It’s getting a wee cooler out there so why not welcome the new season with some hearty brunches—comfort food style. We’ve compiled a list of brunches ideal for our awkward D.C weather AND brutal hangovers.
“We’re no strangers to Ted’s Bulletin brunch which, by the by, is served all day and night. The new 14th Street location, however, houses an expanded pastry program we just can’t get enough of featuring a slew of pop tart flavors, a plethora of housemade doughnuts and additional, ever-rotating breakfast baked goods. We can’t imagine a better hangover cure or all-around hearty brunch option that the T.U.B.S., the Ted’s Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich, with Texas Toast, fried egg, scrambled egg, sausage, bacon, cheddar and hash browns, or the massive Walk of Shame Breakfast Burrito (Sirloin steak, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheddar, green chile sauce with hash browns).”
Sandwiches for hangovers? We can dig it.
“I’m a sucker for a perfect breakfast sandwich and Granville’s struck gold with The Good Doctor–scrambled eggs, choice of house made pork or veggie sausage, smoked salmon or applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, chipotle mayo on potato kaiser roll served with home-frites. It is, essentially, everything you could ever want and then some, piled high and just waiting to cure your hunger/hangover. (ProTip: order their housemade sausage and get a side of truffle aioli for those homefries; you won’t regret it.) Plus, the whole restaurant is fairly low-lit so if you are indeed nursing a hangover, this is ideal all around.”
RED APRON ON D STREET
“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.”
FARMERS FISHERS & BAKERS
They walk around with food you can grab too…
“If you’re looking for one of the most all-inclusive brunch experiences this fine city has to offer, Farmers Fishers Bakers is a smorgasburg bar none. For $29.99 you’ll get slow-roasted Chuck Eye steak, breakfast tacos, a made-to-order eggs station, their incredible honey pot fried chicken, cheese grits, salads (go for the kale), bruleed pink grapefruit and so much more. Bring your eatin’ pants.$29.99 gets you all this, plus complimentary coffee and iced tea. Please note: Alcoholic drinks are not included.”
A sweet sister of Farmers Fishers & Bakers and oh la la do we love these ladies. Eat dessert for brunch!
“Founding Farmers in Foggy Bottom is a more traditional DC brunch spot (i.e. requires a reservation or hour long waits). While I do not have much of a sweet tooth, I always order the Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream. Think of this dish as more of a dessert for breakfast meal than anything else. If you’re not feeling 100%, this might just be what you need to get you there.”