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MUST TRY PLACES FOR BRUNCH IN DC - SAUMYA IN THE CITY

Outsiders might think of DC as a city of stodgy politics with historical museums and all touristy things, but there is so much more beyond the aforementioned. While DC boasts of it's cultural diversity, the food scene here is next level. The variety of International cuisine that can be found here in DC and it's suburbs is staggering. One will never run out of options even after breakfast, lunch and dinner has been savored out.

As part of an awesome PR team I work with, I've had the pleasure to try out quite a handful of local restaurants. It was really hard to narrow down to my top favorites for brunch in particular, cuz each one was an experience in it's own respect. 

BUENA VIDA SOCIAL CLUB 

Located on the third floor of the newly opened La Esquina de Clarendon, a three-level concept which houses TTT Mexican Diner & Buena Vida Clarendon, Buena Vida social club debuted a weekend brunch buffet past August. Not exactly in DC but for all practical purposes in DC, Buena Vida was an experience.  Traditionally an all-you-can-eat Mexican  buffet where in addition to all the gazpachos, salads, build-your-own taco bar, guests can also enjoy freshly baked pastries and scrumptious desserts, this place should definitely be on your list. Think of rooftop brunch with a panoramic view and colorful decor- both of which make awesome photo opps. 

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My recommendation - for drinks try their margaritas or Island Juju in particular if you are a rum-lover and don't mind the tanginess from tamarind. There is no main course per se cuz it's a buffet and there is no order in which you eat. But do try their smoked salmon with veggies, it was oh-so-fresh and yummy. 


SABABA 

A modern-Israeli cuisine which draws inspiration from the Middle East during their weekend brunch is sure to wow you and your taste buds too. With lip smacking hummus, haloumi and in-house dips you will never find any better accompaniment for your pita bread. Guests can look forward to salads, mezzo and kebobs off the regular menu along with a selection of Israeli breakfast favorites, which are available exclusively during their brunch service. All courtesy Chef Ryan Moore, just ten months in business and Sababa has been awarded the accolade for "Michelin Guide's 2019 Bib Gourmands" for DC. 

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My recommendation - For drinks try their house-made sodas and juice especially HALVA JUICE pictured above. It is their non-alcoholic carrot juice with lemon, pistachio and cardamom. Their charred eggplant, Isareli salad and lamb kebobs were out of the world and make good off the menu options. 


HIGH STREET CAFE 

Located in then heart of Georgetown DC, High street cafe is an American brasserie with a Latin twist. Dishes draw inspiration from metropolises such as Lima, Ciudad de Mexico, Caracas, La Havana and San Juan, among others. With its extensive wine and cocktail menu, one can sip on the cocktails overlooking the hustle-bustle of Wisconsin Avenue. This is the perfect place to hangout and dine post some retail therapy in Georgetown. 

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My recommendation - You have to try their Spicy Guava Pisco sour, Mojito Mio and kid-friendly orange cream soda ( all three pictured above ).  Their ceviches are exceptionally good and their sweet plantain lasagna is a must-try. Their specials change everyday so trying out dishes off their specials menu is highly recommended. 


JARDENIA at the MELROSE GEORGETOWN 

Located inside the glamorously chic ad art-inspired Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Jardenia is a place to experience creative "farm-to-fork" cuisine.  At Jardenea, eating is an art form, and their Executive Chef create globally influenced cuisine made from the freshest organic and local ingredients. Their menus change with what's growing in season and reflect regional flavors. If you are looking for some comfort-food to start to start your day, this is the place to be. In case you did not know omelet making is an art and the chefs at Jardenia know how to get the yummiest, most fluffiest omelet to your table. 

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My recommendation- For drinks their freshly-squeezed juices are a good bet. When it comes to the main course go for their 'create your own omelet'. Served with a side of your favorite toast and home fries, you will never go wrong with this. In case you are craving something sweet and filling, try their Organic Acai Berry Bowl. Served with with fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt, toasted coconut and wild flower honey, this will give you all the Vitamin C you need for the day. 

DC provides a bountiful options for Brunch and beyond and I would love to hear about your favorite places for brunch? 

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