Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photo
September 16, 2013
513 W. Cold Spring Lane, Keswick, 410-889-5272; 750 E. Pratt St., Inner Harbor, 410-528-5373; 1 Park Place, Annapolis, 410-268-5171, missshirleys.com
Framed reader awards and best-brunch certificates make up quite a bit of the scenery at Miss Shirley's, the Southern-influenced brunch cafe. David Dopkin points to the legacy of his father, Eddie, the restaurant's founder, who died last year. "We know that [this award] would make him happy," Dopkin said about Miss Shirley's being named Favorite Brunch by Sun Magazine readers. "My father has mentored an entire team that every guest counts and every guest walks out of here happy."
-- Richard Gorelick