Maryland Avenue Shopping

Soul: Southern Charm & Humble Hospitality

A delightful blend of southern charm and local flavor comes together at Soul (509 S. Cherry Grove, Annapolis, MD 21403), a discreet Annapolis favorite that invites you in with their hospitality and welcomes you to explore their expertly curated menus. Quietly tucked away, and a few minutes from…

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Rhea’s Plate of the Month: Blackwall Barn & Lodge

Courtesy of Blackwall Barn & Lodge The Blackwall Barn & Lodge (329 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054) is a fabulous new addition to the Blackwall Hitch chain. This month, I had the pleasure of sampling some of their delicious fares. The Blackwall Hitch chain has three locations (Annapolis…

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Annapolis Restaurants Celebrate Renovations

Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the motto around town recently. A handful of Annapolis restaurants summoned their inner Chip and Joanna Gains makeover skills as they revamped their locations. Sailor Oyster Bar is no stranger to shocking their clientele and making a statement…

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What's New in the Annapolis Food Scene

For the past few years, it seems as though the Annapolis food scene has been putting out headline after headline around new restaurants opening, updated menus, and renovated dining establishment. This month is certainly no different, with updates to a local favorite dining hub at City Dock, and a…

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New Dining Spot at Hilton Garden Inn Kitchen

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of stopping by one of Annapolis’ newest additions to the food scene, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Annapolis’ (174 West Street) Kitchen on West St. . Upon arriving I was welcomed by Lindsay Kahler, Sales Manager, and a lobby that was the spirit of Annapolis…

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Leslie's Happy Hour: Jalapeños Restaurant

I’m a big fan of small plates restaurants. It sometimes feels like such a shame to eat a large portion of one thing when there are so many menu items I want to try. But with small plates, you can try several different things, and if you bring a friend you can try even more! That’s why I fell in love…

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August is High Season for Ice Cream and More

Nothing diverts restless children like the prospect of an ice cream cone. And few things soothe an anxious adult like the mindless ritual of licking this tasty treat until it’s gone. Hail to this frozen delicacy, available in many forms and multiple flavors at four ice cream specialty shops in…

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5 Ways to Explore Annapolis in August

August is jammed packed with things to do—getting out on the water, dining options, events, festivals, shopping, nightlife. Pair all the happenings throughout the month with great weather, and you have a recipe for the perfect summer getaway. Below is a quick breakdown of suggestions to make the…

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Leslie's Happy Hour: Boatyard Bar & Grill

Inside Boatyard Bar & Grill, a large, open space with high ceilings reveals countless signed photographs of fishermen and local memorabilia. Since Boatyard opened in 2001, Owner Dick Frayno has dedicated his efforts to creating a restaurant that exudes the essence of Annapolis' Eastport…

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