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WRNR's Restaurant of the Week - The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar

The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar at (not in) The Annapolis Mall has reopened and we are so happy to have it back! 



The Brass Tap is a beer lovers playground ... offering 50 rotating taps and 100+ more brews available in cans and bottles.  So whether its an ale or witbier you're looking for (or didn't know you were looking for) - they are sure to have something you'll enjoy! 



But it isn't just about the beer at The Brass Tap - they also offer some amazing food! The sliders (try the Korean BBQ Pork), pretzel bits (perfect to pair with a beer), and burgers are all excellent ... but the Cheesy Jalepeno Corn Dip is the perfect summer appetizer!   



So whether your looking for dinner, happy hour, or some post shopping beers - head to The Brass Tap at the Annapolis Mall 



Rob Timm had the chance to chat with Alison Pead (Brass Tap GM) abouth the restaurant's menu, staff, and amazing beer selection


The Brass Tap is located at 2002 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis MD 21401

Hours: Monday - Sunday - 11a-11p 


Phone: 833-901-BEER (2337) 



WRNR's Restaurant of the Week - Julep Southern Kitchen & Bar

When word got out that Bob from The Hideaway in Odenton was opening Julep: Southern Bar and Kitchen in Annapolis ... we could not wait for the opening ... and since it opened in December - we've been hooked.  



Seriously - there isn't one dish that disappoints - from the fried green tomatoes - to the shrimp and grits, everything is stick to your ribs delicious (oh - by the way - the BBQ ribs are pretty amazing too).  



Add in a rotating draft beer list and craft cocktails - and you've almost got a perfect night out ..but of course you cannot forget dessert  ... the Key Lime Pie is phenomenal.



And with their expanded outdoor dining area - you need to get to Julep ASAP! We bet you'll be hooked too! 


Rob Timm caught up with Chef Bob to discuss the happenings at Julep - including some new customer inspired menu items: 



Julep Southern Kitchen & Bar is located at 2207 Forest Dr Annapolis MD 21401

Hours: Monday - Sunday - 11a-9p


Phone: 410-571-3923





WRNR's Restaurant of the Week - Boatyard Bar & Grill

When the Boatyard Bar & Grill (400 Fourth St ) in Eastport says they have the BEST crab cake around, they aren't just telling tall tales (you get enough of those from the fishermen at the bar)  ... they have the awards to support it - with accolades from National Publications (Southern Living Magazine said they have the best crab cake sandwich you'll ever eat) and more importantly local publications give them the nod too - like the Baltimore Sun naming Chef George's crab cake their 2019 best of.  We don't think it hurts that its a mountain of lump meat as big as your face ! 



But the crab cakes aren't the only thing worth coming to the "Nautical Cheers" for -the Raw Bar, Fish Tacos, Crab Soup, Gumbo, and Lobster Rolls are all out of this world too!  Plus - you never know what daily specials Chef George will whip up ! 



Speaking of Chef George - Rob Timm had the chance to speak with him about all the goings on at 4th and Severn: 




And for now - they have expanded their outdoor seating - with a big top tent decked out with some signature Franyo Style! 


Boatyard Bar & Grill is located at 400 Fourth St Annapolis MD 21403

Hours: Monday - Friday - 11a - 10p || Saturday and Sunday - 8a-10p.  


Phone: 410-216-6206






WRNR's Restaurant of the Week - Level - A Small Plate Lounge

Level - A Small Plate Lounge - is one of the crown jewels of the Annapolis dining scene.  Whether you are looking for a full dinner (maybe the sous vide flank steak), a few tapas items (do not skip the fried Brussels sprouts) or just a cocktail (like the famous Level gimlet)  - Level can satiate your cravings.  


Photo: Level Facebook

And if you haven't been to Level since before the shutdown (or maybe you've never been at all) - now is the perfect time to come dine at 69 West St.  In addition to the new outdoor seating - they've launched a new menu from executive chef Ryan Zale that focuses heavily on farm to table goodness.  


Photo: Level Facebook


Speaking of new executive chef Ryan Zale - he brings some serious accolades to Annapolis with him ... he was included on Best Chefs America top chefs list and  has been featured on Food Network.  His farm to table approach to cooking has us salivating over what he'll be cooking up this summer with the delicious ingredients the Chesapeake region has to offer!


Check out Rob Timm's conversation with Ryan: 




Level - A Small Plate Lounge is located at 69 West St Annapolis MD 21401

Hours: Sunday - Thursday - 4p - 10:30p.  Friday and Saturday 4p - 11:30p.  


Phone: 410-268-0003



WRNR's Restaurant of the Week - Main & Market


Have you been craving ALL of the sweet and savory menu items from Main & Market (914 Bay Ridge Rd) like we have?  



Well - the wait is over, with Main & Market open for you to enjoy all your favorites from the shrimp salad to the carrot cake ...  dine al fresco on their new outdoor patio, eat in the dining room, or have your order ready for carryout (don't' forget your take home cocktails!)


The culinary staff has been thinking outside the box - and you can now get Charcuterie Boxes, Dessert Boxes, and Family Style meals ... need something more?  The M&M Catering department is still accepting orders as well!



And starting this weekend - the not to be missed Main & Market Breakfast returns!  


Rob Timm got the chance to speak with Chef Missy Harrison about the new set up: 




Main & Market is located at 914 Bay Ridge Rd Annapolis MD 21403

Hours: Sunday - Thursday - 12p - 8p.  Friday and Saturday 8a-9p.  


Phone: 410-626-0388



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