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Five Essential Cocktails for Summer

Cocktails on the roof of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge is a must on these balmy summer nights! Image courtesy of Metropolitan. Nothing beats the summer heat like a shady bar and a cool drink. Annapolis has loads of adult libations to choose from, but if you’re looking for ideas, these…

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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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The Wonderful (Food) World of West Street

When it comes to dining options beyond downtown Annapolis proper, you can go North, to the eclectic restaurants scattered throughout West Annapolis, or you can go South, to the white tablecloth and high-end seafood restaurants in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. But if you really want to…

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Sailing La Vagabonde Explores Annapolis

Elayna and Riley are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular Youtube channel, Sailing La Vagabonde. The Australian couple, and their adorable son Lenny, have a love for both travel and sailing, which they document for their audience of over 1 million subscribers. The most impressive thing about…

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Taro Smoothie: A Fresh Addition to Downtown

In a prime location, just one block off of beloved Ego Alley is a discreet and subtle storefront that dons an organic vibe with simple signage and a welcoming open door. Situated on the corner of Prince George Street and Randall Street, Taro Smoothie is within walking distance to the Naval Academy…

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Marley's Happy Hour: Sailor Oyster Bar

When you walk through the doors of Sailor Oyster Bar (SOB) you are taken back to simpler times with a comfortable wooden bar, exposed pipes, and an overall vintage feel. The walls, decorated with black and white photos, pay homage to the region’s rich naval history. The bathrooms, even, are…

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A Peek Inside of Franklin House

Image courtesy of the author “What goes on in this house?” That’s a question owner Sean Finter often hears from by passers-by and visitors of Annapolis when he’s out working in the yard at 59 Franklin Street. The answer is a lot. Franklin House, a white Federal Colonial house located in downtown…

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Annapolis' Artful Dining Experience

My friends and family visiting from out of town know that my choices for eating out are almost always bound to be more than just about the food. I look for an artful dining experience – the atmosphere is key, and why not combine the culinary arts with visual arts, and when possible, live music for…

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Art History in Sailor Oyster Bar's Cheeky Bathroom

Sailor Oyster Bar celebrates the spirit of the sailor. Specifically, the World War II sailor, with artwork and imagery of the "Greatest Generation,” such as the famous LIFE magazine photograph of the V-J Day kiss in Times Square. Gibson Girl by Charles Dana Gibson via Wikimedia Commons With their…

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Annapolis Restaurants Celebrate Renovations

Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the motto around town recently. A handful of Annapolis restaurants summoned their inner Chip and Joanna Gains makeover skills as they revamped their locations. Sailor Oyster Bar is no stranger to shocking their clientele and making a statement…

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