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Boatyard Bar & Grill CRAB Regatta 2017

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The 2017 Boatyard Bar & Grill CRAB Regatta

A sunny day without much wind was not a deterrent for all those who turned out for this fun, family-friendly pursuit race to support CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating).  Upbeat Regatta participants were joined by party-goers and generous donors at the after-party featuring a live auction and music by Misspent Youth.  With proceeds raised from the event, CRAB can purchase a brand new Beneteau First 22A!    A big thanks to the event Sponsors including the Boatyard Bar & Grill for the delicious food, and Heineken and Mount Gay for refreshing rum drinks and beer!  Enjoy the photos!

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Boatyard Beach Bash 2017's all-star band

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Boatyard Beach Bash 2017 on the waterfront

A balmy night of stellar entertainment under the stars delighted the sold-out crowd.  The laid-back sounds of current members of Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefers Band Doyle Grisham and Peter Mayer, along with the amazing talent of Keith Sykes, Brendan Mayer, John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, John Patti and Aaron Scherz (and sometimes our very own Dick Franyo) filled the evening.  Annapolitans and Parrotheads turned out to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum, sponsored by the Boatyard Bar & Grill with other generous supporters, raising $90,000.  Enjoy the photos!

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Full Moon Party October 2017

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NEXT FULL MOON PARTY October 5, 2017 with The Shatners 

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Eastport 21403 on Maryland Public Television

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Eastport 21403

Produced by the Boatyard and filmed by t2p.tv, Eastport 21403 airs on Maryland Public Television on Sunday, September 17 at 4:30pm. 

Since 1868, Eastport had been an independent small town on a peninsula, connected by a bridge to the City of Annapolis. Even when annexed by Annapolis in 1951, it never lost its own character, later described as charm. In 1998, when the City of Annapolis closed the bridge for repairs without any notice to the Eastport residents, long-standing resentment boiled over into a "tongue and cheek" revolution and the Maritime Republic of Eastport was born. "Eastport 21403" is a short film that takes you on the journey of their "revolution" and through what Eastport has evolved into today. What started out as simply a way to drum up attention for local Eastport businesses turned into a forum for Eastport's unique kind of lifestyle: "We like it this Way".

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57,000 Maryland crab cakes, sailing, sea bass, cool stuff, Annapolis & beyond!

Plowing thru August - darn, days are getting shorter - but at least I don’t wake up at 5 AM at the first light streaming in. But summers are so great.

Americas Cup:

So I’m watching the Americas Cup awards presentation from Bermuda (while I am working at my desk) and Tucker Thompson walks out on stage and is the emcee of the whole show. The Boatyard was the first client of Tucker Thompson and Bruce Nairn of t2p.tv to film the AYC Wednesday Night races and other regattas which have been shown at the Boatyard for 17 years (AYC Wed Night Series as well as regattas from Key West to Charleston to Block Island to Newport - all towing our film boat). Tucker has been the front man of this year’s America’s Cup taking the 2016 Cup around the Country all year prior to the 2017 Cup held in June. He did a great job running the Awards Ceremony. Well done TT!

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Boatyard's all killer, no filler crab cake in The South's Best Sandwiches:

The Boatyard had a fine article on our amazing Maryland crab cake in July’s issue of SouthernLiving.com The South's Best Sandwiches. I’ve mentioned before that we sold 57,000 Maryland crab cakes last year.  Our nationwide shipping through our FoodyDirect partnership has been brisk to say the least.   Our all killer, no filler crab cakes, soups and dip are $10 off your first order!  Foody, Maryland Crab Cake online, crab cake coupon, ship crab cakes

 

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Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats features Boatyard's all killer, no filler crab cakes

Ali Kahn from Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats in Maryland to taste Boatyard Bar & Grill's amazing crab cakes

 Cheap Eats' Ali Kahn talks stuff about the Boatyard all killer, no filler crab cakes!

The Vitals:
the spot: Boatyard Bar and Grill 112A Annapolis St. Annapolis MD 21401
the eats:  Crab Cake Sandwich 
the bucks: $15.99
the full nelson:  all killer and no filler. an absolute beast of a crab cake sandwich

 

 

 

 

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The South's Best Sandwiches - featuring Boatyard's amazing crab cakes!

Boatyard Bar & Grill amazing raw bar fresh local oysters

Grab an extra napkin, and sit down to the tastiest wonders ever assembled on bread.

