Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Bread and Brew
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Bread and Brew
Address: 1247 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-2676
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Breakfast, American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 11 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pizzas; carrot-and-ginger soup; bearnaise chicken salad sandwich.
It’s rare to find locally sourced ingredients in made-from-scratch dishes at cheap prices, but this cozy coffeehouse/lunch counter/bar pulls it off. Pizzas ($10), which could feed two, have the sophistication of boutique pies: The dough is made daily, and toppings include such ingredients as arugula and fresh mozzarella.

Coconut milk gives a carrot-and-ginger soup ($4 cup, $6 bowl) a nice twist, while a large slice of spinach quiche ($7) has a flaky, buttery crust and comes with a hearty side salad with cranberries and walnuts.

Sandwiches ($7.50)—we like the grape-studded béarnaise chicken salad—come not with a pale pickle spear but with half of a snappy cucumber done bread-and-butter style. The downstairs bar has happy-hour-like prices all the time: Most wines by the glass are less than $7.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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