One of the very best places for lunch in Chestertown is Evergrain Bread Company. This lovely bakery serves up artisanal loaves, wonderful coffee and terrific soups and sandwiches for lunch. Just recently, they’ve begun “Evergrain After Hours” on Fridays from 5-10pm when they serve Neopolitan pizza made to order! It’s so nice to have another casual place to send our guests after they arrive on a Friday evening. You can even bring your own bottle of wine and really relax! Another new addition is the outdoor seating shown in this picture from Evergrain’s Facebook page:
Can’t you just see yourself sitting there, enjoying an espresso and a pain au chocolat? If your imagination is up for it, you can even pretend that the river you can see just down the street from these tables isn’t the Chester but the Seine…it’s a lot quicker and cheaper than a weekend trip to Paris!
Evergrain is owned and run by young local Douglas Rae, who eloquently explains his passion for a good loaf of bread in this video.
When visiting Chestertown, do yourself a favor and stop by Evergrain for a coffee, bread or lunch. We promise you’ll love it!
The latest issue of Maryland Life Magazine reveals the winners of their 3rd annual readers poll. We’d like to give kudos and a shout out to all of our friends that were winners!!
One of our dinner recommendations is the Osprey Point Inn in Rock Hall, MD and apparently we are not alone! The Upper Eastern Shore winner in 5, yes, count ‘em, FIVE categories, The Osprey Point is the “go-to” spot when someone wants a romantic, fine dining experience.
The five categories they won were: finest restaurant overall, best crab-cake, best fine dining, best marina, and best place to get married. We might have to take issue with that last one, but of course we only do weddings for up to 22 people, so we’ll have to let that slide…:)
There were several other Kent County MD winners, including:
Java Rock – coffeehouse
Imperial Hotel – happy hour
Durding’s – ice cream
Brooks Tavern – dessert
Waterman’s – crab house
Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge – park
Again, all places of interest that we recommend to our guests regularly at our Chestertown Bed and Breakfast. How much fun! We say it all the time, we are so very lucky to live in such a special place. Why not come and see for yourself?
Each April we see the start of the “weekend festival season” at our bed and breakfast in Maryland. The warmer weather is always an enticement to spend time outdoors, and it’s especially nice if there’s an event to attend.
Earth Day is on April 22nd this year and on the 20th (Saturday) Chestertown will throw its annual celebration with live music, a food court and more than 30 vendors featuring earth friendly products and services. As always, Earth Day coincides with the Mutt Strut held by the Humane Society of Kent County. Folks register to walk with their dogs to raise money for the shelter and can then participate in antics including doggie limbo and a look alike contest!!
One week later on April 28 we have the annual Taste of the Town, a smorgasbord of food and drink from our bevy of terrific restaurateurs. This has been a popular event from the get go: who doesn’t like to eat and drink?? Throw in a silent auction and raffle items and you have the makings of an out and out festival. But wait, there’s more. The eating and drinking takes place from noon to 3pm. That very morning, from 9:30 to 11:30, more than 30 local artists will be “painting the town”. Literally. They call it the “Quick Draw”: a timed plein air painting event, and the results from those 2 hours of painting will be on display and judged just before the opening of the Taste of the Town. You can vote for your favorite and even purchase a painting at the “Wet Paint” (ha!) sale from 5:00 to 7:00 that very afternoon.
That’s a very full day indeed.
We hope to see you soon out and about in Chestertown!