Sunday, August 16, 2015

Old Ebbitt Grill's 3rd Annual Craft BrewHaHa Photo Recap

The Hamilton's Crispy Berkshire Trotter Cakes 

August in DC used to be boring, hot (& humid) and conspicuously void of entertainment; but those days (thankfully) appear to be over. Exhibit A: Last night's third annual Craft BrewHaHa at the Old Ebbitt Grill Atrium... a celebration of local craft beer, food & music, with hundreds of attractive, happy 20 and 30-somethings reveling in a nation's capital, that doesn't necessarily skip a beat when others go on vacation.

It was a night filled with nines, as in "dressed to the," not to mention the number of local craft brewers and chefs on hand to celebrate the final day of the 7th annual DC Beer Week in style. Tickets cost $65, but included unlimited bites and drinks from some of DC's best eateries (The Hamilton, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Smoke and Barrell among others.) Our choice for best bite of the night? That's easy: The Slow Roasted Pork Belly Sliders from host Old Ebbitt Grill (and Executive Chef Sal Ferro) followed closely by Russell Jones of Jack Rose, and his scrumptious Pork Jowls.

Great music was provided by 70's/Motown band SoulCrackers, who kept the joint jumpin' all night long; and there was certainly no shortage of delicious craft beers to compliment all those tasty tapas. I can't wait for next year's BrewHaHa; but I'll be sure to arrive earlier, leave later and skip dinner beforehand (silly me.)

"Getting down" with SoulCrackers

Spicy Scallop & Lemongrass Hand Roll from The Hamilton

Our fave? Slow Roasted Pork Belly Sliders from Old Ebbitt Grill

Whipped N'Duja from Red Apron Butchery

Pickled Shrimp from Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Curried Pork Cheeks from Jack Rose Dining Saloon