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Irish Fare & Hospitality without Crossing the Pond

For over two decades, the Irish Restaurant Company (IRC) has served Irish hospitality at their three local restaurants right here in Anne Arundel County. In 1998 Galway Bay was founded on Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis by Michael Galway. Anthony Clarke soon joined him as partner and…

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St. Patrick's Day with Galway Bay

St Patricks Day - a full day of celebrations honoring the patron saint of Ireland and Irish culture in its entirety through parades, activities, dining events, and other social gatherings. alt="Galway Bay" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-12129" data-processed="true" src="https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/fetch/c_fill,q_75/https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1613434280/clients/annapolis/Screen_Shot_2020_03_17_at_3_17_25_PM_copy_c40bc066-db60-4432-92b4-96b72dee7593.png" With the recent restrictions on the nation concerning the latest public health crisis, the holiday will be…

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Go South - You Won't Regret It

Photo courtesy of VAAAC With apologies to newspaperman Horace Greeley—or whoever truly coined the phrase “Go west, young man”—visitors to this area are urged to “go south.” Those yearning to peel away the veneer of the main attractions here in search of elusive “local color” would do well to…

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Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Spots

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year. So, do something special! Celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day with a delicious meal at a great restaurant. If you haven’t booked your reservations yet, check out our list of Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Spots for mom below! Brio Tuscan Grille Saturday, May…

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Pirate’s Cove and Big Mary’s Dock Bar

Galesville is an idyllic slice of heaven just 15 minutes south of Annapolis on the lovely West River. When you feel the need to just get away from traffic and the rush of daily life, a trip to Big Mary’s Dock Bar or Pirate’s Cove may be just the respite you need. Each time I visit Galesville, I am…

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Dining and Docking Options in South County

Okay – ready for a little adventure? Once you have discovered Annapolis and enjoyed its restaurants, bars, architecture, art galleries, and the Naval Academy Visitors Center, we suggest you get out of town! We invite you to discover the picturesque towns south of Annapolis (Southern Anne Arundel…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Galway Bay’s Egg Nog Martini

In July of this year, I had the pleasure of covering Pirate Cove’s 'Coconut Crush’ frozen cocktail for Foodie Annapolis and was personally introduced to the Galway Bay Authentic Egg Nog, created by Anne Arundel County restaurateurs Anthony Clarke and Michael Galway of Galway Bay, Brian Boru…

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4 Ways to Savor Annapolis this November

Specialty four course meals, dinner and a play, live music on a nightly basis, and even Thanksgiving feasts; it’s all in Annapolis this November. Here are four ways to savor Annapolis all month long. Chef’s Table Wine Dinner at Blackwall Hitch Join Blackwall Hitch's Chef Jonathan Seningen and…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Coconut Crush

As I type this, I am sitting in the shaded bar attached to Pirates Cove Restaurant. A wonderful meal, sunshine, friendly staff and a flight of cocktails that scream Summer! Life ain’t that bad! General Manager Richard Whelan is our bartender today. He is kind, extremely helpful and knows his…

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