From Our Editors
Epicures catch exclusive glimpses and tastes of the brand-new Pearl Dive Oyster Palace restaurant at Black Restaurant Group's pre-opening party, for which all proceeds go to the Washington Nationals? Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center to support the fight against juvenile diabetes. Patrons sample complimentary dishes from Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack as they mingle under stylish lighting and explore the restaurant's glittering new space. A cash bar balances palates with a range of beverages, including original cocktails from the Wilder Brothers, and games of bocce ball provide a classier combination of sports and cuisine than truffle-oil wrestling. To up the ante, a $40 raffle drawing lavishes one lucky winner with a vacation to Napa Valley. Although there is no formal dress code, the hosts encourage sharp ensembles and ask that all capes be floor length.