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Working Lunch: Punk's Backyard Grill

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. A few weeks ago, a colleague told me about a restaurant attached to the Annapolis Mall that was just like eating outside -- but it was inside. It intrigued me, so I grabbed events editor Emily Wilson and we headed over for lunch.

Philly Flash opens in Annapolis Towne Center

A new restaurant has opened its doors in the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, this one being Philly Flash. You might have visited the restaurant's first location at 1901 West Street; the second outpost opened to the public at 11 a.m. today. Web Content Specialist Alexx Weincek and I stopped by last night for the restaurant's Media reception and tried a cheesesteak off the menu. Delicious!

Philly Flash opens in Annapolis Towne Center

A new restaurant has opened its doors in the Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, this one being Philly Flash. You might have visited the restaurant's first location at 1901 West Street; the second outpost opened to the public at 11 a.m. today. Web Content Specialist Alexx Weincek and I stopped by last night for the restaurant's Media reception and tried a cheesesteak off the menu. Delicious!

Indulge your inner child with free root beer floats

Head over to any of the Rams Head outposts from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, to get a free root beer float with any food purchase. You can also log on to Facebook after Sunday and win tickets to any Rams Head show, just by uploading a picture of you enjoying your root beer float at Rams Head. All entries will be automatically entered into the contest, and a winne will be chosen on Oct. 4.  

St. Michaels' Town Dock restaurant closed due to fire

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

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

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

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!

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

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!
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