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On the South River just off the Riva Bridge, Mike’s has been a Chesapeake tradition for 56 years. This is a hometown crab house, and there really is a Mike — Mike Piera — whose four sons continue the family business in their father’s original spirit. “We make sure our customers are happy, give them quality food and try to bring in new generations,” says son Arthur. Crab Dip with Spinach & Artichokes 2 lbs. lump crabmeat 3 lbs. cream cheese, softened 1/2...
Main Street Catering & Brasserie really is a family affair. There’s Lee (that’s me). I’m the mom. Many around the area knew my grandfather, Dr. George M. Darrow (aka Papa Darrow), who owned the Pick-Your-Own strawberry farm in Glenn Dale. He used to say with such glee, I can’t believe I get paid to raise strawberries and daylilies. I love it. I understand what he meant because I love what I do at Main Street. The family includes my wonderful husband, Dennis, who...
Snug Harbor Inn is a living tradition in Shady Side, a southern Anne Arundel County community so full of change that history is treasured mostly in memory. “It’s been here 40-some odd years, as long as we can track,” says partner Brad Holt. The Holt family — Brad, wife Mary Jane and sister Jenny — have owned Snug Harbor since 2001. The nice comfortable atmosphere is why Holt’s family bought Snug Harbor. Brad, whose background is construction, says he always...
Mamma Lucia has been serving a taste of Italy to Calvert County since 1997. At both the original Dunkirk location and the newer Prince Frederick location, comfortable dining rooms with oversized booths encourage you to settle in for a leisurely meal. Owners Sal and Maria Lubrano want you to feel like extended family. They greet you and feed you generous portions of fresh pasta, pizza, veal, seafood and chicken from recipes inspired by southern Italian and Neapolitan traditions. Mamma Lucia...
In 2011, Rod ’n’ Reel Restaurant celebrates its 65th year. For all its changes it hasn’t changed so much. You’ll have the same far horizon your grandparents did with nothing between you and the Eastern Shore but water, sky and boats.  The Donovan family hasn’t changed grandfather Wesley Stinett’s philosophy, either, making Rod ’n’ Reel a place where you feel like you’re on vacation.  Food comes first in a Dining Guide.  Food...
Trish Weaver, previously with Mom’s in the Kitchen, in 2009 found a new opportunity in Calvert County, offering fresh local menu items in a cozy, European-style cafe in the center of Prince Frederick. Emphasizing quality, creativity and value, the menus reflect the best in fresh food in Southern Maryland. From the Cream of Crab soup to the Jumbo Burger, everything is sourced as locally as possible. The café is open for breakfast and lunch daily, with a fabulous Sunday brunch menu. Dream...
We are a smaller restaurant (capacity about 50 people), specializing in high-quality bar food. Our recipes consist of all fresh and mostly house-made ingredients. We pride ourselves on supporting local farmers, both on land and on the water. It’s always our first choice to purchase our produce, seafood and meats from local distributors. Even the bison meat for our bison burger is farm-raised in Baltimore. Head chef Steve Bridges likes to call our food Upscale Pub Grub and is continually...
Tortilla Crusted Tuna 4 Ahi tuna steaks 6 crisp tortillas pieces 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 tbs. lime juice 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. seasoning salt 1 egg Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place tortilla pieces, pepper, lime juice, cilantro and spices in blender. Pulse until the mixture is in uniform small crumbs. Spread on a plate. Beat egg in shallow dish. Dip each tuna steak in...
At Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, choice is all yours. You choose the ingredients for your delicious made-to-order meal.  Begin with the shell of your choice for burritos, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, taco salads, tortilla-crust pizzas and more. Then make your hot choices: grilled steak, shrimp, chicken or fresh veggies; shredded or taco beef, savory pork.  Next, pick your fresh fillings: black beans, rice, grilled veggies, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions. Top it off with...
The Heavenly Concept Heavenly Chicken & Ribs has a little bit of everything. Something for you, something for the kids, a little entertainment — so it’s heavenly for the family. For good eating, there’s wide variety: seafood, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, salads, tons of sides and, of course, the best wings this side of heaven. Specialties are Southern Maryland favorites including ribs, fried chicken, collards and crab cakes. For fun, there’s entertainment by local...