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#HanksOnTheHill is rocking that Grilled Mahi Mahi with Coconut Lime Rice and Ranchero Sauce!!

Seared Scallop Saturday at #HanksOnTheHill today! Yes please!

Aw yeah!! Grilled mahi mahi w/ risotto pea shoots smoked lemon & wild mushrooms at #HanksOnTheHill tonight!

Vote for us this election season!

IF YOU LOVE US AS MUCH AS WE LOVE YOU, PLEASE VOTE FOR US!

We’re up for Best Of Gay DC’s 2016 Best Seafood Restaurant & Best Date Spot. Please vote for us here!

We’re also in the running for DC Modern Luxury’s Best Of The City 2016 for Best Restaurant in Dining & Nightlife. Please vote for us here!

Election season is upon us and Hank’s Oyster Bar wants to be your #1 pick 🙂

3rd Annual Beer-B-Q at Hank’s On The Hill August 28th!

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On August 28th, Hank’s On The Hill’s Beer-B-Q is back for its third year! Step on down to the Hill to enjoy all-you-can-eat Fried Chicken w/Sunday Sauce, Baby Back Ribs, Sliders, Pimento Grilled Cheese Bites, Raw Oysters, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Stuffed Oysters, Watermelon Salad, Cole Slaw, Onion Dip w/BBQ Chips, Smoked Cauliflower Fritters, Green Beans w/Smoked Coconut, Old Bay Corn On The Cob and Key Lime Pies and Peach Cobblers for dessert. As always, all-you-can-drink premium craft beers on tap! Click here for your choice of afternoon or evening tickets!

Ladies Tea – every 1st Sunday of the month at Hank’s Dupont

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In partnership with Tagg Magazine & Hank’s Oyster Bar. #GetTikiWithIt

3:00 pm – 5:00pm – Enjoy exclusive drink/food specials in both bars AND the upstairs garden patio
5:00pm and later – Keep the party going in the Ladies Lounge

Take A Seat On My Summer Road Trip

August 3, 2016
by Jamie Leeds

Summer has always been my favorite season and with just a few weeks left of summer, I thought I’d share what summer means to me- travel. This year I chose to get on the road and eat my way up and down the East Coast. I had the opportunity to try some really delicious food and in fact, I usually plan most of my adventures around the restaurants I’m going to visit. As a restaurant owner myself, not only do I love trying new restaurants, but I love gaining inspiration from new places and tastes.  Many times this inspiration carries over to my own restaurants too. And as I try new food, I also pay attention to the design of the space and all of the details that turn eating into a special moment. Having a seat at a restaurant in a new city is almost like looking into a window of that town. Whether it’s the elegant ambiance at Star Boggs in Westhampton, the first of the season Blueberry Ice Cream at Arethusa Farm in Connecticut, the relaxed and unique backyard food truck at North Fork Table & Inn or the hustle and bustle of Pasquale Jones pizza shop in New York City… little bits of each neighborhood and its culture pop up all over these restaurants.  For me, the best way to get to know a place is through the food that the locals are proud of and the food that they enjoy. As I sign off today, I’m on my way to get more acquainted with the beach town vibe at Henlepon Oyster House (my 2nd favorite oyster bar). And who knows, I may even bring some of that summertime atmosphere to Hank’s On The Wharf when I get back to DC!

Shipyard Happy Hour & Tiki Treats at Hank’s Dupont August 20th

Join us for our annual Luau on Sept 26th! Visit our site for tix!

Join us at Hank’s Dupont on August 20th from 3-5PM for a special happy hour featuring select Shipyard brews & Tiki treats (some may even pop up at this year’s Hula at Hank’s on September 10th!) Stop by to snack on Kahlua Pork Sliders, Cured Salmon Lomi Lomi Dip, Huli Huli Wings & Hurricane Popcorn and wash it down with Shipyard Session IPA, Shipyard Summer Ale and Hank’s Reef Punch!

