The Spring edition Art on the Rocks was our biggest, most successful ever!
And, with seven restaurants bringing their A-game drinks and appetizers, it was the most competitive yet, too.
Almost 300 people turned out to try the Pop Art-inspired spread. Bastille, Chadwick’s, Columbia Firehouse, the Light Horse Restaurant, RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro, Union Street Public House, and Virtue Feed & Grain all participated, and two went home with trophies.
John from The Light Horse Restaurant took home the judge’s prize, awarded by Chad and Emily from Catoctin Creek Distillery, WeLoveDC‘s Jenn Larsen, and PandaHeadBlog‘s Morgan Hungerford-West. The Light Horse’s Mellow Yellow, inspired by a still life photograph of a yellow pepper, riffed on a Bloody Mary with Watershed Gin and a garnish jam-packed with olives, house-cured pickles, goat cheese-stuffed peppadew pepper, and house-cured bacon.
The people’s choice award was close — within three votes — but the winner once again was Trae at Chadwick’s, this time with the Cannonball. Inspired by this photo of an inner tube drifting in a swimming pool, the Cannonball featured kiwi, blanc de blanc, rum, triple sec, blue curacao, and mint, finished off with a frozen watermelon ball.
And here are some more photos from last night: