Your DC Inauguration Weekend Guide

Feels like just yesterday, huh? Well now we’re gonna do it all again. But better. Regardless of your stance on the election, the inauguration of Obama on Monday, January 21st is a good opportunity to head to DC, drink like you just got out of prison, and conquer the city’s top brunch and dinner places like a viking. Yeah, I want you to live it up. Not just because you only live once yadda yadda, but also because you paid good money for that train/bus/flight to be in the nation’s civic hub, so your weekend better be great. And with this Inauguration guide, it certainly will be.

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Opulent Breakfast, Now Served at the Russian Tea Room

The communist red booths of the iconic Russian Tea Room mostly remained empty late last week at 10am, save for a gaggle of middle-aged women celebrating a birthday with too many mimosas.

But why should there be crowds given that the restaurant just announced their breakfast menu, where as before, you could only get your fancy Russian lunch, tea, or dinner. Now, from 7 to 10am, indulge in caviar-laced eggs, caviar-topped pancakes, and caviar gracing smoked salmon.

No, this isn’t an economic meal, even if you skip the roe. For $12 you can get two eggs with potatoes and bacon, $14 buys you a veggie frittata, it’s $32 for their Royal Russian Breakfast, and for steak and eggs topped with foie gras potato hash, that will run your $42. Though the portions aren’t American-sized, they prove rich enough to line your winter belly with thick sauces, hearty meats, and hot pots of Kusmi or Harney and Sons tea.

With this addition of breakfast, now you can truly eat like a New York czar all day long.