Washingtonian’s Brunch & Bloodys

Bloody Mary challenge judges Rebecca Loveridge and Cori Sue Morris of Bitches Who Brunch, Amanda Jean Wassell, and Meaghan Smith. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Art & Soul’s Christian Eck and Calvin Hines Jr. treated guests to French toast martinis featuring Corsair vanilla-bean-infused vodka. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Cynthia and Nary Hayes and Catherine Schaefer. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Angel Boord and Michael Harris toast to a fun event. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Bloody Mary challenge judge Anna Spiegel of The Washingtonian and Caitlin Cottingham. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests were given jars of strawberry jam as a cute takeaway. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Black Market’s Dane Sewlall and Jacquie Castaldo dished up mini pancakes. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Chad and Brynne Magaziner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Greenhouse at the Jefferson’s executive chef, Chris Jakubiec, puts the final touches on his quiche with caramelized onion, bacon, and Gruyère. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Leah Schwartz and Sam Moser. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests could top Jackie’s maple-chai donuts with sprinkles or crushed walnuts. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Brasserie Beck had tasty Bloody Mary and jumbo lump crab meat shooters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Beautiful fall florals were provided by Greenworks. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Eatonville’s Rafael Nunez and Ericka Ramos served gumbo and mini pulled beef and short-rib sandwiches. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Bloody Marys at the event featured Belvedere Bloody Mary, and the bar served Chandon Extra Dry Riche. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Waiters from Window’s Catering served Champagne, mimosas, and bellinis featuring Chandon Extra Dry Riche. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Pam Blumenstein and Amy Blumenstein enjoy the Greenhouse at the Jefferson’s broccoli-and-cheddar quiche. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Founding Farmers served mini yogurt parfaits, cornbread muffins, and bacon lollis along with its signature Bloody Mary. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Poste chef Dennis Marron, Ashley Harris, and Jason Wiles. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Busboys and Poet received an honorable mention in the Bloody Mary challenge for its creative yellow tomato Bloody Mary filled with fresh veggies. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Poste’s Bloody Mary was garnished with house-made pickles. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Mintwood Place’s Nick Cezar, Cedric Maupillier, and Neill Blackwood. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Mintwood Place grilled up beautiful Croque Madames featuring veal tongue. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Maple Ave Restaurant’s James Lee, Tim Ma, and Joey Hernandez. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Howard Theatre served delicious breakfast berry parfaits as well as its signature shrimp and grits. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Chef Geoff’s served bite-size vegetarian quiches. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests enjoy the various Bloody Marys served up by the participating restaurants. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Maple Ave Restaurant introduced guests to chawanmushi—a Chinese steamed egg with caramelized kimchee. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Dennis Baxter II, Victoria Norman, and Charlie Adler. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Chef Geoff’s Caroline Brown and Sam Woodill. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Sonya Lowery and Kimbercy Marie. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Founding Farmers marketing coordinator Riva Warrilow and bartender Dylan Holcomb. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Bloody Mary challenge judges: Rebecca Loveridge and Cori Sue Morris of Bitches Who Brunch; Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams; Jeff Faile, bar manager of Fiola; and Anna Spiegel, Washingtonian assistant food and wine editor. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The judges discuss their favorite Bloody Mary of the day. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests and restaurants anxiously await the decision of the judges. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Hamilton received an honorable mention in the Bloody Mary challenge for its very tasty sangria-esque Bloody, which used pressed, dried tomato water and Cocchi Americano. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

And the winner is: the Source! Executive chef Scott Drewno and bartender Katie Berry accept their certificate for Best Bloody Mary. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Source’s winning Chesapeake Mary featured Maryland crab, Gordy’s pickle, and an Old Bay rim. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

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