You’ve just run ten miles (or a 5k) and ROCKED the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race – congrats! Now – you are hungry and a banana won’t cut it. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Whether you are down to walk to brunch or you’d rather take the metro, check out this list of ten places to eat and start planning!
Old Ebbitt Grill – It’s a classic. Plus, you might luck out with a celebrity (and by celebrity, I mean DC celebrity – a politician) sighting.
Founding Farmers – This place has literally almost anything you might want post race. PLUS a great bar – for a well deserved mimosa!
Teaisim – Lots of great, lighter food items and an incredibly interesting tea selection.
Le Pain Quotidien – Awesome French take on brunch at really reasonable prices. It’s a personal favorite of mine (and my husband!).
Shake Shack – Excellent burgers, fries and shakes if you are willing to wait until 11am when they open.
Take the Orange Line to the Eastern Market Metro Stop and you will have plenty of great options:
Ted’s Bulletin – Diner style food, lots of fun and boozy milkshakes. Plus homemade pop tarts!
Matchbox – Amazing cinnamon buns plus some of the best pizza in the city!
Lavagna – Delicious brunch with a bottomless Mimosa option.
Or, take the Orange Line in the other direction to Clarendon (in Virginia) and check out one of these options:
Lyon Hall – A classic French brasserie vibe with a fantastic brunch menu that runs from muesli to steak tartare, and everything in between.
Fuego Cocina – Great Mexican food in a casual setting, offering a three-course brunch menu and margaritas. (Opens at 11:00)
You really can’t go wrong with this list — and, with the exception of Shake Shack and Fuego Cocina, they all open at 10am or earlier!
Have fun and enjoying refueling after your race!