From Our Editors
Named for the titular character of one of Edgar Allen Poe's tragic poems, it might be natural to assume that the Annabel Lee Tavern would house some of Poe's signature gloom. But while it's true that his foreboding words are written on the walls, the tavern is actually as homey as a tribute to Romanticism can be. A friendly staff and cozy interior greet customers, who sit down to feast at wooden barstools and lantern-lit tables. On the menu, patrons can order entrées such as the grilled chicken "Annapolis" sandwich topped with house crab dip or mango vegetable curry served over a bed of couscous. But, of course, lest the patron saint of Annabel Lee Tavern be forgotten, Poe's portrait hangs over the mantel, where his mournful eyes gaze out over diners at their meals.