Easton Named a Top Small Town in D.C. Area

May 1, 2016 by Cassandra

“For years, this small town has earned an outsize reputation for good food,” Washingtonian magazine recently said about Easton in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in its story on the great small towns near D.C. The article highlights the town’s best restaurants and inns worth trying while visiting, including Bartlett Pear Inn (pictured below) for its “light farm-to-table fare” and the Tidewater Inn (pictured second) for its convenient location (both are well known for luxury accommodations with historic touches).

 

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Bartlett Pear Inn, Easton

The magazine also hails Easton for its culinary scene. “One of the best ways to delve into the town’s food culture is with a three-hour, $59 tour from Eastern Shore Food Tours,” the story says, where guests can sample from four different restaurants. It also mentions Peacock Restaurant & Lounge, a restaurant located in a gorgeous mansion that serves gourmet items like butter-poached lobsters. Or try out the upscale Brasserie Brightwell, which serves French bistro fare in a European-style atmosphere. “It’s not all haute cuisine,” the magazine explains, adding that BBQ Joint is a fabulous laid-back place to get “juicy ribs and brisket” while Rise Up is a funky go-to spot to get your coffee fix. Out of the Fire is another great local spot mentioned, serving organic salad and wood-fired pizza.

Tidewater Inn, Easton

Easton is a small town established in 1710 and is known for its gorgeous Colonial, Federal and Victorian architecture as well as its marine history. Much of the town maintains its red brick streets and historic appeal, making it a paradise for travelers to step back in time during their foodie adventure. Learn more about Easton here.

(Tidewater Inn photo by Mark Sandlin; Bartlett Pear Inn photo courtesy Bartlett Pear Inn’s Facebook page)

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