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Capriotti's opens an outpost on Kent Island

Jul 28, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Kent Island residents, if you've been craving a taste of Thanksgiving, then you're in luck -- Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, home of the The Bobbie, has opened a new store in Red Apple Village. I've never tried The Bobbie -- made with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo -- but I have heard about it, despite never having lived near a Capriotti's. Apparently this sandwich was named "The Greatest Sandwich in America" by an AOL reader poll. That's quite the recommendation. Because this new shop is right off Route 50 and within view of my commute home at the end of the day, I just might have to stop in to try it. Don't worry -- I'll let you know if it's as good as the hype.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Announces New Lounge Menu

Jul 21, 2010 ● By Arden Haley

Ruth's Chris is a place where casually dressed friends can gather for a laid-back evening of great food and drink.

Free Queso Today at Moe's: No String's Attached

Jul 20, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Moe’s Southwest Grill chain is celebrating its tenth anniversary by giving each guest a free six ounce cup of its famous Queso at all locations all day on July 21 – no strings attached; no purchase necessary. “This once-in-every-ten-years offer will be the first and only nationwide giveaway since the company’s inception,” explains Paul Damico, president of Moe’s Southwest Grill. “We are excited to share this company milestone with our guests by giving away one of our best loved and most celebrated products.” Additionally, Moe’s is encouraging fans to express themselves and their love for Moe’s hot, flavorful, melted white cheese sauce by entering the I Love Queso Video Contest at www.ilovequeso.com for a chance to win $1,000 and free Queso for a year. Our local Moe's Southwest Grill is located at 122 Dock Street in Downtown, Annapolis.

Mexican Cafe Update: Getting Closer to Relocation

Jul 09, 2010 ● By Anonymous

It seems like ages ago when we first reported that the Mexican Cafe, everyone's favorite little slice of Tijuana, would be relocating from it's quaint Annapolis digs near Bay Ridge to West Annapolis at the former site of Northwoods; the move being forced by the land/building owner's sale of the property to corporate CVS, which is planning to bulldoze the site and build, you guessed it, a CVS. But I digress; here's an update from Mexican Cafe's owner Pam Gladfelter (not to be confused with the owner of the property, whom she rents from):

Power Lunch: Pauls' Homewood Cafe a Safe Bet

Jul 08, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Welcome to Power 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 here: Easily! Paul's Homewood Cafe is conveniently located adjacent to our offices. We've been enjoying Paul's for years, but it has been several months since we last had a bite here. For those more than a skip away, Paul's has ample parking to the rear of its West Street-side entrance. Since it was a blistering hot day, we opted to stay indoors and enjoyed a table for two in the contemporary (and recently renovated) main dining room (there are pockets of tables throughout the premises and even a new second level of seating). If it weren't so blazing, we'd have likely opted for one of the outdoor patio tables overlooking bustling West Street. On to the meal.

Brique opens to a Packed House in Centreville

Jul 02, 2010 ● By Anonymous

The much anticipated opening of Brique in Centreville (formerly Julia's) did not dissapoint. With what can only be described as a great success, Brique has matched the hype that has surrounded its opening...and then some. As a frequent patron of Julia's, I walked into Brique and wasn't sure what to expect in terms of decor, but the new owners, Billy Fairbanks and Tommy Inzer, stayed true to the building's historical charm--highlighting the original brick wall, and painting the opposite walls a nice off white color (to match the table cloths, napkins, and leather chairs), with the trim and parts of the ceiling accented with a muted royal blue color. Our waitress, Bridgette greeted us with a friendly smile and offered to help us pair our dinner with an appropriate wine selection.

Power Lunch: Waterman's Tavern a ringer!

Jun 25, 2010 ● By Anonymous

How we got here: Waterman's Tavern has been open for about one year at their Edgewater location, which is a 15 minute clip from Annapolis. We breezed over the South River Bridge on a sunny day and the views of the vast river put us in a waterman's state of mind. Off Route 2, you jut east on Mayo Road and the tavern is about 2 miles upward on the corner of Mayo and Ridgeville Rds. Take note: it's very easy to whiz right by it; much easier to look for Londontown Wine & Spirits (bold blue building on the right), which is directly adjacent to Waterman's. If you hit Adam's Ribs, you've driven a touch too far.

Cheeburger Cheeburger: More than Good Food and Music

Jun 24, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Cheeburger Cheeburger's Annapolis location (Festival Shopping Ctr) will receive a Governor's Citation today, June 24th, at 1 p.m., recognizing the business as a "model for community involvement and fund raising excellence," as stated in a press release issued earlier this week. In the first five months of 2010, Cheeburger owners Harold Aultry and Aaron Benjamin have donated more than $16K to various causes including educational fundraisers in Annapolis, March of Dimes, March for Babies, and the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. Kudos to the entire Cheeburger team on their award.

Fast Food Sushi? Kinda, Sorta, Really, Good

Jun 23, 2010 ● By Anonymous

I heard the word that a new take-out sushi joint opened at the Westfield Annapolis Mall recently, in the food court space vacated by that pretty-decent-but-not-too-creative salad shop that served the freshest/healthiest food available in said food court (healthy in a food court is probable cause for it's failure). But I digress. So the new sushi spot is named Sarku Japan, which is the "is the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service (QSR) operator in the United States, with a rapidly growing network of over 200 restaurants in 37 states," as stated on it's website. And you know what? It was actually decent, even delish. There are about nine meal options with various sashimi and sushi roll combo deals and a variety of bento boxes with chicken, fish, or beef at their core. Overall, my experience was fast, tasty, and healthy, having ordered a simple sushi combo with four pieces of sashimi (raw tuna, salmon) and a small, six piece California roll. Throw in a lemonade and my grand total was $9. Not bad. And honestly, because the sushi is made-to-order it tastes fresh and the texture is appropriately moist and sticky; unlike sushi purchased from the cold case at the local supermarket. No, you won't get creative touches that set apart high quality sushi restaurants from the masses, but the flavor was all there and each bite was worth the money spent.      

Comfort Food but Noisy at Nando's Peri-Peri

Jun 22, 2010 ● By Anonymous

Guest blog by Editor Nadja Maril An offer of a free lunch, was too tempting to resist so when I was scheduling a time to meet with out foodie columnist Lynn Schwartz I made the mistake of meeting her at the soft opening of Nando's Peri-Peri at Westfield Mall. The restaurant was so noisy, I literally had to shout, and we were sitting at a small table for two. Yes, the food was delicious but perhaps until they solve their acoustic problems this is a great place to order take-out.
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