Green Restaurant Week celebrates sustainable restaurants and locally grown food

Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge serverThe celebration of all things green in March now includes "green" restaurants. March 16-20, 2015, has been designated Green Restaurant Week by Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis to draw attention to restaurants that use eco-friendly, sustainable practices and locally grown food.

By eating at restaurants certified under the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Environmental Stewardship Program, diners help support restaurants that use locally grown products, make energy efficient improvements, conserve water and offer instruction in sustainable practices.

These restaurants "are providing some of the best dining options in the area, while going the extra mile to enhance and protect our environment," said Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides in a statement.

Special events during Green Restaurant Week include:

March 17, 5 p.m. – Baroak Cookhouse and Taproom
Welcome the staff at newly opened restaurant. Registration is necessary.
126 West St., Annapolis.

March 19, 5-7 p.m. – Killarney House
Anthony Clarke, co-owner of the Irish Restaurant Company, discusses his solar project and other environmental policies. Tour of Killarney House follows. Registration needed. 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville.

Other restaurants participating in the Environmental Stewardship Program and Green Restaurant Week include:

A Cook's Café
911 Commerce Road, Annapolis

Azure Restaurant (in the Westin Hotel)
100 Westgate Circle, AnnapolisBlackwall Hitch crabcakes

Baroak Cookhouse and Taproom
126 West St., Annapolis

Blackwall Hitch
400 6th St., Annapolis
(Crabcakes pictured)

Boatyard Bar & Grill
400 4th St., Annapolis

Brian Boru Restaurant and Pub
489 Ritchie Hwy., Ste. 103, Severna Park

Davis' Pub
400 Chester Ave., Annapolis

Galway Bay Irish Pub
63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

Herrington on the Bay
7151 Lake Shore Dr., North Beach

Killarney House
584 W. Central Ave., DavidsonvilleSams on the Waterfront Tiki Bar

Lemongrass
167 West St., Annapolis

Lures Bar and Grille
1397 Generals Hwy., Crownsville

Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
169 West St, Annapolis

Skipper's Pier Restaurant and Dock Bar
6158 Drum Point Road, Deale

Sam's on the Waterfront
2020 Chesapeake Harbour Drive, East, Annapolis
(Tiki Bar pictured)

Victoria's Fancy Foods
550 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park

Vin 909
909 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis

For more information, visit the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation website.