Last weekend was the Rammy Award Ceremony, and in honor of the foodie celebration we have chosen the “5 Brunches to Try” from the list of Rammy Award winners. If for whatever reason these restaurants don’t suit you (unlikely) refer to our extensive Brunch Guide laden with reviews and photos.
MINTWOOD PLACE (UPSCALE CASUAL BRUNCH)
Make this weekend special. Dress up. Eat an incredible brunch. The restaurant also made it on to the “Impress-Your-Family Approved” section of our Brunch Guide.
“Try a variety of breakfast flammekueches, or perhaps some wood-fired heritage ham, broccolini and poached egg. No? Maybe the suckling pig hash with sunny-side-up egg or the breakfast succotash is for you. Regardless of your own brunch preferences, there’s something for everyone.”
PEARL DIVE OYSTER PLACE (EVERYDAY CASUAL BRUNCH)
Pearl Dive Oyster Place was voted the best “Everyday Casual Brunch” by the public and is one of our staff favorites.
“I’m a big fan of just about everything Chef Black serves, so his brunch with sweet potato andouille hash with eggs and a cheddar-scallion biscuit or some grits with braised pork cheeks, eggs, a chipotle ham hock broth and crispy onions are clearly a pro move, though you can’t go wrong with the Sticky Cinnamon Roll with caramel bacon sauce, or the Daily Doughnuts in rotating flavors like Boston Cream and and Spiced Sweet Potato.”
BLUE DUCK TAVERN (SERVICE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR)
Blue Duck Tavern is a classic DC favorite and another impress-your-rents restaurant. With quality comes an array of options. The sweeter choices include Belgian Waffle with Nutella, Pistachio, Raspberry, or Banana Pancakes with Banana Jam, Granola Crumble, Chips. Savory menu items include Wagyu Beef Steak and Egg with Charred Onion Vinaigrette, or Short Rib Hash with Olive Oil Poached Egg, Horseradish Sauce. Yes, we said Short Rib Hash.
RED APRON BUTCHERY (REGIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR)
“This “brunch” is, we’ll be honest, the most low-key of brunches but if you’re a fan of breakfast sandwiches, you’re in luck. We already took you inside the new Chinatown/Penn Quarter Red Apron Butchery where you’ll find these tasty day-starters every day, but on weekend you can try out their brunch, a mix of breakfast sandwiches and specials. In addition to their mouthwatering tigelle breakfast sandwiches, each Saturday they serve a bologna and cheese sandwich on white bread that’s put into a French Toast batter and cooked on panini grill, then topped with fried egg. The Sunday special isn’t a sandwich; it’s country-fried pork drenched in ranch-scented flour, served over Anson Mills cheddar grits and gravy. Can you sense us salivating all over our keyboards?”
DISTRICT COMMONS (MANAGER OF THE YEAR)
Thank you manager Boo Young Kim for being you, and for giving us $11 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s with the purchase of an entree. District Commons’ menu covers all of the bases from a Brunch Quesadilla with Chorizo Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, and PepperJack Cheese to Seared Salmon Cakes “Benedict” with Poached Eggs, Creamed Spinach, and Lemon Dill Hollandaise.