5 Awesome New Brunches to Try This Weekend

New dim sum AND breakfast tacos.
The migas at Fox Loves Taco. Photograph by Farrah Skeiky

Tiger Fork 

922 N St., NW

Dim sum brunch launches this weekend in Shaw. Chef Irvin Van Oordt creates dishes inspired by Hong Kong street fare such as shrimp dumplings, mushroom bean curd rolls, and Chinese bacon with pickled radish salad. You won’t find carts rolling through the atmospheric space, but you can tick off items on the menu. The bar pours beers, wines, and Asian-inspired cocktails like the Moogoo Mary with reishi-infused vodka, ponzu, and tomato. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Fox Loves Taco

716 Monroe St., NW

Get your breakfast taco and bike fix all in one place at this new eatery tucked inside the Bike Rack in Brookland (and by new, we mean very–it opens Saturday). Owners Matt and Jena Carr (Little Red Fox) serve a simple all-day menu of six vegetarian tacos, all served on a choice of corn tortillas or house-made sweet potato flour tortillas. We’d order up the migas with scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, cheddar, radishes, and hot sauce, and in true brunch tradition, a plethora of beverages: Coava Coffee from Oregon, strawberry-ginger agua frescas, and a Misfit Juicery kombucha to-go. Open 7 am to 7 PM

Lil’ B 

1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW

Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery is behind this new Southern cafe in Logan Circle. Patrons can expect a few of his signatures like sugar-dusted beignets, plus a new lineup of pastries (we have our eye on the “everything” croissant). A variety of breakfast sandwiches are served on warm buttermilk biscuits or Parker House rolls. The dining area is cozy with 19 seats, but you can take your Counter Culture Coffee or mason jar cocktail to a roomy patio outside. Open daily at 6:30 AM 

Silver 

3404 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Silver Diner’s fancier sibling now has a new location in Cathedral Heights. Brunch isn’t just a weekend affair here and at the original in Bethesda—it’s served all day, every day. We’re partial to the huevos rancheros with chorizo and organic bison hash (or roasted veggie version), juicy burgers, and buttermilk pancakes. Diners are known for their something-for-everyone menus, but Silver goes above and beyond with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options (all helpfully marked). Brunch served all-day

Via Umbria 

1525 Wisconsin Ave., NW

New chef Liam LaCivita serves an enticing brunch deal at this Italian market/restaurant in Georgetown. Guests get a prosecco aperitif, three-course meal, and bottomless mimosas, blood Marys, or Aperol spritzesall for $35. Tickets are purchased in advance online for the 1 PM seating on Sundays at the communal chef’s table. Sundays at 1 PM through September

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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.