How can you not love brunch? It's the one meal where it's socially acceptable to get day drunk.
And furthermore, how can you not love a restaurant that has neon footprints on the floor? So cool, right?!
Well, if you're in DC (and I really, really wish I still were) you should check out Crios. Crios is the eclectic, brightly colored little sister of Scion, a staple in the Dupont Circle brunch scene. Both Crios and Scion feature a "liquid brunch" menu that features all kinds of bottomless (yes, bottomless) beverages.
My friends and I had originally tried to go to Scion, but it was crowded and the nice receptionist suggested we go to Crios, as they have the same drink menu and there was no wait. We were all starving, so we jumped on the opportunity. She also said they had nutella pancakes and we were sold.
We headed on down the street a little and shortly after, we were seated in the brightly colored restaurant. We immediately ordered bottomless drinks and anxiously awaited their arrival at our table.
All bottomless beverages were $13, which is absolutely perfect considering a single drink will cost you $6-7 in DC. You could choose between mimosas, poinsettias (cranberry juice and champagne), beermosas, bloody marys, etc. Everyone at the table opted for the classic mimosa, but I went for the poinsettia.
And it was perfect and delicious. As much as I love my bottomless drinks, the real star of this brunch was my main course.
Crios has a really awesome "make your own scramble." I opted for chorizo sausage, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onion, and corn. You even get to select your own side. I chose the breakfast potatoes, which were also pretty good. As an egg yolk hater, I was happy that I could order this egg white only for a little extra. Honestly, this was packed with so much flavor you can't even really taste the egg, so I probably would have been fine with the whole thing. The thought of consuming egg yolk is making me squirm in my seat, though. I really do hate them.
Overall, this place was fantastic. They kept the bottomless pitchers coming as soon as we drained one and unlike most bottomless places, they were just as strong as the first. Awesome.