grilled shrimp with pancetta, radicchio, mushroom grits,
& madeira demi-glace | sixth engine
My dad makes the best chocolate chip pancakes–perfectly golden, fluffy, and so good that they do not need the assistance of butter, syrup, or whipped cream. Whenever I am back home, my dad’s chocolate chip pancakes are always on my wish list.
Fittingly, on Father’s Day, I spotted the chocolate chip flapjacks on the brunch menu at Sixth Engine, one of my favorite new(ish) additions to the neighborhood. Even better, I did not have to forgo my brunch potato fix (in the form of chorizo and eggs hash) because they offer the flapjack in a side portion. Paired with french press coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a shaded patio table, and a perfectly sunny Sunday morning (with great friends, of course), it was definitely one of my favorite brunches of recent memory.
As anticipated, it did not take me long to return to Commissary after my inaugural visit.* As promised, I gave the pulled pork and cornbread benedict (with bbq hollandaise) a try. Because I’ve somewhat irrationally disliked poached/soft eggs, I contemplated asking for scrambled instead of poached eggs. But in the end, I decided to give it a try the way the chef intended, and I’m glad i did! The runny yolk and fluffy egg whites were melded perfectly with the pulled pork and cornbread.
My run buddy A went for the huevos rancheros and everyone’s favorite brunch salad — a bloody (rose)mary!
K was needed protein after our long run and the California Burger looked like it might give Bobby a run for his money:
1443 P Street NW (across from Whole Foods)
Washington | D.C. | 20005
*Since the pictured visit, I’ve been back to Commissary and gave the Chorizo Hash a try — another great brunch pick!
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The best tasting event in D.C., Taste of the Nation D.C., is coming up quickly on April 2 at the National Building Museum (check out participating restaurants here), but next weekend, there’s a more intimate “warm up” event featuring the quintessential D.C. meal — brunch.
Sample sweet and savory brunch items from local favorites such as Belga Cafe, the pastry team from Northside Social, Lyon Hall and Liberty Tavern, Bar Pilar and Cafe- St. Ex, Domku, Hot Hot Bakery and Shake Shack. Sip on craft brunch cocktails by Gina Chersevani, Taste of the Nation Mixologist Chair, and her peers from Jack Rose, Tabard Inn and Tryst. Get your caffeine fix from Peregrine Espresso baristas who will be brewing a variety of coffees from specialty coffee roaster Counter Culture Coffee.
Tickets are limited . . . so don’t procrastinate!
Taste of the Nation D.C. Brunch
Saturday, March 3 | 12.30 – 3.00 PM
Jack Rose | 2007 18th St NW
Tickets are $45 and are available for purchase here.
100% of the ticket proceeds from this event will support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in D.C. and around the U.S.
As promised, I returned to Pearl Dive Oyster Palace soon after my inaugural Saturday lunch visit so that I could give a few of the mouth-watering brunch items a try. Not surprisingly, brunch did not disappoint and only left me looking forward to another Sunday when I will be able to sample other items on the brunch menu.
It will be hard to not reorder the angels on horseback, which tasted even better than “grilled bacon-wrapped oysters, vin blanc, vinegar” sounds.
The Texas gulf shrimp remoulade was perfectly dressed and paired with charred romaine and Texas Toast.