I've never made it to the Florida Avenue Grill, but have always thought it looked like a great spot for some bacon and eggs. And to now know that they serve great country ham, biscuits, and -- oh my -- GRITS?!??!! I'm so there. The Washington Post reports that the Florida Avenue Grill is a favorite Saturday morning spot for Janet Reno.
Florida Ave. Grill, Washington, D.C.
1100 Florida Avenue NW, 202-265-1586
Even with harsher restrictions on congressional gift-taking, the city’s power players can surely afford to dicker in nicer places than this dive. But slick décor is no match for good scrapple. Inside a grungy little building in the Shaw neighborhood, photos of just about every D.C. politico who ever was (including Marion Barry) cover the walls. That crisp-edged scrapple (pork parts pressed into squares) is a Pennsylvania thing, but most of the Grill’s exemplary breakfast repertoire—country ham, biscuits with redeye gravy, grits drenched with molten butter—has a southern bent. And it’s all served with kindly sass by a team of seasoned waitresses.
Check out the entire article here. It also mentions a place I love in Charleston, South Carolina -- the Hominy Grill.