Crabs On The Hill

On Wednesdays, find steamed crabs and local beer on Art and Soul's patio this summer.

There just aren't enough restaurants in the city where you can find steamed crabs, and when asked, I usually throw out Quarterdeck and Dancing Crab. (Others?)

DC's favorite crustacean is now available at a more upscale spot, but you can still leave your fancy pants at home.

All summer long, Art and Soul will host Crab and Beer Wednesday's on the patio. The special includes three super jumbo crabs, corn on the cob or seasonal vegetables, hushpuppies and potatoes. The cost will vary depending on the market price.

And since you can't pick crabs without cold beer, the restaurant is pouring exclusively regional microbrews on tap, including Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland and Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company in Virginia. Buckets of six mini 7-ounce Buds, aka “nips,” are also available for $14.

Crab and Beer Wednesdays will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the patio every Wednesday until the patio closes for the season.


Anonymous said...

Bethesda Crab House

Anonymous said...

I like Crisfield's & Cameron's too. But yeah, BCH is great. Philips is still respectable too.

BEST place to get crabs here is SW Waterfront. Cheap and well-seasoned.

Lonnie Bruner said...

Yes, as anon said: Bethesda Crab House. Been there since 1961.


Amanda said...

Ok, planning my Bethesda Crab House trip now!

monkeyrotica said...

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner at Bethesda Crab House. Open air, picnic tables, newspaper, hammers. WTF else do you need besides cold beer?

Amanda said...

Ah, we think alike, monkey. I celebrated my first anniversary at Cantler's. Wanted to establish a tradition of steamed crabs and cold beer, not fancy food.

Rebeca said...

Steamed Crabs Maryland Style

Depending on how many crabs you are steaming you need to adjust the ingredients.

1 bushel of Blue Crabs
1/4 cup of water
1 can or bottle of beer (any beer will work)
Can of seasoning.
Kosher salt
2 tbsp of vinegar