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What is brunch without eggs? The dairy delight is a staple of the Bitches’ favorite meal. As a rule we don’t discriminate when it comes to our preferred preparations: scrambled, fried, on a Benny, or over-easy; we’ll eat them all. But why limit our options to breakfast or brunch? Eggs are just as delicious for lunch and dinner, whether it’s topped on a burger or part of this heart healthy recipe for sweet potato noodle carbonara.
The Bitches are celebrating International Egg Day by sharing all of the egg-cellent dishes we’ve sampled in the District. As we like to say: if you like it, then you should have put an egg on it. Get to cracking and poach our picks below.
While we rarely turn down any Eggs Benedict, we can’t resist trying a unique spin on the savory brunch dish. We frequent our neighborhood favorite, Commissary, for the Short Rib Eggs Benedict, their take on the classic dish. They spice up two pieces of cornbread with tender short ribs and spicy BBQ Hollaindaise sauce. Keeping us on our brunch toes never tasted so good. Read our latest review of Commissary here. Commissary, 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Around the World in Washington
In this time of Capitol Hill (not to mention traffic) gridlock, the one thing we can all agree on is our love for eggs, bread, and cheese. The authentic Georgian kapchuri dish from Compass Rose combines all of those very favorite things. Mix it all up and make the most delicious start to your brunch or dinner. Read our review of Compass Rose brunch here. Compass Rose, 1346 T St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Brunch on a Bagel
If there is one thing a Bitch loves, it’s authentic bagels. Especially if they are the epic variety from Bullfrog Bagels that come with Glen’s Garden Market’s breakfast sandwiches. Cure last night’s hangover or recharge your morning with your perfect choice of protein variety. Peruse the market when you wait for your order for all of your locally-sourced needs. Read our review of Glen’s brunch here and our interview with owner Danielle Vogel here. Glen’s Garden Market, 20001 S St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Eggs with an International Flair
Feel like shaking up your typical take on your brunch bites? Kick it up with eggs and kimchi, which combines Chinese sausage, orange sauce, and, yes, Spam, from Arlington’s Water & Wall. Don’t let the curiosity kill the cat because this brunch order is a catch. Read our review of Water & Wall here. Water and Wall, 3811 Fairfax Dr. #105, Arlington, VA 22203.
Brunch on the Go
Getting hangry? Make a pit stop at Red Apron for what you need to start to your day. Egg sandwiches are served on authentic Italian Tigelles. Variations include the classic egg, cheese, sausage or bacon, Spanish-inspired egg and chorizo, or a take on the Big Mac featuring their very own Island Sauce. Needless to say, we’re lovin’ it. Red Apron has multiple locations at 1309 5th Street N.E., Washington, D.C., 709 D Street N.W., Washington, D.C., and 8298 Glass Valley, Fairfax, Va.
Don’t let your weekend hangover hamper your Monday. Get your hands on the Hangover Special from Cedric Maupillier’s Mintwood Place to start your week off right. Use the specialty to soak up all of your weekend shenanigans thanks to a pig hash and sunny side-up eggs. Read our review of Mintwood Place here, our interview with Chef Cedric here, and look forward to the opening of his new spot Convivial coming to Shaw this fall. Mintwood Place, 1813 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, D.C.
Eggs, on Eggs, on Eggs
Eat the Rich is capitalizing on the brunch must-have with their signature item, Eggs & Eggs. In the dish, eggs are served scrambled with chives trout roe, and creme fraiche, all over rye. Stick around to slurp on oysters and sip on their signature draft cocktails by the pitcher. Don’t forget to dabble in the “DB3”, a bar crawl of Derek Brown’s nearby restaurants, Southern Efficiency and Mockingbird Hill. Check out our review of Eat The Rich here and our interview with Derek Brown here. Eat the Rich,1839 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C