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Monday is Labor Day and Labor Day means food, food, food. Whether you have work off or your children are stuck with you home from school, go to brunch. Celebrate this wonderful country with an excess of eggs and pancakes and maybe steak or whatever. It’s a day to eat. And drink. Eat and drink.


Founding Farmers is offering its classic brunch on Monday, from 7 am to 2 pm. Locally sourced and sustainable, Founding Farmers offers an array of items to satisfy anyone’s Labor Day brunch needs. Choose from dishes such as a pastrami hash, stuffed French toast, beignets (complete with chocolate, raspberry, and caramel sauces), and four types of benedicts. No brunch is complete without drinks, so wash it all down with mimosas, Bloody Marys, or even a Pimm’s cup. It’s what this nation’s founders would have wanted.

If bottomless brunch is more your thing, look no further: make a splash at Toro Toro’s Free Flowing Brunch on Labor Day. Treat yourself to a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar, a rotation of delicious shared plates, including house made desserts and pastries, cheeses and charcuterie, and a whole array of side dishes. Did we mention Mexican chocolate waffles (Nutella! And bananas!) or chipotle-agave bacon? Hell yes.


Celebrate Labor Day at The Heights with their regular brunch menu.

From our brunch guide: “Their standard brunch fare is a fun mix of cuisine, as well, with items like turkey hash (with potatoes, eggs, cheddar, and white wine cream sauce), french toast (with caramel pecan sauce, bacon and home fries), BBQ pulled pork (with corn cakes and mango-jalapeño crème fraiche), and the spinach, cremini and goat cheese omelet.”

For those that are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of DC living, might we suggest Copperwood Tavern in Arlington?

From our brunch guide: “This farm-to-table brunch offers the traditional (Bagels & Lox with house-cured salmon, avocado, tomato jam, pickled red onion, and cream cheese), the unique (Cajun Benedict features house-made tasso ham, grilled tomato, and Cajun hollandaise), and the upscale classics we’ve all come to know, love, and expect from a well-rounded brunch (like Duck Hash with duck leg confit, potatoes, onion, carrot, bell pepper and two poached eggs). You’ll also find an assortment of cocktails, namely those made with moonshine from local manufacturers.”



For something a little different, the Gibson is holding the Gibson Family Reunion Labor Day Cookout from 12-8 pm.

From their press release: The Gibson Family Reunion: Labor Day cookout, a back-patio day party in which the coveted speakeasy, uncharacteristically speaks up. Hosted by Rock Yo Rizos Mel Burgos, celebrate Labor Day with music provided by DJs Jazmine Dukes of Chocolate City Collective, Jahsonic, and Eskimo, boozy popsicles, hand-crafted specialty cocktails on the patio and inside the bar, and complimentary barbequed burgers, hot dogs, and chicken, as well as vegetarian-friendly options. Tickets for The Gibson Family Reunion are $10.

Tickets can be purchased here.