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Old Ebbitt Grill’s Unlimited Oyster Fest Moves to Navy Yard This Year

Plus, Peregrine Espresso celebrates 11 years of business with free coffee

A stock image of oysters
A stock image of oysters
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Long-running oyster feast leaves downtown

Old Ebbitt Grill just announced a new date and venue for its 25th Annual Oyster Riot. The top-grossing Clyde’s restaurant that just switched hands is renovating its atrium, where the party featuring unlimited oysters, wine, and beer is typically housed. After an “extensive search” for a venue, it will move from the classic spot downtown to the open-air Bullpen by Nationals Park on Saturday, October 26 — which is about a month earlier than usual. Tickets start at $99. Last year, the restaurant shucked about 75,000 oysters.

Free coffee today

Local stalwart Peregrine Espresso is celebrating its 11th anniversary by offering free coffee drip and iced coffee all day today. According to the company, it will serve hot cups of Guatemalan Santa Cruz coffee from a farmer in Antigua. Arboretum, a blend of Ethiopian and Guatemalan coffees, will be served as iced coffee. The company, which also owns the Small Planes roastery, has three locations: one in Eastern Market, one in Union Market, and a store on 14th Street NW.

Orange you wanting wine for lunch?

Logan Circle’s Supra jumpstarted a new business lunch menu this week. For $20, guests can get a two-course lunch, plus dessert or a glass of wine from its all-Georgian list (many of which sport an amber/orange hue). The one-hour promo features cheesy khachapuri, seasonal vegetable spreads, and broth-based entrees.


Pie Sisters in Georgetown just announced plans to increase prices on all its pies, effective immediately, “due to the rising costs of baking materials and salaries,” according to a note on its door. The 9-year-old brand was started by a trio of sisters.

Better than Wheaties?

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is about to get his own cereal, reports WBJ. Honey-nut Ovi’s O’s will be available at Giant Food stores starting Tuesday, September 17, while supplies last. The box, splashed with his iconic toothless smile, also has VR-enabled capabilities linked to Snapchat that lets users watch him score the puck. A portion of proceeds ($2.69 a box) benefit Maryland-based the Children’s Cancer Foundation Inc. [WBJ]