Posts Tagged ‘Travis Croxton’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Hottest Spot in Union Market Right Now

Union Market opened with great fanfare last weekend. And while many of the most anticipated vendors—Gina Chersevani's Buffalo & Bergen, Red Apron Butchery—aren't up and running yet, there was one clear hotspot in the market last weekend: Rappahannock Oyster Bar. Turns out Rappahannock offers a lot more than just oysters on the half shell. So far, […]