If you’re anything like us you love two things in this world; one is brunch. The other is planning your brunch and looking forward to every last well-earned morsel you’ll be putting in your mouth this weekend, come Hell or high water. While D.C. is chock-full of incredible brunches–you can find them in our extensive D.C. Brunch Guide here–the seasonal menus and specials rotate faster than you can scarf down that cinnamon roll. Fear not. We’re here to help with five new brunch specials to try this weekend for maximum foodie nirvana. Dig in, D.C.
- The Arsenal Restaurant at Bluejacket Brewery
While we could bestow upon you the virtues of Bluejacket Brewery all day and night, let’s just keep it simple today: Bluejacket’s brunch is up and running with some absurdly mouthwatering options, not that we’d expect anything less. Stop by for some fresh-baked cinnamon rolls or creme fraiche biscuits from Buzz Bakery’s own Tiffany MacIsaac or chow down on dishes like Eggs Benedict with smoked ham, fried dragon creek oysters, cornbread and old bay hollandaise, or the Slow-Roasted Short Rib Hash with potatoes, pickled jalapenos, parsley, two sunny side up hen eggs.
- Agua 301
And if you’re hoping to swing by Capitol Riverfront but were craving a Mexican brunch, might we suggest Agua 301? Remember when we took you inside for a first look? Well now they’ve got a full brunch with classics like Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs, refried beans, avocado, ranchero sauce, crispy corn tortilla) and breakfast tacos (chorizo, oaxaca cheese, green onions), as well as sweeter items like pumpkin pancakes served with spiced pepitas, ginger butter, chile infused maple syrup.
- Urban Butcher
If you’re in the mood for a trek, this Saturday Urban Butcher launches its first brunch in Silver Spring. Dishes range everywhere from the sweet (Brioche French Toast with a dark berries compote, chili pepper and maple syrup butter) to the savory (cast iron country biscuit & pulled pork served with a ‘smoker drips’ barbecue sauce) and should be well worth a visit to the new “nose-to-tail” restaurant.
- Black’s Bar & Kitchen
And if you’re hoping to eat ALL OF THE FOOD, Chef Black’s offering a new brunch buffet with his trademark fresh seafood and classic dishes; you can still order a la carte but go big or go home, right? The new buffet includes everything from artisanal cheese spreads and charcuterie to a full raw sea food bar and a carving station (with molasses-peppercorn rubbed prime rib) and a cooked-to-order egg station using local organic eggs. Hello, this is everything.
- City Tap House
A newcomer to the brunch game, Chinatown’s City Tap House is beginning with a bang. Get ready for some decadent dishes like gourmet chicken & waffles and foie gras French toast in addition to crab cake benedicts and delicious flatbreads made in their brick oven. (We tried the truffle flaatbread and fell in love.) Need a drink? City Tap House has you covered with endless Bloody Marys and mimosas for $18 per person. Nothing not to love.