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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