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Bay Weekly’s 2016 Dining Guide

The stories behind the restaurants — and the people who make them

Bay Weekly’s annual Dining Guide will make you hungry. This Guide will also fascinate you. Behind every restaurant is a human story with family history, sometimes going back generations. Others are success ­stories of a single generation. Many are the realized dreams of people who always wanted to own a restaurant.
    The people behind these stories entrust their futures to the food they cook and the service they provide. Your satisfaction is their success.
    Read, explore, enjoy — and as you taste your way to new knowledge, please say I read about you in Bay Weekly.

Annapolis Restaurant Week

Annapolis’ signature foodie event, with tempting prix fixe menus

“Annapolis Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience Annapolis. Food brings people together, family and friends. Locals and visitors will enjoy getting to know us better through our diverse culinary offerings.”
–James Barrett, Hotel manager: Westin Annapolis

“Annapolis Restaurant Week is a celebration of the exciting sense of community we have here. We encourage locals and visitors to come dine that week and get a taste of Annapolis,” says Lisa Mullins Thompson, executive director of Annapolis Partnership, the annual event’s sponsor.
    Forty-two restaurants are participating, offering special prix fixe menus at lunch, dinner and, at some, breakfast.
    This year’s event is set to be more social than ever with gift cards to participating restaurants through our media partners, Bay Weekly, Eye on Annapolis, What’s Up? Magazine, WRNR and WNAV. Gift cards will also be awarded on the Annapolis Restaurant Week Facebook page and Annapolis Partnership Facebook page.
    This year’s restaurants are:

49 West
Annapolis Smokehouse Tavern
Azure Annapolis at the Westin
Baroak Cookhouse & Taproom
Blackwall Hitch
Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs
Café Normandie
Caliente Grill
Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen
Carrol’s Creek Café
Chart House
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Fado Irish Pub
Federal House Bar & Grille
Galway Bay Irish Restaurant
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Harry Browne’s
Harvest Wood Grill & Tap
India’s
John Barry Restaurant at the O’Callaghan Hotel
Lemongrass
Lewnes Steak House
Luna Blu
Maggiano’s
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Middleton Tavern
Miss Shirley’s Café
O’Brien’s Steak House
O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Paul’s Homewood Café
Ports of Call Restaurant at Doubletree by Hilton
Pusser’s Caribbean Grille
Rams Head Tavern
Reynolds Tavern
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Sam’s on the Waterfront
Severn Inn
The Main Ingredient Cafe
The Melting Pot
Tsunami
Yellowfin Steak & Fish House

Annapolis Restaurant Week: Feb. 22 to Feb. 28; Breakfast $12.95, lunch $15.95, dinner $34.95; www.annapolispartnership.com

Angelina’s Italian Kitchen

Casual home-style Italian

All homemade and made with care using the freshest ingredients.

Angelina’s is inspired by the woman pictured on the menu, a relative of the owner. Because it’s family-owned and -operated, the restaurant has a warm and inviting feel, like you’re at home.
    On the menu you will find typical Italian fare — with every single thing made fresh daily. Very affordable prices and the great traditional New York-style pizzas make Angelina’s a great place to bring the family.
    Angelina’s came to Edgewater for the area’s great atmosphere after a successful 15-year run in Bowie.

Angelina’s Italian Kitchen
Lunch and dinner W-Su (winter hours)
827 Central Ave E., Edgewater;
410-798-0700; Facebook

Anthony’s Bar and Grill

Community gathering spot for good food, drinks and good times

“We make Anthony’s feel like a ­second home.”
–Charlene Ward

Anthony’s menu is based on good ol’ comfort food: mouth-watering pork chops, our classic Reuben, our famous Cuban sandwich and, our customers’ favorite, slow-cooked, hand-pulled, BossMan’s pork BBQ. The coleslaw is our recipe, too, and made fresh in-house as are many of our other specialties.
    From the bar, choose a cocktail or browse our always-intriguing selection of craft beer.

Anthony’s owners Ronnie and Charlene Ward.

    We have the best staff, from the kitchen in back to our friendly wait staff and bartenders who make you feel welcome and eager to come back. You’ll be greeted with a smile, likely see your neighbors enjoying themselves and maybe make some new friends.
    Ronnie and I purchased Anthony’s Bar and Grill on January 30, 2012. Four years later, we’re hosting karaoke, ­trivia and ladies’ night through the week and bringing live music to northern Calvert County on Friday evenings to jump-start the weekend.
    We’ve added Craft Beer Trivia to our twice-a-week World Tavern poker games, area-wide dart league, trivia, karaoke and Paint Uncorked, we have a corn hole league.
    Community events and fundraising help all of us take ownership and pride in supporting what Ronnie and I want to achieve at Anthony’s. This is our community as well, not just where we’ve chosen to own a business, and we are proud to call it home.

Anthony’s Bar and Grill
Lunch, dinner and late night daily
10371 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk
410-257-2438; www.anthonysdunkirk.com

Babes Boys Tavern

Hometown Irish pub

“We cook homemade comfort food made from local ingredients.”
–Debbie Wilson