Well, we finally succeeded in doing the Derek Brown Three (DB3). That is, hitting all 3 of Derek Brown’s bars on 7th St. in Shaw in one night. Saturday, when were were in Mockingbird Hill, our buddy bartender Adriana asked if we were going to do the DB3. I was confused and had no idea what she meant, but the lady figured it out. We weren’t able to on Saturday, but it offered me a new challenge! I always love a challenge.
We started at Mockingbird Hill to celebrate International Sherry Week / their first birthday. The lady went with the sherry they had on Happy Hour special and I went with the PX Sweet Tea. The bartender, Abby, was super chatty and told us about how Cobblers used to be one of the most popular cocktails in the 1880’s. She talked about how she really loved them and so I did her the favor and let her make me one. 🙂 It was really excellent. She caught me taking the pic of it for Instagram and joked that that’s how she judged the success of her cocktails- that people want to take pictures of them to put them on Instagram.
We then made the move over to Southern Efficiency . I had heard about their Strawberry soda, white whiskey, and Campari drink that they had on tap. It was a must try. And it was delightful. A perfect hot weather beverage. We also ordered the Fried Pickle plate and the lady had a manhattan. The fried pickled veggies were fantastic. A perfect cornmeal batter and just pickled enough to taste that through the batter. The dipping sauce had a little kick. Delightful.
And because we could, we ended at Eat The Rich. I thought that oysters would be a perfect way to end the evening. I ordered half a dozen of the oysters and a 3 Stars Lemon Peel and Citra Saison. The oysters were delicious and of course the beer was great. This was the first time we had been to Eat The Rich, and we both really liked the space. They also have more entrees than the other 2 bars, and so we’ve decided that we’ll definitely be getting dinner (or brunch!) on our next visit. We’ll also be trying the cocktails- they all sounded amazing.
And that, my friends is how you spend $90 (but totally worth it) in one weeknight. Everything was excellent and I’m well on my way to becoming a fanperson.