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St. Michaels' Town Dock restaurant closed due to fire

Sep 20, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Some bad news out of St. Michaels—A fire last Wednesday damaged Town Dock, forcing it to close for anywhere from a couple weeks to a month. The fire began when kitchen rags caught fire on the front dock, with flames spreading to the restaurant's kitchen around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. There were no injuries.The manager hopes the restaurant will reopen within a month. To find out when Town Dock reopens, keep checking back here or at Town Dock's website.

Eat out at The Narrows Restaurant for a good cause

Sep 20, 2010 ● By Anonymous

I love going out for dinner, so it's always nice when there's an extra incentive. The Narrows Restaurant, located at 3023 Kent Narrows Way South in Grasonville, is offering one such incentive today (plus October 18 and November 22). The restaurant will donate 50 percent of the beverage bill during lunch or dinner to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center for anyone who mentioned CBEC. Not only can you try out Kent Narrows' excellent-looking wine list, but you can feel good doing it!

Another Restaurant Reminder: Wild Willy's opens Saturday

Sep 18, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Paladar could only boast being Annapolis' newest restaurant for a couple days -- Wild Willy's Rockhouse & Sports Saloon will open to the public at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The grand opening party will include a complimentary food buffet from 7-9 p.m., signature drink samplings, giveaways, and live music. The restaurant is located at 2072 Somerville Road in Annapolis, near the Annapolis Towne Center at Parole. Visit Wild Willy's Facebook page for more information.

Working Lunch: Sofi's Crepes

Sep 17, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Welcome to Working Lunch. Each week we’ll review a restaurant in Annapolis or on the Eastern Shore from the perspective of nine-to-fivers getting lunch in the middle of their workday. Hence, pace and cost will be factored differently than you’d expect from a typical restaurant review, which is usually from the perspective of a dinner experience. How we got there: Sofi's Crepes is in a great location downtown Annapolis. Events editor Emily Wilson and I drove down there and parked at one of the meters. This lunch had to be quick -- we had to get back to work AND beat the meter.

Don't forget - Paladar opens tonight!

Sep 16, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Today's opening day for Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar over at the Towne Center. If you visit, see if you can spot Events Editor Emily Wilson and me! Anyway, the restaurant opens at 5 p.m. to the public. It serves, as the name suggests, Latin food such as Rum Glazed Pork Cubano, Mojo Marinated Atlantic Salmon, Cuban Braised Beef “Ropa Vieja”, El Cubano Sandwich, and Paladar’s Blackened Fish Tacos.  There are also 50 types of rum — try a mojito!If you're not too familiar with rum, check out Paladar's Rum 101 info on its website.

Come for dinner or drinks with Annapolis Green at the Wild Orchid

Sep 09, 2010 ● By Anonymous

I just got word that Annapolis Green has planned its latest Green Drinks event, which looks to be a great time. This month’s event will be held at The Wild Orchid, now located in the Severn Savings Building (just a hop, skip, and a jump from the What’s Up? Office, conveniently for me), and feature appetizers from the restaurant, which will include meat from Roseda Black Angus Farm in Monkton, Md., via My Butcher & More in Annapolis. There might even be a drink competition between the staff at Level and Wild Orchid – now that sounds like fun!

Restaurant takes tequila out of the shot glass, puts it next to fine food

Aug 12, 2010 ● By Anonymous

With all this talk about beer clubs and beer-pairing dinners, at least one restaurant is skipping past the brews in favor of spirits. Carrol's Creek Cafe on Severn Avenue in Annapolis will host a five-course tasting dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31. The menu, paired with spirits from The Patron Spirits Company, is designed by Executive Chef Ricardo Bello and sounds quite delicious.

Free appetizers at Gordon Biersch

Aug 11, 2010 ● By Anonymous

During my regular browsing of local restaurants' websites today, I came across a few things of interest at Gordon Biersch, which is located at the Annapolis Towne Center. First, when I followed the link to their Facebook page, I discovered that "liking" Gordon Biersch gave you a coupon for a free Garlic Fries appetizer. It's for dine-in use only and can't be used with any other coupons. However, the fine print doesn't say there's any purchase required; however, I do recommend pairing the fries with a cold beer.

Good deals at The Melting Pot

Aug 10, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Fondue - the practice of dipping food skewered on a metal rod into cheese, chocolate or a broth - was all the rage in the 1970s. It's struggled to really make a comeback, although I do admit to owning a fondue pot. At The Melting Pot, though, on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis, fondue never went out of style.

Complimentary birthday dinner at The Chop House

Aug 09, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Did you know you can receive a complimentary birthday dinner at The Chop House in Annapolis? This is quite interesting to me because my birthday just so happens to be on Friday. The deal is this: Come in on your birthday with a valid ID, and they'll discount your bill, according to the nice woman I spoke with on the reservations line. If there are two of you dining, the food portion of your bill will be discounted 50 percent; if there's three of you, it will be 33 percent off; four of you and they'll take 25 percent off, and so on. After looking at the restaurant's menu, I think the lobster ravioli with shrimp and scallops scampi is calling to me...or perhaps the pepper and coriander-crusted tuna? Oh dear, I just can't decide. - Kelsey Collins,
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