Five Brunches to Try This Weekend
morganday | Jul 24, 2014 | 9:30AM |

This week we celebrated National Hot Dog Day, and very few things could be better than continuing the party into the weekend with some meaty brunch options. BECAUSE:

meat is neat

I apologize to my vegetarian friends and hereby offer our DC Brunch Guide 2014 with an array of options lacking meat, wheat, or whatever else you really don’t want to put in your body. On to our meaty brunches for this weekend:


“Treat yourself to a slew of alternative new brunch tapas like sautéed rice served with tomato, fried egg and Ibérico pork belly as well as pancakes made with Spanish extra virgin olive oil. You can even taste your way through organic fried eggs and fried potatoes with sea urchin add-on, and fried baby shrimp with an organic free range fried egg. This should be a no-brainer.” Check out our full review here.

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Sunday 07/23
REI Skillet Battle 2017 @ REI Wunder Garten
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Ready for an afternoon of outdoorsy fun and skillet-mania with REI and Brightest Young Things?

Join us on July 22 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Wundergarten for a day dedicated to everyone’s favorite cast iron cooking utensil – the skillet!

Featuring: SKILLET ONLY cooking showdowns with an amateur chef round and a professional chef round!

Our Pro Chef Competitors:  Watch the chefs from some of your favorite restaurants duke it out for true skillet supremacy for the non-profit of their choice! Featuring:

Chef Jesse Miller – Executive Chef at Bar Pilar Competing for Chesapeake Conservancy

Chef Matt Delano – Executive Chef at Summer House Santa Monica & Stella Barra Competing for Washington Area Bicyclists Association

& MORE TBA Our Skillet Battle Judges: Tasked with the difficult job of tasting the chef’s final scrumptious concoctions

Laura Hayes City Paper Food Editor & Young & Hungry Columnist Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Executive Chef & Partner at Smoked & Stacked and Season 13 Top Chef Finalist Chef Johnny Spero Executive Chef at Columbia Room AND YOU? One lucky guest will receive the opportunity to be an official skillet fest judge and taste all the dishes!

Live Music From: Nick & Luke Tiffany Shanta All New Genetically Altered Jug Band

Details: Saturday, July 22nd 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wundergarten 1101 First St NE Washington DC 20002 Free admission! No RSVP required!

+sweet games, photobooth, awesome prizes, +cold beer, food sampling from local and national foodstuff purveyors +live music!

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We go for the Grilled Lamb Chops. A BYT contributor raves:

“One of my favorite memories ever, was waking up somewhat early on New Year’s Day this year, grabbing a group of my favorite dude friends and heading to the all you can eat brunch buffet at the Four Seasons.  Don’t get me wrong, this is not your average buffet — with everything from Dry Rub Quail with BBQ Jus, to Charcoal-Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichuri this is definitely a ‘TREAT YO’SELF’ kind of meal. The best part? A jovial omelet chef who’ll make your eggs any way you want ‘em and the never ending exceptional service (especially when it comes to refilling your Mimosa glass).”


Hank’s is one of Svetlana’s favorite brunch picks, she says, “my favorite sandwich of all time is a reuben. My favorite breakfast meat of all time is a smoked salmon. Hank’s features a smoked salmon reuben on their brunch menu. The end.”



“Mike Isabella’s 14th street church of Greek food now serves brunch. On the menu: lots of classic small plates, but also: pork & beans with soft egg and loukaniko sausage, greek coffee waffles with chocolate espresso beans and baklava french toast.”



A full meat and cheese menu, need I say more? Yes? Alright:

“As if being super packed all night wasn’t enough for the 14th street wine bar, their brunch menu looks pretty stellar too: from Barcelona Benedicts with your choice of Serrano or Morcilla ham to Braised Oxtail Hash and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (with lavander ricotta, natch) – there is plenty to look forward to.”

barcelonaFor more dining inspiration check out the “5 Brunches to Try This Weekend” from the last two weeks here and here.