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Dining reviews from Capital Gazette's Entertainment guide.

  • Dining out: Blue Dolphin satisfies customers and keeps 'em hooked

    Dining out: Blue Dolphin satisfies customers and keeps 'em hooked

    Even if you've never been to the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill, you've been to the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill. Some restaurants employ creative chefs who whip up one-of-a-kind dishes with unique ingredients and surprising combinations. The word gets out. Adventurous diners come. Restaurants...

  • Dining out: Poncho n Pepe's pulls in crowds with good food, good fun

    Dining out: Poncho n Pepe's pulls in crowds with good food, good fun

    Each year when autumn arrives, it has an impact beyond the changing of leaf color, beyond the sweater and jacket retrievals, beyond the shift from AC to heat. Each year when fall begins, we begin to think of hot soup, hot chocolate, and hot indulgences from south of the border. On just such a chilly...

  • Dining out: Forty years later, McGarvey's still the 'go-to' place

    Dining out: Forty years later, McGarvey's still the 'go-to' place

    Read a biography of Mike Ashford and you wouldn't get more than two or three paragraphs in before you'd know that this is someone you'd like to meet. The larger-than-life saloonkeeper and Annapolis institution is one of those people who can really tell some tales. Air Force fighter pilot, commercial...

  • Dining out: Good food for a fair price serves China Garden well

    Dining out: Good food for a fair price serves China Garden well

    Funny how restaurants receiving less-than-complimentary reviews never seem to find a place for those reviews to be exhibited. Coincidence? I think not. On the other hand, restaurants with favorable reviews frame them, laminate them, mount them on wooden plaques, use any measure to display the positive...

  • Dining out: 'Misses' aside, Rustico still has a lot going for it

    Dining out: 'Misses' aside, Rustico still has a lot going for it

    Where does the time, go? I mean, really? We make plans, we put them on a "to do" list and before we know it, years have passed. Case in point: I had been meaning to check out Rustico Wine Bar and Restaurant on Kent Island ever since it opened a few years ago to rave reviews. Imagine my surprise...

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