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Pop Art on the Rocks Recap!

Art on the Rocks

Art on the Rocks

Art on the Rocks

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.

Cheddar drop biscuits with ancho chile-honey butter were a hit at Bastille's table.
Bastille’s cheddar drop biscuits with ancho chile-honey butter were a hit …
… as was our photo booth! Find your photo booth pictures and tag yourself in this Facebook album!
… as was our photo booth! Find your photo booth pictures and tag yourself in this Facebook album!

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.

The winners! Above, the Light Horse Restaurant, and below, Trae from Chadwicks with "The Life Saver" photographer Claire Carroll. Torpedo Factory artist Lisa Schumaier made the trophies.
The winners! Above, the Light Horse Restaurant, and below, Trae from Chadwicks with “The Life Saver” photographer Claire Carroll. Torpedo Factory artist Lisa Schumaier made the trophies.

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Thank you to everyone who came! Events like Art on the Rocks support our outreach programs, SOHO, IMPART, and the Geri Gordon Scholarship Fund:

And here are some more photos from last night:

Photo booth and Instagram pictures were projected on the Gallery windows.
Photo booth and Instagram pictures were projected on the Gallery windows.
Eventgoers watch Brodie from Union Street Public House making the red, white, and blue Rocket Pop Shot.
Eventgoers watch Brodie from Union Street Public House making the red, white, and blue Rocket Pop Shot.
Mike from Virtue Feed & Grain and The Cootie.
Mike from Virtue Feed & Grain and The Cootie.

Art on the Rocks

The Gassmann Duo returned to provide the evening's jazz soundtrack.
The Gassmann Duo returned to provide the evening’s jazz soundtrack.

Art on the Rocks

Counting up the ballots.
Counting up the ballots.

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