Taste of Maryland

Taste of Maryland illustrated logo with MD flag and state house

The Taste of Maryland is the Restaurant Association of Maryland's signature Government Affairs event. Held each year at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel, the event brings Maryland's hospitality leaders together with state legislators to advocate for the industry and sample food from restaurants across the state.


‚ÄčThe 32nd annual Taste of Maryland will take place on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel. The event will begin with an exclusive legislative preview session for hospitality industry members, hosted by RAM’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Melvin Thompson, at 4:00 PM, followed by our legislative reception from 5:00-7:30 PM. The evening will feature food samplings from nearly two dozen local restaurants, craft beer and wine from Maryland wineries, and mingling with members of our state legislature.

Tickets are $75.00 each - Sponsorship packages are available.

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RAM has a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel for the evening of January 16. Reserve your room here:

Room Block: Graduate Annapolis Hotel


The Food

During the event reception, in addition to an open bar, you can sample delicious signature dishes from many local restaurants. These are the restaurants that participated last year:


The Local logo

RockSalt logo

Ledo Pizza logo

Trader's Coffee House logo

Lime & Salt Taqueria logo

Ace's Run logo

Firewater Kitchen logo

Brenda's Pizzeria logo

Hook & Vine logo

Isaac's Poultry Market logo

Ruth's Chris logo

Miss Shirley's logo

Karibbean Fire logo

Phillip's Seafood logo

Vaccaro's logo

Salerno's logo

Brewer's Alley logo

Land of Kush logo

Saval logo

Modern Stone Age Kitchen logo

Crossroads Bistro logo

Althea's Almost Famous logo

Dat Jerk logo

Maryland Wine logo


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