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Mother’s Peninsula Grille–a great choice

Mother’s Peninsula Grille–a great choice

| December 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Paul and I were heading from Annapolis to the Severna Park area and decided to stop for lunch at Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold. It was our first-time visit at this sports theme bar/restaurant and it turned out to be a great choice! On that particularly cold day, we were warmly greeted and shown to […]

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Miss Shirley’s releases new fall menu

Miss Shirley’s releases new fall menu

| September 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

With the weather cooling down, Fall is in the air! Miss Shirley’s Café is celebrating the season with the premiere of their NEW Fall menu at all 3 locations. Delicious new imaginative dishes and returning fan favorites join house specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors. Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe and her culinary team’s, creative, […]

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Blackwall Hitch hits its stride

Blackwall Hitch hits its stride

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

The newest restaurant in Eastport, Blackwall Hitch, has been open for about 3 months and has really hit its stride. I was invited to a soft opening and thought the food was great and the service was top notch–of course, to a degree you expect that when the owners are hovering around and they are out […]

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CrabtownCurbs food truck stationed in Annapolis

CrabtownCurbs food truck stationed in Annapolis

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s another food truck in town and you can find it at the 24-7 Mart on Forest and Tyler.  CrabtownCurbs Cuisine! Born and raised in Annapolis, John Talman is bringing more mobile cuisine to the streets!  Have lived here around the bay all his life, he has been inspired to make different creations from the bay. […]

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Leeward Market Cafe and Pizzeria

Leeward Market Cafe and Pizzeria

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I got together with two friends, Penny and Cathy, who I worked with for many years at the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning. The three of us are now retired and had some serious catching up to do! We decided to meet at noon on a weekday at Leeward Market Café […]

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Review:  Paul’s Homewood Cafe

Review: Paul’s Homewood Cafe

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a last minute decision on a Saturday evening, we went to Paul’s Homewood Café for an early dinner. I knew we were taking a chance without reservations, but hoped at 5:30pm we could sneak in before the crowds. It worked out perfectly and we had an hour and a half to enjoy a table […]

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Review: Annapolis Smokehouse And Tavern

Review: Annapolis Smokehouse And Tavern

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

As I was going through some draft articles, I came across one for the Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern which I had written in late January of this year shortly after they had opened.  The first line of the article was, “they are still new, so I hope they are working out some kinks.” And boy […]

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Saucy Salamander Cafe:  Worth The Hunt

Saucy Salamander Cafe: Worth The Hunt

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

From 1990 to 2007, I worked in the Anne Arundel County building complex on Riva Road, right across the street from the Saucy Salamander Cafe. At the time, it was one of the very few restaurants where there was enough time to enjoy lunch and get back to work within the allotted time. Couple that […]

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Opening Day At Maggiano’s At The Annapolis Mall

Opening Day At Maggiano’s At The Annapolis Mall

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman stood in front of this new restaurant with an enthusiastic group of Maggiano’s management and employees on hand, and cut a thick braid of pasta with a huge pair of scissors to signify the official grand opening! Maggiano’s, located at the Annapolis Mall has a beautiful exterior entrance with tan awnings […]

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Bertucci’s:  Try A Menucci!

Bertucci’s: Try A Menucci!

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

For no particular reason, I usually don’t review chain restaurants here, but after several lunches at Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, I wanted to recommend what we think is a great place to eat! In an effort to boost lunch business this summer, they offered specials and lunch deals that kept us coming in and now their […]

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Happy Birthday To WEST Kitchen & Tavern

Happy Birthday To WEST Kitchen & Tavern

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

WEST Kitchen & Tavern at the Loews Annapolis Hotel recently celebrated its first birthday! Nestled in the heartbeat of Annapolis’ historic district, WEST Kitchen & Tavern pays tribute to the Chesapeake Bay with its unique and locally sourced menu. It is definitely not your run-of-the-mill hotel restaurant! In the celebrated tradition of West Street Annapolis […]

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West End Grill:  Something For Everyone

West End Grill: Something For Everyone

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

We chose to have dinner at the West End Grill the other night because our daughter Nikki has a connection. She and her Navy family are in the middle of moving from Pensacola to Norfolk by way of spending time with us in Annapolis this summer. They lived in Norfolk previously, and Nikki recently discovered […]

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Union Jack’s:  We’ll Be Back!

