Earl’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Washington needs more spots like this snug breakfast/lunch counter where a Johnny Cash soundtrack competes with the slapping and scraping of spatulas on the griddle. The breakfast sandwiches, served all day, are greasy but good. There’s a cheesesteak with a fried egg stuffed inside and a freshly carved turkey-and-bacon pileup on French toast, but it’s tough to beat the classic bacon-egg-and-cheese. Monday through Saturday 10:30 to 8, Sunday 10 to 4.

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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.