Calvert County may not have the number of restaurants as those north of us, but you don’t have to leave the county to eat well.

There are some incredible restaurants just down the road with some of the best seafood around caught fresh that day and prepared by locals who really know what they’re doing. More than just seafood, Calvert offers local beers and wines, award-winning Key Lime pie, food with a Cajun twist and so much more.

Discover Calvert’s hidden culinary treasures with us. We’ll show you where the locals love to eat and why.

No Thyme To Cook: A Fun, Informative, & Delicious Experience

No Thyme To Cook Prince Frederick MD 20678 Ricotta Bacon Pizza

No Thyme To Cook is billed as Southern Maryland’s home for cooking classes and I’d have to agree. Classes are offered for couples, kids, and everyone in between. Gwyn Novak, the owner, offers many different types of events including private one on one instruction, corporate team building events, private cooking classes, birthday parties, chopped-style competitions, bachelorette parties, hook to cook fishing charters, knife sharpening, and culinary tours.

Gwyn Novak, Owner, No Thyme To Cook

Gwyn Novak – Owner

My wife and I attended one of the Couples in the Kitchen classes and we had a blast. The theme for our class was Artisan Pizza, pizza being one of my favorite foods. The class was held in Gwyn’s waterfront kitchen in Prince Frederick. There was a total of six of us which fit perfectly around the island and the small group allowed us each to interact and take turns preparing each pizza.

We first learned how to make pizza dough from scratch as well as learning shortcuts by using several different varieties of pre-made dough or crusts. Next, we learned all about how to select the best tomatoes for the sauce and even how to make homemade Alfredo sauce which we used on one of the pizzas.

No Thyme To Cook Pesto Shrimp Pizza

The first pizza that we made was a thin crust Shrimp & Pesto Pizza. Each student got to participate in the making of the pizza by grilling the shrimp, slicing tomatoes, shredding cheese, or chopping pesto. When the pizza came out we couldn’t wait to eat it. The fresh pesto and grilled shrimp made this one delicious pizza. Next up was the Chicken, Spinach, & Alfredo Pizza. I am not normally a fan of spinach but homemade Alfredo sauce, moist grilled chicken, and red pepper flakes made my mouth happy.

The final pizza was actually a dessert pie. This was definitely my favorite. It was completely different than any dessert pizza I have ever had in the past. Bacon lovers get ready to rejoice. It was a Ricotta, Bacon, & Wild Berry Jam Pizza. The whole time we were making it I was thinking how strange a combination this was, but when I tasted it my tastes buds went wild! This is one I wasn’t happy to share. Luckily I have the recipe and can make it anytime.

By the end of the night everyone was full, had plenty to drink, and had a great time! If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends or family and want to learn to cook at the same time No Thyme To Cook will be perfect for you. Not only was Gwyn’s class entertaining but it was also very informative. I look forward to another class in the future. You can find out more information about upcoming classes and contact details on their website using the link below.

What’s your favorite type of artisan pizza?

No Thyme To Cook

3405 Hallowing Point Rd
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 443-624-5048

http://www.nothymetocook.com

 

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Stoney’s Seafood House Broomes Island: Restaurant With A Beautiful View

Stoney's Seafood House in Broomes Island, MD 20615

Stoney’s Seafood House Broomes Island has such a great outdoor atmosphere that I just couldn’t keep it from you any longer. My husband and I moved to St. Leonard a little over a year ago. During this time, we have been on the lookout for good restaurants in the southern end of the county. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. So, our quest for an outdoor, scenic restaurant with great food has taken us to many different places.

Fish & Chips At Stoney's Seafood House

Stoney’s of Brooms Island is by far our favorite spot. You get to the restaurant via Broomes Island Road. The drive takes you back to a calmer, quainter Calvert County. The hustle and bustle of busy Route 4 is miles from your thoughts. Rather come via the water? You can do that too!

You can be inside and enjoy the beautiful views, outdoors on their deck/floating deck, hanging out in one of the two bars, or playing corn hole/horseshoes under their large tent. The hubby and I always opt for the floating deck. Not only do you have an amazing view, but you also have the neat feeling of floating. Don’t worry, it doesn’t rock you to the point of being sick.

Stoney's Broomes Island Crab Pretzel

Stoney’s is well known for their crabcakes and steamed crabs. I personally love the Crab Pretzel. You can find it under the appetizer section of the menu. It’s a pretzel baked with cheese and topped with mixed greens and jumbo lump crab meat. It’s served with a zesty honey mustard dressing. Don’t let them fool you that it’s big enough for two. After one bite you will realize that you no longer wish to share – no matter how cute your date is.

Not that I need another reason to love Stoney’s, but they now offer Doggie Dining at all locations. What a fun way to spend the afternoon with your best friend.

What do you like most about Stoney’s Seafood House Broomes Island?  Tell us in a comment below.

Stoney’s Seafood House Broomes Island

3939 Oyster House Rd
Broomes Island, MD 20615
Phone: 410-586-1888

http://www.stoneysseafoodhouse.com/broomes_island.php

 

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