Union Jack’s: We’ll Be Back!

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul and I had been away for a while this winter and came back to discover that there was a new restaurant to visit! This is a very good thing, because we are always to looking for new local places to try and recommend! Union Jack’s is located adjacent to the Annapolis Towne Centre in […]

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b.b.Bistro:  Sitting Around The Kitchen Eating Fresh & Healthy Food

b.b.Bistro: Sitting Around The Kitchen Eating Fresh & Healthy Food

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

My friend Kathy and I had been to b.b. Bistro before, but both agreed that it had been far too long ago.  So, we arranged to meet for lunch on a cool January afternoon.  I arrived first, claimed a table and noticed how the sun was brightening and warming up the restaurant through the windows […]

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Four Seasons Grille:  A Welcome Addition To The Mall

Four Seasons Grille: A Welcome Addition To The Mall

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

At long last, Four Seasons Grille opened for business at the Westfield Annapolis Mall and Paul and I wanted to be there on the first day it was open to the public!  This restaurant can be found at the former location of Austin Grill, on the Bestgate Road side of the Mall near Lord & […]

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Harry Browne’s:  Not Just For Tourists & Legislators

Harry Browne’s: Not Just For Tourists & Legislators

| October 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Paul and I decided to go to Harry Browne’s for lunch to celebrate a special event in our lives. We arrived around 1:30pm on a Friday afternoon.  It was not crowded when we were shown to a table in the window that provided a direct view of the State House and the hubbub of  State […]

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Returning To Killarney House:  Lunch On The Patio

Returning To Killarney House: Lunch On The Patio

| September 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we drove up to the Killarney House, we couldn’t help but notice the beautifully landscaped property.  There were very healthy huge hanging baskets and colorful flowering crepe myrtles.  This was not our first visit to this restaurant, but it had been at least a year since we were last there. Because it was such […]

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Punk’s Backyard Grill Named Top Choice By Fox News

Punk’s Backyard Grill Named Top Choice By Fox News

| August 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Punk’s Backyard Grill in the Westfield Annapolis Mall was recently named by Fox News as one of the Top Ten Cheap Eats In The United States!  The listing  wanted to honor eateries where it’s possible to eat like a king even on a tight budget. At these Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in the United States, […]

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Vin 909:  An Exceptional Treat In Eastport

Vin 909: An Exceptional Treat In Eastport

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

On our first visit to Vin 909, the whirl of the ceiling fans maintained a nice breeze on a 100-degree day.  It was brutal outside, so we didn’t even think about sitting in the lovely outdoor covered area.  Although there are a limited number of tables in this establishment, additional seating is tucked away in […]

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Top Favorites:  Quick Picks To Try

Top Favorites: Quick Picks To Try

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are so many restaurants to choose from in Annapolis!  Paul and I are still making our way around by patronizing our favorites as well as trying new places. We always look for healthy options and moderate prices! Here are a few of my current top menu picks: Greene Turtle – This item is on […]

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Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar:  Southern Italy On The Eastern Shore

Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar: Southern Italy On The Eastern Shore

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Father’s Day, Paul wanted to go to the Kent Island Father’s Day Car Show and I was very much in favor! Not because of the car show, but because my friend Penny suggested that we try a restaurant near the show in the historic district of Stevensville–Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar. She mentioned that it […]

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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar:  Taco Tuesday

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar: Taco Tuesday

| June 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tuesday is my favorite day of the week!  Why?  Because it’s Taco Tuesday at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar in Annapolis Towne Centre! Last week we went with our friends, Lee and Linda who have become very fond of Paladar in general, and Taco Tuesday, in particular.  Lee is vegan and was interested when […]

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