Tonight: Blue Crabs at Oyster House; ROOT Cocktail Competition

Photo: Art in the Age

Tonight marks the inaugural Blue Crab Fest at Oyster House. Every Tuesday through August, they’ll be offering a platter of three jumbo hard shell blue crabs, coleslaw and corn on the cob for $19. Meanwhile, over in Northern Liberties, a boozy battle will be taking place among the city’s top bartenders. Is your favorite barkeep a contender?

Silk City will host the ROOT cocktail competition from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. either in the magical beer garden or, if it rains, inside. Notable barkeeps will prepare a cocktail using ROOT, the new root-based liquor from Art in the Age, and a panel of judges including Foobooz Art and Southwark’s George Costa will decide the winner.

Entrance to the event is free if you RSVP to There will also be free hors d’oeuvres and $5 ROOT specialty cocktails. The list of competitors:

• Colin Shearn, Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co
• Doug Fitz, Snackbar
• Indhira Torres, Silk City
• Christian Gaal, Noble American Cookery
• Andres Sanchez, Positano Coast
• Katie Loeb, Oyster House
• Adrian Cane, London Grill
• Robert Cutler, Chris’ Jazz Café
• Dave Marks, N. 3rd
• Stan Butovetskiy, P.Y.T.
• Stephen Siebert, Village Whiskey

Tonight: Blue Crabs at Oyster House; ROOT Cocktail Competition