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Blue Crabs at Courtneys

In every rural town I’ve been to whether it was in France or Portugal, or in this case, Maryland, there was the Local Establishment. It’s usually a place that survives because it offers quality food with a local flair and plenty of local color to match. So on the Monday night, we landed in Ridge, […]

Once Upon an Oyster Farm

A Real Oyster Farm There are some things in life that you never really think about where they come from. Things like roof tiles or pencil lead or pictures of cats with gigantic eyes. Of course, they were created or made somewhere by someone, some individual carefully crafting an object they make almost 365 days […]


I’m starting to believe, in good Proustian fashion, that every vacation needs a jaunt to the countryside. Perhaps it was the break I took from Paris to the Ile-de-Re? Or maybe it is just my new fascination with anything delicious and edible in backwater locations. Long ramblings short, while I was in D.C., we went […]