Opening Soon: Eat the Rich Debuts TomorrowBy Rina Rapuano | October 18, 2013 By Rina Rapuano | October 18, 2013
Eat the Rich, the much-anticipated oyster and drink den by DC cocktail superstar Derek Brown and Travis Croxton of Rappahannock River Oysters, opens tomorrow night in Shaw. Named for a Motorhead song, the relaxed spot is sort of an upscale version of a metal bar. We’re pretty sure there’s nowhere else that simultaneously pays homage to bands like Gwar (one of the bandmates painted a mural for the new restaurant) while serving refined dishes like seared scallops with a rutabaga purée, created by former Range charcuterie maven Julien Shapiro, who will head the kitchen.
Knowing Brown, the man behind such successful ventures as Mockingbird Hill two doors down, The Passenger and Columbia Room, as well as Croxton - part of the team that brought us the super successful Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market - it’s a concept whose time has come.
Eat the Rich will be open 5 PM-1:30AM Monday-Thursday; 5 PM-2:30 AM Friday-Saturday; and 11:30 AM-11:30 PM Sundays (but not this Sunday).
1839 7th St., NW; 202-316-9396