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Super Noodles, a Ramen Round Up in AA Co.

April showers are right around the corner and nothing is more satisfying on a rainy day than a hot bowl of ramen. This savory noodle soup has gained popularity in recent years and we’re proud to have some of the best spots here in Anne Arundel County. From date night to family dinner, there’s a…

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Dining & Shopping Under the Stars

photo courtesy of author There’s no doubt that Annapolis thrives with summertime vibes both on the water and along the downtown streets. A weekly event that Annapolitans look forward to during the warmer months is Dinner Under the Stars. Over the last few years, Wednesdays on West Street have…

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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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Art in Unexpected Places

Annapolis’s Art District contains many galleries and outdoor murals, but art also abounds throughout the town and elsewhere in Anne Arundel County, often in unusual places. At BWI Airport, for example, you can explore one or more of the seven art galleries and historical displays in various…

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Chocolate, History, and Fun, All in One Day

Everything in Annapolis has a history, and chocolate is no exception. On Sunday, December 8th, Annapolis is celebrating the history and pleasure of chocolate at the annual Chocolate Binge Festival on West Street. Stroll over to the historic Hammond-Harwood House on the morning of the festival to…

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Late-Night Dining: Best Bites in Annapolis

There comes a time every once and a while where you find yourself out with friends late at night, or even just having a relaxing night in when the need for a late-night snack hits. Maybe you’ll need more than a snack to tie yourself over. Or if you’re someone who must have a late-night dining option…

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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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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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Annapolis' Newest Murals

If you've been on West Street in downtown Annapolis within the past few years, you've likely seen the mural above Tsunami. Or maybe you've found yourself surrounded by the colorful artwork splashed across the buildings in the design district. Annapolis' art community is continuing their mission of…

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Jeremy's Drink of the Month: The Regalo Verde at Tsunami

Josh Swisher is a man of the people. In describing his role at Tsunami (51 West Street), he tells me “when someone’s at the bar, I can be their bartender, yeah, but I’m also a little bit therapist, babysitter, [and] financial advisor.” It’s that extra tender loving care that makes the staff at…

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