How can one say no to a "boozy brunch", honestly?
I had a great first meal at Birch & Barley earlier this year- pastries and baked goods are definitely the restaurant's strong suit, so brunch was a great way to try out a few of their dishes!
I started the meal with drink #1, a grapefruit mimosa, as well as the fried donut holes.
I believe these were Nutella-glazed, Maple bacon, and Poppyseed?
The restaurant sent out a gratis Sausage and Peppers flatbread for us, which was delicious and very much appreciated. The flatbread dough was soft but still had a little chew to it, which I really liked.
Yummmmmmmmmmm... PRETZEL ROLL! Here is my entree, the Fried Egg BLT, in which their version is with pork belly, arugula, and tomato. Normally this comes with a side of fries; however I swapped that out for a side salad which added some veggies and a slightly less "I'm going to die" feeling from eating this, haha. The pork belly was rich and super tasty- however the pretzel roll was amazeballs and definitely held its own against the other inside ingredients.
Finally, here is cocktail #2, the Michelada, which I believe is a Bloody Mary made with beer. YUM. This was so good and I'm so glad I tried it. Although, I pretty much figured I would since I like tomato juice and beer to begin with, haha.
Overall this was a delicious and fun brunch with friends, and I'd highly recommend coming here for brunch if you are in the area!
Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005