As a practice of trust, I sometimes let the boy pick the brunch or dinner spot. I’m sure any fellow foodie can agree that just because we may know about tons of great restaurants its still nice to let the significant other plan the date. I grit my teeth and promise to peacefully agree with any suggestion he makes, as a result we have discovered some awesome places off the beaten path. This particular Sunday we needed to stay in the burbs so we could make it to Caryn’s tap recital in Bethesda (cue requisite “awwws”).
We set out to The Daily Dish, which is located in Silver Spring in a cute little shopping center with a co-op grocery store. While they don’t have bottomless mimosas they do have a Bloody Mary bar, which I always consider a personal challenge to make the best mary ever. The downside of a make your own mary bar is that it’s usually a bit gross. The bar here however was well maintained and neat.
The menu features a variety of benedicts and frittatas so we decided to take the hint and order one of each. I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine (I think I actually ordered the traditional eggs benedict… but oh well) and my guy had the Bacon Frittata. Both entrees were light and delicious.
They offer mimosas in a variety of flavors, blueberry, pomegranate, orange, grapefruit, cranberry, and pineapple. While I am a fan of variety, I also think some juices just aren’t meant to be mixed with champagne. The pineapple and grapefruit juices paired well while the blueberry and pomegranate left a weird aftertaste with the champagne. Also, because I’m accustomed to having my mimosas bottomless for a fee dollars more, the $8 price point didn’t quite feel worth it for the quality of the mimosas here.
The Bloody Mary experience was definitely the winner here. Letting you customize your vodka, rim, and add an optional shrimp garnish when you order is great. The price ranges from $7.50 to $9 depending on your selection. This is definitely the recommended route; I just can’t resist an Old Bay rim. This particular Mary might have been the one that has finally convinced my guy’s taste buds that Bloody Mary’s are indeed delicious, and I get to take most of the most of the credit for its creation.
The Bottom Line:
The Daily Dish is a great option for great tasting food that doesn’t leave you needing a nap after. This is not a brunch for the hungover, looking for gut filling greasy deliciousness, or those looking to keep the party going from the night before. It is perfect when you want to indulge in brunch, but know damn well that you still have shit to get done later.
The Daily Dish has limited brunch hours on Saturday from 9am to noon, but more hours on Sunday, serving from 9am to 3pm.