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Ways to Help Support Businesses and Their Employees

{{unknown}}In the wake of shear uncertainty, one thing is certain of this unprecedented time, we are all here, now, together. Supporting each other here in the now is crucial. I have been doing my share of online shopping from local businesses lately, including those of friends and family who have…

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Loving a Town that Embraces Wine Culture

Moving back to Annapolis after spending years in California was quite the adjustment at first. My drink of choice naturally became wine and I became quite passionate about wine culture. After spending weekends in Napa and learning more on the craft of wine making, I was hooked. I love how versatile…

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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Red Red Wine Bar

Red Red Wine Bar located on Main Street in downtown Annapolis has been on a mission to redefine what it means to drink wine since 2011. Owners Lisa and Brian Bolter took the bold leap from television news into the restaurant industry to help change the way people approach wine, and in essence to…

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Artist Spotlight: Meet Naptown Brass Band

Image courtesy of Dave Bontempo About Naptown Brass Band When Dave Bontempo bought a sousaphone in 2004, he was not a musician and the thought of the Naptown Brass Band was far from becoming a reality. The Annapolis native had a deep affinity for New Orleans-style street music and was inspired by…

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Sunday Morning Brunch in Annapolis

“Taste Tourism” is the newest category in the travel industry’s lexicon. This reference to destination-dining is pretty basic and we try to assist visitors with helpful information about our rainbow of restaurants. Many times, it’s brunch in Annapolis that grabs the most attention. When “on…

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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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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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Red Red Wine Bar...So Fine

Extraordinary? Yes, but not quite right. Classy? Yes, but not broad enough. When I was trying to find the precise word to summarize my overall experience at Annapolis’ Main Street-based Red Red Wine Bar for happy hour, I finally was able to settle on an accurate adjective: “superior.” Yes, that…

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Brunching Around Annapolis

Sunday Brunch seems to be climbing to the top of the list of America’s favorite dining-out meals – and brunch in Annapolis is no exception. We have a growing list of options downtown and beyond. This month, I focus on some personal favorites – most within walking distance of the city’s major…

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