Saturday, July 28, 2012
An inside look at the soft opening of Hank's Oyster Bar
A couple months ago Chef Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bars located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC and Old Town Alexandria shared that she was opening a 3rd Hank’s near the nation’s capitol. The official name is Hank’s Oyster Bar but even early on Leeds referred to it as Hank’s on the Hill. What was going to be different from the two early Hank’s was she was partnering with renowned mixologist Gina Chersevani formerly of PS7 and Rasika. Mixtress, Gina’s nickname, had worked with Leeds a number of years ago at 15 Ria when both were getting their careers going.
It had been a long, long time since I had driven to any location in southeast Washington, D.C. but it seems I was better equipped than the husband and we made it on a rainy Saturday evening 30 minutes early and with the luck of the gods got the parking space right in front.
Read the FULL story and enjoy the slideshow HERE.