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PRINTABLE MAP of our Favorite Stops.
The Blue Plate puts a modern spin on the diner with blue-toned booths and a full bar. Every dish is delicious, affordable, and made from scratch. Try the Maytag blue cheese potato chips, fish tacos, and mind-bending milk shakes. Bluewater Grille flies in fresh seafood from the Gulf every week. Try the lobster tacos and the sashimi-grade ahi tuna. World Next Door sells fair-trade gifts such as colorful beach bags, made from recycled materials, crafted by disenfranchised Cambodians. The artisans name their prices, so you know your gifts are giving back. Clumpies Ice Cream Co. is a local favorite for tasty ice cream. The mint chocolate chunk makes us melt. Food Works Riverside serves trendy power lunches in a stylishly revamped warehouse on the North Shore. Blue Skies is one of the best boutiques in town, with purses, jewelry, and gifts. Rock Creek Outfitters, Inc., sells gear for hiking, paddling, camping, and rock climbing. Ask their staffers about their favorite trails.