Washington DC – Breakfast At Unusual Cafes 3

Head out to Tallula, in Arlington, VA an acclaimed restaurant, with a companion gastropub, as a way to introduce yourself to an eatery which offers their patrons a “neighborhood special” day, not just during Washington DC Restaurant Week, which is happening now.

Fine and dandy to have one week to introduce a business with lots of hooplah, but I’d rather reward the group which helps out regular patrons, weekly, and thereby whenever you come to Washington, you can try their fare at an introductory tariff. Most other Arlington eateries have pretentions and prices are substantial.

I’m sure you’ll see write-ups for other places during DC’s Restaurant Week, but I hope that you will use Tallula as you enter or exit DC for the greater sights of Northern Virginia, if you like what you ate there.

In 2010, it was named one of Washington’s Best 100 Restaurants.

Tallula’s and EatBar are the same ownership and are contiguous. Chef Barry Koslow’s cooking there is comfortable and smart, unpretentious, often whimsical and always adamantly fresh. The dishes are based on the finest ingredients; most are locally sourced, but they must be the best, regardless. Many delightful items are home-made.

Be to order the lavender-flavored goat cheese (produced in-house) for take-away when you reserve your table. They need time to include your order when making the next batch.

The pancakes and home fries are what started this recommendation. But, at another meal, try the Baby Burger; it’s made from ground tenderloin! Wine is available in tastes of several size portions. The sophisticated menus are posted online.

You can see Tallula’s Brunch Menu with their 400 well-chosen cellared wines, 60 of which are available by the glass.

Neighborhood Nosh – Tuesday through Thursday
3-course meal $35
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
choose any appetizer, entree and dessert – all for only $35.
Reserve your place!

It’s not a restaurant oriented to families, particularly. The places are wheelchair accessible. Best nights to go are Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Tallula & EatBar
Located at: 2761 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201
(use Mapquest, it’s a bit convoluted to get there)
Phone: 703.778.5051

After eating breakfast at Tallulah, take a day trip out to Virginia Hunt Country. Or, in the long days of summer, eat lunch or an early dinner and head west to see the rolling, pristine countryside. It’s only a 45 minute drive from Washington, DC and you will be in a completely different world. It’s one of old wealth and privilege, beautiful estates and charming small towns.

Middleburg is the center of it all, and may be a bit over-run this weekend because of its famed Antique Show. Go another week-end unless you really want to attend the show!

ANNUAL HUNT COUNTRY WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW:
Locality: Loudoun County, Virginia
The Hill School
130 South Madison St
Middleburg, VA 20117

Exceptional antiques dealers, from New England all the way to Florida, will offer one of a kind 18th-20th century American and Continental, formal and country furniture and accessories. They will be beautifully displayed in room settings. The show will offer something for every collector’s style.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011 – Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Telephone: (703) 431-6338

Website: Annual Hunt Country Winter Antiques Show, Middleburg

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