Who doesn’t love an excuse to take a day off of work and enjoy bottomless mimosas and brunch? Bitches sure do, that’s for sure. That’s why we were so excited when our favorite H Street locale expanded its brunch offerings to include Friday. Head to brunch on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.
It was a gorgeous, sunny day as I headed off to brunch with my foodie companion who, shocker, doesn’t brunch as often as I do. He was in for a real treat–as DC Harvest is a very special spot that serves locally sourced fare that’s both delicious and healthy.
We started off with drinks, of course. First up, we ordered the Strawberry Field and Smokey Robinson cocktails. My strawberry beverage was gorgeous as well as delicious. It was fruity but had herbal notes which kept it interesting. My date’s drink was also tasty. It was smokey and spicy. Our drinks went well with our not one–but two, doughnut orders.
The classic bacon and Asiago doughnuts are always a hit and are not to be overlooked. They’re fried balls of heaven. Chef Arthur surprised us with the smoked salmon and chive doughnuts that were also delightful. They weren’t too fishy and went perfectly with the herb crème fraîche.
We ordered the steak and Yukon potato hash and the fried turkey breast sandwich. My sandwich was unbelievable. It was so good that I’m now confused as to why fried chicken is so popular. Fried turkey is now superior, in my opinion. This sammy was seasoned with Old Bay and served with Creole mustard and tomato chili jam with local greens. Of course, I added bacon and a fried egg. That said, this turkey was so perfect that it didn’t even need anything else. It’s also worth mentioning the size of this sandwich: it was enormous, which is great if you’re starving or a hearty eater.
The steak was seasoned perfectly and cooked exactly as we requested. The grilled tri-tip was pre-cut and mixed together with the potatoes, and there was plenty of meat in this dish. In my date’s words, “these potatoes are bomb.” The greens were seasoned nicely and the fried eggs were cooked perfectly. This is a solid brunch dish.
Our second round of drinks were just as delicious and strong as our first round. This time we went with the BWB Blood Orange Fizz and the Chesapeake Storm. My BWB Fizz was beautiful and went down much too easily. The Chesapeake Storm was much sweeter than we expected but was one of our favorites of the day. This drink is a major crowd pleaser.
We ordered sides of bacon and the organic berries, because life needs balance. The berries were very obviously grown and picked locally. This side will make you never want Trader Joe’s strawberries again.
The bacon, which is cured and baked in-house, was absolutely out of this world. It was somehow crunchy and juicy. The flavor was unbeatable. Definitely a Best Bacon contender for 2017.
If as we weren’t already full, we ordered dessert. If you dine at DC Harvest, you simply must order the s’mores chocolate pot du creme. It’s amazing—we get it every time. And it’s amazing, every time. The graham cracker cookies pair nicely with the dark chocolate custard, which is served cold. The custard is topped with a burnt, fluffy and sweet toasted marshmallow fluff.
We ordered another brunch item for dessert, because we wanted to get the full experience. You know, in the name of research. We chose the baked brioche French toast with toasted coconut, pecans, honey mint butter, and served with a side of warm syrup. We loved this dish and thought the flavor was executed very well.
Make note that it’s baked and not sliced like your typical French toast. The accompaniments were tasty and paired together well. We thought that this dish was great to share and a great option to end the meal on.
The Bitches say: A. Go here for inventive, healthy, and local fare. Even better to skip out on work and enjoy the bottomless option on a Friday. Friyay!
517 H Street N.E.
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with DC Harvest. While this post was written independently, we do receive compensation from the company.