Kelly Holton co-owns the bakery, Evergrain Bread Company, with her son Douglas Rae. © Michael Ventura
Easton’s historic Tidewater Inn.
The quaint Tidewater Inn sign reflects the style of the hotel.
A courtyard behind The Tidewater Inn.
The entrance to the inn's restaurant, Hunter’s Tavern.
The Hunter’s Tavern bar.
Views from the dining room of The Narrows restaurant. © Mark Odell
The updated dining room in The Narrows. © Mark Odell
Cioppino, served at The Narrows. © Jenna Walcott
Oysters Rockefeller, also on The Narrows menu. © Jenna Walcott
Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke's work.
Another work by Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke.
The quaint Tidewater Inn sign reflects the style of the hotel.
A courtyard behind The Tidewater Inn.
The entrance to the inn's restaurant, Hunter’s Tavern.
The Hunter’s Tavern bar.
Views from the dining room of The Narrows restaurant. © Mark Odell
The updated dining room in The Narrows. © Mark Odell
Cioppino, served at The Narrows. © Jenna Walcott
Oysters Rockefeller, also on The Narrows menu. © Jenna Walcott
Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke's work.
Another work by Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke.

Shore Style: Food and Travel

Must-visit hot spots on and around the bay

Autumn Getaway  Easton’s historic Tidewater Inn makes for an idyllic fall retreat. It’s the perfect base for exploring the town; the inn can also organize golf, boating and fishing trips. The property’s restaurant, Hunter’s Tavern was recently renovated by Philadelphia-based DAS Architects. On November 14, the inn will host the fourth annual Brew & Oyster Brawl featuring live music, freshly shucked oysters and other fare; a portion of the proceeds benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Rates from $149. tidewaterinn.com

Café Culture  Visitors to Chestertown have a treat in store at Evergrain Bread Company. Opened in 2010 by Johnson and Wales grad Douglas Rae, the café tempts passersby with fresh-baked artisan breads and pastries, croissants, pain au chocolat and sun buns, which are made of knotted croissant dough double-rolled in cinnamon and sugar. “It’s our crown jewel,” says the Chestertown native, who co-owns the bakery with his mom, Kelly Holton. 201-203 High Street; 410-778-3333. evergrainbreadco.com

Water’s Edge  Fresh from a 2015 makeover, The Narrows restaurant sports a crisp new look and improved views of the Kent Narrows waterway. Architect David Miles of The Drawing Board, interior designer Melissa McLay and Timberlake Design/Build collaborated on the project, which updated the dining room with “an old boathouse feel,” says co-owner Kelly Hardesty Phipps. While it offers a varied menu, this Graysonville hot spot specializes in seafood, from cioppino to Oysters Rockefeller. Devoted customers can even order The Narrows’s famous crabcakes online. 3023 Kent Narrows Way South; 410-827-8113. thenarrowsrestaurant.com

Easton Art  Easton is famous for its summertime plein air festival, when artists and visitors converge on the Maryland town to paint the scenery and buy art. But this picturesque hamlet actually spotlights art all year long. From November 13 to 15, the Waterfowl Festival shines a light on wildlife art. In addition, upcoming gallery events are listed below.

717 Gallery: “Small Treasures,” November 6 to January 7, 2016. This exhibit showcases small paintings by owner/artist Louis Ecobedo and Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke. 717 Goldsborough Street; 410-241-7020. 717gallery.com

Troika Gallery: The work of William Storck, a nationally acclaimed maritime painter, through November 10. Gala champagne 18th anniversary group show, November 13 to December 31. 9 South Harrison Street; 410-770-9190. troikagallery.com