Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Brunch and Football: Mezza Luna Lounge

I'm a lifelong New York Football Jets fan. Watching the Jets in Washington has proved harder than I thought, especially with the large amount of transplanted New Yorkers in this town. From what I can tell, there are only two places in the city that show the Jets game: 51st State Tavern in Foggy Bottom, and what I just discovered, Mezza Luna Lounge in Dupont (or, more accurately, the "Golden Triangle"). Mezza Luna is ordinarily an American restaurant that serves both entrees and tapas. For brunch they serve an abbrieviated menu (not online, apparently) that includes some breakfast items, like eggs, omelettes, French toast, as well as sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. They have somewhat expensive drinks -- $6 Bloody Marys, for example. They also show the Jets game on at least six televisions, and the Dallas Cowboys games when they are on. I was told that the restaurant is owned by two brothers, one's a Jets fan, the other is a Cowboys fan. However, it appears that the restaurant is more skewed towards the Cowboys: if you show up wearing Cowboys gear, you get 15% off of your check. Nothing for the Jets.

During the Jets game, the place was surprisingly empty. There were less than ten Jets fans there. As for the food, it was ordinary. We got one dish from the breakfast menu and one from the lunch menu. Neither was bad but I wouldn't go here unless you're a Jets fan. They did have an interesting looking dinner menu, but that's beyond the purview of my brunch expertise.

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Mezza Luna Lounge
1140 19th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 429-8889

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