Nov 16, 2023 - Food and Drink

Beloved breakfast sandwich pop-up I Egg You opens new spot in D.C.

A classic I Egg You bacon breakfast sandwich. Photo courtesy of LeadingDC

It's finally happening — D.C.'s best breakfast sandwich pop-up, I Egg You, is now a diner-style restaurant on Barracks Row. It opens on Saturday.

Why it matters: Chef Scott Drewno and Danny Lee's buttery egg sandwiches and loaded tots became a weekend fixation, but now they're available daily (plus a ton of new stuff).

Catch up quick: The egg-obsessed chefs first launched the concept as a pandemic pop-up three years ago out of Chiko Capitol Hill, melding Americana breakfast favorites with Chinese and Korean riffs (e.g. brown butter-fried egg sandwiches on Shilla Bakery milk bread).

A bulgogi breakfast sandwich (left) and "cereal killer" French toast.
A bulgogi breakfast sandwich (left) and "cereal killer" French toast. Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez

What's happening: The new 60-seat space will be open daily from 8am to 4pm for breakfast and lunch — plus there's a full bar for boozy brunch cocktails and afternoon pick-me-ups.

  • To that point: they're bringing "DC Power Lunch" back to Capitol Hill — add two martinis to any weekday entree for $25.

What's new: So much. The pop-up kept things tight. Here, they're going egg-stra with a bunch of breakfast sandwiches, tots, playful toasts, and all-day brunch.

  • Plus: Things to hydrate you (Pedialyte, fresh OJ), things to dehydrate you (Dalgona coffee, wine), egg snacks, and other diner-style specials.
Gettin' fancy: caviar toad-in-a-hole and a truffle soft-scramble.
Gettin' fancy: caviar toad-in-a-hole and a truffle soft-scramble. Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez

Fun splurge: A lot of the menu is wallet-friendly — between $7 and $19 for entrées — but you can do it up with a caviar-topped "toad in the hole" ($40) and "Art Deco" brut Champagne ($133).

  • You can tell they're having fun in general. Cue a Vietnamese shrimp and avocado toast mashup, "Cereal killer" French toast, and a Seinfeld-style big salad.

Cool collabs: Locals represent with Ivy City Smokehouse salmon-topped toast, a 2 Fifty BBQ smoked turkey club, Anju's kimchi in a spam grilled cheese, and more.

Toast topped with hatch green chili smothered pork belly and a runny egg with cilantro.
Green chili-smothered pork belly and egg toast. Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez

After hours: The team plans to use the restaurant as an event and private dining space, "The Shell," in the evenings.

Be smart: The first 50 guests on both Saturday and Sunday will be treated to a free coffee and, on the next visit, a complimentary sandwich.

Take a first look at the menu:

Two I Egg You menus side by side.
Menus courtesy of I Egg You
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