Tim Ebner
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The Dish: Tyber Creek’s Smoked Salmon Toast

Where To Get It: 84 T St. NW (morning and afternoon cafe menu)  

Price: $10

What It Is: Tyber Creek in Bloomingdale just rolled out a new cafe menu and service hours, starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. Co-owner Jordan Stahl seized an opportunity to offer the neighborhood casual breakfast and lunch, including trendy avocado toast. “Toast is obviously having its moment right now,” Stahl says. “That’s largely thanks to the avocado, but we wanted to take it a step further and experiment with some other fun options.”

Do not overlook the smoked salmon selection layered with chive cream cheese, tomatoes, capers, and lox from Ivy City Smokehouse. This dish looks and tastes exactly like a lox bagel, except it’s served open face on sourdough bread and sprinkled generously with house-made everything-bagel spice.

How It Tastes: The thin slices of smoked salmon make this toasted bread memorable. But it’s the creamy chive cream cheese combined with peppery and garlicky flavors found in the everything-bagel spice that set this smoked toast apart. Sourdough could also be a contender to beat the everything bagel. The bread holds up under some pretty hefty toppings, and it offers more surface space for your shmears.

Why It Helps: Hangovers come in many forms, but almost everyone has experienced the, “Sorry boss, I need to work from home because I’m not feeling so hot” variety. In that case, you’ll need to pull double-duty—working remotely from a spot that’s safely out of sight from co-workers and at a wifi-enabled restaurant with an all-day breakfast and lunch menu. Tyber Creek meets both those requirements. Stahl recommends pairing an order of smoked salmon toast with a Bloody Mary. “You’re really getting the protein and carbs, but also a bit of hair-of-the-dog.”