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Favorite Haunt

If the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe—who died in Baltimore—now roams the city, he’ll feel right at home at Annabel Lee Tavern. Named for Poe’s last poem, the Canton corner bar sets an eerie tone with stuffed ravens, verses scrawled across crimson walls and a Toe portrait above the mantel. The creator of this creepy yet cozy venture? Kurt Bragunier, an artist “drawn to the dark.” He’s there most nights welcoming crowds who come for local brews like “Resurrection” plus smart comfort food like gouda-seafood cassoulet and popular duck-fat fries. To take home: a Poe bobblehead ($15).

601 S. Clinton St., Canton, 410.522.2929, www.annabelleetavern.com