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Annapolis Streets Transformed by Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining globes are on the agenda for Reynolds Tavern as temperatures drop. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. The streets of downtown Annapolis were transformed this summer to provide a safe and pleasant space for socially distant socializing and dining at our bars and restaurants. Although…

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Forks Ahoy: Annapolis Restaurant Week

Annapolis Restaurant Week is a tasty time to visit Maryland’s historic capital city. 2020 marks the 12th year of this annual celebration, organized by the Downtown Annapolis Partnership and hosted by more than 40 area establishments. Special prix fixe menus are good from Saturday, February 29…

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Love Is in the Air at Cafe Normandie

{{unknown}}A meal at Cafe Normandie is like coming home to your favorite dish and it’s no wonder; head chef and owner Jean-Louis has been putting his heart and soul into all his dishes ever since he first opened his twelve-seat eatery just a few shops up the street. “I always feel that my restaurant…

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Sunday Morning Brunch in Annapolis

“Taste Tourism” is the newest category in the travel industry’s lexicon. This reference to destination-dining is pretty basic and we try to assist visitors with helpful information about our rainbow of restaurants. Many times, it’s brunch in Annapolis that grabs the most attention. When “on…

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Annapolis Restaurant Week Marks 11th Anniversary

Where shall we go – for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner? The choices are delicious and the prices right if you are lucky enough to be in Annapolis, Maryland between March 2 and 10. More than 40 restaurants in the state’s capital are gearing up for Annapolis Restaurant Week, extended this year to be…

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Sip, Eat, & Shop at Midnight Madness

Pack up your troubles, put on a happy face, and head to downtown Annapolis to make merry at Midnight Madness. Now an annual holiday tradition, this unique event has drawn so many celebrants over the years that the event has grown from a single hit to a triple-header. This year, Midnight Madness…

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Where to Eat During the 2018 Spring Sailboat Show

It’s the eighth year for the Annapolis Spring Boat Show, a popular in-water extravaganza that attracts sailors and their families to our picturesque harbor in the heart of downtown. The April 20-22 event occupies every inch of the parking lot as well as Ego Alley, so named because on weekends fancy…

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Time for Dinner and Romance

“Stop trying to make everybody happy. You’re not tequila.” This quip, currently making the rounds on the internet, struck my funny bone. It came across my computer screen as I began writing this February blog – a month marked with Valentine’s Day, when everyone from first graders to perennials…

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January Dining in Annapolis

Is cabin fever beginning to set in with all this cold recently? Feeling a little stir crazy? With winter in full force here in Annapolis, it’s nice to know locals and visitors alike can hunker down in one of the many restaurants to enjoy a meal, a drink, and even a warm fire. January dining in…

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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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