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Local Favorites: Longstanding Annapolis Restaurants

Statistics show that most restaurants in the United States have a pitifully short lifespan. Ninety percent close their doors just a year after they opened, and the life expectancy for most of the survivors averages five years. A famous exception to this rule is the White Horse Tavern in Newport…

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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Crab Hash

Ever since Iron Rooster opened their doors in downtown Annapolis roughly two and half years ago, they’ve been “makin’ bacon” and serving breakfast all day, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike. They currently have three locations (Annapolis, Canton, and Hunt Valley) with another site set…

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Annapolis Restaurant Week: A Foodie's Paradise

It’s that time of year again here in Annapolis when foodies get the chance to indulge in a great annual food event known as Annapolis Restaurant Week. Beginning this week from Monday, February 20th through Sunday, 26th, over 40 Restaurants participate in the event, offering fixed price menus across…

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Brunching Around Annapolis

Sunday Brunch seems to be climbing to the top of the list of America’s favorite dining-out meals – and brunch in Annapolis is no exception. We have a growing list of options downtown and beyond. This month, I focus on some personal favorites – most within walking distance of the city’s major…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Bacon Bloody Mary

Location: Iron Rooster, City Dock Iron Rooster has become an Annapolis favorite since it opened in October of 2014. Located in the heart of Downtown Annapolis, with views of the City Dock, it serves as a perfect spot for all-day breakfast. Aside from their stellar homemade pop-tarts, their drinks…

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For The Love of Brunch

Back in Ireland, where I’m from, brunch was just catching on when I left last year to follow my husband to the States. I’d already gotten hooked on the traditional Irish brunch: pork sausages, rashers (thick bacon), black and white pudding, mushrooms, fried tomato, baked beans, and thick soda bread…

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Bacon Brunch at a Bourbon Bar

Well, why not? A few years ago when the bacon craze hit, I thought, "Well there's a great idea!” Bacon absolutely can be incorporated into any food from soup to nuts....think jalapeños and bacon cream of crab soup or smoked bacon flavored almonds. Locally, there are several places that support bacon…

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