Friday, November 9, 2012

November DC Food Blogger Happy Hour

Bartender, Anthony Rivera, mixing it up all tasty for us
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hosting the monthly happy hour for DC's food bloggers at Last Exit in Mount Pleasant. It was time for us to finally check out the bar where long-time cocktail blogger and regular happy hour-goer, Anthony Rivera of Done Like Dundee Gone Like Ghandi, mixes his infamous libations and I am so glad we did. I'd been meaning to check out the place since we first met a couple of years ago, and I admit it's ridiculous given how close it actually is from home, but I never get to the Mount Pleasant neighborhood -- in fact, this was my first time. His cocktails certainly didn't disappoint, especially surrounded by the timeless decor of the bar. The bar offered two 1/2 price happy hour specials, the Beatrice and my personal favorite, the Chelsea, a tasty treat with celery-infused tequila, rosemary, Cocchi Americano and fresh lemon.

The Chelsea

And a big thanks to Last Exit for serving tastes of their small bites with us, including the seasonal flatbread, pigs in a blanket, cheese & charcuterie plate, olives and their amazing hot popcorn in both the smoky paprika and cinnamon flavors. Many of us also ordered the soup du jour which was a phenomenal version of Italian wedding soup. If only they could serve it in a big bowl instead of those small cups because we just couldn't get enough. And if they'd be so kind to share the recipe, I know many of us would love the opportunity to make it at home. (hint hint)

Seasonal flatbread

Of course, the happy hour couldn't be anywhere near as fun without all the great bloggers that attended, including:

Bindesh Shreshtha, Desigrub
Jackie Woodbury, Jackie's Joie de Vivre
Erin Burkert, Eat Bake Drink Cook
Linah Elgrove, Linah's List
Kelly Greene, Girl Meets Food
Ebony Haywood, Eb's Culinary Journal
Colby Thornton, The Picky Pantry
Ethel Badawi, Eat In Instead
Jason, DC Fud


Savory Simple said...

So bummed I missed it!

Erin said...

Thanks so much! I had a great time. Wish I could have stayed longer. The pictures look great!

Jason said...

I agree..the soup was awesome (as was the Beatrice). I have the name of the pasta the used in the soup somewhere...and may yet write about the event. :)