Maple Ave Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Maple Ave Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Lemon Yuzu Tart at Maple Avenue Restaurant. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

If your idea of brunch is a hopscotch among stations to load up
on waffles, omelets, and steamship roast beef, you might look askance at
chef Tim Ma’s menu, which at times seems to turn breakfast into dinner.
Fortunately, his eclectic and playful sensibility is backed up with
attention to detail, whether a soulful plate of shrimp ’n’ grits or
scrambled eggs studded with Chinese sausage and served with kimchee and
sticky rice. Desserts are virtuosic and fun: fried dumplings oozing
chocolate, a tangy-sweet lemon-yuzu tart, and a marvelous sampler of
delicate mochi. Saturday and Sunday 11 to 2.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.