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It’s no secret that getting a table at one of DC’s hottest restaurants on a Saturday night can be a challenge. Every Friday, we here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com check in with a select group of the area’s top-toques to let you know who is able to offer a Table for Two. Check back here every Friday at 4:30pm for a list of all open reservations at the area’s best restaurants. Here are available reservations for Saturday, February 21st:

Aggio
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
202.803.8020
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Bibiana
100 New York Avenue, NW
202.216.9550
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:30pm

Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW
202.567.2576
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street, NW
202.419.6755
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.944.2026
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Casa Luca
1099 New York Avenue
202.628.1099
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:45

Central
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.626.0015
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:30pm

Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st Street, NW
202.965.2606
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

China Chilcano
418 7th Street, NW
202.783.0941
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
5:30pm

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
931 H Street, NW
202.695.7660
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Del Campo
777 I Street, NW
202.289.7377
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:00pm

Equinox
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
202.331.8118
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:15pm

Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.628.2888
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Fiola Mare
3050 K Street, NW
202.628.0065
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Graffiato
707 6th Street, NW
202.289.3600
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Inn at Little Washington
309 Middle Street
Washington, VA
540.675.3800
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available@
8:30pm

Iron Gate
1734 N Street, NW
202.524.5202
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Kapnos
2201 14th Street, NW
202.234.5000
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:30pm

Kapnos Taverna
4000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
703.243.4400
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Marcels
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.296.1166
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:45pm

Mintwood
1813 Columbia Road, NW
202.234.6732
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:30pm

Osteria Morini
301 Water Street, SE
202.484.0660
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
7:00pm

Proof
775 G Street, NW
202.737.7663
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
9:00pm

Range
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
202.803.8020
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Rasika West End
1177 22nd Street, NW
202.466.2500
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
6:00pm

Rasika Penn Quarter
633 D Street, NW
202.637.1222
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
703.706.0450
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:00pm

The Fainting Goat
1330 U Street, NW
202.735.0344
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
8:45pm

The Red Hen
1822 1st Street, NW
202.525.3021
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.637.6100
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
5:45pm

Volt

228 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland
301.696.8658
Saturday Evening Table for 2 Available @
Fully Committed

Foodie diehards, we got you covered. At TheListAreYouOnIt.com we keep our ears to the ground to keep you in the know of all the industry-insider info. Who’s serving what, who’s shaking what and where are you going to try it? It’s all here for the eating … reading … in The Buzz:

Food News You Should Use: Foodie February Edition

A Lively Brunch — Class up your Sunday with live entertainment and a multiple-course brunch. For $35, Boss Shepherd offers starters like waffle egg & cheese, East Coast oysters, or steel cut oatmeal topped with poached apples; main courses like fried chicken & waffles, oyster omelet, and egg benne; and, brioche French toast. A la carte offerings include shrimp & grits and corned beef hash.  Wash down each course with orange, peach, and raspberry and vodka Bloody Marys. (513 13 St NW; 202.347.2677; boss-shepherds.com)

Brasserie Beck Late Night Menu — Elevate your late night snack at Brasserie Beck from 9:00P.M. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and until 1:00A.M., Friday and Saturday. Elevated bar favorites include crisp Belgian frites with a trio of aiolis, the Brasserie Beck patty melt with black angus beef, smoked bacon devilled eggs, and duck nuggets. (1101 K St NW; 202.408.1717; brasseriebeck.com)

Late Nights at Hank’s — Hank’s Oyster Bar is lighting up late night in Alexandria with its expanded late menu. With raw bar items, small plates, large plates, side dishes, and desserts, guests will be able to enjoy each other’s company long past dinner hour. Sample favorites like popcorn shrimp and calamari, fried Ipswich clams, shrimp po’boy with coleslaw, buttermilk onion rings, and more. Yum! (1026 King St, Alexandria, VA; 703.739.4265; hanksoysterbar.com)

