Not Just Pancakes: D.C. Shakes Up Brunch Menus

Dr. Seuss on Dough Ham and eggs is a pretty conventional breakfast item. But what happens when you put the duo on dough? District Commons' ham and eggs flatbread is a sophisticated take on a brunch classic. (Courtesy Scott Suchuman)
Ramen for Brunch Forget cereal and oatmeal. Taan Noodles wants to make sure if you eat anything out of a bowl for brunch, it's ramen. The Adams Morgan noodle bar offers a $15 prix fixe menu, which includes a ramen of your choice. Plus, there are bottomless drink options. (Courtesy Taan Noodles Facebook)
Crawfish with your Coffee? Beignets aren't the only breakfast classic from New Orleans. Acadiana serves a Louisiana crawfish etouffée with mahatma long grain rice at its brunch. (Courtesy Chris Granger)
Not Your Typical Parfait The parfait on the brunch menu at 14th Street's Le Diplomate is not made of yogurt and fruit. The French bistro's foie gras parfait consists of chicken liver and fennel aigre-doux. Bon appetit! (Courtesy Le Diplomate Facebook)
Loco Moco in the Morning Daikaya takes a traditional Japanese steak and gives it a morning makeover with its Hapa Loco Moco, which is served with a fried egg, rice and gravy. (
A Hearty Start to the Day Regardless of the time of day, menus at The Pig remain pork-centric. But the 14th Street's short rib and dumpling stew takes the cake for hearty and filling brunch offerings. (Courtesy The Pig Facebook)
The Perfect Pairing with Tequila Flautas stuffed with shredded duck confit, queso and mole negro are anything but traditional when it comes to brunch. You can find this dish, along with a long list of taco options, at Fuego Cocina y Tequileria in Arlington, Va. (Courtesy Scott Scuhman)
Seafood Differently Mussel Bar in Arlington, Va., stays true to its roots, even during brunch hours. Everything from a lobster roll, to jumbo prawn and pepper stew, ahi tuna tartar, mussels and oysters on the half shell are available to diners. (Courtesy Scott Suchman)
A Hot Wake Up Call The kimchi that tops the grilled Korean short rips at Room 11 in Columbia Heights is sure to wake your taste buds at brunch. (Courtesy Instagram)
Upscale Treasures Blue Duck Tavern doesn't mess around when it comes to brunch. Expect to find N.Y. strip, jumbo lump crab cakes and tuna chorizo stew on the award-winning menu. (Courtesy Blue Duck Tavern Facebook)
Little Bites for Breakfast Estadio's brunch menu includes some traditional Spanish egg and potato dishes, but diners can also get a taste of something a bit different -- like the little pork belly sandwich with pickled shishito alioli. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
24-7 Treats The great thing about The Coupe being open 24-7 is that you can get ... well, anything for brunch. But if you want to stick to the theme, try the brunch burger. It's an 8-ounce burger, topped with bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. It's kind of breakfast, but not really. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
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