Maryland Avenue Shopping

Yard House in Arundel Mills

In the mood for a tall glass of beer, great food, and top-notch speedy, friendly service? Then you want to slide into a booth or grab a seat at a table in the outdoor seating area at the Yard House in Hanover. Order a jumbo Bavarian Pretzel for the table at the Yard House. Image courtesy of the…

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Julep Southern Kitchen and Bar

Annapolis, meet your new favorite BBQ joint. The doors of Julep Southern Kitchen & Bar are now open and ready for all of your down-home cookin’ cravings. As you walk in the delicious smell of the kitchen and the beautiful decor will captivate you. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful palm…

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Katie's Happy Hour: Killarney House

As a Davidsonville native – with enough family members still living there to count on two hands – Killarney House (584 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD) and its authentic Irish fare will always be one of my favorite spots for a casual happy hour. Even if you’re a newcomer, the welcoming and…

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Jeremy's Drink of the Month: The Market House Lager

The new Annapolis Market House is everything we’ve always wanted it to be; crab cakes, raw oysters, fresh produce, a stylishly redeveloped space that honors it’s history, and a bar featuring a little something for everyone. We stopped by Market House to interview Brian Sykes, general manager and…

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Leslie’s Happy Hour: Frisco Tap House

The Village at Waugh Chapel is home to many great places to eat, shop, and play. But if it’s beer you’re after, Frisco Tap House — located at 2406 Brandermill Blvd in Gambrills, on the edge of Crofton—is the clear choice. Frisco Tap House Inside, however, choosing is not quite so easy. Behind a…

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Jeremy's Drink of the Month: The Brass Tap

This month, on Jeremy’s Drink of the Month, we’re talking age-old Christmas traditions. Mistletoe, eggnog, Kris Kringle, all that wonderful yada yada are wonderful, but there’s another tradition, nearly as ubiquitous that we’ll be exploring today. I call it the Husband Couch. We all know it well…

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Leslie’s Happy Hour: Lures Bar & Grille

Inspired by Rhea’s Pick of the Month in November, I decided to check out Lures Bar & Grille myself for this month’s happy hour spot—not least of all because I didn’t want to miss out on the many good fishing puns it would afford. I would typically think of going to a place like Lures in warm…

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Leslie’s Happy Hour: Rams Head Roadhouse

Anyone’s who’s spent time on West Street is doubtless familiar with Rams Head Tavern, a beloved watering hole for downtown-goers interested in live music and an enormous beer selection. But what option is there for the weary commuter? Where can a traveler stop to grab a bite and quench their thirst…

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Rheas Plate of the Month: Lures Bar & Grille

This month, I had the pleasure of sampling some of the coastal cuisine found at Lures Bar & Grille (1397 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032). Once you step into the building you have been successfully “lured”, and the restaurant lets you know it. The very definition of their namesake greets you…

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Take a Trip to Crooked Crab Brewing Company

We’ve all gathered with friends and kicked around our “what if” dream ventures. When college buddies Daniel Messeca, Alex Josephs, and Earl Holman asked, “what if we opened a craft brewery?” they went even further and took action. “No one stopped us and next thing we knew we had a lease,” says…

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