Holiday party season is upon us! Somehow, both Tom’s and my parties fell on the same weekend. We had a fabulous time at both shindigs, but by Sunday we were absolutely exhausted. Obviously, a recovery brunch was in order. I met up with my girlfriends at Succotash for a gab fest about the weekend’s activities and of course, plenty of food.
I’ve heard a lot about the Succotash at National Harbor, so I was pumped to try the DC outpost located in the stunning landmark Equitable Bank building. The space is absolutely stunning and very spacious, the perfect setting for a group brunch. Everyone was pretty hungry (my friends’ holiday party was also the night prior, which Tom and I may or may not have crashed), so we opted to share a bunch of snacky things to start.
The menu is truly decadent, so while we in no way maintained a healthy diet during this meal it was totally worth the indulgence.
Let’s break this down. Those biscuits? Perfect. That pimento cheese? A work of art. The bread pudding? I mean, come on there were Krispy Kreme donuts in there!
The ambrosia fruit salad was a fun touch of nostalgia for those of us at the table whose Grandmas used to prepare the classic version for family gatherings. Succotash’s version is classed up with fresh yogurt, grapefruit and mint. (I can’t lie, though, I’ll always prefer my Grandma’s.)
The only miss was the fried green tomato salad, the greens were tasty but the fried green tomatoes dried out and bland. I ordered it as my entrée, but ended up making a meal the rest of our appetizers instead. My friends also ordered the avocado toast BLT, the shrimp ‘n grits and the brioche French toast as mains. All three were good, but we agreed that the pastries and starters were the standouts of the meal.
All in all, this was one of the best brunch experiences I’ve had in DC in quite a while. The service was excellent, the atmosphere fun and lively and the food was great. I also have to say this was some of the best Southern food I’ve had since our breakfast at Biscuit Head. I hope to go back and check out the dinner offerings soon!