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In this economy eating out seems a guilty pleasure, so it's nice when places set aside a week for dining on fewer dimes. This time it's the state capital, where's there's something on the menu for everybody during Annapolis Restaurant Week. Diners can take their taste buds on a tour of some of the finest cuisine, from Aqua Terra to Lemongrass to Wild Orchid, for a three-course, fixed-price lunch or dinner.
In its third year, Annapolis Restaurant Week lets you enjoy the rich Colonial feel of downtown Annapolis, while savoring some of the best local tastes. It's sponsored by the Annapolis Business Association, and foodies can dine at more than 30 participating restaurants, including Cafe Normandie, Chart House, O'Brien's, Sam's on the Waterfront, Severn Inn, Pusser's Caribbean Grille and Rams Head Tavern.
The plan: Check out the menus online and then stop in at any of the restaurants for lunch or dinner. Most offer both, but more than a handful are closed for lunch. (Advance reservations are encouraged.) Going more than once will let you visit a favorite and also try out new venues as well. And it can be more fun to dine with a group, so don't forget to gather family and friends.
The details: Annapolis Restaurant Week is today through Feb. 27. Fixed-meal selections are priced at $15.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner. Contact information for the featured restaurants is listed at annapolisrestaurantweek.com. Online menus are being posted as they become available.