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Year Issued: 2010

We’ve made it through the holidays. Well, almost – there’s still New Year’s Eve, but things have calmed down in my kitchen for the most part. On Saturday, I’ll likely have my usual pledge to eat more heathfully – who doesn’t, right? But this week,... Read more

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Psst...anyone out there? I have a secret for you. Bagels are not hard to make at home. I know, I know. It seems like they should be. It is a little time-consuming, as all bread products are. That's just because you have to knead and then wait for... Read more

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Yesterday, I was browsing the web to find a delicious-sounding recipe using chicken and sweet potatoes, two things I had in my kitchen that I needed to use. I came across Martha Stewart's Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and decided to gi... Read more

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t's the happiest hour of the day! Check back every Thursday to find out what great happy hour specials local restaurants are offering.   Read more

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Welcome to Working Lunch. We review a restaurant in Annapolis or on the Eastern Shore from the perspective of nine-to-fivers getting lunch in the middle of their workday. Hence, pace and cost will be factored differently than you’d expect from a t... Read more

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Who has time to cook a meal these days — especially those ethnic meals that require lots of time over the stove and lots of menu spent on specialty ingredients? Read more

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It's the happiest hour of the day! Check back every Thursday to find out what great happy hour specials local restaurants are offering.This week's Happy Hour special is a little different than others—instead of sharing with you a great happy hour spe... Read more

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The Washington Capitals believe they have a Stanley Cup in their future. If so, prolific scorer Alex Ovechkin will certainly be a big reason why. Ovechkin, the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) two-time defending Most Valuable Player (MVP), has almost... Read more

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The Washington Capitals believe they have a Stanley Cup in their future. If so, prolific scorer Alex Ovechkin will certainly be a big reason why. Ovechkin, the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) two-time defending Most Valuable Player (MVP), has almost... Read more

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Quite a few National Basketball Association players have had rough upbringings. But few have endured the hard times that Washington Wizards forward Caron Butler knew as a kid. He readily admits to being arrested at least a dozen times as a youth. Read more

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She is the consummate professional and, at 76 years of age, Joan Rivers is showing zero signs of slowing down. Rivers, who brings her comedy performance to the Avalon Theatre in Easton on April 23rd, has lived in the limelight for more than 40 years ... Read more

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You’ve heard of the middle child, the one who gets lost in the shuffle. And you’ve heard of the only child, who may have a self-centered view of the universe. Birth order and the number of children in a family have long been recognized by psychologis... Read more

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Speaking to a packed house of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, legendary newsman Tom Brokaw certainly demonstrated his mastery of public speaking 101: know your audience. “If I was giving this speech at the Air Force Academy, I’d have to speak m... Read more

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Gene Baur is the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, an organization that seeks to change the way people think about and treat animals. Farm animals found in inhumane conditions are rescued and transported to one of the organization’s two sanc... Read more

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The diminutive Ray Rice doesn’t look like he belongs in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens’ running back is listed at 5’-8”, but that’s probably generous. Rice’s size, though, didn’t keep him from making the 2010 Pro Bowl at age 22. He weighs 210 pounds. ... Read more

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What’s Up? had the exclusive opportunity to speak one-on-one with style guru, and co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear, Stacy London this past weekend at the Westfield Style Tour at the Westfield Annapolis Shopping Centre. Read more

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What a wonderful and warm welcome back we received from Di and Ken, co-owners of aqua terra; not only with an energetic level of friendliness but also an especially delicious dinner. Aqua terra has been established for 10 years already. The décor is ... Read more

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Located at the end of Dock Street in Downtown Annapolis, Hell Point Seafood offers superb views of Ego Alley and the surrounding harbor. This new addition to the already fantastic dining scene in town is quickly making a name for itself; and we had a... Read more

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With political turmoil gripping Hong Kong in the mid-1990s, the Lam family, owners of seven restaurants, decided to sell their businesses and make the move to the United States in 1997; to Gaithersburg Maryland more precisely. Shortly thereafter the ... Read more

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Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar is the type of place where people go for some combination of dinner and a night out. The restaurant’s lemon yellow and soft sage interior with a floor of wide pine planks is divided into two areas: a spacious wine bar that c... Read more

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