|Trae from Chadwicks serves his creation at last year's Art on the Rocks.|
Bartenders from Austin Grill, Chadwicks, Columbia Firehouse, Hank's Oyster Bar, The Light Horse Restaurant, and RedRocks Pizza Napoletana were each challenged to select a juried piece from the October exhibits and channel it into a new cocktail. Attendees will judge the mixed drinks and vote for a winner at the event. Also included: appetizers from the restaurants and drawings for prizes.
Who: You’re invited!
What: Art on the Rocks!
Where: The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, (in the Torpedo Factory Art Center) Alexandria, VA
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
Why: Because who doesn’t love great art and cocktails?!
How: Buy tickets now by: phone, 703-683-1780; online; or in person. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Must be 21 years of age.
We asked Frank from RedRocks for a preview of his creation, the "Wren," made with bourbon, SoCo, grapefruit, Cointreau, and spanked-basil garnish.
Videos of the other competitors are on our YouTube channel. See the artwork they selected as inspiration after the jump:
|Hunter & Prey, Carlos Beltran Baldiviezo (selected by RedRocks Pizza Napoletana)|
|Aurora over McKinley, Richard Mallory Allnutt (selected by Austin Grill)|
|Equipoise, Joyce McCarten (selected by Columbia Firehouse)|
|Melons & Peaches, Leigh Culver (selected by The Light Horse Restaurant)|
|Posed, Michele Hoben (selected by Hank's Oyster Bar)|
|R+B Series V Dot, Marsha Staiger (selected by Chadwicks)|
Don't forget to get your tickets!