You Can't Take Our Brunch Away!

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As restaurants and businesses adjust to this new normal, more varied offerings are appearing for takeout and delivery, including breakfast and weekend brunches:
 

Albi 
Chef Michael Rafidi will begin serving Sunday brunch to-go at Albi on April 26 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. The menu features wood-baked bagels, man'oushe flatbread, shawarma hash, harissa bloodies, and other Levantine-inspired dishes. Rafidi is also partnering with Chef Logan Griffith on Albi x Vivo, a carryout pizza collaboration taking place Tuesday, April 28 and Monday, May 4 (order online via Toast or Tock for pick-up from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.). The over-fired pizzas include toppings like burnt eggplant, burrata, and pea shoots. 1346 4th St SE; 202.921.9592; (albidc.com)

 

Equinox 
Friday and Saturday Equinox is having a weekend special available for pickup with options such as creamy spring pea risotto, plant-based tiramisu, and more (three courses for $55). Equinox also has a plant-based brunch available with a five course tasting menu including french toast, garden greens scramble, and more ($40, with $20 mimosas available). Equinox has contactless curbside pickup available for customers. 818 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202.331.8118; (equinoxrestaurant.com)

Espita Mezcaleria

Espita is offering brunch on the weekends, including brunch tacos and tlayudas with tequila-and-grapefruit Palomas ($36, serves six) or bottomless mimosas ($14, includes a bottle of cava and choice of juice). There are also liter margaritas available ($40). Brunch items are available for pickup and delivery via Caviar Saturday and Sunday only. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695; (espitadc.com)

 

HalfSmoke 
HalfSmoke is debuting the Butter Me Up breakfast pop-up this Mother's Day. Butter Me Up’s mission is to create innovative breakfast that uplifts the community. Beginning May 8th, Butter Me Up will offer a rotating selection of breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and cocktails. Customers who place an order May 8th-15th will receive a complimentary 12oz coffee, and the first 200 moms who stop by the pop-up will receive a complementary sandwich and coffee. 651 Florida Avenue NW; 202.986.2079; (halfsmoke.com)


Hazel
Neighborhood Provisions is accepting brunch orders Monday-Thursday (before 5:00 p.m.). Brunch can include a variety of mix-n-match mimosas, coffees, pancakes, and more. All orders will be delivered before 5:00 p.m. Friday, and will include heating instructions. 2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA; (nrgprovisions.com)

 

Iron Gate 
Iron Gate is introducing a brunch menu available for delivery Friday by 5:00 p.m. (if ordered Thursday before 5:00 p.m.). Make your own bacon and eggs, or use the pancake pack to whip up fabulous flapjacks in your own home. Casseroles and stradas feed a family (4-6 people) and brunch beverages include fresh squeezed juices, housemade cold brew, mix & match mimosa packs, and housemade bloody marys. 2000 Mt. Vernon Avenue; (nrgprovisions.com)

La Vie 

La Vie is offering a Mediterranean Sunday Brunch (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). The extensive menu includes some of La Vie’s favorites such savory appetizers like Greek lamb meatballs, grape leaves, and smoked salmon tartine.  Main course dishes include tiramisu French toast, fried chicken and waffles, and merguez muffin. Prices range from $7.00 - $22.00.  88 District Square SW 5th floor; 202.560.5501; (laviedc.xyz)

Napoli Pasta Bar 
This year we find ourselves coming up with innovative ideas on how to keep the day special whether it is a virtual celebration or not. Napoli Pasta Bar is bringing back their weekend brunch just in time for the special occasion. From breakfast pastas and frittatas to Italian pastries and bellinis, Napoli will be offering Mother's Day specials for brunch as well as dinner if you are planning to order in or surprise your loved one with a special Italian delivery. As an additional gift idea, Napoli is also selling their authentic hand-painted Italian ceramics from the Amalfi coast that will have her dreaming of Italy. 2737 Sherman Ave NW; 202.588.8752; (napolipastabar.com)


Nina May
Nina May has launched a new locally sourced meal delivery service called FEAST with an option for weekend brunch. Each delivery box includes a three course meal, complete with detailed simple heating instructions, as well as plating and serving suggestions. Cooking times are short and no extra equipment is required. Reservations for FEAST deliveries are opened monthly and can be made through the FEAST website or through Tock.  All reservations must be made before 1:00 p.m. the day before requested delivery, which is available within 25 miles of the restaurant. Nina May will be donating 10% of all the profits from FEAST to help feed and support health care workers. 1337 11th Street NW; 202.518.3609; (feast-dc.com)

 

Shilling Canning Company
Shilling Canning Company is adding a brunch menu online that will be available for pre-ordering. Some favorites on the menu  include the pastry board, egg mcmaggie, french toast, and to-gosa kits. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554.7474; (shillingcanning.com)

 

Stellina 
Stellina will offer a prix fixe weekend brunch menu ($35 per person) that is available for takeout and delivery from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The meal features a bottle of prosecco with fresh-squeezed orange juice, a choice of one entre like italian toast, and a choice of two dishes such as pizza carbonara and pizza bismark. 399 Morse Street NE; 202.851.3995; (stellinapizzeria.com)


Summer House Santa Monica
Grab a Rise & Shine breakfast special of an egg sandwich & coffee at Summer House’s Market. Call to place an order in advance or stop by the restaurant. In addition, Summer House offers regular breakfast staples like pancakes, yogurt parfaits and more, available all day. Every day, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. View the complete menu here. Regular menu is also available for pick up or delivery. Click here to order. 11825 Grand Park Avenue, Bethesda, MD; 301.881.2381; ([email protected])

 

The Game Sports Pub 
The Game Sports Pub will be offering a pop-up brunch in collaboration with Hawaiian food truck, Eat Mana. The menu rotates by week, and guests are encouraged to follow social media and the website for updates. Available Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2411 18th Street NW; 202.846.1952; (thegamedc.com)