Tomorrow morning is going to suck. Whether you hit the bars offering bottomless deals or hug a bottle of pinot at home tonight, you’re going to face a massive Wednesday morning hangover. The kind where you can take your pulse by touching your eyelid and Simone Biles may or may not be practicing her tumbling in your abdomen.
You’ve had these hangovers before, but usually on a Saturday or Sunday morning when myriad brunch options were awaiting, ready to ease you back into reality. Not tomorrow. Nope. Your boss still expects you to show up clear-eyed like you mean business.
While they aren’t marathon brunches complete with hair of the dog, these 10 cheesy, melty, sinful, or otherwise deeply satisfying breakfast dishes will help you perk up.
The Walk of Shame Burrito at Ted’s Bulletin (Opens at 7 a.m. at 1818 14th St. NW & 505 8th St. SE)
Sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar, hash browns, and green chile sauce ($13.79)
The Patriot at Red Apron Butcher (Opens at 8:30 a.m. at 709 D St. NW)
Bacon or sausage, egg, American cheese, maple butter ($5.50)
Miss Bertha’s Breakfast Special at Florida Avenue Grill (Opens at 8 a.m. at 1100 Florida Ave. NW)
Two hot cakes or French toast topped with cinnamon & sugar; two eggs any style; bacon, sausage, or scrapple; apples; and home fries or grits ($11.95)
Bacon, Egg, Cheese & Avocado on a Bagel at GW Delicatessen (Opens at 6:30 a.m. at 2133 G Street NW)
No further description necessary ($7.40)
Tune Inn Triple Play at Tune Inn (Opens at 8 a.m. at 331 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Two eggs any style; your choice of ham, bacon, sausage, or scrapple; french toast or pancakes; served with toast and your choice of home fries, grits, or applesauce ($12.99)
The New Yorker at Smoked & Stacked (Opens at 8 a.m. at 1239 9th St. NW)
Pastrami, fried egg, comté, and hot pepper jelly ($8)
Egg Arepa at The Royal (Opens at 8 a.m. at 501 Florida Ave. NW)
Fried egg, cotija cheese, avocado, and tomato ($8)
Biscuit Sammie at A Baked Joint (Opens at 7 a.m. at 440 K St. NW)
Choice of meat, cheese or goat cheese, herbs, an organic fried egg, and mayo on a biscuit ($5.25)
Ful with Salad and One Egg at Keren Restaurant & Coffee Shop (Opens at 8 a.m. 1780 Florida Ave. NW)
A hearty Ethiopian breakfast dish made from mashed fava beans ($5.91)
Hash Brown Bowl at Open City (Opens at 6 a.m. at 2331 Calvert St. NW)
Hash browns with jalapeno, mushroom, onion, cheddar, bacon, and two sunny side up eggs ($10.50)
Photo by Chris Shott