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Monday, January 12, 2009

Inauguration Spotlight: Vegetate

As everyone knows, the historic inauguration of Barack Obama rapidly approaching. With the convention center hosting several inaugural events, guests staying in houses and hotels all over, and the green line metro (with several stations serving Shaw) being a crucial link to the main event and to other celebrations, our neighborhood will undoubtedly be a part of the exciting action. I thought I'd spend a few days highlighting what neighborhood businesses are doing to give you, your guests, and visitors to D.C. an idea of some of the great things our neighborhood has to offer.

The first focus will be on Vegetate. Vegetate will be open for extended hours during Inauguration 2009: notably, they will open for brunch (!!!) service on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and will be open for dinner on Sunday, January 18th.

Their Inauguration 2009 hours are:

Saturday, January 17th
Brunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 6pm-Close
Sunday, January 18th
Brunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 6pm-Close
Monday, January 20th
Brunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 6pm-Close
Tuesday, January 20th
Dinner 6pm-Close
Dinner 6pm-Close
Here's a snapshot of their brunch menu:

Housemade Granola with local yogurt - 8
Cornmeal Pancakes with house preserved plums - 8
Vegetate Scramble (tofu or egg) with homefries & wheat toast - 8
Vegetate Shepherd's Pie with mashed parsnip and potato crust and simple green salad - 10
Eggs Benedict with cornbread, roasted squash,winter greens and Hollandaise sauce - 10
Chipolte grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar and black bean soup - 10
Vegetate Burgers with pickled cucumber, herb garlic sauce, and hand-cut fries - 10
Spanish Omelet with caramelized onions, roasted potatoes, housemade romesco and cheddar with "spicy sausage patty" and toast 10

Sides - 3
housemade spicy sausage patty
toast with house preserved plums
sauteed winter greens
stone ground grits with roasted garlic

Special Drinks
Carafe of Bloody Mary or Mimosa

Maple Baked Apple Crisp with chamomile oat topping & seasonal sorbet 7
Dark Chocolate Ganache with sesame, chili oil & candied chili 7
Dolcezza Sorbet & Gelato Selection 5

YUM! I am so excited that Vegetate's bringing brunch back, even if it is just for one weekend. Please don't judge me for going all three days?!

1414 9th Street, NW

If you have a neighborhood business I should spotlight, please leave a comment or email me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com!

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