de Vere’s: Go For the Brunch


Any beer lover will tell you that de Vere’s Irish Pub is one of the liveliest, friendliest, most distinctive spots in town to guzzle a mug of ale, watch your favorite televised sport and play an entertaining (and competitive) game of trivia. But they may not know that de Vere’s also plates up some of the heartiest, most flavorful brunch fare in the neighborhood. I have thoroughly enjoyed brunch on several occasions at this L street pub, and a few standouts have included the fabulous Scramble:  Eggs scrambled with smoked Irish ham, green onions, spinach, juicy cherry tomatoes and Dubliner cheddar cheese; and the rib-sticking Farmers Breakfast, which is composed of a fluffy mashed potato pancake topped with eggs and a generous scattering of housemade Irish bacon and bangers, peppered bacon and Jack cheese. Sweet tooths will appreciate the kitchen’s indulgent Nutella French toast, prepared with Challah bread and served up with seasonal fresh fruit and mounds of poufy whipped cream; and if diners simply must have some suds with their meal, they should check out the bar’s “Man-Mosa”: 20 ounces of Harp lager combined with (what else?) fresh orange juice.