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Hurricanes, Jimmy Buffett... and Boatyard Bar & Grill All Killer, No Filler Crab Cakes online

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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.

      Peter Brendan Mayer AMM Hurricane Party  Peter Brendan Mayer AMM Hurricane Party 2  Peter Brendan Mayer AMM Hurricane Party 3

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!!

            Georgie Franyo with Norah ODonnell                             DIck and Georgie Franyo with Jay Leno

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.

 Dick and Georgie Franyo at Chartwell  The Wheatsheaf Pub  Scottish eggs

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.

                             Paris Street Art Tour                    eiffel tower 


Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefers Paris stage  Jimmy Buffett on stage Paris Peter and Brendan Mayer Paris 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?

         work at Hopetown    Navy football 

A Halloween pumpkin

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!

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Dick's Blog: Eastport Annapolis highlights

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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.

 Boatyard Bands in the Sand 2018 beach crowd  Boatyard Bands in the Sand 2018 blimp  Boatyard Bands in the Sand 2018 boardwalk crowd

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill

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Capital Gazette reviews the Boatyard Bar & Grill - 

Dining Out:  Just another local at the Boatyard Bar & Grill

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.

Read the full article here.

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Boatyard scores Best Crab Cake, Best Raw Bar, Best Sailors Bar

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Boatyard Bar & Grill scores the trifecta:

Best Crab Cake
Best Raw Bar
Best Sailors Bar
in What's Up Best of Annapolis 2018

 

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!

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Boatyard Bar & Grill featured in What's Up Dining: The Taste

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Recently What's Up Magazine's Rita Calvert came by the Boatyard for a visit and in the process, wrangled the recipe for Chef George's version of the classic Antoine's Stuffed Oysters Rockefeller.

Dining The Taste
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By Rita Calvert, Photography by Tony Lewis, Jr.
June 2018

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.

 

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SPECIAL OFFER! ORDER BOATYARD All Killer, No Filler CRAB CAKES ONLINE

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SPECIAL OFFER! ORDER All Killer, No Filler BOATYARD CRAB CAKES ONLINE 

$20 OFF ANY ORDER OF $50 OR MORE (excludes shipping)

ORDER JUNE 23 AND 24, 2018 ONLY!  order as often as you like on those 2 days and schedule for shipping up to 90 days out

Use code: FIREWORKS20

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!

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Online Crab Cakes Special Give-a-Gift, Get-a-Gift

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Shop online for Boatyard Crab Cakes, Soup and Dip - Give someone a gift and get one too!

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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