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February 16, 2009

More eating: Annapolis Restaurant Week



You have to be a serious foodie for this to interest you after Baltimore Restaurant Week and Valentine's Day, but I know you can rise to the occasion.

Annapolis is holding its first restaurant week today through Friday.

Thirty-four restaurants in Historic and greater Annapolis will be offering three-course, fixed-price meals ($15.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner). ...

The participating restaurants include Azure at the Westin Annapolis, Breeze at Loews Annapolis, Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, Café Normandie, Cantler’s Riverside Inn, Carpaccio, Carrol’s Creek Cafe, Domenicas, Fado Irish Pub, Federal House Bar and Grille, Galway Bay, the Greystone Grill, Harry Browne’s, John Barry Restaurant at the O’Callaghan Hotel, Lemongrass, Luna Blu, Lure’s Bar and Grill, the Main Ingredient Café, the Melting Pot, O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant, Pesce Grande, the Purple Tooth, Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, Rams Head Tavern, Reynolds Tavern, Ristorante Piccola Roma, the Rockfish, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sam’s on the Waterfront, the Severn Inn, Stan & Joe’s Saloon, Tsunami, Wild Orchid Café,  and Yellowfin.

I'm not going to link to the places separately because you can find the contact information at the Restaurant Week Web site.

Interesting that no weekend is included.

(Doug Kapustin/Sun photographer)
Posted by Elizabeth Large at 7:49 AM | | Comments (17)


I (heart) tortellini.

Bucky, me too but I think that that's squid in the picture. Either way, it's all good.

Marking your territory Bucky? You just hate to see a post with no comments, don't you?

I'm sorry to say that Tortellini doesn't like you. He said you just don't seem to know him at all. He called me and said his really name is Cal Amari and despite your shared love of long walks in the rain, it's over between you. Let him go. It just wasn't meant to be.

Gawd. Is that what that is? LOL. It will come as no surprise that I've never eaten calamari.

Owlie: I do hate to see a comment-less post. It just makes me nervous.

Squid tortellini would be awesome.

I lived two years in Annapolis and didn't know they had a Fado. It must be new. Excellent Irish pub, the one in Buckhead was great. Then again, I lived in the SE corner and rarely ventured into downtown.

Sorry Lissa, but I can't imagine squid tortellini being good at all. Nope.

Squid everything, except possibly squid ice cream, is wonderful!

Fill the tortellini with some minced squid, garlic, a bit of fresh grated parm, some chopped herbs, add a touch of olive oil to moisten...oh, yeah, I could definitely go for squid tortellini!

I'm with you Lissa, I love everything squid. I particularly like stuffing my own squid. It makes such a nice container for other stuff. We had some nice calamari stuff with squid ink rice in San Sebastien. I also like the tiger's eye in sushi places - squid stuffed with tuna wrapped around salmon or vice versa. Poor Bucky, Squidless in the Rockies (btw the worst Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie ever).

I forget who mentioned me recently (one of the League of Roberts?) but thank you.

Squid--really? Looks like lobster tail(s) on a bed of tortellini to me, even though the caption identifies it as carpaccio. Doesn't look like any carpaccio I've ever had. Guess it's true what "they" say about the eye of the beholder....

even though the caption identifies it as carpaccio

The caption was referring to the restaurant name.

Yes, thanks. EL

Amanda C., it was Robert (the Single One) who noted your absence. Glad to hear from you!

And Dottie, I think Carpaccio is the name of the restaurant in that photo. But you knew that, right?

ummm calamari with Old Bay! LOL - just messing with you, Lissa! I'm with you and Amanda on the all things squid though! I'd like to try stuffed squid - never have had that before.

Well Dottie, if you held that plate you be holding calamari. Look closer.

The eyes taste the world first.
-- Umberto Swarm

You got me, Joyce.

I haven't stuffed squid. Should try that sometime. I love squid, but have trouble cooking them. Just no good at anything fish or shellfishish.

PCB Rob -- yes, the Fado in Annapolis is new, being part of the Park Place complex (at West Street and Taylor Avenue) which opened around August 2007, and which includes a Westin hotel, a Morton's, and the usual assortment of shops and condos.

I particularly like stuffing my own squid

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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