I couldn’t believe the news today when I read that the Georgetown Waterfront area was completely flooded. Will and I were just walking around the fountain on Friday…
…and today that fountain looks like this:
I hope that the restaurants, businesses and homes in the area are able to recover as much as possible. It’s times like these that make people come together to help one another out, the owner of Tackle Box being one of them. According to Facebook they gave away free fish to waterfront residents today and they’ll be doing the same tomorrow.
They’ve also got $2 margaritas in their upstairs Cackle Bar Monday-Friday from 5-7p.m., which is quite the deal for a Georgetown spot.
Even better than discounted margaritas, though, is the inclusion of oysters on the happy hour menu. They’re just a buck each during happy hour. I ordered one (yes, one… I am still in college) and it was delicious.
Will and I grabbed a seat on a high top overlooking M Street and enjoyed the people watching and sunny, late afternoon scene. After my single oyster I had bluefish with a lemon and garlic aioli and grilled asparagus. The fish was so tender and flavorful that it didn’t need the aioli at all. Next time I will definitely be going for another side like the mac and cheese or fried green tomatoes.
Will ordered an equally-flavorful piece of grilled trout with BBQ sauce and sweet potato fries. Both of our orders had a nice smoky, right-off-the-grill taste.
In addition to the oysters and margaritas, the happy hour deal also includes $3 calamari, 50 cent wings and $5 cocktail shrimp. The atmosphere at Tackle Box is extremely laid back and is a perfect spot to grab dinner and drinks with friends on a Friday, or some calamari for a post-internship snack– I have to look out for my fellow seafood-eating interns!
Their lobster rolls and fish tacos looked (and smelled!) pretty amazing too, and with Hook as the parent restaurant, you know you are getting excellent quality for a great price. Tackle Box is absolutely one of my new favorite casual dining restaurants in DC.