SouthernLiving.com, July 2017 by Julia Rutland

Maryland

Boatyard Bar & Grill -
Annapolis

On the corner of Severn Avenue and Fourth Street in Annapolis, the Boatyard Bar & Grill is just a few blocks from the water in the historic neighborhood of Eastport. Walking up the planked ramp and into the spacious restaurant, you might feel as if you’ve just strolled into a maritime museum. Photographs, paintings, and trophies cover the walls from floor to rafters. Look closely and you’ll even see singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s autographed surfboard hanging from the beams. This gathering spot for local sailors and visitors alike keeps fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood prominent on the menu and maintains a loyal following for the Best Crab Cake Sandwich You’ll Ever Eat. The generous crab cake is rounded high with jumbo lump crab that appears to defy gravity. Chef George Betz’s secret recipe involves gently folding the crab in a rich sauce that helps hold everything together. The crab cake is broiled to a light golden brown and served on a tender brioche roll. A lemony house-made tartar sauce is included on the side and makes a great dipper for the fries that come with it. Don’t fret if you can’t satisfy your craving with a visit to the restaurant— the Boatyard ships crab cakes nationwide from its online store.  boatyardbarandgrill.com

Order Boatyard Bar & Grill All Killer, No Filler crab cakes online.

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in Washingtonian Welcome Guide

Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in the Washingtonian Welcome Guide

How to Spend a Day in Annapolis - the Washingtonian Welcome Guide explores a day trip to Maryland's quaint capital....be sure to stop at the Boatyard Bar & Grill for the freshest local seafood specialties and amazing crab cakes!

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Full Moon Party September

Full Moon Party September 2017

NEXT FULL MOON PARTY September 7, 2017 with Jess McQuay Band

Come howl!

 

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Baltimore's Best Crab Cakes - The Boatyard Bar and Grill

Read what Baltimore Magazine has to say in their press reviews about Boatyard Bar & Grill Best Maryland crab cakes,  Annapolis,  Food awards

 

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Travel Channel's Food Paradise features the Boatyard

 

The Travel Channel's Food Paradise features the Boatyard
on the Super Sandwiches
 segment of the 8 best sandwiches in the country!

(To watch on FB click here, or to watch on iPads or tablets, click here.)

 

 

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Bands in the Sand 2018

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Next date: TBDBITS2017 PropTalkFullSponsorAdBands in the Sand, BITS, benefit for Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Boatyard philanthropy

2018 will be our 13th Annual Bands In The Sand party at and to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.   Los Lobos was last year's headliner, joined by Mad Planet and Misspent Youth and the future musical line up promises to be just as stellar!

The Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo, a Trustee of CBF, saw the opportunity for the best beach party in the area while out at another event up on the porch at CBF almost a decade ago.  He said to himself “this is nice but CBF needs to have its largest fundraiser right on the beach by the Bay overlooking Thomas Point Lighthouse.”  Since he had already founded and produced the Annual Boatyard Spring Fishing Tournament and Annual Annapolis Maritime Museum Boatyard Beach Bash, he knew a lot about throwing outdoor “life-style events”.  It meant generators and wires for power under the sand, large professional stage, sound system, lighting and setting up a full kitchen right on the sand.  Dick says “the CBF team and my Boatyard staff have really stepped up and produced the very best party of the year in the area.”

 

The event has raised over to a million dollars for CBF.   This year our good friends at bambeco were the Title Sponsor again. “Thank you bambeco, you are truly dedicated to Saving the Bay, such a natural treasure!”

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure.  America’s largest estuary is worth more than one trillion dollars, home to 17 million people, and populated with iconic wildlife.  But despite some recent signs of improvement, the Bay is still a system dangerously out of balance.  Poor water quality is threatening our local rivers, streams, and the Bay; endangering the health of thousands of species of plants and animals; putting human health at risk; and deflating our region’s economy.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is committed to making the Bay and its rivers and streams healthy again.  And, with the help of dedicated members, we work across the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed to do just that.  Our vision is a restored Bay with healthy rivers and clean water; sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; thriving water-based and agricultural economies; and a legacy of success for our children and grandchildren.

