in unusual ways that will continue to benefit us when the current crisis abates. If you live in…

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A Date with My Dog

My Valentine is 101 pounds of black furry love. We share a love for the outdoors and can appreciate a great tasting brisket. Her name is Willow, and she’s a one-year-old Newfoundland. Photo courtesy of author. Even in the winter months in Maryland, you can catch a beautiful sunny day perfectly…

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Happy Hour at the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern

Although the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern is a relatively new bar and restaurant, it has already established itself as somewhat of a neighborhood bar with many loyal patrons. This was evident on a recent Thursday Happy Hour when I entered to a crowded bar filled with lively conversations and…

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7 Great Annapolis-Area BBQ Joints

Whether it’s coming from a campfire or wafting off a big pile of meat, there’s just something about smoke—especially in the autumn months. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of barbecue joints in and around Annapolis. Whether you’re a rib-lover, all about the brisket or…

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