We bitches rarely venture into Adam’s Morgan. The mere mention of Adam’s Morgan sends a bit of a cringe up my spine. I envision a raucous Saturday night filled with noisy guidos accosting underage girls in miniskirts, and drunkards stumbling into Jumbo Slice to stuff pizza in their faces while struggling to hold their heads upright.However, last fall, we trekked into Adam’s Morgan when Living Social Deals offered a coupon at Cashion’s Eat Place. And, it is safe to say, Cashion’s is one of the better restaurants in the city—and definitely the best dining Adam’s Morgan has to offer.
It has a neighborhood feel—kind of like the District’s own Cheers. The owner, Justin Abad, has nurtured the restaurant since taking it over from its previous owners. He’s a fixture at the tables around dinnertime, especially if you’re ordering a bottle of wine (and, in that case, he will be your personal sommelier, hence his other AdMo business, A.M. Wine Shoppe). It’s clear AdMo residents agree this is the best place to dine in their ‘hood, because Cashion’s has a solid bunch of regulars.
Sunshine pours through the front windows at the eatery—where old family photos decorate the walls, and brunch is set to ‘50s tunes like Stand By Me and Rockin Robin—making it hard not smile and enjoy the ambiance.
The brunch menu is best described as creative Southern cuisine. My first (and only) complaint would be the lack of well-rounded options—most menu items offered only one food group—waffles (carbs), or yogurt (dairy), or a burger (protein). Two of four brunchers were vegetarians, and most entrees were meat-heavy. We were all a little stumped on what to order.
However, after our food arrived, we were more than pleased with the outcome. I settled on the cornmeal waffles with maple syrup and blackberries—which were surprisingly light and so much yummier than boring old Belgian waffles.
Next, the yogurt parfait with house-made granola, wildflower honey, and plumquots (a plum-apricot hybrid). We had anticipated a yogurt entrée to be dull—but that was far from the case. I wish my morning yogurt was always that amazing!
The omelet with breakfast potatoes, spinach, gruyere, mushrooms, onions, and a tomato coulis was tasty—the breakfast potatoes were scrumptious and the tomato sauce added a great flavor to the dish.
The pork hash—breakfast potatoes, shredded pork, and a poached egg—was topped with a light, flavorful, house-made verde sauce. This delightful, unique dish is worth the trip to brunch at Cashion’s.
The bitches say: B+ for charming ambiance, great service, and unique, well-prepared dishes. However, we’d like to see more menu options.
Cashion’s Eat Place
1819 Columbia Road N.W.