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The explorer Christopher Columbus may not have found America, he may not even be your favorite Christopher Columbus (the filmmaker is forever my favorite – I’ll take Home Alone over colonialism any day), but he is the reason you have Monday off. Teach him a postmortem lesson by successfully finding your way to one of these brunch spots without a GPS / using only old time-y maps. I believe in you!

Kapnos Taverna
Columbus may not have been Greek, but he was Italian, which is nearby, so it only makes sense to pay homage to his European roots with some Greek brunch snacks. If you couldn’t care less about Columbus or my roundabout rationality, head here anyway for the baklava french toast. It won’t let you down.

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DC Harvest

Check out DC Harvest’s recently expanded, like European’s view of the world when Columbus “found” America, brunch menu featuring coconut pecan spelt pancakes and steak hash. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring bottomless mimosas.


On Monday Graffiato is offering their usual brunch menu filled with an array of savory options including pizzas, pastas, and chicken & waffles. They’ll elevate your understanding of “breakfast pizza” from cold leftovers from the night before into something truly breakfast-y with eggs, sausage and potatoes.

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The Pinch

The Pinch is offering brunch all day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. Grab some donut holes, fried pickles or maybe Boston Creme french toast. Evening brunch feels appropriate for Columbus day because it’s slightly confused and backwards, just like him.

Founding Farmers

You can keep your sleep regulated and stick to your normal breakfast hours, by heading to Founding Farmers because they start serving at 7 a.m. and keep slinging pancakes til 2 p.m. Save your yogurt for tomorrow and treat yo self to a Benedict or some beignets.

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