Sunday, July 31, 2016

Derek Brown's Eat the Rich Debuts New 'Brine Time' Daily Happy Hour

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From our friends at Eat the Rich...

Eat the Rich Launches New Daily “Brine Time” Happy Hour Menu

New cocktail and food menu at Derek Brown's award-winning Washington, DC oyster bar designed for salt lovers

Recently named one of Food Network’s “40 Best Bars in America for Food Lovers,” Eat the Rich (1839 7th Street, NW) is doubling down on the brine this summer. Known for its oysters, pitcher cocktails and oyster shooters, the laid-back, heavy metal-themed oyster bar is releasing a new savory cocktail and happy hour menu that bar owner Derek Brown and bar manager Paul Taylor have dubbed “Brine Time.” The daily happy hour, available Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 PM and all night Sunday, was designed with connoisseurs of salty cocktails and bivalves in mind.

Taylor and his team have crafted a bevy of new cocktails that complement oysters, seafood and also stand alone, using ingredients like salt tincture, celery bitters and Øyster Vit, a locally made oyster shell steeped Aquavit. New cocktails on the menu include "Salted Pisco Sour” made with Macchu Pisco, La Guita Manzanilla, Don Ciccio & Figli Finocheitto, sugar, lime, salt tincture and egg white and the "Capital Dill,” a mix of Green Hat Gin, James River Distillery Øyster Vit, cucumber dill syrup, lime and soda.

"Savory is key for hot summer months,” Taylor says of Eat the Rich’s new assortment of briney offerings. "This menu focuses on incorporating savory ingredients in classic cocktails and making sure they drink well on their own, or pair with our favorite bar snack - oysters.”

The happy hour menu includes oyster backs, a shot of rye whiskey with a back of Gordy’s Pickles Fine Brine” and an oyster for $6Rappahannock River Oysters for $1, selected cocktails for $9 and briney Scotches for $10. Food specials include a new signature dish, Hot Clams, made with white wine, franks, butter, Old Bay seasoning and celery for $9.99. Eat the Rich’s new “Brine Time" cocktails are $12 each and will be available through September.

About Eat the Rich:
Eat the Rich is an oyster bar created by James Beard Award nominee Derek Brown and award-winning oysterman Travis Croxton of Rappahannock River Oysters. Featuring both local oysters and a Chesapeake Bay-centric menu, Eat the Rich is a tribute to the great oyster houses of Washington, DC and Mid-atlantic cuisine. We also serve pitcher cocktails and oyster shooters alongside a playlist of rock--the place is named after a Mötorhead song after all. For more information about Eat the Rich, visit or call (202) 316-9396.

About Derek Brown:
Derek Brown is one of the leading spirits and cocktail experts in the country and the head of Drink Company, the entity behind his four Washington DC craft cocktail bars, Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency and the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill and Columbia Room.