This past weekend, I was in Washington DC. Different city, different restaurants…something I always look forward to. I usually scout out my own places, but this weekend, I let my friends surprise me, since I knew they wouldn’t disappoint. First stop was brunch at Eatonville.


Now, Eatonville sounded familiar to me right way. I’m from Central Florida, and there’s a town called Eatonville, so, I figured there might be a connection. Come to find out, it is indeed named after the town, in honor of the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston, the author. All around you’ll see brightly colored murals on the walls paying homage to the Florida swamplands, and even a pretty glorious picture of Zora herself. 


The food is southern inspired and you’ll certainly find grits, gumbo and Po Boys, to name a few. I went for a little classic brunch with a southern twist and got their Wild Mushroom and Spinach Omelet (soufflé omelet sauté spinach, mushroom ragout) with Braised Collard Greens. The omelet was great, light, and fluffy. But my favorite part was definitely the collard greens, great flavor, and just really love collard greens. 

The Shorts:
Name: Eatonville
Location: 2121 14th Street NW, Washington DC 
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, I love southern comfort food and the greens were yummy.
Would I recommend it? Yes, the atmosphere really adds to the experience, it’s vibrant and inviting. 


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