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House - Townhouse

Easton’s historic Tidewater Inn.

Tidewater Inn - Real Estate
Tidewater Inn - Real Estate

The quaint Tidewater Inn sign reflects the style of the hotel.

House - Real Estate
House - Real Estate

A courtyard behind The Tidewater Inn.

Tidewater Inn - Eastern Shore of Maryland
Tidewater Inn - Eastern Shore of Maryland

The entrance to the inn's restaurant, Hunter’s Tavern.

Tidewater Inn - Hunters Tavern
Tidewater Inn - Hunters Tavern

The Hunter’s Tavern bar.

The Narrows Restaurant - Crab cake
The Narrows Restaurant - Crab cake

Views from the dining room of The Narrows restaurant. © Mark Odell

Cafeteria - The Narrows Restaurant
Cafeteria - The Narrows Restaurant

The updated dining room in The Narrows. © Mark Odell

Seafood - Crab cake
Seafood - Crab cake

Cioppino, served at The Narrows. © Jenna Walcott

The Narrows Restaurant - Oyster
The Narrows Restaurant - Oyster

Oysters Rockefeller, also on The Narrows menu. © Jenna Walcott

Still life - Watercolor painting
Still life - Watercolor painting

Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke's work.

Art - Artist
Art - Artist

Another work by Eastern Shore artist Chris Wilke.

Bakery - Evergrain Bread Company
Bakery - Evergrain Bread Company

Kelly Holton co-owns the bakery, Evergrain Bread Company, with her son Douglas Rae. © Michael Ventura

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.comShore Style: Food and Travel

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

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