A few weeks back, Barrel invited me to a kickass brunch tasting, and who was I to say no? Because let’s be real, we all know brunch is the best part of the weekend. Anywho, I’m really glad I went because the food left me shook. I mean, there’s a reason why this place was packed at 10:45. Yeah, if you want to brunch here – and trust me when I say you do – get here earlier than later.
What to Order for Brunch at Barrel
This was a media tasting so I got to try most of the menu – standouts were the fried chicken, the paris sammy, the croque madame, and the tagliatelle alla carbonara. The pasta was honestly my favorite dish of the bunch anddddd not gonna lie, I’m kind of drooling while writing this because my picture’s staring at me while I type.
Here are deets for you guys: the fried chicken ($20) came with a house-made biscuit that was doused in red eye gravy. The paris sandwich contained cheese, ham, egg, avo, and cherry mustard and was accompanied by a side of chips ($15). The croque madame ($19) was topped with house-smoked ham and a delish crab morney sauce, and the magical tagliatelle ($16) I was talking about earlier? Cooked al dente with a poached egg and house smoked bacon. So much nom.
Dranks, Dranks, and More Dranks
Brunch wouldn’t be complete without cocktails, and they have bottomless mimosas soooo yolo. For $21.99, you get this instagram-worthy bucket with champagne, OJ & cranberry juice, and seasonal syrups. You have a 2 hour limit, but that’s plenty of time to get your booze on with frands.
Alright friends, that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed my post on Barrel’s badass brunch. What looked yummiest to you? Let me know by leaving a comment below, and make sure y’all check out this tab for more DC foodporn. Happy brunching, Nomsters!