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The Dish: Eggs in Purgatory

Where To Get It: Tavern at Rare’s breakfast menu, 1595 I St. NW; raredc.com

Price: $14

What It Is: “Eggs in Purgatory” is a baked-egg dish, cooked in the style of a casserole. Chef Marc Hennessy prepares it by boiling three eggs in a red chile sauce before serving it with a baguette and butter.

How It Tastes: The eggs are baked perfectly. The outer crust is golden brown and topped with red chilies and shaved watercress. Inside, you’ll find more stewed chilies and eggs that have an almost souffle-like quality. 

Why It Helps:  Instead of stumbling into your office with a massive migraine, slide on over to The Tavern at Rare for a hangover recovery session. It’s one of the few sit-down restaurants that serves breakfast daily in downtown D.C. It also comes as no surprise that a dish named “eggs in purgatory” is the perfect deliverance after a night of heavy drinking. The eggs provide protein, the chilies put some spicy pep in your step, and the side of bread gives you all the carbs you need to get through the day.