H Street corridor mainstay DC Harvest is serving day-to-night brunch seven days a week in an effort to boost its takeout business while the coronavirus crisis depletes sales. The farm-centric American restaurant has consolidated options for customers into one all-day takeout and delivery menu (available 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) that features watermelon mimosas and hit weekend dishes like baked brioche French toast with grilled pineapple and coconut caramel.
“Just like every restaurant, we are in an extreme battle to move forward,” says owner Jared Ringel, who reopened for takeout and delivery April 22 . The decision to expand brunch from three days a week to every day is meant to serve remote workers nearby.
“We definitely trying to reach as many people as possible who are looking for food during the day,” he says. “And who doesn’t like to eat brunch for dinner every so often?”
A short list of all-day entrees available via online ordering include its popular Old Bay sous vide fried chicken breast with smoked gouda mac and cheese. Customers pick up their orders through a carryout window (517 H Street NE).
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