Giveaway: Win Brunch for 2 to Old Ebbitt Grill
What makes the District of Columbia stand out compared to other US cities when it comes to dining? The simple answer when you ask many native Washingtonians, is its historical significance! Our city has so much history in relation to our country. Think about places like The Old Ebbitt Grill.
The Old Ebbitt Grill, (675 15th St., NW), a DC institution since 1856 rich in history, was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers. With its Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany,and velvet booths and bars set in marble, brass and beveled glass are Washington at its finest, and The Oyster Bar at Old Ebbitt is D.C.’s most famous. Evolving to a higher form, Old Ebbitt became Washington’s first known saloon. And as the years passed, it moved to a number of new locations.
In 1983, the Old Ebbitt Grill was uprooted one last time. The building was razed, and Old Ebbitt moved around the corner to its current location at 675 15th Street, N.W., to the Beaux-Arts building that was once the old B. F. Keith’s Theater. Bringing its rich history with it, the “new” Old Ebbitt remains a virtual saloon Smithsonian. Dining in DC isn’t quite an institution yet but … maybe we’ll get there.
To celebrate Dining in DC’s 5 year Blogiversary, The Old Ebbitt Grill has generously provided a Gift Certificate for Brunch for 2!
Comment below about your favorite brunch spot in the DC area for your chance to win! One Winner will be chosen Friday, June 29, 2012 at Noon. Must be a Dining in DC Subscriber to be eligible to win.
Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway as part of Dining in DC’s 5-YEAR Blogiversary celebration! There were 47 entries! Everyone must really love Old Ebbitt Grill! Out of the 47 entries, using random.org, Behrad B. was chosen at random.
Did you miss last week’s giveaways? Not to worry! There will be more to come! Stay tuned!