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January 2011

Sam’s on the Waterfront

1/27/11 You’re always on the water at Sam’s on the Waterfront. The water view of the big boats in the marina at Chesapeake Harbour never goes away. What does change is the season, and each season brings new specialties to Sam’s.  Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East Annapolis, MD 21403 Phone: 410-263-3600 Hours of Operation:  Tu-Th 11:30am-9pm; F-Sa 11:30am-10pm; Su 10:30am-4 brunch and 4-9pm dinner; closed M. Kitchen closed weekdays 2:30-4pm, with bar open. Web Site:  Sam's
1/27/11 Sue Dzurec’s love for entertaining and baking was the inspiration behind the establishment of Sweet Sue’s over 22 years ago. Originally, Sweet Sue’s was a catering and custom cake-decorating business in Sue’s home town of Cheverly. In 1991, her expertise led to a position with the U.S. Naval Academy’s Officer’s Club, where she was chosen to design specialty desserts for the main dining room. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 9132 Bay Avenue North Beach, MD 20714 Phone: 410-286-8041 Hours of Operation:  Winter hours: Tu-Sa 7:30am-5pm; Su 8am-4pm Web Site:  Sweet Sue's

Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano

1/27/11 Luna Blu serves authentic Southern Italian cooking in authentic Italian style, at a relaxing pace at well-laid tables in an intimate dining space. For lunch and dinner, choices range from a slice of hand-tossed pizza to escargots in puff pastry to fresh pasta with one of many homemade sauces, to rustic veal, chicken or seafood. A lengthy wine list offers a generous selection and price-range of Italian wines. For the exceptional deal, visit on a Monday or Wednesday night and take advantage of half-priced bottles (some exclusions). Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 36 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 410-267-9959 Hours of Operation:  M-Th 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm; F 11am-2:30pm and 5-11pm; Sa 5-11pm Sa; Su 5-9:30pm Web Site:  Luna Blu
1/27/11 Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar serves cultured cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. In-house fishmonger Mark Norfolk sources the freshest seafood and purchases whole fish, which is inspected and hand-cut on site to maintain the highest quality. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 6158 Drum Point Road Deale, MD 20751 Phone: 410-867-7110 Hours of Operation:  Winter hours: Tu-Th 3pm-9pm; F-Sa 11:30am-9pm; Su 11:30am-8:30pm; closed M Web Site:  Skipper's Pier
1/27/11 In February, 2010, Arnold resident Daniel Miller, owner of D.K. Miller Plumbing, purchased the building in Cape St. Claire shopping center formerly known as Bella’s Restaurant. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 1374 Cape St. Claire Road Annapolis, MD 21409 Phone: 410-757-2919 Web Site:  River Bay Roadhouse

Double TT Diner

1/27/11 We’re big, shiny and bright, and yes we’re open all night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner anytime of the day, what else do you say?  Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 12 Defense Street Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 410-571-9070 Hours of Operation:  Open daily 24 hours Web Site:  Double TT

Smokey Joe’s Grill

1/27/11 Smokey Joe’s is a casual place where you can afford to have a good time three meals a day. Come early for hearty breakfasts and join the fishermen. Come later for great barbecue, chicken and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Most dinners come with two homestyle sides, comfort foods like mashed potatoes with gravy, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, seasoned fries or potato salad.  Kids get special attention at Smokey Joe’s. Every Tuesday is Family Fun Night from 5 to 7pm, when all kids eat free. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location Route 261 Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 Phone: 410-257-2427; 301-855-3089 Hours of Operation:  M-Th 7am-10pm; F-Su 7am-2am Web Site:  Smokey Joe's

Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar

1/27/11 Rustico brings the robust flavors, fresh ingredients and warm, inviting atmosphere of southern Italy to picturesque Love Point in Stevensville, on the Eastern Shore. In the rustic setting of a revitalized historic landmark, partner and executive chef Gino Romano oversees the duplication of the tastes of Naples, his hometown in such dishes as Risotto Mediterraneano. Continuing the Italian tradition, Rustico is also a wine bar, where you can get to know Italian varietals. On Mondays and Wednesday, most bottles of wine are half-priced. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 401 Love Point Road Stevensville Maryland 21666 Phone: 410-643-9444 Hours of Operation:  M-Th 11am-10pm; F,Sa 11am-11pm; Su noon-10pm Web Site:  Rustico

Brick House of Shady Side

1/27/11 Before local became the hallmark of 21st century quality, 10-year-old Brick House was there. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 1534 Cedarhurst Road Shady Side, MD 20764 Phone: 410-867-3400 Hours of Operation:  Every evening but Tu 5pm-midnight

Mike’s Bar & Crabhouse

1/27/11 On the South River just off the Riva Bridge, Mike’s has been a Chesapeake tradition for 56 years. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 3030 Old Riva Road Riva, MD 21140 Phone: 410-956-2784 Hours of Operation:  Winter hours: 11am-11pm seven days a week; Kitchen closes 9:30 weekdays, 10pm Sa-Su Web Site:  Mike's Crabhouse