We had taco night with J the night before and decided to plan for movie and brunch the next day before J’s Madonna concert. W and I slept in late so we decided to just go for brunch at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and after J and I went shopping, walking around DC – it was a beautiful sunny day.
First thing’s first. The food.
The place is hip and a purposely “run down” sort of look. A bit dusty, as W pointed out, but cozy and muy swanky. Very “yuppie” as J pointed out.
They had to check to make sure they could do a Bellini. weird. Bellini with citrus twist for me and Bloody Mary for J.
A dozen oysters on the half shell with different saues and LOTS of horseradish for meeeeee :D HELLO it’s a freaking OYSTER PALACE!
Next we had the fresh made Ashley’s Doughnuts. Chocolate, Sugar and Dulce de Leche
W wanted to take one each but J and I were nicer and decided to split them all into threes, each getting a different belly button doughnut hole. I thought the sugar was the best.
Next was, per J’s recomendation, Angels on Horseback
Grilled- Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Vin Blanc, Vinegar Reduction
I don’t usually like cooked warm oysters so it was a little weird, texture/warmth wise for me with the burst of salty oyster, BUT it’s rare I don’t think a bacon wrapped morsel is overrated. Job well done. Not my cup of tea, but a good bacon wrapped food.
J’s Steak & Eggs with Texas Toast, BAAACCCCCCON and my eggs.. more on my dish later
W got the Fried Chicken Dinner- All Dark Meat
Salt Roasted Potatoes, Braised Organic Greens, Creamy Slaw
They warned it was a lot and it was. Also, amazing potatoes.
SO MUCH BACON
Oh yeah my Pontchartrain
Two Poached Farm Eggs, English Muffin, Blue Crab, Tasso, Crawfish, Cayenne Hollandaise
I always do need my eggs. CHUNKS of hearty rice seafood, large buttery gooey runny poached eggs and a delicious slightly spicy hollandaise atop fluffy muffins. YUM.
Tabasco and Black Pepper.. Egg Porn
JOYYYYYY… a few drinks later and shoving down most of the food and bacon… shoppppping sprreeee.. and then Top Chef Isabella’s book signing later that night… post coming up next :D