Hula Hank’s Luau at Hank’s Dupont on September 10th!

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Join us at Hank’s Dupont for our 5th annual Hula Hank’s Luau!

Tiki drinks will be flowing and the BBQ will be blazing, cooking up a dizzying selection of Polynesian eats. Feast on all-you-can-eat suckling pig, kahlua pork sliders, house cured lomi lomi salmon dip, coconut mahi mahi, huli huli wings, hurricane popcorn, spam fried rice, coconut rice (vegetarian), vegetable lumpia, mac salad, tropical fruit and masaladas w/passion fruit custard.

General Admission comes with 6 drink tickets to use toward mai tais, punches, scorpion bowls and more! Click here to purchase tickets.

The show will go on, rain or shine. You must be 21+ to attend.

Yacht Rock Out at Hank’s on the Hill Sept 20th

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Soak up the salty breeze at Hank’s On The Hill’s Yacht Rock Party on September 20th! From 9PM to close treat yourself to refreshing Edinburgh Gin cocktails while listening to the smooth sounds of yacht rock jams. This event is first come, first serve.

An Open Letter To My Staff

As I reflected on and mourned the recent tragedy in Orlando, I thought about how there needs to be more love, gratitude and positive energy in the world. In my own personal life, those things have come from not only family and friends, but also from my staff.  So, for this month’s Hankerings, I’d like to share….

An Open Letter To My Staff,

I want to start by simply saying thank you. You are the ones who have helped turn a dream of running a small mom-and-pop shop into the reality of owning multiple successful restaurant concepts. Every server, line cook, host, chef de cuisine, bartender, dishwasher, barback and manager who has stepped through the doors of Hank’s Oyster Bar, The Twisted Horn and Hank’s Pasta Bar… You are the ones who have made our restaurants a national destination and I would not have been able to do it without each and every one of you. You saw the potential for success. You held yourselves and us to the highest standards. I know how demanding this industry can be (I’ve been in your shoes!) and I’m grateful for your tireless efforts, ambition and endless dedication to this group. You are the reason people keep coming back to our restaurants to dine and the reason they stay at our bars all night. You are my driving force and I love what I do because of you. Thank you for being an integral part of this passionate little family we call JL Restaurant Group.

Sincerely,

Jamie Leeds

Flying Dog Father’s Day Seafood Boil

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Treat your dad to a taste of summer this Father’s Day! From 3-5PM on Sunday, June 19th in the Up Bar & Garden Patio, Hank’s Dupont is offering a special Father’s Day Seafood Boil- a hearty plate of Crawdads, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Corn, Baby Potatoes, Cornbread & 2 Flying Dog Dead Rise craft beers for $35 a person! Additional beers will be available for $5 each and additional plates for $25.

The Recipe For A Perfect Wedding

Hankerings by Jamie Leeds

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This month marked one of the happiest days of my life… my wedding day. And what made it even more special was that I got to celebrate the ceremony and reception at Hank’s Pasta Bar, surrounded by the people who I love the most. It was the first event to take place on the 2nd floor of Hank’s Pasta Bar and I felt so much excitement being able to christen the space with joy and happiness alongside my (now) wife and our closest friends and family. As the wedding filled up with familiar faces, I couldn’t help but think about all of the cheerful couples and future faces who will continue to fill the restaurant with the same joy and happiness. And as I look back on that memory, I start to reminisce about the ingredients that went into creating it (after all, I am a chef!) So, with that, I’d like to share with everyone, “Jamie & Tina’s Recipe For A Perfect Wedding”:

* Combine two Hearts with a sprinkle of Romance

* Add Friends and Family (add extra to taste)

* Fold in Laughter, Fun, Music and Dancing

* Scatter a handful of Favorite Foods

* Pour in a splash of Vodka

* Drop in a dash of Chocolate

* Gently mix ingredients together

* Serve in a beautiful room full of Joy