Büna Coffeehouse: A Habesha Brunch

Büna Coffeehouse sits in a pretty quiet part of Georgia Ave in Northwest, DC, just a few blocks north of the Petworth Metro. Formerly the Uneeda convenience store, Büna came to be when Uneeda owners, couple Senaite Abebaw and Mastewal Worku, decided that Petworth needed something more unique. I’ve driven by Büna a thousand times,…

Brunch Libations: The Sassy 75

Bubbly is practically a brunch requirement, but it can get dull. One of the easiest ways I’ve learned to add variety to my champagne cocktails (or just seltzer water!) is to whip up a simple syrup. This take on a French 75 — which is usually made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar —…

Taqueria Habanero: A Brunch From the Streets of Puebla, Mexico

If you’ve read my profile then you know I’m picky about tacos. Great, reasonably-priced tacos are hard to come by in D.C. They’re not bad, they’re just not the kind of tacos this Southern Californian was raised on. And, it’s hard to find tacos reminiscent of those I’ve eaten in Mexico. But, with two locations…

Mr. Braxton: An Eclectic American Brunch

Mr. Braxton Bar & Kitchen has been on my list for a while. I live right across the street from it and have peeked into this chill, dimly lit spot many times — mostly on Thursday nights when I can hear the live jazz humming down the street. The ambiance is cozy and classy, with…

NuVegan: A Plant-Based Soul Food Brunch

I love meat. I also love dairy, but I can’t eat it (boo). I’ve always hesitated when given the option to order the vegan version of a traditionally dairy or meat-rich food because, in my opinion, they never really taste that great. They pale in comparison to the real deal and just leave me disappointed….

Brunch Libations: Lavender Grapefruit Greyhound

I like to dabble in the spirits. It’s fun to try to turn whatever is in my fridge into a cocktail. When I get my brunch to-go I’ll often whip up a cocktail and make myself a boozy brunch. Today’s brunch libation is a Lavender Grapefruit Greyhound. This cocktail is very grapefruit forward. If you…

Why These Brown Baddies Brunch

Our mission is to celebrate and support restaurants, chefs, and culinary entrepreneurs of color. When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in winter 2020, many of us thought (or hoped) that a couple of weeks at home would be enough to let the virus run its course. Few imagined it would take months of…