We love every boat show. Truly, we do. Whether it’s the megayachts in Fort Lauderdale or the Downeast debuts in Newport, Rhode Island, or the center consoles and family-friendly cruisers in New York City, each boat show has its own vibe and reasons to get excited.Lowcountry dirty rice, meatloaf and chicken pot pie — say, if you need to soothe your nerves during a bidding war for a brokerage boat. ¶ And as hard as it might be to save a few calories for dessert, we highly recommend a stop at the Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory, which has been serving up sweetness since 1979. There are single-, double- and triple-scoop versions of everything from traditional chocolate and vanilla to deep-dish apple pie. (Yes, as ice cream. On a cone.) ¶ So, walk the show docks until your feet are good and sore, and work up a hearty appetite. Annapolis never disappoints — on boats or bellies.

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