Every friday I try to compile a list of food related events to go to in the DC area.  This week is no exception.

Meet Bravo’s Top Chefs

Carla Hall and Spike Mendelsohn will be in Adams Morgan @ 18th Street and Wyoming Avenue with the Top Chef Tour.  They will have cooking demonstrations, autographs and you can purchase Top Chef Gear.   They will have three shows at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm.  Pre-registration is full but they will have tickets available at the event. This is first come, first serve, so be early.  I love Carla, if you guys go tell her hi for me!!!

Eat Where Obama Eats

Obama was spotted at Rays Hell Burger this week.  It is the new hot spot for burgers.  Check out my review of Rays Hell Burger.  The burgers are tasty, not too expensive, and the atmosphere is pretty cool.  Expect long lines.

Take Your Mother Out For Brunch

It is Mother’s Day, treat her right!

Pienza Italian Market

One of my new favorites is the brunch at the Pienza Italian Market at the Gaylord National hotel at the National Harbor.  The buffet is like one in vegas.  It appears to be a quarter mile long.  They offer everything from fresh baked pastries to custom omlets to a dessert bar with fresh custard.  It is definately a place to go.

For Reservations call  (301) 965-2000 – 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.

Hanks Oyster Bar

Hanks Oyster Bar offers fresh oysters and some of the best cocktails around.  Nothing beats a good bloody mary in the morning.  Especially at Sunday Brunch.  I would recommend the fried oysters and the lobster bisque.  The DC restaurant is located off the red line at dupont circle.  The Alexandria restaurant is located just 4 blocks down King St. from the Blue or Yellow lines.

For Reservations call 1624 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20009, 202-462-HANK (4265)  | 1026 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, 703-739-HANK (4265).

Crystal City Sports Pub

Crystal City Sports Bar is located on 23rd street, Restaurant Row, of Crystal City. Just off the blue or yellow line.   I know what you are thinking, a sports bar?  But, the buffet that they set up on sundays is quite amazing.  They offer fresh fruit every southern specialty that you can think of, and freshly made right in front of you Eggs Benedict.  You can not beat the buffet for the price, just 12.99.

For reservations call 703-521-8215 – 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202.

Irelands Four Courts

Located on Wilson Blvd. in the heart of the Court House Neighborhood on the orange line.  They offer an extensive buffet, including hand carved meats, along with a nice breakfast menu.  Plus, they offer Guiness.  It is a must if you are on the orange line this sunday.

For reservations call 703-525-3600 -2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201.


Acadiana offers a great brunch prix-fixe menu.  Just $32 and includes 3 courses and either a bloody mary or a blood orange mimosa.  I am a sucker for either of those cocktails.  Centrally located between the  blue, orange or red lines near mount vernon square. 

For reservations call 202.408.8848 – 901 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC  20001

Well I know that this list is not complete and does not include every single place that offers brunch.  But, this is a list of places that I recommend for Sunday Brunch. I hope that you enjoy.


Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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