A Tre Breve Lunch at Iron Gate — With the launch of new lunch program Tre Breve, enjoy a quick and elegant lunch from Monday to Friday in Iron Gate’s breathtaking carriageway and garden areas. The Tre Breve allows diners to choose three different small plates for $22, including savory, sweet, or spirited options. Sample Chef Chittum’s popular plates such as the farro salad with dried cherries, feta, and pine nuts, campanelle with spicy pork sausage ragu, and crispy Greek doughnuts. (1734 N St NW; 202.524.5202; irongaterestaurantdc.com)

Forever Filipino Noche Buena — Chef Cathal Armstrong had so much fun cooking his Noche Buena tasting menu at Restaurant Eve, he’s decided to add the Filipino family feast to the menu permanently. Call to experience a $60, daily rotating menu of dishes like Filipino Street BBQ (banana ketchup and a house made tangy sawsawan), flavorful Capon Adobo, and Bulalo Mami (beef noodle soup made with ribeye and marrow bones). You’ll also find housemade kimchi and a few other surprises. (703.706.0450; restauranteve.com)

Your New Favorite Brunch — Check out new Pike & Rose favorite, Summer House Santa Monica, serving up weekend brunch. Enjoy delectable dishes such as the Santa Monica egg white omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato avocado salsa, the Sunrise Burrito, or the Very Nice Caramelized French Toast. On the go? The full brunch menu is available through the Market at Summer House, along with a variety of pastries and breakfast treats. (11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD; 301.881.2381; summerhousesm.com)

Yona Pop Up — Wednesdays through Saturdays in March, G is turning its kitchen over to Chef Jonah Kim for a month-long preview of Yona, opening in Ballston. The Japanese noodles and small plates restaurant offers an a la carte preview menu, featuring Miso Porky ramen, Tonkotsu-shoyu tare ramen, steamed buns, dry-fried wings, smoked Hamachi, and more. Not to worry–the inspired pop up will run alongside G’s sandwich menu and Sunday Gravy. (202.234.5015; gbymikeisabella.com/yona-pop-up-at-g/)

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Sandwich Madness

Upping the ante from last year’s wildly successful guest chef sandwich series, G presents Sandwich Madness. The March Madness-style bracket features two guest chefs a month. Each month, the chefs will go head to head in a winner-takes all competition to benefit a charity of their choice. Last month’s chefs were Scott Drewno, with The Boss (toasted grilled cheese and meatballs with Sunday gravy), and Will Morris, with a Crispy VA Oyster Báhn Mì (crispy oysters, Taylor ham, spicy giardiniera, cilantro, sriracha mayonnaise). Drewno emerged as the victor. This month, Nycci Nells and Bryan Voltaggio go sandwich to sandwich. Upcoming sandwich makers include Victor Albisu, Jonah Kim, Danny Lee, and Marjorie Meek-Bradley. (2201 14 St NW; 202.234.5015; gbymikeisabella.com/sandwich-madness-2015/)

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LAUDABLE LIBATIONS

Late Night Social Hour — Indulge in savory bites and libations for no more than $3 – $6 at City Perch daily from 10:00P.M. onwards, with a DJ soundtrack to your sips on Fridays and Saturdays. City Perch Kitchen + Bar is the first independent restaurant concept by Chef Sherry Yard, three-time James Beard Foundation Award winner and recently inducted into the Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. (11830 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda; 301.231.2310; cityperch.com)

Fondue by the Fire — Sick of snowstorms? Jack Rose Dining Saloon has transformed its upstairs Balcony Room into a cozy, wood-lined winter escape, completed with a wood-burning fireplace, a leather couch, and a fondue by the fire happy hour. Sunday through Wednesday evenings, 5:00P.M. to 10:00P.M., sample warm, savory, and sweet pots of decadence featuring cheese, chocolate, and housemade dippers. Accompanying beverages include $6 hot cocktails, $7 whiskeys, and rare barrel-aged beers. Hot cocktails include spiked cider, mulled wine, and the Heart Warmer (Glenmorangie 10-year Scotch, hot chocolate). (2007 18 St NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com)

