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The Concierge Desk: Historic Inns of Annapolis

A view down Main Street and of the State Capitol building from the Maryland Inn. Image courtesy of Historic Inns of Annapolis. There are few things that pair as well with fall as caramel apples. Sure, one might say what about crisp air? Or falling leaves? Or what about Halloween, pumpkins, and…

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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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Last Chance for Crabs: Take Home a Maryland Memory

Hundreds of sleek water craft and miles of wooden docks transform the Annapolis Harbor in the magic month of October – 5-9 for the U.S. Sailboat Show followed by a quick change for the U.S. Powerboat Show 12-15. The state capital of Maryland is also known as “Sailing Capital of the U.S.” and the…

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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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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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Legislative Session Enlivens Area Restaurants and Inns

Restaurants rejoice at the influx of legislators, lobbyists and staffers brought to Annapolis by the annual convening of the Maryland General Assembly. This year marks the 436th session of the state’s governing body, kicking off January 13 and concluding April 11. At last count, that means 47…

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Hometown Hints for Hungry Early Risers

Patrons at Chick & Ruths Delly start the morning with the Pledge. “Ask the locals” is the oft-given advice to folks from out of town looking for a good place to dine. But if you’re an early riser searching for a favorite breakfast spot, many of the locals (referred to here as Annapolitans) may…

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