Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Mother of All Meals: Treat Mom on Her Special Day
You want to honor your mother or grandmother this Sunday, and many restaurants have a long-standing tradition of offering special brunches that help make Mother’s Day memorable. Mother’s Day brunch is such a classic because mom doesn’t have to cook or clean—it’s a mini-vacation for her. Restaurants often go all out for this holiday, sometimes expanding hours, adding extra staff, making menu offerings more abundant, and pouring special drinks—to make mom and her family feel extra welcome and taken care of. Just as there are many kinds of moms, there are many kinds of brunches. Here are four unique options in Annapolis. Let mom choose her favorite; she could have an all-you-can-eat buffet, a plated breakfast, some Irish specialties, fresh …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Each week Patch will explore a different spot in an Annapolis neighborhood. This week we start with West Annapolis.
One thing I love about Annapolis is its great, distinctive neighborhoods and business districts. From Maryland Avenue, to downtown to Eastport, each area has its own unique look and feel. On a recent Friday morning, I had an assignment in West Annapolis bright and early. This was the perfect excuse to introduce some friends and collegues who are visiting the area to breakfast at b.b.bistro. It was also the perfect excuse to have my breakfast drink of choice—a medium nonfat latte. This cozy spot which began with two friends who worked at Trader Joe's is a great place to start the day. It's also perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or to meet friends for lunch. (The veggie sandwich is one of my personal favorites.) What’s your favorite thing to…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Local high school students gear up for the annual rite of passage.
High school prom is the stuff from which teenage memories are made. It has been a rite of passage for generations. Speak with anyone involved and you’ll hear stories of planning, excitement, stress and expense all rolled into a three-hour event. No doubt, it is a big deal. “This is THE big event of the year," said Elena Diberardinis, a senior at Annapolis High School. “It’s like homecoming times 10.” All 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County have prom dates in May this year. Annapolis High celebrates its prom, titled “Elegance,” on May 20, with students choosing the theme and decorations to reflect the concept. Proms (short for “promenade,” a reference to formal dances) gained prominence in the 1920s, with parents and educators using …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Kids of all ages can enjoy a craft project or an easter egg hunt.
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. We know you're busy, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance. Look for the kids’ planner each week, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
As part of the new initiative, three Anne Arundel County Public Schools will start new alternative breakfast programs.
Children cannot learn when they are hungry. That was the message delivered by Rosemary King Johnston, executive director of the Governor’s Office for Children, to a roomful of educators, principals, food service directors and parent leaders in the Governor’s Reception room of the State House Wednesday. Johnston and Gov. Martin O’Malley were there to announce the kickoff of the state’s First Class Breakfast Initiative, which aims to expand and improve on school breakfast programs. The announcement came as part of the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland, an effort launched in 2008 with a goal of eradicating childhood hunger in the state by 2015. As part of the new Breakfast First Initiative, 21 schools in the state will get …