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Top Ten World's Best Yachting Bar

Boatyard bar names top ten world's best yachting bars by Wight Vodka come in and find out what all of the press reviews are about

 

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Boatyard Beach Bash-2017

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2017 will be our 13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash to benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum.  Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo is on the Board of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and had a vision for a fund/fun raiser with a Jimmy Buffett/Parrot Head theme. Dick is a Parrot Head and looked hard at the Jimmy Buffett's model of selling a lifestyle/entertainment/escapism venue when he started the Boatyard. He felt that this event could be different than other local musical fundraisers and that Parrot Heads would be enthusiastic supporters.

Outgrowing the Boatyard parking lot after three years, the event was moved to the newly renovated Annapolis Maritime Museum waterfront facility in Eastport. 

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From Dick's Desk - Upstairs at the Boatyard

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Been gone too long but I’m at my desk and ready to write.  And show lots of pics.  Chef greeted my return with last year’s totals -- the Boatyard sold 57,000 Maryland crab cakes last year.  Whew!  And now we are on FoodyDirect's amazing national platform.  Look them up and see our world-famous Maryland crab cakes, Maryland crab and cream of crab soups and our amazing crab dip thru their national site. We are proud to be partnering with FoodyDirect and shipping our crab cakes online!

Did I mention $10 off your first order??

 Our 17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Catch and Release Fishing Tournament was again a great success in April.  As usual, an awesome crowd!  Featured is the winner Jimmy Moreland with Title Sponsor, Anglers Sport Center owner Charlie Ebersberger.   Catch all the results on the Boatyard website.    Thanks to all sponsors, fishermen/women and party attendees.  It’s the first official start of spring on the Bay.

Proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Youth Fishing Camp.

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And two weeks ago, we held our 12th Chesapeake Bay Foundation Bands in the Sand Bands. 1,700 people on Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s beautiful beach at the Merrill Center.  What a glorious night it was.  Los Lobos was our featured national act, winner of 5 Grammy awards.  Again thanks to all sponsors and attendees.  The mosh pit at the end of the evening with Misspent Youth rocking out.

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Chesapeake Bay Magazine Features the Boatyard

Chesapeake Bay Magazine, April 2017

 

Chesapeake Bay Mag April says that the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport is all about food, boats, pints and friends check out their press reviews here.

 

 

 

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What's Up Annapolis - Boatyard is All Killer, No Filler

   What's Up Annapolis, May 2017 
ALL KILLER, NO FILLER

  Read the full restaurant review click here

 

Whats Up Review May 2017 Find out about the Boatyard Bar and Grill's latest press review and enjoy the article about our all killer no filler crab cakes

 

 

 

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Food Paradise Filming at the Boatyard

TRAVEL CHANNEL'S FOOD PARADISE filming at the Boatyard - Super Sandwiches segment to be aired October 30, 2016 @ 8pm

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TC TV crew in Food Paradise at Boatyard Bar and Grill in Annapolis Maryland

 

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from Dick's desk - Upstairs at the Boatyard

Late March in Eastport (brrrrr) and the Sock Burning Party at the Annapolis Maritime Museum is this Saturday.  We had a warm-up last night here at the Boatyard with the Eastport Oyster Boys and some of their Irish friends entertaining the crowd at our “Eastport Irish Up the Republic (We like it this way!) Night.”  Friday for St Paddy’s Day we bring back legendary bartender Jeff Macguire for what we call Macguire’s Irish Pub.  We rename the Boatyard for the day (yes, Kevin gets on the roof to cover the sign up with a Maguire sign!) and have Chef George’s amazing Irish fare, special Maguire pint glasses and great entertainment.

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from Dick's desk - Upstairs at the Boatyard

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Our Travel Channel show aired about three weeks ago.  Chef George was a total star.  Travel Channel Food Paradise Super Sandwiches - it will keep airing over time.  Watch the segment, click here.   Pretty cool for Annapolis and the Boatyard!

Busy Fall at the Boatyard and Eastport.  The Boatyard Beach Bash at and for the Annapolis Maritime Museum was a sell out success on Sat. Sept 17th and a record amount of money was raised to support their educational programs.  As you may recall it’s our Parrotthead event with members of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band joining other singer-songwriters from Florida and Nashville.  This year’s line-up included Coral Reefers Peter Mayer and Doyle Grisham joining John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Jim White, Aaron Schertz and Peter’s son Brendan Mayer.  JB’s close friend songwriter/author Tom Corcoran and Radio Margaritaville DeeJay J.D. Spradlin were also here to hold court.  

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