Rose’s House Party — If Solo cups and Sharpies bring back fond memories, you’ll love Rose’s House Party, a relaxed, DJ-fueled throwback at Compass Rose. Playing “all the music you didn’t know you wanted to hear,” the bar will be tapping a keg of craft beer and bringing in a new D.C. DJ every Saturday. (1346 T St NW; 202.506.4765; compassrosedc.com)

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CHEF & MANAGEMENT UPDATES: THE LATEST INFO ON WHO HAS MOVED WHERE

Fabrice Bendano – Energetic French brasserie, Le Diplomate, has appointed Fabrice Bendano as its new Executive Pastry Chef. Classically trained in French pastry and Parisian-born, Bendano has developed dessert programs at some of the world’s finest restaurants, including Le Louix XV in Monte Carlo, Ledoyen in Paris, Taillevent in Paris, Citronelle in D.C., Adour at the St. Regis Hotel, and MiX at The Delano Hotel.  In 2012, Bandano was awarded a “Pastry Chef of the Year” RAMMY award by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). (1601 14 St NW; 202.332.3333; lediplomatedc.com)

Daniel Singhofen — With his original use of local ingredients and his expertise in whole animal butchery, Dan Singhofen will take over Macon Bistro & Larder’s kitchen as its new Executive Chef. Singhofen hails from central Florida and studied at the Culinary Institute of America; most recently, he served as Chef de Cuisine at Blue Duck Tavern. (5120 Connecticut Ave NW; 202.669.2115; maconbistro.com)

Jochem Zijp – Downtown destination BLT Steak has announced Jochem Zijp as its new Beverage Director. A veteran of Blue Duck Tavern, Range, and Osteria Morini, the certified sommelier will curate BLT Steak’s evolving wine, spirits, and cocktail offerings. Zijp was born in England and spent most of his childhood in West Africa; he launched himself as a beverage professional at Blue Duck Tavern in 2008, before becoming General Manager at Veritas Wine Bar. (1625 I ST NW; 202.689.8999; e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-washington-dc)

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EVENTS WORTH A SECOND LOOK: DO.NOT.MISS.

A Winter Wine Experience — Grab a map, gas up the car, and set out for the wine trails to explore Maryland’s rich culture, museums, attractions, and history, and, of course, wines.  The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1. The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes complimentary tastings at participating wineries, in addition to other discounts and deals along the way. For passes, more information or a list of all the participating wineries, log on to marylandwineevents.com.

Whiskies Galore — Internationally renowned tasting event, Whisky Live, is bringing the show to the Grand Hyatt D.C. on March 7. Whisky Live D.C. offers an opportunity to taste some of the world’s best whiskies and learn from master distillers, brand ambassadors, and industry experts. Showcasing more than 200 whiskies, it’s a prime opportunity to sample premium single malt Scotches, bourbons, ryes, and Irish whiskies from titan brands Glenmorangie, Ardberg, Oban, Lagavulin, and Maker’s Mark alongside boutique distilleries. VIP Tickets to Whisky Live DC are $129 and include unlimited tastings from 6:00 to 10 PM, a lavish dinner buffet, live entertainment, a souvenir Glencairn tasting glass, and a one-year subscription to Whisky Magazine. (whiskylivena.com/event/whisky-live-dc-2015)

Chris4Life, Eat4Life: A Chef Cook Off – On March 31, chefs throughout the D.C. area will raise funds and awareness for colon cancer foundation Chris4Life. Eat4Life offers food and cocktails for a bum-friendly cause with Chefs Scott Drewno, Enrique Ayala, Erick Jiron, Tyler Scholfield, Patrick Robinson, and more. Sample healthy meal options and vote on your favorites alongside event emcee, Nycci Nellis. (Longview Gallery, 1234 19 St NW; purchase tickets here).

