“As god as my witness, I will never be hungry again!”
Scarlett herself couldn’t have said it better, and if you follow this Southern Brunch guide, you dear readers, will never go hungry again either. With names like Cori Sue, Becca Clara, and lil ole me, Amanda Jean, it’s no wonder that the we Bitches have a soft spot for southern food. These southern brunches were ever so lovely and charmed the pants off the HBICs (Read: Head Bitches in Charge). Ladies, don your hoop skirts and parasols; gentlemen acquire your ten gallon hats and cowboy boots, because this brunch guide comes with all the fixins!
Art and Soul
The patio at Art and Soul is the belle of the ball and is also welcoming to (wo)man’s best friend (think dogs, not diamonds). This restaurant is pig heavy (with hand-cured prosciutto and meats by Chef Wes) and has plenty of comfort food to choose from. The Bitches say A for delicious, well-prepared and soulful cuisine in a chic ambiance with attentive service. Read the Art and Soul Bitching.
Art & Soul
The Capitol Liaison Hotel
415 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Darlin, if you’re looking for a Cajun style brunch for a big group, cheap (but delicious) brunch booze, and an atmosphere that’s reminiscent of the French quarter after Mardi Gras, Bayou will make you swoon. Bayou also has a delightful little patio if you’re looking to pretend you’re on a wraparound plantation porch. The Bitches say C+, because the dishes are pretty, but taste and quality is hit or miss. However, this is on the better end of Cajun brunching in D.C. And the drinks are great. Read the Bayou bitching.
2519 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Ben’s Next Door
Ben’s Next Door can be defined as a classic DC brunch. A no frills brunch that hits the spot is exactly what you’ll get here. Not to mention the shrimp and grits are the best the HBICs have tasted ‘round these parts. The Bitches say A, a great, classic brunch spot with stellar grits and other great comfort food. The mimosas could be improved. Read the Ben’s Next Door Bitching.
Ben’s Next Door
1211 U Street Northwest
Cashion’s Eat Place
If you’re looking for a creative take on southern cuisine, Cashion’s is the place to go. Located in Adams Morgan, this charming little eatery has sunshine pouring through the front windows, 1950s music crooning throughout the restaurant, and delectable dishes such as pork hash or cornmeal waffles. The Bitches say B+ for charming ambiance, great service, and unique, well-prepared dishes. However, we’d like to see more menu options. Read the Cashion’s Bitching.
Cashion’s Eat Place
1819 Columbia Road N.W.
Eatonville not only has an interesting backstory to its name as well as its relationship with sister restaurant Busboys and Poets, but also has a menu that can cater to everyone. The sides are to die for, and the beer mimosas will steal the show. Do beware the bloody Mary though. The Bitches say B- for blah. The food and service was too inconsistent. Read the Eatonville Bitching.
2121 14th St. N.W.
Everything is bigger in the south, and the same stands true for Georgia Brown’s. For $41 you can enjoy the Southern buffet plus one of the entrees on the menu. It may seem pricey but that just means you can loiter all day and enjoy the buffet, listen to the jazz musicians, and enjoy dinner there as well! At the buffet you can indulge in anything from chocolate covered marshmallows, to waffles, carving stations, and basically anything your little heart desires. The Bitches say A-, great vibe, great food, great service. Pricey, though; a cocktail or two should be included. Read the Georgia Brown’s Bitching.
950 15th St. N.W. (between I and K Streets, NW)
If you’ve been feeling dry baby, and no brunches have satisfied, try Marvin’s to get it on, it might just hit the spot. This restaurant mixes DC soul with Belgian café creating a wonderful brunch spot and a DC gem. Its inexpensive, delicious, and an affair to remember. The Bitches say A; a DC gem, good food (go for the chicken!), great brunch atmosphere, inexpensive. Read the Marvin’s Bitching.
2007 14th Street N.W.
I do declare, The Pig is not simply a restaurant for us carnivores, oh no, it also has a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes for those herbivores among us to choose from. From appetizers, to entrées, and even through dessert your meal will be finger licking good (even sans pig or grease!). The Bitches say A. The pig products are delectable, the Southern-style cuisine unbelievably rich and comforting, and the vegetables fresh and local. Surprisingly, there’s something for everyone. Read The Pig Bitching.
1320 14th St. NW
Brunching at Southern Hospitality is the epitome of comfort, from the food to the prices, as well as the atmosphere. Indulge in dishes such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken Benedict, chicken and waffles, or even an omelet if you so choose. The drinks sound out of this world but in reality need some work. The Bitches say A-. Brunch at Southern Hospitality is truly comforting and good. The drinks and music could use a little work, but the cuisine, beverage prices and ambiance make it worth a visit nonetheless. Read the Southern Hospitality Bitching
1815 Adams Mill Road N.W.