Maryland Avenue Shopping

A ‘Pop-Up’ to Prop Up Neighbors in Need

Personally, the first change became noticeable when the morning newspaper started showing up a few weeks ago, knotted and dry in its wrapper, just outside the front door, and not in its usual under-the-car landing spot. It was such a simple gesture, but it’s just one incidental illustration that…

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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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I Love My Neighborhood

My husband and I moved to Annapolis from Washington DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, building a house in a waterfront community on the Severn River. For him, it was a return to the hometown of his boyhood, a move that delighted his parents and childhood friends. For me, a native New Englander…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership

In the later years of the 1800s, the oyster harvest on the Chesapeake Bay had already made the Bay a famous place—worldwide. Oysters were caught and packed here at a record rate. Hundreds of skipjacks could be seen plying the waters. There were so many watermen catching an abundance of these…

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Top 6 Places for Outdoor Dining in Annapolis

Outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, kayaking, and biking are a quintessential part of the Annapolis culture during the warmer months. Among that list is also outdoor dining. Several restaurants around town have a few tables on the sidewalk that makes for a relaxing environment and prime…

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Carrol's Creek Cafe: An Eastport Landmark

Restaurants, businesses, and homes line the shore in Annapolis, but one establishment that has become a landmark in Eastport is Carrol’s Creek Cafe. Image courtesy of author Whether you’re grabbing a drink at the bar, enjoying a meal, or throwing a party, the inviting patio with a perfect view of…

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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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Wine and Dinner Cruises on the Chesapeake

July can be steamy or dreamy – hot on land but much cooler on the water. Watermark Cruises and the Schooner Woodwind offers a range of options for getting out on the scenic Severn River or the majestic Chesapeake Bay. These well- established local companies provide unique adventures of varying…

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Happy Hour at Carrol’s Creek Cafe

Anne Arundel County – fortunately for those of us who live here – has no shortage of restaurants and bars along its many rivers, creeks, and The Bay itself. Carrol’s Creek Café (410 Severn Ave. in Eastport) provides one of the most expansive views of the water and landmarks of city of Annapolis…

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