Best Food and Best Drinks-Maryland

This edition of my Travel Destination Guide is sharing a few of my favorite Best Food and Best Drinks that Maryland has to offer.


First stop we will be visiting the Iron Rooster located at 12 Market Space in Annapolis, Maryland. For more menu selections visit their website at or click here

1. Fried Chicken Benedict – Buttermilk marinated fried chicken breast, poached eggs, house made biscuit, black pepper gravy and home fries.

2. Mixed Berry Poptart – or should I say RoosTart! Made fresh daily. Ask server for current flavors. This is the mixed berry, and yes it has sprinkles on top!

3. Crab Hash Breakfast – Lump crab meat, home fries, bacon, poached eggs, asparagus, roasted red peppers, chipotle hollandaise and Old Bay. When in Maryland, YES eat the crab!

Next place to visit is the Founder’s Tavern & Grille located at 8125 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, Maryland. Visit their website at or click here.

1. Sausage Gravy and Polenta Cakes – Mild breakfast pork sausage slow cooked in their homemade country gravy, served over fried polenta cakes and a side of home fries.

2. Shrimp and Grits – I’s pretty much what the title says. Creamy cheddar southern grits, bacon, chopped onions and decent sized shrimp.

3. The Chicken & Waffle Sandwich – Founders fried chicken breast, smoked sliced country ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, maple Dijon glaze, served on warm Belgium waffles and topped with an egg your style choice.


Maryland’s state flower as a cocktail?! It’s just as pretty and as sweet. Recipe below. Fair warning, The Maryland Zoo Cocktail- recipe below, could result in a rather wild night, proceed with caution.

1. Add 1 ounce Bourbon Whiskey, 1 ounce Peach Liqueur, 1 ounce vodka, 2 ounces Cointreau, and 2 ounces sour mix into cocktail shaker filled with ice.

2. Cover and shake until shaker become frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain into Collins glass filled with ice.

3. Visiting Baltimore and not in the mood to create your own cocktail? I highly recommend visiting The Horse You Came In On. Located at 1626 Thames Street in Baltimore, Maryland and founded in 1795 it has been named the oldest bar in Baltimore. History and libations, what’s not to love. For more information visit their website at or click here.

1. Add 1/2 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce rum, 1/2 Cointreau, 1/2 ounce peach liqueur, 1/2 ounce amaretto and 2 ounce sweet and sour mix into Collins glass filled with ice.

2. Stir well. Top off with splash of beer. Save the rest of the beer for later!

3. Visiting the Annapolis, Maryland area? I highly recommend visiting the Middleton Tavern. Located at 2 Market Space in Annapolis, Maryland. The tavern has been open since 1750 and offers food, drinks, and live music! Visit their website at or click here for hours and updates.

Best Food and Best Drinks – Maryland

Thank you for eating and drinking with me in Maryland. Did your favorite dish or cocktail make my list? It was hard to narrow down my top choices. There are many more Maryland favorites to discover. Share yours in the comments.

C Stands for Can’t Miss Conventions – Maryland is up next, or click here to read. Geek Life!

Until Next Time,

Wonder Lesch


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