Eat the Rich (1839 7th St. NW) kicks off its first annual “Oystoberfest” celebration tomorrow night at 6 p.m. The party will include $1 barcat oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company, brats, pretzels and copious amounts of beer.
“This will be a little bit different from the norm,” said senior bar manager Paul Taylor. “Our guests will get to crush a bunch of oysters.”
The party will also feature an oyster-eating contest where 25 patrons will race to polish off a dozen mollusks. The fastest oyster eater wins a $100 gift card to Eat the Rich and a private tour of DC Brau’s brewery.
“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel with Oystoberfest,” Taylor explained, “we’re just trying to have a really fun time on a Thursday.”
More information from a press release:
Shaw oyster bar Eat the Rich and local beer favorite DC Brau will kick off their inaugural Oystoberfest on Thursday, October 6 from 6-10 p.m., featuring $1 oysters, food specials, a signature beer cocktail, Underberg and Jäger shots, an oyster-eating contest and giveaways. Oyster lovers will enjoy $1 Barcat oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company all night long, as well as DC Brau Pils and Octoberfest. In addition to oysters and beer, there will be brats with DC Brau beer mustard, Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese and a Catoctin Creek beer cocktail made with ginger syrup, Banana De Brasil, lemon and DC Brau Pils.
The first 25 Oystoberfest fans to sign up for the oyster speed-eating contest will compete for the grand prize of a private DC Brau brewery tour and a $100 Eat the Rich gift card, plus all attendees will receive free DC Brau Pilsner glasses while supplies last.
Photo by Scott Suchman