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Dec 18, 2011 11:30PM ● By Anonymous
It was a big year for new restaurants in the region, as we welcome plenty of new eateries to Annapolis and the surrounding areas. However, we sadly had to say farewell to some beloved restaurants as well.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Annapolis Grille, Park Place, Annapolis.
After a bit of a wait, Annapolis Grille opened early in the year in the former spot of Morton’s Steakhouse.

Bill Bateman’s Bistro, Edgewater.
The third Anne Arundel County location for Bill Bateman’s, known for its Buffalo wings.

Grapes Wine Bar, Forest Drive,
Annapolis. Attached to Wine Cellars of Annapolis, the low-key Grapes Wine Bar offers a casual spot for a sip of vino and a small plate of food.

Jimmy John’s, 2 locations, Annapolis.
This national chain opened a location both in downtown Annapolis and at the Towne Centre.

Kirsten’s Cakery, Severna Park.
A new spot for celebratory cakes in the county, featuring a myriad of flavors, including cinnamon sugar and white peppermint chocolate.

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, West Street, Annapolis.
The Kapow Group reopened this three-story restaurant featuring farm-fresh cuisine, specialty cocktails, and a rooftop bar.

Miss Shirley’s, Park Place, Annapolis.
A creative spin on breakfast food once earned Miss Shirley’s the award for “Best Breakfast in Maryland” by the Food Network.

Nova Asian Cuisine, South River Colony Marketplace, Edgewater.

Japanese restaurant with a wide variety of Asian menu items, including sushi, teriyaki, and pad Thai.

Red Red Wine Bar, Main Street, Annapolis.
Fox news Anchor Brian Bolter and his wife, Lisa, own this bar that offers wines on tap.

Saladworks, Towne Centre, Annapolis.
Build your own salad for a fast, healthy lunch, or order a sandwich, salad, or soup off the menu.

Stan & Joe’s South, Edgewater.
The second location for the popular West Street saloon.

Tall Oaks, Pasadena.
The former owners of Windows of the Bay reimagined, then reopened their restaurant with a new name, but a similar menu.

Vin 909 Wine Café, Eastport.
A familyrun establishment with wood-fired pizza, organic ingredients, and a nice wine list in the former spot of The Wild Orchid.

You will be fondly missed...

Aromi d’Italia Café, downtown Annapolis.
Those looking for gelato will have to visit the alternate location over in National Harbor, Maryland.

Kava, Route 2, Annapolis.

The switch from The Blue Martini didn’t seem to stick at this upscale bar just south of the Towne Centre.

The Latin Quarter, West Street, Annapolis.
Owner Gavin Buckley gave up Latin flair in favor of field-to-fork cuisine at Metropolitan.

Lil Bill’s Bar and Grill, Glen Burnie.
The economy got the best of this restaurant after several years serving northern Anne Arundel County.

Pad Thai, West Street, Annapolis.
The former ethnic eatery will soon be a Dunkin’ Donuts.

Philly Flash, 1901 West, Annapolis.
Cheesesteak fans can visit the family-run eatery’s other location in Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole.

Real Seafood, Towne Centre, Annapolis.

The early summer closure of this first-floor Towne Centre restaurant surprised seafood fans.

Wrap & Brew Café, Severna Park.
The landlord of this coffee shop did not renew its lease in June.

Buzzin’ for more information about the Annapolis Restaurant Scene? Check out our restaurant blog, The Bent Fork, at for the latest scoop. As always, e-mail food editor Kelsey Casselbury at with the latest news.