Jackie’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 (CLOSED)

The dining room at Jackie's in Silver Spring, Maryland. Photograph by Chris Campbell.

Folks looking to ease into the day by luxuriating over the New York Times with a pot of coffee and waves of unobtrusive service should steer clear of this auto-parts shop turned restaurant. From the moment you part the curtains, it’s a jolt to the senses, with DayGlo pillows and a clattering open kitchen. Then there’s the food—a grab bag of dishes ranging from steel-cut oatmeal to chilaquiles to a plate of pork belly and eggs. The unifying force? Diana Davila-Boldin’s gift for lightening what might have been heavy and investing familiar tastes with enough detail to reward closer inspection. Sunday 11:30 to 2:30.

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