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Your guide to Chesaeake Country's freshest produce and more!

January 2011

California Tortilla

1/27/11 California Tortilla starts from scratch with fresh ingredients: all white meat chicken, USDA sirloin steak, 100 percent Haas avocados. The next step is fresh preparation. Every dish is cooked to order and served with salsa made in small batches throughout the day. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 2329-A Forest Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 410-897-0333 Hours of Operation:  M-Sa 11am-9pm; Su 11am-8pm Web Site:  California Tortilla

My Butcher and More

1/27/11 Braised Rabbit with Bacon-Sage Dumplings Braise   Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 1410 Forest Drive Annapolis, MD 21403 Phone: 410-295-7500 Hours of Operation:  Tu-F 11am-7pm; Sa 10am-6pm; Su noon-5pm; closed M Web Site:  My Butcher & More

Jalapeños Restaurante

1/27/11 Jalapeños Restaurante has served Chesapeake Country the classical cuisine of Spain and Hispanic America since 1999. Serving full meals, tapas and antojitos. Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 85 Forest Plaza Annapolis 21401 Phone: 410-266-7580 Hours of Operation:  Lunch M-Sa 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner M-Su 4-10pm Web Site:  Jalapenos

Annapolis Restaurant Week

1/27/11 Annapolis Restaurant Week February 21 thru 27 Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Web Site:  Annapolis Restaurant Week

The Inn at Pirates Cove

1/27/11 Pirates Cove Oyster Pan Roast Quality:  0 Expense Rating:  0 Location 4817 Riverside Drive Galesville, MD 20675 Phone: 410-867-2300, 301-261-5050 Hours of Operation:  Winter hours: M-Th 11:30am-9pm; F 11:30am-10pm; Sa 9am-10pm Su 9am-9pm Web Site:  Pirates Cove

After a New Year’s Eve fire ravaged The Old Stein Inn, owner Mike Selinger looks to rebuild his dream

“No more tears,” says 41-year-old Mike Selinger on the 12th day since flames ravaged his family restaurant, The Old Stein Inn in Mayo. The predawn fire on the last day of 2010 shook his world, stole his livelihood and made him find words to explain to his parents what happened to the restaurant they founded 28 and left in his hands 15 years ago. 

Coyote Call

Fifty feet away, just where open land tumbled into kudzu, a large, shaggy, mottled, gray canine was devouring the carcass of some small animal. Certainly not a fox, which are the size of cats or lapdogs. Nor a wolf. Wolves are not resident in Maryland, according to Harry Spiker, Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ man on big furbearing mammals. Likely it was a coyote. In Fairhaven.

Digging up the origin of Jumpers Hole Road led to a few facts and plenty of fiction

Part of our What’s With That series has been a challenge to you, dear reader. We invite you to write in your queries, with the promise of an upcoming solution in our pages.  Turns out, this was a foolish assertion.  Pat Nesbit of Arnold wrote seeking the origin of the name Jumpers Hole Road. After a day of research, I got a bad feeling that I was about to be stumped. I was. 

Parole Rotary promises to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted with its Naptown barBAYq contest and festival

This spring, the worlds of competitive cooking and barbecue culture will collide in Annapolis, as the capital city unveils its first-ever barbecue contest. Parole Rotary’s 2011 Naptown BarBAYq, planned for May 13 and 14 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, is a first-time event with big hopes. If it works, it will be a grand success on many scores, including bankrolling charities of Parole Rotary’s choosing. 

A fun action flick with a buzzkill for a lead

In Seth Rogen’s (Funny People) latest leading role, which he wrote for himself, he creates a superhero with all the personality faults of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man but without any of the charm or competence. It’s a bold choice to craft a possible superhero franchise around a tiresome jerk, but Rogen relishes the challenge.