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Sue Dzurec’s love for entertaining and baking was the inspiration behind the establishment of Sweet Sue’s over 22 years ago. Originally, Sweet Sue’s was a catering and custom cake-decorating business in Sue’s home town of Cheverly. In 1991, her expertise led to a position with the U.S. Naval Academy’s Officer’s Club, where she was chosen to design specialty desserts for the main dining room. In 1995 the family moved to Calvert County, where Sue’s...
Luna Blu serves authentic Southern Italian cooking in authentic Italian style, at a relaxing pace at well-laid tables in an intimate dining space. For lunch and dinner, choices range from a slice of hand-tossed pizza to escargots in puff pastry to fresh pasta with one of many homemade sauces, to rustic veal, chicken or seafood. A lengthy wine list offers a generous selection and price-range of Italian wines. For the exceptional deal, visit on a Monday or Wednesday night and take advantage of...
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar serves cultured cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. In-house fishmonger Mark Norfolk sources the freshest seafood and purchases whole fish, which is inspected and hand-cut on site to maintain the highest quality. You couldn’t dream up a more spectacular view than the one you enjoy at Skipper’s, nestled at Rockhold Creek’s entrance to the Chesapeake. From nearly anywhere at the restaurant you can view...
In February, 2010, Arnold resident Daniel Miller, owner of D.K. Miller Plumbing, purchased the building in Cape St. Claire shopping center formerly known as Bella’s Restaurant. Raised in Cape St. Claire, Dan believed the community needed a good family steak and seafood restaurant. In May, 2010, the building was closed and renovations began. The entire interior was torn out and redesigned. In September, 2010, Riverbay Roadhouse Steak & Seafood Family Restaurant opened for business....
We’re big, shiny and bright, and yes we’re open all night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner anytime of the day, what else do you say?  We offer a seniors’ menu, children’s menu, a menu for all ages. It’s no wonder our menu is 10 pages! Running late and thinking about skipping the first meal of the day? No need to worry: We’ll have you in and out and well on your way Annapolis’ best-kept secret for great seafood, chops and veal, our portions so big...
Smokey Joe’s is a casual place where you can afford to have a good time three meals a day. Come early for hearty breakfasts and join the fishermen. Come later for great barbecue, chicken and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Most dinners come with two homestyle sides, comfort foods like mashed potatoes with gravy, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, seasoned fries or potato salad.  Kids get special attention at Smokey Joe’s. Every Tuesday is Family Fun Night from 5 to 7pm, when all...
Rustico brings the robust flavors, fresh ingredients and warm, inviting atmosphere of southern Italy to picturesque Love Point in Stevensville, on the Eastern Shore. In the rustic setting of a revitalized historic landmark, partner and executive chef Gino Romano oversees the duplication of the tastes of Naples, his hometown in such dishes as Risotto Mediterraneano. Continuing the Italian tradition, Rustico is also a wine bar, where you can get to know Italian varietals. On Mondays and Wednesday...
Before local became the hallmark of 21st century quality, 10-year-old Brick House was there. In fact, Brick House never lost sight of the values — of people, land and community. “I like to make the food. I thrive on the pressure and the pleasure of timing and presenting every order,” says Brick House owner, chef and manager Pete Litchfield. “After the dinner push, around the bar, in the middle of the neighborhood and the great people of South County, that’s were I...
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...