Brunch at Blackwall Hitch

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Let’s discuss the Sunday Brunch at Blackwall Hitch.   Those who know me, know that Blackwall Hitch is my favorite place for Crab Cakes in the DMV area.    Well, now, Blackwall Hitch is on my list of top 10 Brunch locations in the DMV.

I was skeptical at first, since Crab Cakes are not on the Sunday Brunch menu.  I must say, the brunch really is excellent. The brunch is set up buffet style and is complete with bread,

There is an omelet station sent from heaven.   I created my own omelet of lump crab meat, shrimp, Applewood-smoked bacon, spinach and cheese.   It. Was. Delicious. Egg White Omelets are also available. There is a Chicken and Waffles station, complete with Glazed Cherries, Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Whipped Cream, Walnuts in a Maple Glaze, Chocolate Chips, and of course, Butter.  The Waffles are Belgium and the Chicken is seasoned and fried.

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First Plate…Waffles with fresh fruit, Seafood Omelet, Homestyle Potatoes, & Cheese Grits

Also included in the brunch are the typical breakfast foods, Scrambled Eggs, Applewood-Smoke Bacon, Sausage, and Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes.  Then, there is a Penne Pasta dish, followed by Creamy Cheese Grits. For those wanting even more, there are two carving stations, both Top Round Roast with Rosemary Au Jus and Deep Fried Turkey Breast with Cranberry Fig Jam.

Pastries line the wall ready to meet your sweet tooth.  There is an assortment of donuts, macaroons, and parfaits.   The Sunch Brunch Buffet is simply delightful. To top it all off, Mimosas are $5.

This brunch is extremely popular.  Reserve your table early.  An 18% gratuity is automatically charged for parties of 8 or more people.

The atmosphere is buzzing throughout the brunch.  While dining, I spotted someone familiar….. however, I was too busy enjoying brunch to ask questions.  Go, enjoy yourself next Sunday.

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Cherry Blossom Fresh! Can you guess who this is?

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Hearty Hen Quarter

Hen Quarter Prides itself on its Southern Fare.  The logo even states “Southern Fare, Free Range Cocktails”  I must say, their food is really tasty.  On my most recent visit to the Silver Spring location, I met the lovely staff, led by Jacqueline, who helped set a warm atmosphere at the front of the house.  Walking into Hen Quarter, I felt comfortable and welcomed.  The background music made me dance on my way to my table.

The Silver Spring location is perfect for a date night or a night out with friends in any season of the year.  There is free garage parking, plus shopping and a movie theater all in the same complex.

Now to the food.  Let’s start with the biscuits.  The biscuits are thick & hearty homemade biscuits, honey!  THey are served with fresh churned honey pearl butter and fig jam.  Delicious!

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For dinner, I ordered the Hen Quarter Special which is two pieces of Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Smashed Yukon Potatoes, and a Biscuit.  The Fried Chicken was good, although, I prefer my chicken with a bit more seasoning salt.  (Although, I understand the need to limit the amount of salt for all patrons).  The collard greens were cooked perfectly.  They had the right amount of spice.  I was surprised by the amount of flavor in the potatoes.  The potatoes were mashed with skin on, and were so moist and tasty, they almost outshined the rest of the meal!  The Hen Quarter Special portion size was just right!

Overall, I enjoyed the food.  I will return.  I look forward to trying out more menu items.