I do my best to explore the far-flung regions of the D.C. metro area. And by far flung, I mean anything outside of Logan, Dupont, U Street, or Georgetown. You want me to get on the Metro to brunch? Ugh, fine. It is my professional duty.
Last month, I skipped the Metro and MyTaxi’ed out to Bethesda for brunch, as I had been meaning to try out Robert Wiedmaier’s newish restaurant, Mussel Bar. Wiedmaier is the chef behind Washington’s Belgian mainstay Brasserie Beck. He and his wife opened this restaurant in Bethesda a year or so ago. And, now, there is a second Mussel Bar open in Atlantic City.
Mussel Bar’s menu has plenty of options: mussels and fries, Belgian tarts, omelets, salads, soups, burgers, and brunch items like omelets, bennys, and even chicken and waffles. There was a lemon souffle pancake I really would have liked to sample.
I was joined by two lovely ladies behind the Pink Palm, a local boutique chain that carries primarily Lilly Pulitzer along with a few other bright, preppy brands. But, really, the name of the game is Lilly. (RIP.)