The Dish: The Breakfast Sammie
Where to Get It: Weekend brunch at Beuchert’s Saloon, 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-733-1384; beuchertssaloon.com
What It Is: This dish packs a one-two punch of carbs and protein. You get a fried egg and roast pork sandwich served alongside two deep-fried latkes, making it far and away the order for someone with the morning shakes, says Chef Andrew Markert.
How it Tastes: The best part of this sandwich, aside from the layers of shaved and fatty pork, is the maple aioli sauce, which soaks through the toasted sourdough bread. The too-good-to-keep-secret sauce contains sage, lemon zest, garlic, and maple syrup, creating a hint of sweetness on an otherwise savory sandwich.
Why It Helps: The breakfast sammie is for that hangover that sort of creeps up on you. You know, the one where you hop out of bed feeling 99.9 percent okay, but then an hour later the pain and agony of a migraine kicks in. You need aspirin, coffee, and a giant helping of food to fill your belly. “I thought of this sandwich because it’s sure to fill you up and end a hangover,” Markert says. And, maybe, just maybe, this sandwich has been tested and proven to work. “What most people don’t realize is that chefs are people too,” Markert says. “We party on the weekends, even if we’re back there making your brunch.”