Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Opening: The Gryphon

By: Jennifer McNinch
Capital Cooking  Contributor

The Gryphon, a myth-inspired sports bar, made its debut in Dupont Circle just in time for March Madness with a VIP Preview Party.   Owners Tony HudginsDavid Karim and Rich Vasey were on-hand to introduce the venue, which boasts the social dining atmosphere of a restaurant, the heart of a pub and the view of a stadium. 
Photo credit: Salaam Mufti

Among the attendees, besides yours truly, were DC Senator Paul Strauss, NBC 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer, NBC News Channel Correspondent Danielle Leigh (not pictured) and Joe Biden's Director of Legislative Affairs, Tonya Williams.  Photo credit: Salaam Mufti

Executive Chef Joseph Evans of brother restaurant Lost Society served up towering plates of bite-sized menu highlights, including gator bitespimento cheese stuffed pepperdewscrawfish mac-n-cheese and short ribs over creamy grits. Guests were also treated to an open barhouse-popped popcorn and Evans' signature raspberry-topped chocolate torte as they explored the warm, majestic new eatery. 

The Gryphon's fully-integrated media system - including 31 televisions - ensures that college basketball fans catch every air ball and alley-oop, whether they're rooting for the favorite or the fairytale.

The Gryphon is located at 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC.   For reservations, please call 202.827.8980. Photo credit included above each image.

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