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Baklava Croissants, Elderberry Mead, and Rotating Gumbos Arrive in Scott Circle

Southern-style cafe Lil’ B is now open

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The breakfast sandwiches at Lil’ B come on Parker House rolls or buttermilk biscuits.
Photo by Rey Lopez

Scott Circle residents are waking up September 8 to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, custom breakfast sandwiches, and specialty sweets such as pistachio-covered croissants, courtesy of Darcy hotel newcomer, Lil’ B.

The latest restaurant from chef David Guas debuts this morning with a few carryovers from his flagship property, Bayou Bakery — think: cooked-to-order beignets, sugary pralines, and meaty muffulettas — as well as additional options for both dine-in, and grab-and-go customers visiting the Southern-themed eatery.

Early risers are privy to breakfast sandwiches served on either buttermilk biscuits or Parker House rolls, stone-ground grits than can be doctored with bacon, cheese, and onions, and assorted baked goods. Those who cycle through in the afternoon can expect to find daily gumbos, a few salads (traditional chopped, and Caesar included), as well as delicacies like grilled pimento cheese. Wash it all down with Counter Culture Coffee, a cold beer (local producers 3 Stars Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, and DC Brau Brewing Company are all in the mix), or a draft of elderberry-flavored mead from Charm City Meadworks.

Lil' B DC menu by on Scribd

The restaurant is scheduled to operate from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Status: Certified open. 1515 Rhode Island Avenue; website.