Maryland Avenue Shopping

Rhea's Plate of the Month: Jeno's Steaks

Jeno’s Steaks (552 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard) in Severna Park is a family-owned and operated business since 1991 and happens to be one of my favorite places to grab a quality cheesesteak. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Their name sounds suspiciously similar to the Geno’s in Philadelphia. In…

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Leslie’s Happy Hour: Lures Bar & Grille

Inspired by Rhea’s Pick of the Month in November, I decided to check out Lures Bar & Grille myself for this month’s happy hour spot—not least of all because I didn’t want to miss out on the many good fishing puns it would afford. I would typically think of going to a place like Lures in warm…

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Annapolis' Biggest Deals of the Year: Midnight Madness

The highly anticipated holiday shopping event is back - Midnight Madness! For three Thursdays in December, visitors stroll through the festive streets of Historic Annapolis to take advantage of wallet-friendly deals at participating shops until midnight. This local tradition encompasses the charm…

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Where to Get Your Artisan Bread in Annapolis

Are you a fan of Artisan bread – that warm, crusty bread of a particular shape? It can be round or oblong, skinny and long, small triangles or even squares. Artisan bread is less about the actual bread and more about the individual who is skilled in the techniques of baking it. Next time your plans…

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Spicing Up Autumn At The Spice and Tea Exchange

When the brisk November winds begin to whistle down the historic streets of Annapolis, my thoughts always turn to hot, seasonal teas and hearty meals flavored with herbs and spices to chase away the cold. Whether you are a self-professed gourmand, or a timid taste-tester in your own kitchen, The…

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Rheas Plate of the Month: Lures Bar & Grille

This month, I had the pleasure of sampling some of the coastal cuisine found at Lures Bar & Grille (1397 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032). Once you step into the building you have been successfully “lured”, and the restaurant lets you know it. The very definition of their namesake greets you…

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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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October Brings Fall Dining Options

U.S. Sail/Powerboat Shows Every October, Annapolis plays host to sail and motor boat enthusiasts from many parts of the world, with the wind-powered vessels showcased as the “largest in-water boat show in the world.” For the duration of the two back-to-back boat shows, feast at the dozens of…

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Leslie's Happy Hour: Gordon Biersch

As summer winds down, leaving behind hazy nights in favor of crisp, cool ones, my mind wanders to the excitement of fall festival season. In Annapolis, this might mean getting a Scotch egg at the Renaissance Festival or participating in the annual U.S. Sailboat or Powerboat shows. But for me…

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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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