Friday Leftovers: Oysters Edition

OysterPhoto by Swamibu via Flickr

It’s that time of year again, oyster season. Rule of thumb says that any month ending in “-er” is prime oyster eating time. And what do you know, it’s November! The oyster harvest is in full effect throughout the country right now, and I couldn’t be more excited. Actually, I’m ecstatic. The two tickets I have to Old Ebbitt’s Oyster Riot tonight, might have something to do with it. I’ve always wanted to go, but was never able to get tickets in past years. So when I heard that extra tickets to the annually sold out event had been released last week, I acted on impulse and splurged. Tonight is sure to be a good, briny, sweet night.

Old Ebbitt Grill’s Oyster Riot Friday, 11/19, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Saturday, 11/20, 12 – 3pm & 6:30 – 9:30pm. Tickets – $135. As many oysters as you can eat (about 25 different types) and as much wine as you can drink. The two-day event is sold out, but tickets are still available via Craigslist.

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternatives, here are a few of my oyster-indulging favorites:

Brasserie Beck Happy Hour While a full-on, sit-down meal is always a great option at Brasserie Beck, the bar offers up some great deals too. Regular happy hour specials run seven days a week from 5 – 7pm.

Hank’s Oyster Bar Late Night Happy Hour One of my go-to restaurants in DC, Hank’s offers a late night happy hour from 11pm – 12am on Fridays and Saturdays at their Dupont Circle location. Weekend brunch is always a good bet too – excellent Bloody Marys.


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