We started our brunch at Boundary Stone right with the Cold Brew Irish Coffee: cold brew with Jameson, brown sugar simple syrup, and topped with whipped cream. The brown sugar gave it a rich but not too sugary sweetness, and the fresh whipped cream melted down delicately making this a dangerous drink you could down in a few sips. Boundary Stone does offer bottomless mimosas for $12 also, which is a great way to spend a beautiful day outside on their patio.
The menu is a good mix of lunch and breakfast items, so for entrees we went full breakfast and got a lunch side: short rib hash, Maple Syrup Bacon Grits, and fried pickles. I’ll start with the pickles: Alyssa has been on a longtime quest for good fried pickle chips (not spears) in DC. She’s from North Carolina, where I hear they are abundant. When she saw on the menu that they were chips, she had to give them a try. I actually hate pickles normally but I ended up eating my half as they were sliced so thin, that juicy part I dislike didn’t really come through- it was just good fried food. When we did a little bit more internet research on fried pickles in the area, Boundary Stone came up quite a bit as a rec for the place to go in DC. So, if you are like Alyssa and on the lookout, give them a try.
My favorite of the entrees was the Maple Syrup Bacon Grits. Creamy and texturally sound, the grits passed the test in this sweet and savory dish. It definitely had the comfort food vibe going in that hot cast iron skillet. Only edit I might make would be a little bit more bacon! We also got the Short Rib Hash which was really good too. It consists of the short rib, potato, and onion, but is a little heavy on the pickled onion. The short rib was super tender and successful, though, and the whole thing is a nice hearty breakfast that will give you energy rather than knock you out like some brunch dishes will.
A nice thing about the menu at Boundary Stone is that it includes a lunch section as well as a breakfast foods section, so you can please those lunch people in your party too. Personally for brunch I like breakfast foods, but some weirdos like lunch. In conclusion- check out Boundary Stone if you are looking for brunch in Bloomingdale!
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