Nick Rice

Brunch Bro: To forget cold days, brunch at El Centro D.F.

Brunch is an interesting phenomenon. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, a meal that is typically a piece of fruit or a bowl of cereal any other day of the week suddenly becomes a full-blown feast in which breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert cuisines are simultaneously acceptable and drinking a solid six hours before 5 p.m. is not inappropriate. It is an inherently indulgent endeavor.

Bar Bro: A quiet space close enough to avoid the cold

The clean-cut sister location of the original Stoney’s on P Street opened last month just off Washington Circle, but don’t expect the same kind of dive-bar vibe. Bright lights and modern furniture set the scene Stoney’s on L, perhaps to attract the K Street after-work crowd.