Happenings at Hank's
FlipKey.com Names Hank’s Old Town One Of The Top 50 Restaurants In The Country!
FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel site TripAdvisor, is thrilled to announce that through industry research and traveler feedback, they’ve found the 50 most loved and most talked about restaurants in each state across the country, and Hank’s Oyster Bar Old Town has been recognized on the list of 2014 Top Restaurants Worth Traveling For!
Washingtonian: The Best Thing I Ate This Week
Crispy shrimp po’ boy at Hank’s Oyster Bar
Whenever anyone asks me where I eat the most—not where I’d pick for a birthday or anniversary, but rather where I’d choose to go on a random weeknight when I’m not working—the Hank’s in Dupont always comes to mind. The place is as familiar as the 25-year-old Le Creuset pan that sits on my stove, or the worn-through T-shirts I’ve kept around since college. For the most part, Jamie Leeds’s New England-inspired menu has stayed the same over the years, and it is one of very few restaurants where I tend to order the same thing every time (the lobster roll; it’s excellent).
I’m not sure why I broke with the pattern when I stopped in for brunch (okay, fine, I knew there was going to be a lobster roll sitting right across from me), but I went for the crispy shrimp po’ boy instead. After a nicely fiery Bloody Mary and a delicious round of broiled, buttery Hog Island-style oysters dashed with Tabasco, the sandwich arrived. The airy roll was stuffed with plenty of fried shrimp and layered with a sweet slaw. Every bite was crunchy and tangy and somehow, despite all that fry batter, surprisingly light. I definitely stole some bites of the beloved lobster roll, but the next time I visit Hank’s, ordering will be tougher. FULL ARTICLE HERE
America’s 21 Best Oyster Bars
The Daily Grind, By Kristen Oliveri - Special Contributor, January 28, 2014
The taste of a perfect oyster can recall vivid memories of a summer vacation, a taste of home, or a memorable meal. Oyster bars throughout the United States bring that sense of ‘home’ to hungry travelers in search of a succulent raw bar. From the middle of bustling New York City to San Francisco out to Kingstown, Rhode Island, oyster bars come in many different forms, and we’ve rounded up the top 21 in America. READ FULL STORY HERE