Things you probably don’t know: Hubba Hubby lived in the DC area for roughly 10 years before he moved up here, and has a lot of fond memories and friends who still live in the area… leading us to take a quick whirlwind trip down there a few weekends ago. Our first stop: DBGB for brunch!
If the name sounds familiar, yes, there’s a location in NYC as well — where I went for a birthday celebration years back, but always meant to return after hearing how amazing their sausages are.
My first order of business: hot chocolate. Everyone else had cocktails but it was too early in the day for me for mocktails, so I went ahead and got a mug of hot chocolate. Satisfying, but nothing to excite.
The Vermont cheddar sausage over scrambled eggs and a hash brown cake. Well — I talked about my pregnancy cravings, but I don’t think I’ve really delved into my pregnancy aversions – namely, scrambled or fully-cooked eggs. I really went out on a limb here ordering this but I AM SO THANKFUL I DID. First, that sausage was literally bursting with delicious pork & cheddar flavor; the hash brown cake was insanely crispy on the outside and incredible to the last bite; and those eggs? Oh my god, I don’t think I’ve ever had such creamy scrambled eggs, I ate every last scrap! Well, I shared a bit with my dining companions, but I definitely ate every last bite on my place. I was so excited that I could eat eggs! I really was, because eggs are a great source of protein (necessary for baby’s development) and choline (for brain development), and I have not been able to stomach them for the most part. My dish was definitely the clear winner, I think!! (Of course, everyone else had cocktails, and they probably agreed that they were the clear winners on that end…)
After much gabbing and just hanging out – it was later into the brunching hours, so the place wasn’t bustling – we decided to wrap up with dessert. The strawberry shortcake sundae was really clever and well-enjoyed – the cubes of cake, the strawberry sauce and ice cream — all combined to really make you feel like you were eating the ice cream version of one of my favorite desserts.
Overall — the sausages really are a big draw here, really delicious and creative flavors. I loved that we had them with brunch — the eggs were stellar! (the poached eggs were perfect as well, I took a peek) and I definitely want to go back to sample some of the dinner sausages as well. Happy that this is in NYC too so I can get back sooner than later.