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The Buzz: This Week’s Food & Restaurant News

Nov 07, 2012 08:26PM ● By Anonymous

The latest addition to the Chesapeake Wine Trail is Salisa Winery and Vineyards, owned by Sal and Lisa Grande. The duo has planted three acres of barbera grapes, a red wine variety originally grown in Italy. Although the Grandes have been selling grapes to other wineries for some time now, they plan to bottle both reds and whites to sell when the winery opens in Spring 2014. Follow their plans on Facebook by searching for Salisa Winery.

Sly Fox Pub to Remain Open Through 2012

Annapolis’ Sly Fox Pub, which was scheduled to close on November 11th, will now remain open through 2012. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering special drink prices from Sundays to Thursdays. Owners Andrew and Chris Fox did not renew its lease with Reynold’s Tavern, instead planning to open a new below-ground gastropub on Main Street in coming months.

The Crown & Anchor closes doors

Downtown’s newest pub, The Crown & Anchor, closed its doors on October 30th after mere weeks of operation. The British-themed restaurant that opened on September 18th in the former location of Hell Point on Dock Street ran into permit and usage problems, according to a message posted on its Facebook page. The company, Crown & Anchor Assets Holdings, expressed hope they can find a new location to occupy in the future.

Hemingway’s now closed on Mondays

Hemingway’s at the Bay Bridge Marina on Kent Island is closed on Mondays through March 25th. It will reopen seven days a week on April 1st, 2013. On the days it's open, the restaurant offers specials on food and drinks, such as burger nights on Tuesdays. Visit