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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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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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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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Vida Taco Bar: Not Your Average Taqueria

Vida Taco Bar (200 Main Street, Annapolis, MD) has a discreetly hip vibe that invites you to explore its well-curated menu that is rich in flavor and surprisingly simple in its composition. Not your average taqueria, this Main Street gem is a favorite amongst many. On a mission to bring you a “farm…

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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' 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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Annapolis Cocktail Trails

Annapolis has become a great location for both cocktails and food. Offering a little bit of everything, this historic town dishes up eclectic dining options, a thriving music scene, master mixologists and cozy pubs. As a native Annapolitan, avid cocktail enthusiast, and local foodie, I couldn’t help…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Angels and Demons

Since its opening in October 2009, Level has excelled at both seasonal, farm-to-table food and cocktail creation. With its ever-changing menu, it has become one of my personal favorite restaurants and bars in Annapolis. Outside of Level, owners the Fox Brothers (yes, they really are brothers) have…

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