Maryland Avenue Shopping

Leslie's Happy Hour: Boatyard Bar & Grill

Inside Boatyard Bar & Grill, a large, open space with high ceilings reveals countless signed photographs of fishermen and local memorabilia. Since Boatyard opened in 2001, Owner Dick Frayno has dedicated his efforts to creating a restaurant that exudes the essence of Annapolis' Eastport…

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Summertime Crabs in Annapolis

“Summer afternoon…to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James (1843-1916) We all have lingering memories of sweet summer afternoons spent with siblings at the local swimming hole or neighborhood pool…sipping icy tea with our grandmother on her…

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Annapolis' Most Instagram-Worthy Dining Spots

One of the reasons I enjoy being such an avid foodie is because of the pictures. Food pictures! Everyone must see what I am eating! Yes, I am that person that will halt all proceedings just to capture the perfect shot of whatever I’m about to devour. Behind every foodie is a patient friend, family…

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Leslie's Happy Hour: Sam's on the Waterfront

If you get through Bay Ridge Avenue, wend your way down a couple of side streets, and perplexingly drive into a gated community, you’ll find this month’s happy hour spot. A large octagonal building juts into the marina and hovers above the water. With no sound or sight of traffic, and only the…

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Maryland's Favorite Dishes

Anthony Bourdain, the often-outrageous star of CNN’s popular Parts Unknown TV show, recently made a startling confession in an interview with People Magazine . This onetime chef, a fearless consumer of insects and other intimidating delicacies, says that upon returning from one of his worldwide…

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Rhea's Plate of the Month: Skipper's Pier

After a lovely drive through the back roads of Southern Anne Arundel County (known as South County to locals) I arrived at an idyllic spot right on the water in Deale, MD. This little haven is really just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Annapolis, but much to my chagrin, I had never made the quick…

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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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Perfect Eastport Eateries for May

Apologies for the alliterative headline, but ‘tis true: May is the official opening of a season marked by celebrations. Think graduations, weddings, parties, proms, beach days, boat races – the list goes on. Annapolis at this time of year is party central, with visitors coming from everywhere for…

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Rhea's Favorite Spring Spots Around Annapolis

Although it hasn’t exactly felt like it, spring has arrived! If you haven’t broken out of your cocoon of cabin fever yet, it’s time to get back out to some of the local eateries that help make Annapolis great. In need of inspiration? Look no further! Follow me to some of my favorite spring spots…

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Annapolis' Oyster Roast & Sock Burning Tradition

Get a true taste of Annapolis at the Annual Oyster Roast & Sock Burning – held each year at the Annapolis Maritime Museum – and become an honorary Annapolitan for the day. Celebrating what’s in the water and those on the water is what this Eastport gem does best, and they are sure to show it off at…

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