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Nommin’ Out on 14th St for New Year’s Brunch: Tico and Le Diplomate

30 Dec

It’s almost New Years!!!!!!!!! Wooo. I for one usually feel that New Years Eve is slightly overrated in general.  What I’m definitely looking forward to, and what is most certainly not overrated, is a gluttonous, hangover-curing New Year’s Day Brunch! Lucky for you, me, and a great friend who turns a year older, there are a plethora of delicious options  in DC that will definitely deliver.  Let’s focus on 14th st NW.  I have dined previously at both of the below establishments in need of some greasy lovin’, and left feeling a big MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  One of them is even having a New Years Day Brunch special!

TICO

http://www.ticodc.com

This relatively new restaurant, right by the also relatively new Trader Joe’s, is already a proven hit- it was just listed on the Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants of 2014.  But this isn’t really a surprise coming from owner Michael Schlow, a Top Chef Master and James Beard Foundation award recipient.  This restaurant serves American food with Spanish, Mexican, and South American flavors within the funkily-decorated walls displaying artwork by Schlow’s wife.

According to BadWolf DC’s blog, “On New Year’s Day, Tico will offer a “Stay In Your Pajamas Disco Brunch” with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. The restaurant will offer hangover cures from their popular brunch menu like Duck Confit and Green Chile Hash, Kitchen Sink Breakfast Burritos, Stuffed French Toast, Spicy Mexican Fried Chicken, and more.  The special brunch will be $37.50 per person and will include all you can eat from the Pajama Disco brunch menu, bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s, and a special throwback disco soundtrack. Reservations can be made at http://www.ticodc.com/#!reserve/cfwu.”  Click on the blog link for the full menu!  Here’s some menu items that I’ve enjoyed:

Bacon Cheeseburger with fried egg and special sauce

Tico Burger

Tico Mac n Cheese with Serrano Ham

Tico Mac n Cheese

Cinnamon Raisin STUFFED French Toast (it’s stuffed with some sort of delectable cream cheese filling)

Tico Stuffed French Toast

& last but definitely not least, the Hibiscus Margarita, which is one of the best margs this girl has ever enjoyed

Tico Margarita

LE DIPLOMATE

http://lediplomatedc.com/

Le Diplo is having a pre-fixed NYE dinner she-bang which I’m sure will be elegant and classy, but they are also having their usual nom-worthy brunch the following day.  I went there for my birthday brunch back in August, dead set on demolishing one of the best burgers in DC according to the Washingtonian staff.  It is comprised of two thin patties, pickles, onions, and special sauce for an affordable price. Think about it as a super upscale Big Mac.  If that’s what you’ll be hangry for on New Year’s Day, you won’t be disappointed.  After all, this restaurant was also on the Washingtonian’s list of 100 Best Restaurants of 2014.

Le Diplomate Burger Le Diplomate Burger

Happy almost New Years!

Nommin’ Out: Celebrations at Agora

26 Jan

First, thank you to all of those who have humored me with this blog endeavor; I reached 1500 hits this weekend!! Who would have thunk it.  This blog’s milestone and a good friend’s 25th birthday led a group of us girls to Agora on 17th and R st NW.

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Agora is the second best brunch deal in the district, just behind Local 16 on U street.  Their brunch “is served from 11am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday. A la carte or pre-fixe. All dishes served as ready. Unlimited pre fixe brunch – $32.99. Choose as many brunch items as you like from our entire brunch selection. (pre fixe menu limited to two hours, seating ends at 2:30pm). Includes bottomless supply of any of the following: mimosa, bloody mary, champagne, house vodka / gin / rum / tequila house gin&vodka martinis”.  Parties have two hours to enjoy literally anything and everything on the menu.  The servers are attentive, pleasant, and your glass will never be left empty.  Below were some of the menu superstars from our Saturday:

Challah French Toast 

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Swiss Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

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Cilbir (two farm fresh poached eggs topped with yogurt, sumac, oregano & spicy oil, gluten-free)

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Htipiti served with Pita (roasted peppers, feta, thyme, olive oil, gluten-free)

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Appease your Mediterranean cravings and check it out!

http://agoradc.net/

1527 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 332-6767

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