Friday, April 20, 2012
Wonderful, wonderful news! You can read the whole article on the Bay Daily.
Seeing news like this makes me hope that even more restaurants will choose to serve local crabs. Click here to see my recent posting about the True Blue initiative.
I'm so happy to see that efforts to save the Bay are working. However, the Chesapeake Bay recently received a D plus rating so we still have a ways to go.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I am excited about this program since I've been trying to buy more local food. I'm hoping that some of my favorite crab houses will be on the list. Anyone else planning to pay attention to this list?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Reasons to visit or permanently stay at Anchorage:
*541 slips - with that many boats there is always someone around so you'll be sure to make friends (we always miss our boating friends during the winter months)
*A floating pool - they replaced one of the slips with a freshwater pool and it has a great view
*Easy walking distance to a variety of bars and restaurants including (all distances according to Mapquest walking map):
- Langermann's - ask about the Anchorage Marina discount (across the street from the marina)
- Chesapeake Wine Company - the olive tampenades are fantastic and try one of their Tuesday night tastings (across the street from the marina)
- Mahaffey's Pub - join the 100 beer club (0.31 miles)
- Mama's on the Half Shell - great seafood options (0.38 miles)
- Vaccaro's (0.41 miles) and Dangerously Delicious (0.35 miles) - for your dessert fix
- JD's Smokehouse - 50 beers on tap (0.47 miles)
- Jack's Bistro - try the mac + cheese + chocolate appetizer and one of their specialty cocktails (0.61 miles)
- Yellow Dog Tavern - brunch on Saturday and Sunday (0.68 miles)
- Annabel Lee Tavern - the longest walk but worth it for the food and fantastic atmosphere (0.98 miles)
*There is easy access to groceries with a Safeway almost directly across the street from the marina.
*Need a coffee fix? Try the Firehouse Coffee Company (0.38 miles from the marina) or the Starbucks across the street from the marina.
*It's a cooperative marina so you can own or lease a slip - your choice. Slips currently for sail are listed on the marina website.
*Each dock has a security gate so you don't have to worry about random visitors.
*Take a taxi (street or water) or take a longer walk via the promenade to other parts of Baltimore: Fell's Point, Inner Harbor, Camden Yards.
The one downside is that parking is very tight at the marina. We live less than a mile from the marina yet oftentimes have to drive because of coolers and overnight bags. We rarely find a spot in the marina lot but never have trouble finding street parking very close.
What marina do you like? Why?