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Environmental Stewardship Certification Awarded to Another Annapolis Business

One of Many Environmental Stewards Participating in Annapolis Restaurant Week

Annapolis, MD (02-21-12) As part of his Clean and Green City initiative, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is proud to announce certification of another Annapolis restaurant in recognition of its sustainable practices.

The newest Environmental Steward is Lemongrass, located at 167 West Street. It is the first restaurant to certify under the new version of the Certification Workbook for Food Handling Establishments. Under the new requirements, applicants must adopt and display their environmental policy and use carryout containers made from recyclable materials.

Lemongrass is also being showcased for recycling 50% more waste than last year and for composting food scraps, wooden chopsticks, and paper waste.

The mayor made this announcement during a press conference in City Hall Council Chambers while promoting the 4th Annual Annapolis Restaurant Week.  42 restaurants in the Historic and greater Annapolis area have confirmed their involvement during the week of February 20-26. 

Lemongrass is one of the restaurants participating.  For a full list of participating restaurants, go to  Azure Restaurant, BREEZE at Loews Hotel, Cafe Normandie, Galway Bay, Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, The Rockfish, Sam's on the Waterfront, Vin 909 Winecafe  and The Wild Orchid Café have all been certified as Environmental Stewards with the City of Annapolis and have been recognized for environmental best practices.

All participating establishments will be offering two-course, price-fixed lunches for $15.95 and three-course, price-fixed dinners for $32.95. For the first time ever, breakfast is being offered at the Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge and Miss Shirley’s Café. They will be offering a two-course, price-fixed breakfast for $12.95. 

Meanwhile, MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) and the City of Annapolis will provide parking vouchers that entitle the holder to return to Annapolis and enjoy one day of free parking at Knighton or Park Place garages in the month of March. 

Plates and Perks cards are also being provided by MAP. The cards encourage shoppers to visit their favorite stores to take advantage of special March offers. Go to for more information. As a Restaurant Week patron, you will receive both the parking voucher and a Plates & Perks Card at the conclusion of your meal. 

Free transportation on the Circulator trolley will make it easy for individuals to get to and from their favorite participating restaurants and stores. The Circulator loops between West Gate Circle and City Dock stopping at all four of the City’s parking garages. The Circulator will also stop for passengers who hail the trolley anywhere along the Central Business District loop. 

For more information on the Stewardship Certification Program, contact DNEP Environmental Program Coordinator Jeanna Beard at 410-263-7946 or go to