Sixth Engine, Mount Vernon Triangle, Washington, DC

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Sixth Engine, Mount Vernon Triangle, Washington, DC

The American bistro Sixth Engine occupies the space of the Engine Co. No. 6, which I was told is the oldest firehouse in the District. The owners kept much of the feel of the original firehouse with brick walls, high ceiling and a bank of windows.

Before heading to sample their brunch (served weekends from 11 am til 3 pm), I learned from the publicist that Sixth Engine was nominated in the Best Causal Brunch category for the RAMMY Awards Gala. That’s a DC group celebrating restaurant excellence in Metropolitan Washington.

We began with their bottomless ($15 for up to 2 hours) Bloody Mary’s made with Sixth Engine’s own spicy house mix. With that, we had their dense cinnamon-sugar apple fritters with freshly whipped cream ($7 for 4). Not to be missed!!

I recommend the egg sandwich made on a pretzel bun. It’s so good, I wonder why other restaurants don’t serve more sandwiches on pretzel bread. In addition to the fried egg, this one had melted cheese and a thick slab of tasso ham ($13) served along with hash browns. I also recommend their light (yes, light) eggs Benedict with sauteed greens and a rich but delicate Hollandaise also served with potatoes. Their “62-degree” egg for the dish was first sous vide (cooked in a water bath at 62 degrees C until set), then poached resulting in a perfect textured yolk and whites. A must try.

Having been told to also try the Buckwheat flapjack, we did (side order of $4.50 for one). Good, but I’d prefer mine without all the sweet chocolate chip — especially after we started with the sweet amazing fritters!


– bonnie
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Sixth Engine
Mount Vernon Triangle
438 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sixth Engine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Blogger Bonnie Tandy Leblang has been covering food since before it was hip to do so! She’s penned magazine, newspaper and syndicated food columns in addition to cookbooks. Follow her on twitter @BonnieBOTB and on Instagram@BiteoftheBest and at @BonnieBOTB "I eat for a living!” is her mantra, sharing what she’s sampled so you’ll know where (or where not) to go, plus what food products and gadgets to try. For her full bio go to the about us page.

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