By Aylon Berger
This past weekend I paid a visit to eat brunch at Mintwood Place—a cozy, neighborhood bistro in the heart of Adams Morgan. Mintwood’s organic, authentic, and trendy vibe made it an absolutely lovely place to enjoy a crisp, fall afternoon.
Upon sitting down, the lovely staff brought our table fresh-squeezed cup of pineapple juice and perfectly strong hot coffee. As someone who likes to wash down brunch with two different drinks, it’s rare to find a brunch spot in DC that can perfect the hot and cold drink combo.
Mintwood’s absolute brunch specialty dish is their signature Hangover Special. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever tried in town. The dish is comprised of a wood-grilled beef patty, topped with smoky bacon, ranch dressing, cheese fries and a sunny-side up egg. Seeing is believing, but trust me, it’s epic.
Another favorite was the huge, fluffy buttermilk pancake. Unlike other D.C. brunch spots which serve up dry, tasteless hotcakes, Mintwood really delivers with its delicious pancakes. And if you’re a pancake person like me, Mintwood is definitely worth the pilgrimage.
Also worth getting is the flammekueche. To be honest, I only ordered it because it sounded exotic, and I’m glad I did. It was a flavorful flatbread topped off with onion, bacon and roasted mushrooms.
Mintwood should definitely be on your brunch circuit, especially if you are visiting Adams Morgan.
1813 Columbia Rd. NW