Pearl Dive Opens With a Purpose

The new Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack celebrated with a pre-opening bash with oysters, bocce, and fundraising efforts against diabetes.

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The new Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack (1612 14th St. N.W.) celebrated with a pre-opening bash with oysters, bocce -- and a fundraising initiative with the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex. Here, Black Jack bartenders showcase how personality is just as important as the pour.
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Christie, Mary, Erika and Molly enjoyed a sneak peek at the Pearl Dive Oyster Palace (downstairs) and Black Jack (upstairs) before the place officially opens next week.
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Proceeds from the evening helped to meet a fundraising goal of $200,000 to build a state-of-the-art kitchen at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center to support children with diabetes.
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A ticket to the bash included fare (think six types of oysters!), celebratory champagne and a cash bar.
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The owners, Barbara and Jeff Black, want to help serve the needs of children and families with diabetes by fundraising to provide a realistic stage for food education and healthy cooking.
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Ava and Vinson upstairs at Black Jack... a place for the gamers.
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Put down the champagne! (No, wait, don't go crazy here.) It's just that 2,000+ oysters were available for the nomming.
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Don't be alarmed, but do any of you feel like you're... being watched over? ...David, Denise and Corey checked out some the place's unique accents in the back Bocce Room.
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Michelle and Beverly hung out in the back Bocce Room grandstands -- this is D.C.'s first indoor bocce hall!
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