Trummer’s on Main: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Airy tempura batter, rich ricotta, and tomato jam elevate the fried green tomatoes at Trummer's on Main. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

About 30 miles from DC, historic Clifton offers bucolic therapy
to weary urbanites, and you can get a great brunch, too. Chef Cory Lambert
is serving terrific starters such as tempura-fried green tomatoes, an
impeccable quiche Lorraine, and shrimp cocktail topped with icy “Bloody
Mary” froth. Entrées range from pillowy buttermilk pancakes with
vanilla-braised-pork brisket and balsamic-tinged maple syrup to sourdough
French toast with plums and fried chicken. A sourdough-toast ring contains
a hash of chicken confit, oysters, and chorizo—the sort of
don’t-try-this-at-home wonder that every destination restaurant should
strive for. Sunday 11 to 2.

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