The Capital City Food Truck Convention — Local food trucks are rolling in to town for the inaugural Capital City Food Truck Convention, featuring the industry’s brightest chefs and entrepreneurs. The event gives aspiring food truck owners the opportunity to learn about the industry, and offers existing food truck owners skills and strategies to grow their business. From 8:30A.M. to 7:00P.M., April 19, workshops, industry speakers, tradeshow, and awards will gather at One Eight Distilling. Early bird registration is available now until February 28 for $49 for Food Truck Associatiation members and $119 for the general public. Tickets include food and drink can be purchased at DMVFTA.org/convention (1135 Okie St NE)

Georgetown French Market Returns –The twelfth annual springtime open-air market returns, with boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons, and galleries enough to delight any Francophile. On April 24 and 25, Book Hill becomes a community gathering spot from 11:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. Neighborhood restaurants will offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries, and macarons. Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes, face painting, and more. (1611 Wisconsin Ave; georgetowndc.om/events/French_market)

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You’ll Never Want for Brunch in the D.C. Area

Alba Osteria Launches Bottomless Brunch — Alba Osteria’s answer to the ubiquitous DC bottomless brunch launches on February 1. Priced at $29.95, the brunch includes breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, pancakes, and meatballs along with four bottomless brunch cocktails and live music, to boot. Look forward to plates like friend eggs and meatballs, buckwheat ricotta pancakes, and the Monte Cristo, and sides like smoked pancetta, house-made lamb sausage, and fried potatoes. Cocktails include mimosas, white peach bellinis, infused prosciutto vodka Bloody Marys, and house-made beer-mosas. Order a la carte, as well, or if just bottomless drinks are more your style, they’re $18 a person.Yum! (425 I St NW; 202.733.4454; albaosteriadc.com)

Belgian-Flair Breakfast at B Too —Get ready for an unconventional take on contemporary Belgian breakfast cuisine with surprising new choices available at B Too. Dishes abound, including fried apple waffle donuts, hash browns with duck confit, a banana Nutella granola waffle, and a chicken waffle with chicken schnitzel and sweet onion syrup. Available to stay or to go from 7:00A.M. to 11:00A.M., these not-to-miss twists on breakfast favorites are from Chef Bart Vandaele, a recognized leader in contemporary Belgian cuisine. (1324 14 St NW; 202.627.2800; btoo.com)

A Revolutionary Breakfast — You’ll be storming Bastille for their breakfast and lunch a la Francaise, where you can share frog “wings” with smoky Espelette sauce and Roquefort dip, or beignets of escargots with persillade aioli. For those in the mood for lunch, entrée highlights include classic steamed mussels in white wine sauce; and, hand-chopped steak tartare, cooked sous vide, with capers, shallots, garlic coulis, and Dijon. (606 N. Fayette St, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.3776; bastillerestaurant.com)

French Brunch — For a slightly more traditional French experience (perhaps you’re not a revolutionary?), Bastille’s cozy sister restaurant, Bistrot Royal, offers a Sunday brunch of French onion soup; croque madame with mornay sauce, topped with a fried egg; and grilled salmon with roasted potatoes. (1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.9110; bistrotroyale.com)

Brunch and Express Lunch at Black’s Bar and Kitchen — Executive Chef Dane Sewlall has accommodated time-sensitive lunchers with a diverse lunch menu priced from $18 to $24, including beverages (wines and draft beers), starters (a soup of the day or wood-grilled bruschetta), entrees (a risotto, a hardwood grilled chicken sandwich, or Addie’s Mussels), and desserts (a cookie plate, chocolate chip bread pudding, or house-made ice cream). Newly revamped brunch offerings include a $43 buffet including oysters, charcuterie, and an egg station among other items, and a la carte items such as Black’s Benedict, a house take on Eggs Benedict that includes Virginia ham and brandy-pepper hollandaise. (7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301.652.5525; blacksbarandkitchen.com)

