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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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Christmas Marketplace in West Annapolis

In the past 10 years, I’ve had the good fortune to be in Europe over the Christmas holidays; once in Italy and once in Paris, France. In both locations, I was struck with how elaborate the holiday decorations are everywhere you go, and how strongly the Italians and Parisians embrace this particular…

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Flamant's New Menu

When Belgium-born chef Frederik De Pue opened Flamant in the then upscale neighborhood of West Annapolis, he defined his new venture as a “neighborhood bistro”. Already recognized by Food and Wine magazine as a rising star based on his performance as a chef in a top-tier Washington DC restaurant…

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10 Caterers You Should Know About

There are tons of reasons to party in the Annapolis area; home of the United States Naval Academy, scene of the largest in-water sail and power boat shows, an active boating community and a population that thrives on celebrations of all kinds. Standards are high for the caterers I recommend in this…

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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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The Food You're Missing in West Annapolis

Looking for an off-the-grid walking tour, a unique breakfast or brunch destination, an Asian lunch buffet, authentic Italian fare (including high-five pizza), Belgian-themed cuisine in a charming cottage setting, a bakery known for artisan breads, a Mexican eatery famous for its margaritas and a…

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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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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Flamant

Right away you can tell Flamant is the kind of restaurant that fosters an atmosphere of fun. Adirondack chairs circle a fire pit right out front of the building – and that’s no accident. It’s an invitation. It’s a casual reminder to take time to relax. It’s symbolic for the finer things in life: to…

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Six Valentine's Day Meals for Under $160

Annapolis has it all – beauty, romance, and great eats! We searched the streets and found six amazing prix fixe menus to help you celebrate this Valentine’s Day with that special someone. PLUS – you won’t break the bank account! What more could you ask for? Luna Blu (36 West St) Indulge in an…

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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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