Kemble Park Tavern
The Burger: Given the New Austerity sweeping the capital, lobbyists are loving the street cred they garner by trading prime rib for America’s favorite combo meal. On weekends, cozy Kemble Park Tavern serves a terrific brunch burger, topped with a fried egg and bacon, on a brioche bun. And for those who need a little extra pork in their barrel, there’s “whole hog” sausage on the side.
Best Sides: Breakfast potatoes, scrapple, Byrd Mill grits.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.