Your New Weekend Ritual — Casa Luca enters the brunch scene with delectable cocktails, fresh fruit juices, rustic Italian a la carte options, and bottomless breakfast. Enjoy a classic brunch cocktail, or opt for Pera & Carota (Italian pears, carrots, cardamom), or La Signorina (Pink Lady apples, Heirloom beets, cinnamon). Brunch favorites include porchetta on rye (roasted pork loin, grilled rye flatbread) and sunny side up eggs “frutti di mare” (calamari, middleneck clams, roasted tomato, cream). (1099 New York Ave NW; 202.628.1099; casalucadc.com)

Central Michael Richard Announces Brunch — Chefs Michel Richard and David Deshaies hope to exceed all culinary expectations with a new, three course, $25 fixed priced Sunday brunch. Including bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys, the brunch also includes delicious offerings such as crème brulee French toast, Croque Madame with fried egg, chicken schnitzel, apple pancakes, and more! (1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.626.0015; centralmichelrichard.com)

An Eye-Opening Brekkie – At City Perch, wake up your weekend with a Bloody “Mary”land, Irish coffee, or peach mimosa, known as an Eye Opener, followed by appetizers like blueberry blintzes, “everything” waffles, and bread baskets of homemade pastries and spreads. Raw bar selections, entrée salads, and burgers and sandwiches from the lunch menu are available alongside egg specialties like Maryland jumbo lump crab cake eggs benedict. “Brekkie favorites” include Liege waffle “apple pie,” rosemary biscuit + gravy, and lemon soufflé pancake.  Launched this past fall, City Perch Kitchen + Bar is a Seasonal American Dining Room by James Beard-renowned Chef Sherry Yard and Executive Chef Matt Baker. (11830 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda; cityperch.com)

City Tap House Brunch Service — Worry about your diet on Monday—Executive Chef Scott Swiderski’s a la carte brunch dishes, including artisan pizzas, crab cake benedict, chicken & waffles, and foie gras French toast, are now offered on weekends from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.  Wash it all down with a bottomless brunch bar, which includes endless Bloody Marys, mimosas, and beer-mosas for $18 per person. (901 9 St NW; 202.733.5333; citytaphousedc.com)

Bottomless Brunch is Back — Enjoy bottomless brunch bubbly at Coco Sala, featuring summer punch, berries and bubbles, and OJ fizz! The three-course “mimosa brunch experience” includes dishes like Hotcake Obsession (citrus ricotta pancakes, white chocolate lemon cream), Cheese Magic (twice baked upside down cheese soufflé, leek sauce, blue cheese pear salad), Grown Up Grilled Cheese (truffle-scented brioche, cheddar cheese, roasted tomato soup) Aztec Cheese Enchilada (pepper cheese enchilada, guava lime sauce, avocado, shaved fennel and mache salad), and other delicious offerings. (929 F St NW; 202.347.4265; cocosala.com)

Even More Spanish Brunch Creations — Nosh on a reimagined Jaleo brunch menu. Tempting new items include Spanish toast with caramelized bananas and rum whipped cream; smoked salmon on slices of crispy ethereal bread with hardboiled egg, goat cheese, and capers; and, a grilled hanger steak with fried egg, potatoes, and Valdeon cheese sauce. Round out brunch with Spanish churros plus frothy hot chocolate for dipping—all for $8 to $22. (480 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC; 202.628.7949 // 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD; 301.913.0003 // 2250 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA; 703.413.8181 // jaleo.com)

Lupo Verde Launches Brunch — Lupo Verde is the latest 14 St hang out to launch brunch, this time with Italian flair. Chef de Cuisine Domenico Apollaro’s a la carte menu will showcase authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of antipasti, breakfast pizzas, house-made pastas, egg dishes, and crepes.  For the perfect pairing, Lupo Verde’s Beverage Director Francesco Amodeo has created five morning libations that are sure to delight any palate. Dishes include Uova in Camici (poached eggs in San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, shallots, and grilled bread), Tagliata di Manzo con Uova a Piacere (grilled sirloin steak and two eggs any style), and many more delicious offerings. (1401 T St NW; 202.827.4726; lupoverdedc.com)

