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  1. Has anyone recently bought a primal cut from Sam's club and broken it down into steaks.
  2. Wild Country Seafood has 3 picnic tables outside.. Could be BYOB.
  3. Carrol's Creek should be able to accommodate a group this large, I have been to a large dinner in O'Leary, Lewnes as well. Also Level. All are places I frequent and can recommend. Level has craft cocktails and small plates.. Good food Lewnes is old school steakhouse, Crabcakes Carrol's Creek is always good O'Learys- Top Notch Seafood. Mike's in Edgewater is the place for crabs. Not sure if they take reservations, Otherwise they are a zoo. I took my boat there a few weeks ago and though there weren't many boats tied up the place and parking lot was a zoo. Thursdays in Galesville is another Crab spot.-Very Local
  4. Grapes recently welcomed a new chef and has begun offering nightly specials. That and the fact that I pass by here every day that I am in Annapolis makes for frequents visits. This is truly a locals place where the servers know me and I'm offered tastes of wines that are open as I saddle up to the bar. Now that Annapolis is overtaken by tourists and there is no hope of getting into some places such as Ino909, Grapes is truly a go to place. Always reliable, mostly inspired and a great wine list. Cheeses and Meats are a strength as well as they leverage the gourmet shop 2 doors down. If your ever in Naptown, you should stop here.
  5. Check out Reyn Spooner for Hawian Shirts. Better then Tommy Bahamas IMHO.
  6. I haven't been to RTO since paid parking started. Just ate at Not your Average Joes. Food is average but parking was easy. Cava which is opening in same shopiing center should clean up though I feel they are still average.
  7. My son texted me that he had 2 bottles. Thought it was amazing and that he is saving the second bottle for when we can open together.
  8. Sheet Tray chicken with Roasted Mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and kale. Roasted at 475 after rub of porcini powder, salt and cayenne. Kale added after 30 minutes. Really liked how good this was as the mushrooms absorbed and got happy with chicken juices.
  9. I had Jennair gas in my last house and that was a builder 36 cooktop. make decisions on your use and how long you expect to stay. There are family members who expect our house to be with us forever though I expect I am staying in Naptown 20!years.
  10. Curious if this is a 100 bowel of Foie Gras given the cost of the ham sandwich. They probably force feed the ducks themselves. And the wine pairing for this dish is probably a 50 glass of champagne.
  11. I had the space and we installed a 60" wolf dual fuel range last year with 6 burners And French cook top. I use the oven a lot to cook sheet tray dinners and roast lots of veggies. I have made dueling paellas both in large pans. It does everything I want and more. --- This article has a picture of my range.. It is a beast. "High-Tech Renovation in Annapolis" by Sarah Hagerty on
  12. Some of the boxes from wine shipped to me have heavy cardboard layers which seem more flexible for magnums and 1/2 bottles. I typically recycle those while keeping a few Styrofoam inserts around My suggest is to have a party with the goal of consuming your wine while everyone has to bring an empty shipping box.
  13. Went to Edgewater this past Saturday. What a throwback in time as the place is from the 50s. My Wife and I both had a Jumbo lump Crabcake and they were terrific. Very little filler, if any, formed without braking the lumps and extremely tasty. The Salad Bar and Potatoes were both old and tired. We think the baked potato was made the day before. We live in Annapolis and this is one of the better crabcakes in town. We both agreed we would call ahead and take out from here as opposed to taking a seat back in time.
  14. The Daily Dish in SS should be a consideration. I haven't been since I moved out to Annapolis but it was very good at one time. I tend to avoid Bethesda as over priced, over hyped and over crowded.