The Boatyard Bar & Grill is the #1 Shell Recycler in the Annapolis area!
It's Feb. and I haven’t written since Nov 1. Why? because it’s winter in Annapolis and after the regattas, fishing tournaments, Navy football games, boat shows, outdoor beach parties and the holidays, things slow down a lot. View from my house....does it look slow or what? Wait, not totally dead!!
November 1 - today is 70 degrees, wow! We won’t see this again until next April/May. I’m swimming outside for about the last time this year.
We held our last outdoors charity function on Sat Sept 15. It was supposed to be the Boatyard Beach Bash for and at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. BUT, the hurricane was coming up the East Coast after making land in North Carolina and many of the amazing artists fly up from Florida and Nashville. The Governor declared a state of emergency and the AMM would surely flood so we called it off on Tuesday morning. Darn! Wait, on Wednesday AM the storm track shifted south. Mayer Kirby Mayer, one of our headliners for the Beach Bash, called to say that they were on tour in the area and could still perform for a three-hour concert. At a Wednesday morning meeting at the Museum quick decisions were made. With all of our WONDERFFUL sponsors still in we would refund the sold-out Beach Bash tickets and sell our Hurricane Party tickets at a lower price, get a food truck, have a drink table and Boom! we were a "go". The evening was amazing! Peter Mayer created a bidding frenzy when he offered for auction concert tickets to next year's Jimmy Buffett concert and because of the generosity of some guests in the audience, the museum cleared the same amount that we would have from the bigger event. Thank you, Mayer Kirby Mayer and AMM for their quick reaction time by their incredible staff. Thank you sponsors and our guests who had a great show on a beautiful evening. Here are some pictures from the evening taken by our friend Ken.
Right before our annual trip to Europe we attended the Congressional Medal of Honor Gala Dinner at the Naval Academy. We couldn't pass up the chance to have a pic with Jay Leno and Emcee Norah O’Donnell. Shameless groupies!!
We were off to London to see G’s fam and catch Hamilton for the third time. We found that, because the English clip their words, you could hear every word unlike in NYC (which of course was also amazing). We visited Chartwell, Churchill’s home. It’s been totally preserved. His artwork which was his relaxation is displayed in a gallery. He painted about 300 pieces and about 150 are still at Chartwell. The others he gave away and sell at auction at $1M each. There I am in front of Chartwell flashing the V for Victory sign. And some amazing Scottish eggs at a nearby pub.
On the move, we're off to Paris via the tunnel where we ate and toured street art and ate and ate - visited markets to taste everything....dinner at the Eiffel Tower. We also saw Jimmy Buffett in concert for 1,300 people at Le Cigale which is very special (dates back to 1887). Jimmy, Peter and Brendan Mayer and the band on stage.
Zig: It was off to Hopetown to inspect the work being done. Zag! Back for Navy football -the most user-friendly sporting event anywhere. Love the Mids! And can you believe last eve was Halloween?
With the holidays coming get your orders in for Boatyard crab cakes which are shipped overnight nationwide, fresh and cold. We also ship crab soups and crab dip. Make great holiday gifts for family and friend - and for corporations too.
With our four outdoor charity events in the books for 2018 we want to thank all of our sponsors, attendees, volunteers - you are what make it all possible. We have so much fun, let's do it again next year!
Hello from the Boatyard!! It’s July and we are in the thick of summer and loving it. In the “land of pleasant living” as they used to say on the Natty Boh jingle-in the 70s. Where have all the years (flowers) gone? Yikes! The Boatyard is cranking and it’s great to be full every day. We appreciate your patronage and are working hard to continue to deserve it. 77,000 crab cakes sold last year. It’s a high bar but you’re helping us beat it. And you’re shipping those crab cakes online nationwide to your Uncle Louie in Omaha and as corporate gifts to your important clients in Sacramento. Thanks!
Our second big event, Bands In the Sand at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s beautiful Merrill Center, in mid-June was an amazing success. Best ever. Sold out in a week or so. Great bands, food, drinks, weather, sponsors, guests, boats, etc. Thank you! We raised record setting funds for CBF to do their great work to Save the Bay, and you know by now that the Bay is getting so much better!! Thank you CBF- its staff, supporters, and those with the political will to help us leave a better Bay for our kids.
The Boatyard Bar and Grill is another one of those places that everyone seems to know about. From the outside it looks like the classic dockside bar that has been there since before the town was built around it. Signs depict sailing locations around the world, and the outside deck is full of happy customers.
Our amazing All Killer, No Filler crab cakes, fresh-from-the-Bay oysters, and laid back sailing bar are recognized by What's Up Best of Annapolis for 2018.
Thank you to all our supporters near and far!
Dining The Taste
Boatyard Bar & Grill
By Rita Calvert, Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.
If you sit down and have a friendly chat with Dick Franyo, owner of the Boatyard, you will learn a lot. If you sit down with executive chef, George Bentz (ed. correct spelling Betz) you will laugh a lot. Luckily, I got to experience learning and laughter during two different conversations with first, Dick and then chef George.
Make the most of this once-a-year special, starts midnight October 20 and ends November 5, 2017. Our amazing All Killer, No Filler crab cakes are terrific gifts, for yourself too. Make entertaining oh so simple with the same freshly made crab dishes that our restaurant customers love. Ships fresh to your door, ready to cook - never frozen! Order here!
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