Georgie Lou's is a candy and gift store specializing in retro candy, meaning we have favorites from years gone, alongside favorites of today. Our unique selection of gifts all have a retro vibe--they're all either reproductions of nostalgic favorites, feature pop culture icons, or offer a modern twist on the good old days!
Headquarters of America's largest retail bead company, where customer's can learn to make their own jewelry. Tens of thousands of different beads offered, including gemstones, pearls, silver, glass, crystal, seed beads, Czech glass, gold, copper, pendants, tools, wire, classes and more.
Each day, the Timonium and Frederick branches brew eight different types of coffee (Annapolis brews six per day), mining from the Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company's coffee reserve, a treasure trove of around 120 different varieties of beans (full pounds start at $11.90). Types of coffee ($1.60 for 12 oz.) are offered on a rotating basis, with flavors such as coconut cream and pumpkin spice introducing new aromas to bored taste buds, as well as Swiss Water–decaffeinated varieties for those that love the taste of coffee but find themselves inadvertently building a shrine to Grease after two cups of regular joe. Introduce yourself to the well-crafted wares of Mother Earth with a cup of tea ($1.95 for 20 oz.)—the shop features more than 1,000 kinds of leaves for consumption—or go full throttle with a ribbon of 20 Eastern Shore tea bags (starting at $4.75) in more than 100 flavors. Try the fresh baked muffins ($2.25–$2.75 each), Italian gelato ($3.25, small; $4.50, large), bagels ($1.50; $0.75 extra for regular cream cheese), and other delicious pastries. Prices may vary by location.
At Tanya's Cookie Boutique, cookies can be disguised as almost anything. That's because Tanya, the baker behind the shop, decorates each cookie by hand after she pulls it from the oven. Miniature houses, ice-cream cones, and playing cards are a few of the designs she crafts with batter and icing. She also teaches groups how to make their own decorative sweets during in-store classes.
While adults sip gourmet brews from Seattle’s Best and bolster blood cells with fuel from the colorful and healthy menu, children can chow down on grilled Cheesasaurus sandwiches or dash off to one of the three sunny adjoining playrooms. One space entertains kids ages 2–6, encouraging theatrical, creative play, while the s'mores-soft Tot Spot amuses kids under 2, and older kids improve hand-eye-coordination playing a variety of video games. Adults can choose to observe the anthropological doings within, or check kids in with a qualified playroom sitter and return to the calm land of rooibos, biscotti, and the art of adult conversation.
At The Soup Spot, tureens bubble with house-made soups while chefs prepare sandwiches using cold cuts or sizzling griddles. The soups rotate daily, always including one Cajun and one Pennsylvania Dutch option, such as chicken-corn soup, alongside two vegetarian and two chef choices. During cold winter months, bison or venison chilis warm cores without the hassle of insulating jackets with baked potatoes, and Tiramisoup soaks taste buds in a pool of espresso, mascarpone cheese, and rum. Hot Off the Griddle sandwiches include the Frying Dutchman, a seared pretzel bun stuffed with slender slices of Lebanon bologna and melted swiss. Handheld edibles can also be ordered from a list of cold specialty sammies or made à la carte with the customer's choice of bread, cheese, meat, and stuffings such as mushrooms, peppers, and another sandwich.