Cecilia Benalcazar has done everything from running a children’s clothing shop in the Inner Harbor to managing a convenience store and a smoothie and sandwich eatery in Annapolis. With Federal Hill’s Liv2Eat, the self-described foodie and her husband, Kevin Perry, a former sous chef at Annapolis’ Hell Point Seafood, are finally living their dream. Employing lots of woods and earth tones, Benalcazar and Perry have transformed the former location of Centro Tapas and Bicycle into a warm space for their seasonal, made-from-scratch comfort food (think pastas, Roseda beef burgers and steaks and a welcome array of shellfish). “We want to be the neighborhood go-to place,” says Benalcazar. Dinner, Tuesday-Sunday; Sunday brunch. 1444 Light St., 443-449-7129,

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