Five Brunches to Try This Weekend
morganday | Jun 5, 2014 | 9:30AM |

Lucky for us, we live in a mecca of brunches offering an abundance of bottomless food and drink deals. Although we have our masterpiece DC Brunch Guide 2014 for every ambitious foodie, the amount of restaurants can be daunting. Each week we choose 5 brunches to try based on seasonal menu changes or new and exciting offers. Choose one or CHOOSE THEM ALL— optionality is key here people. If one particularly peaks your interest, check out our full reviews for more photos and tantalizing descriptions to salivate over.

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DEL CAMPO

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A brand spankin’ new brunch (launched three weeks ago) offering an incredible South American inspired menu. First, drinks. Enjoy one of their many bloody mary’s, like the Black Bloody Mary (aka The Pantera!) made with squid ink. Stay in spirit of the restaurant and try their Bacon Egg and Cheese Empanadas with smoked hollandaise, or the Chorizo and Egg Hash, burnt onions, and parmesan. Savory always call for sweet, mix and match with traditional Cast Iron Pancakes with maple and butter ice cream, or the Canela Rolls with pecans and berries. See the full brunch menu here.

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TORO TORO 

Toro Toro recently launched their Saturday and Sunday brunch for $39. A full description of the experience:

“Brunch begins with a choice of Pan-Latin small plates that showcase South and Central American cuisine, including seasonal salads, meats, raw bar, and assorted breads and cheeses, showcased on the lavish buffet.  Next up, diners will enjoy Toro Toro’s “Rodizio Experience,” with choices that include Picanha Steak, Chorizo Sausage, Achiote Chicken or Chef’s Daily Selection.  Diners can also order from chef’s daily creation of hot sides.  Standouts include Papas Bravas; Tortilla Espanola; Chorizo & Potato Hash; Chipotle-Agave Bacon; Mexican-Chocolate Waffles with nutella and bananas, as well as Chilaquiles Verdes.”

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DINO’S GROTTO

Brunch begins this Sunday, June 8th at 12 noon, and if you’re a Shaw resident (showing proper ID) you receive an array of treats. All residents get free nibbles of Trotter Tots, Mozzarella in Carrozza and “shots” of Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s until the food runs out. If you aren’t a resident, $15 gets you bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. You’ll realize you’re unworthy and at a brunch intended for gods and goddesses while eating the NUTELLA AND MASCARPONE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST.  Still unconvinced? Go for the San Benedetto ~ eggs benedict dino style ~ pio tosini prosciutto, grilled ciabatta, orange & rosemary hollandaise.

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RIPPLE

Ripple is the place to go if you’re interested in some southern flavor. Comfort food has met Sunday morning and nobody is complaining. “The Codester” is fried chicken thigh, sausage gravy, fried egg, cheddar, and a biscuit. There’s a variety of sweet treats available as well, fulfill your childhood (and adult) dream of being able to order a cinnamon roll that’s not from the airport Cinnabun. They have an $18 bottomless drinks deal as well.

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GRANVILLE MOORE’S

Saturday and Sunday at Granville Moore’s includes a creative twist on the egg and french toast dishes that you expect (demand?) when heading to a brunch spot. Like the Chicken & Muffin, which is fried chicken breast, English muffin, sausage gravy, and fried egg served with home fries. The reason you need to go to Granville Moore’s this weekend? Peach Mussels. Carmelized peaches, yellow pepper, champagne, and cream. For drinks try stepping outside of the box and testing the Bloody Matt with bacon, lime and Old Bay.

If you’re looking for more dining inspiration check out the “5 Brunches to Try This Weekend” from the past two weeks here and here

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