Perrys: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012


Drag queens in the AM: At Perrys, eggs come with a side of sequins and stilettos. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Perrys


1811 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Bachelorette parties, birthday groups, and revelers looking for
a raucous morning meal start lining up around 9:30 to snag a prime seat at
this legendary drag brunch. The all-you-can-eat buffet—everything from
California rolls to scrambled eggs—is as eclectic as the troupe of
over-the-top drag queens lip-synching “I Will Survive,” but the real
reason to come is the sequins and high-heeled gymnastics. Shy guys might
want to snag a bar seat away from the performers’ lavish attentions.
Everyone else, bring dollar bills to show your appreciation. Sunday 10 to

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.

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.