Brian Boru will host an Irish History Dinner on Wednesday, October 28th from 3pm to 5pm to discuss Brian Boru & the High Kings of Ireland.
Who was the real Brian Boru, the last true High King of Ireland? How did he get there? What did he do? Who was Hugh O’Neill and who were the Uí Néills? Who was Dermot MacMurrough and why was he so important? What about the myths of Irish Kingship, their crests, their exploits? Come and find out!
History Dinners include a 3 course, full service dinner for $25. Drinks may be purchased separately.
489 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. 410-975-2678
Naval Bagels in Annapolis and Arnold offers two free bagels when you bring in your ticket stub from the most recent USNA football game.
Need your bagel fix but don’t want to wait in line? Try ordering ahead by calling or going online to www.navalbagelsinc.com. No wait, non lines, no hassle! Please provide at least 24 hours for catering orders.
Graul’s shopping center on Taylor Avenue in West Annapolis (410-263-1344) and at the Arnold Station Shopping Center behind McDonald’s in Arnold (410-349-2245).
Halloween Havoc party @ the Greene Turtle
Next Big Thing Productions presents their 11th Annual Halloween party from 7 PM to 1 AM this Saturday, October 31st at The Greene Turtle.
The party will feature a costume contest with a $1000 grand prize, live music, a haunted beer garden, beer trucks and much more. Purchase tickets in advance at www.missiontix.com or at the door.
177 Jennifer Road, Annapolis- across from Westfield Annapolis Mall.
Mac & Cheese Night
Chef Kevin Duffy of Galway Bay will host “Mac & Cheese Night”, Wednesdays beginning at 5pm. Choose from an extensive list of Mac & Cheese creations. Prices range from $7 to $10 dollars a crock.
63 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis. 410-263-8333.
Old Stein Inn in Edgewater has a new concept on tap.
Bier Bär will be a sort of a restaurant inside a restaurant, located year-round in the Biergarten. Opening night is November 6th and will feature live acoustic entertainment from Jeremy Gilless.
Bier Bar will feature 25+ craft beers. “We are combining a list of local and not so local and Euro craft beers that tickled our fancy,” Mike Selinger, owner of Old Stein told me. “We will keep our Old Stein German beer list of 30+ bottles and 10 taps. Our revolving seasonal 10th Tap draft will feature a craft beer.” Salinger said the first craft 10th Tap will be Manor Hill “THE GATHERING WET HOP IPA” (http://manorhillbrewing.com/our-beers/).
“A summer communal Biergarten never goes out of style. We hope a year round heated Biergarten will also be a success.”
Old Stein Inn 1143 Central Ave E, Edgewater, MD 21037
A Blue Tie Event
The Friends of The Light House Shelter will host Bountiful Harvest: A Blue Tie Event, on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Annapolis Loews Hotel. Wear Blue to show your support at the event. “Anything will do: blue jeans, a blue tuxedo, even blue suede shoes!” Enjoy live music from Annapolis’ own Rob Levit Trio, cuisine from local chefs and restaurants, an open bar, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100 per person and include food, open bar and access to the live and silent auction, where a wide array of silent and live auction items will be available for bid. Purchase tickets online at www.friendslhs.org.
Wine…with River Views and History
Historic Sotterley Plantation will host the Riverside Wine Fest on Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th.
The event includes wine tastings from 20 Maryland wineries, live music, food, artisan crafted beer from local brewers, free tours of the beautiful Sotterley Plantation house–built in 1703, period cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations, free Colonial Revival garden Tours and more! Tickets ($20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 Sotterley members, $5 kids aged 6-20, free age 5 and below) are available at www.ticketderby.com or by calling 301-373-2280.
Sweet Envy, by Annapolitan Seton Rossini
Seton Rossini had a professional background in graphic design and a great job at Food & Wine Magazine in New York. Then she taught herself how to make some killer cakes and other desserts. They were so good, VIPs began to ask her for special orders and Macy’s asked her to design and entire shop window! Design and dessert expert, self taught baker, AND author of a new book that brings the two creative elements together: Seton is on a roll! The book is available at local bookstores and Amazon.com. Here’s what people-who-know have to say about it:
“Seton Rossini brings together two of her extraordinary talents in this book: baking and design. This combination makes for sweets that are delicious, original and stunning. But what is particularly impressive to me is that her step-by-step instructions make such creations within the realm of possibility even for picky, style-conscious amateur cooks like me.”
-Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of FOOD & WINE magazine; author of Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen
“Sweet Envy is the book that should be on every fun loving bakers shelf. It not only captures Seton’s amazing energy but her whimsical creativity, all delivered in a beautiful and approachable package. You will be taken on a sweet journey and smile the whole way.”
-Johnny Iuzzini, Author of Dessert FourPlay and Sugar Rush
Go Clean Sexy You, A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy, by local wellness coach Lisa Consiglio Ryan
Go Clean, Sexy You, is made up of over 100 clean-eating recipes and takes an approach that incorporates easy-to-adopt eating habits without the hassle of continuously counting calories and fat grams. The goal is to make clean eating convenient and accessible in the household with recipes that are delicious and packed with nutritional benefits.
Lisa’s first book (I am tingling with excitement for her) comes out November 17th but is available at a reduced pre-sale rate on Amazon.com.
Rutabaga Craft Juicery, West Annapolis
“We are trying to focus on nutritious, approachable and convenient offerings that are big on flavor,” said Jim Heywood, who owns the shop with his wife Stacey. “We aren’t promoting any food fads here: no detox plans or diets, although all of our products are completely natural and also organic and local whenever possible,” he said.
Jim is a personal trainer who worked in juice bars in London (where he is from) and Adelaide, Australia. Stacey, originally from Edgewater, is a huge foodie so their juices, salads, sandwiches and breakfast bowls are sure to be a delicious and nutritious alternative to other convenience food options.
Rutabaga is open Monday-Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm. Customers can call orders in for quick pick up: 410-26-0261.
Wine and Design, inner West Street
The faculty of local artists at Wine & Design helps students create works of art in a social, supportive setting with lessons designed for people with no artistic experience. After uncorking bottles of wine and kegs of paint, budding artists spend two hours imitating pros stroke for stroke as they transform canvases into paintings of colorful landscapes and vibrant still lifes.
Guests of any experience level are welcome and Wine & Design provides all necessary materials, including paint, brushes, and corkscrews. This idea is perfect for team builds, get togethers, showers or even date night. You can bring your own snacks and non-alchoholic drinks, the shop provides adult beverages. There is a kid’s design program too, aptly called Art Buzz.Call 240-925-7464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sandy Pony started out as a food truck in Chincoteague and just opened their first brick and mortar store at Annapolis Towne Center in Parole. The shop will open daily at 6:30 AM and turns out several varieties of hot, made to order cake donuts with both classic and hip flavors.