Bagel Brunch- Taking an inspirational cue from Rome's Jewish Quarter and New York's Lower East Side, Chef Schlow and Chef Matt Adler have crafted a new brunch menu for Casolare. New additions include an array of bagels that will pair well with the Smoked Salmon Plate (tomato, cucumber, red onion, and capers, $19) or the Smoked White Fish Salad (cucumber, pickled shallots, bibb lettuce, $19). For something a bit sweeter, the revamped menu boasts Alex's Basket of Goodies (hazelnut chocolate crunch rugelach, ricotta bomboloni, Nutella raspberry Linzer cookies, $12). 2505 Wisconsin Ave NW; 202-625-5400 (www.casolaredc.com)
Unlimited Plates- If you are in dire need for a new sit-down brunch spot, consider yourself lucky. Located in Bethesda, Buena Vida has recently opened their doors for business. This Mexican restaurant offers an unlimited weekend brunch service. For $35, guests can order endless dishes that range from the Breakfast Quesadilla (house-cured bacon, egg, poblano, Oaxaca cheese, crema, and pico de gallo) to the Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes (candy sprinkles). However, this brunch doesn’t include unlimited boozy beverages. For $8, guests can indulge in specialty cocktails such as the Bloody Mary (vodka, Buena Vida's signature bloody Mary mix, $8) and the Bloody Maria (Blanco tequila, Buena Vida's signature bloody Mary mix, $8). 8407 Ramsey Avenue; 301.755.6132 (www.buenavidarestaurant.com).
Brunch Beginnings- It is no secret that brunch inevitably begins with a cherished cup of coffee. Southeastern Roastery, located in the heart of Adams Morgan, has tapped into the realm of social responsibility- in the coffee industry. They currently roast their beans onsite and hold coffee tastings on the first and third Sunday of each month from 8:00-11:00 am. This grab-and-go spot is perfect for a quick weekday brunch-y spot. 2475 18th Street NW; 202.386.8010;(www.southeasternroastery.com)