Nathan and I have started a new tradition. Any Sunday we have free we go out to brunch. We are usually running errands on Sunday mornings and afternoons so it was a really easy tradition to start. It is an absolutely great idea for several reasons:
1. All the places we have been are very relaxed and it really sets me in a good mood for the start of the week.
2. It is soooo cheap. We spend $20-$28 on big meal at brunch while if we go out to dinner on a Saturday night we easily spend $40-$50 and sometimes more depending on the alcohol consumed.
3. It is allowing me to secretly get Nathan to eat a lot of places he wouldn't normally try. Unfortunately, Nathan is a creature of habit and grew up on chains so that is what he is most comfortable eating in. Don't get me wrong, we have still hit up Dennys and IHOP on Sunday, but I slowly transitioned him to First Watch, which is still a chain, but not a what I consider a typical chain. They have some obscure menu items that make it kind of unique.
So now I am going to start slowly slipping in more independently owned restaurants. This past Sunday we went to Bottleworks which has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. Their brunch definitely didn't disappoint. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros, one of my all time favorite dishes and it was HUGE and delicious. Nathan had the Sticky Toffee French Toast which was of course sooo yummy.
My next plan is to go to Square One Brewery in Lafayette Square. I told Nathan that now I am bound and determined to find out who in the city has the best Huevos Rancheros. So if anyone has any recommendations for good brunch places, pass them along! Bonus points if they serve HR's.