Low country bbq plate – Seasons

Low country bbq plate - Seasons
Pulled smoked pork shoulder, buttermilk fried chicken, cheese grits, collard greens, jalapeno corn bread muffin. Sunday brunch buffet
Seasons, Washington DC

I was pleasantly surprised that the Seasons Sunday brunch buffet had a bbq station. I really liked the corn bread muffin. The pork was on the dry and tough side even while being super saucy which I liked. The fried chicken had a great flavor, but was a bit greasy.

Washington tomb, Mount Vernon
Washington tomb, Mount Vernon.

Polpette – Barbacco

Polpette - Barbacco
Sicilian meat balls with pine nuts and raisins, braised chard, spicy tomato sugo. $13
Barbacco, San Francisco CA

More, please! These meatballs were absolutely perfect. They had a great texture that wasn’t too dense. The tomato sauce was sublime and I just wanted more, lol! This dish definitely belongs on the 7×7 list (unlike some other dishes).

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Bread with olive oil - Barbacco
Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Complimentary

Spruce burger – Spruce

Spruce burger - Spruce
English muffin, French fries. Add epoisses cheese and grilled mushrooms. $27
Spruce, San Francisco CA

This hamburger was delicious, but I don’t think it was almost-thirty-dollars delicious, even with the added cheese and grilled mushrooms. I did like the English muffin bun and juicy beef patty. The fries were also great!

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Remember the Maine cocktail - Spruce
Remember the Maine: Bulleit rye, Noilly Prat sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering, St. George absinthe.

Meats and sides – Seasons

Meats and sides - Seasons
Seafood etouffee, macaroni and cheese, braised short ribs, bacon, Maryland crab cake, grilled lamb chop, roasted cauliflower. Sunday brunch buffet
Seasons, Washington DC

I loved the variety of proteins at the Seasons brunch. Not everything was perfect, but I mostly liked the items. The short rib was dry for instance, but I really enjoyed the mac and cheese. The crust on the lamb chop was also nice and crispy and flavorful. The crab cake was forgettable.

The Awakening, National Harbor
The Awakening, National Harbor MD.