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Five Brand New Brunches

Five Brand New Brunches

In honor of DC’s favorite meal (happy hour doesn’t count, right?), we bring you five places that recently launched brunch.   

Barrel

Chef Garret Fleming delivers quite the Southern comfort brunch at this Capitol Hill bourbon bar. Try his rabbit pupusas or croque madame (pictured) with hot smoked black molasses, ham, poached eggs and lobster mornay sauce. Plus, build your ideal Bloody Mary. Available: Sun 10:30am-4pm.

Range

Michael Voltaggio’s team at Range in Chevy Chase serves brunch that’s fancy and full of surprises. For example, their take on chicken and waffles equates to fried chicken livers atop blue cheese waffles with smoked balsamic syrup. Available: Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm

Lupo Verde

Brunch at this cozy 14th Street Italian restaurant delights with breakfast pizzas; grapefruit and orange carpaccio; poached eggs in San Marzano tomato sauce; house made pastas; crepes and more. Plus, $12 brunch cocktails keep you quenched. Available: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Del Campo

Victor Albisu can’t step away from the grill, even for brunch, hence the grilled grapefruit or smoked pineapple mimosas. They accompany South American breakfast dishes like bacon, egg, and cheese empanadas with smoked hollandaise. Available: Sun 11am-3pm

Dino’s Grotto

Dabble in savory or sweet at Dean Gold’s new Shaw restaurant. Nutella stuffed French toast is sweet and decadent, while a tuna panzanella salad is savory and refined. There are bottomless mimosas and bloodies, too. Available: Sun 12-4pm (Sat brunch coming soon)