Posts Tagged ‘oysters’

Cold Weather Freezes Local Oyster Supply

If you've noticed a shortage in local oysters over the last week, blame the polar vortex. Rappahannock River Oysters, which supplies restaurants like Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Hank's Oyster Bar, and Eat The Rich, has been unable to harvest large swaths of its Chesapeake bivalves because its waterways were frozen. "We were off probably 40,000 […]

Three’s Company

Call it the Derek Brown bar crawl: Oysters and bubbly at Eat The Rich, ham and sherry at Mockingbird Hill, and fried catfish and whiskey at Southern Efficiency. The bar impresario, of The Passenger fame, and his partner Angie Salame have now completed their trifecta of bars on 7th Street NW in Shaw—all within a […]

Expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar in Alexandria Opens Tonight

Hank's Oyster Bar in Alexandria now has twice as much room to slurp oysters. The restaurant reopens tonight with an a new 24-seat bar and raw bar plus an additional 20 dining seats after expanding into the space next door. The entire space has been closed the last two and half weeks during the final […]

Shelling Out: Oyster Price Index

October means oyster season is back. But before you slurp away your paycheck, take a look at how the regular prices for a dozen bivalves compare at a dozen oyster and seafood-centric restaurants. Then consult our guide to finding $1 oyster happy hour deals below.

Cocktail Pitchers and Oyster Shooters at Eat The Rich, Opening Saturday

If The Passenger and Rappahannock Oyster Bar had a baby, it'd probably be Eat The Rich. That's the way The Passenger co-owner Derek Brown describes the new Shaw oyster bar he's opening Saturday in collaboration with Rappahannock co-owner Travis Croxton. The two met, of all places, at a G Love concert in Frederick, Md.—not because […]

Get Oysters at A&D’s “ShawShuck Redemption” Event Tonight

Shaw bar A&D scaled back its food offerings a while ago to nibbles like nuts and chips. (Y&H is still mourning the loss of that delicious Reuben sandwich.) But tonight, at least there will be oysters. A&D is teaming up with Rappahannock River Oysters for a oyster and whiskey event from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. […]

Shell Raiser

Air Force colonel-turned-oyster farmer Bruce Wood pilots his boat from his dock toward a tiny island in the middle of Nomini Creek in Virginia’s Northern Neck. “Now, here’s a dichotomy,” says Wood, wearing a bright pink shirt and khaki shorts, as the wind blows back his hair on a recent Saturday. “I was in charge […]

Jeff Black’s Signature Oysters Almost Here

Black Restaurant Group's signature oysters—Old Black Salts and Black Pearls—will make their debut next month. Restaurateurs Jeff and and Barbara Black are partnering with Rappahannock River Oyster Company of Chincoteauge, Va,. and Toby Island Oysters of Topping, Va., to specially cultivate the oysters. Diners can get the first slurp at a one-year anniversary party for Pearl […]

Bar Food Bites: BlackSalt’s Happy Hour

Washington restaurateur Jeff Black has been in the news a bit lately, but the attention hasn’t entirely focused on his food. For this week's Bar Food Bites, I posted up at Black’s casual seafoodery, BlackSalt, to see if the popular boutique oyster happy hour is still high-grade. Folks like me—the kind with advanced culinary impulsivity—are […]

Is An All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Fest Really The Best Way To Promote Sustainability?

An extravagant festival where some 4,000 oysters will be fried, mashed into a stuffing, grilled, presented on the half shell, and served stewed, too, might not sound like the best way to help sustain the endangered mollusks. But there's some logic to the smorgasbord strategy of "Oysterstock," the $75-per-person charity event taking place Sunday at […]

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