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The Ultimate Foodie Weekend in Annapolis

I’ve been known to drive hours for a great meal; it’s a great excuse for a road trip. Annapolis has so many fantastic restaurants, you can turn your day trip into a weekend and barely scratch the surface on the tastes that await. Here’s my plan for a cuisine-centric weekend in my hometown. Day…

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100 Years of the Anne Arundel County Public Library

This month, the nation celebrates “Read Across America,” a national initiative begun in 1998 by the National Education Association to encourage young readers to find the joy in reading! 2021 also happens to be the centennial of our beloved library system, the Anne Arundel County Public Library…

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The Concierge Desk: Historic Inns of Annapolis

A view down Main Street and of the State Capitol building from the Maryland Inn. Image courtesy of Historic Inns of Annapolis. There are few things that pair as well with fall as caramel apples. Sure, one might say what about crisp air? Or falling leaves? Or what about Halloween, pumpkins, and…

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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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Carry Out Cocktails

Vida Taco; Smokey Margarita. Photo courtesy of author. I can make a decent gin and tonic, but limoncello? Hibiscus sangria? Ginger syrup? I wouldn’t even know where to start. That’s one of the reasons I love the new trend of take-away cocktails. My big question now: What took them so long…

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7 Easter Brunch/Dinner Specials To Take Home This Year

Holidays typically bring families and friends together, but self-distancing has caused us to rethink our Easter celebrations. Luckily, several restaurants in the Annapolis area are open and willing to give their customers a special meal this holiday weekend. Bunny cake from Sweet Hearts Patisserie…

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I Love My Neighborhood

My husband and I moved to Annapolis from Washington DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, building a house in a waterfront community on the Severn River. For him, it was a return to the hometown of his boyhood, a move that delighted his parents and childhood friends. For me, a native New Englander…

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The Charming World of Reynolds Tavern

Pinkies up and no crusts allowed ladies and gents, welcome to the charming world of Reynolds Tavern. Owners Wes and Marilyn Burge offer a traditional English tea service here in a colonial tavern setting, an intimate gathering place with roots deep in Annapolis as one of it’s oldest establishments…

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Annapolis is Easy to Love When You're a Kid

I never paid much attention to kid-friendly anything before I had a baby in 2018. But, as the saying goes, “having a baby changes everything.” My kid-friendly radar is constantly up, seeking out the best places to visit with our son, finding activities to do when my nieces visit or recommendations…

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Top 6 Places for Outdoor Dining in Annapolis

Outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, kayaking, and biking are a quintessential part of the Annapolis culture during the warmer months. Among that list is also outdoor dining. Several restaurants around town have a few tables on the sidewalk that makes for a relaxing environment and prime…

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