Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar Opens Its Doors Bringing Coastal California Cuisine to Annapolis

The upscale kitchen + wine bar will provide guests with a world-class wine experience in a comfortable, inviting Cali-Chic atmosphere

Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar Opens Today in Annapolis

The new restaurant is bringing an upscale dining experience and wine-centric menu to the greater Annapolis area.
The new restaurant is bringing an upscale dining experience and wine-centric menu to the greater Annapolis area.
The new restaurant is bringing an upscale dining experience and wine-centric menu to the greater Annapolis area.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Smashing Grapes, an upscale, coastal California inspired kitchen and wine bar has opened its doors in the charming city of Annapolis, which will provide locals and visitors with a world-class wine and dining experience.

This wine country inspired restaurant will offer a Cali-chic experience serving up a fusion of Mediterranean and California Coastal cuisine and more than 350 world-class wines any palate can enjoy. The new restaurant brings the spirit of Napa Valley to the Mid-Atlantic in a sophisticated, comfortable and inviting setting.

“Here at Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Bar, we wanted to bring an idyllic West Coast-styled experience to the region and offer our guests a wine list and menu that is thoughtful and provides a tailored and memorable experience,” said James King, Smashing Grapes’ restaurateur. “When guests visit Smashing Grapes they will get a first-class experience with a sommelier-crafted wine list, innovative craft cocktails and a menu that brings new flavors to the Annapolis food scene.”

Smashing Grapes boasts an expansive wine lists of bold reds and crisp and tangy whites from Spain, Argentina, Germany, California and beyond. In addition to its broad wine list, Smashing Grapes’ seasoned chef, Matthew Newland, crafted a menu highlighting Coastal California inspired dishes with sustainably sourced, unique ingredients. Menu options include the grilled avocado tacos made with corn tortillas, topped with Fresno chili dressing and the California burger featuring a vegan patty, smashed avocado, lettuce, tomato, and grilled corn salsa.

The distinct wine tasting experience offered at the restaurant transports guests to wine country without ever having left the Mid-Atlantic. Guests will be able to discover the background and history of the wine of their choice from Smashing Grapes’ wine experts who are available to elevate the guest experience.

The restaurant’s elegant aesthetic is trimmed with comfy, thoughtful finishes throughout. Smashing Grapes can accommodate 375 guests within the main dining room, private and outdoor dining spaces, bar and lounge areas. As Smashing Grapes opens its doors, the restaurant will be offering a variety of options for its guests during the Covid-19 pandemic including, spacious in-restaurant dining and take out options. The restaurant will be following local policies and regulations for the safety of its staff and guests. Reservations can be made in advance and private dining spaces is available for special occasions including, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, or company happy hours.

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$2.75M Annapolis Neck Mansion Has Wine Cellar, Gigantic Kitchen

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Everything about this Annapolis Neck mansion is impressive. From its waterfront views to its luxuries, the property is unbeatable. A massive kitchen and wine cellar create a lively entertaining space, while a monstrous owner’s suite and unbelievable bathroom offer a bedroom retreat. This 6,788-square-foot-home could be yours for $2.75 million.

  • Address: 1291 Hollywood Ave, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Price: $2,750,000
  • Square Feet: 6788
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 2000
  • Features: TENANT OCCUPIED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7. PROPERTY AVAILABLE TO TOUR BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 8. OWNERS TAKING PRECAUTIONS DUE TO COVID. PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES TO LISTING AGENT. Welcome to 1291 Hollywood Avenue, a stunning waterfront retreat on the Annapolis Neck. Situated right on Fishing Creek, this point lot has both space and expansive views that take your breath away. In addition to the house, the 1.03 acre parcel has roughly 310 feet of shoreline, a serene waterside pool, ample yard space, a crab shack, and a deepwater pier with 5 slips and 8 feet MLW – all with southern exposure.This spacious custom build boasts over 7, 200 square feet with five bedrooms, several living areas and entertaining spaces, a massive open concept waterside kitchen and dining area. The whole property has tastefully updated features that include custom closets throughout, a beautiful wine cellar, a separate mudroom, several reading nooks, play spaces for the littles, and modifications done to accent the view from your kitchen and master bedroom. Everything has been thought of. Located just 5 miles from downtown Annapolis, with easy access to Route 50 and I-97.

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