More Brunch at Mio — Choose from four distinct Puerto Rican brunch sections at Mio, where you’ll select from To Share, Specials, Weekly Egg Specials, and  Sweet Breakfast. Standouts include Carne Frita con Mofongo (crisp fried pork belly, mofongo balls, roasted tomatoes, and garlic aioli), Rican Rolls (chicken, pork, Holland cheese egg rolls), Carne Mechada (braised chunky sofrito stuffed pot roast), Arroz Con Calamares (squid rice, tostones). (1110 Vermont Ave NW; 202.955.0075; miorestaurant.com)

Osteria Morini Rolls Out Brunch — Enjoy a brand new brunch service at Osteria Morini, with a menu of classic brunch dishes infused with Italian flavors, such as ricotta pancakes with whipped mascarpone and maple syrup, frittata with mortadella and pecorino, and steak & eggs with prime skirt steak. For those who veer towards lunch offerings, Osteria will serve a variety of housemade pastas, crostini and meatballs, and the restaurant’s generous cheese and charcuterie boards. For sweet start to the weekend, sample a selection of breakfast pastries including house made cinnamon raisin Danishes and spiced pepper muffins. The brunch cocktail menu will feature modern interpretations of classic drinks, such as the Bloody Romagnolo, made with grappa and rosemary and garnished with mortadella-stuffed olives, as well as a DIY Mimosa. (301 Water St SE; 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com)

Revamped Brunch at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace — Chef de Cuisine James Huff and Pastry Chef Carri-Anne Hamer have revamped Pearl Dive’s brunch menu, adding sweet potato Andouille hash with poached eggs and grillades and grits with braised pork cheeks to its menu. Sweet new highlights include sticky cinnamon rolls with caramel bacon sauce and French toast with cinnamon nutmeg custard. Standby favorites like the CEBLT Po-Boy and the Dive Burger remain. (1612 14 St NW; 202.319.1612; pearldivedc.com)

Piola’s “No Limit” Pizza Brunch –  Columbia Heights pizzeria Piola, which specializes in Italian-style thin-crust pizza, now serves it’s  “No Limit” Pizza Brunch. In addition to unlimited wood-fired pies, brunch-goers can also opt to add bottomless sparkling drinks and sangria.  Brunch offerings at the 14th Street restaurant currently include over 10 pies that range from classic Italian combinations like the Capricciosa (tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, artichoke and mushrooms) to international varieties such as the Breakfast in Beirut (“zaatar” and olive oil, served with “labneh,” olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mint) and plays on traditional brunch fare like the Cancun (tomato sauce, mozzarella, onions, smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers). Those looking for something stronger than coffee can sip on a unlimited supply of sangria and other sparkling drinks. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy unlimited pizza for $15.95 ($7.95 for kids) and add bottomless sangria and sparkling drinks for an additional $15.  (2208 14th Street Northwest; 202.986.8729; piola.it)

Second State Brunch Service — Newly opened, PA-themed, farm-to-table restaurant Second State has debuted brunch in the district.  Exclusively on Sundays, Second State encourages diners to wear their Sunday best, offering complimentary Veuve Clicquot or Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whisky to those in dresses and jackets. The restaurant offers handcrafted cocktails like the Franklin’s Milk Punch (brandy, apple cider reduction, milk, lemon, nutmeg) alongside standout brunch items like scotched egg (boiled in wrapped in breakfast sausage, breaded and fried, served on a bed of frisee); duck hash (duck leg confit with potatoes, onions, bell pepper, and two poached eggs); blueberry ricotta pancakes; Quiche Lorraine (crisp bacon, caramelized onions, gruyere); and many delicious others. (1831 M St NW; 202.466.3010; secondstatedc.com)

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