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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/26/2012

How will you break the Yom Kippur fast?


Dinner at Hill Country BBQ Restaurant in Penn Quarter. (Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post)
If the line at your favorite lunch spot seems a bit shorter today, it’s thanks to the thousands who are fasting in observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

I’m among those forgoing food today, and beyond the occasional stomach rumble, I’m mostly just thinking about what insanely decadent food item I’m going to use to break the 25-hour fast, which ends at about 7:25 p.m.

I’m leaning towards the Pitmaster Combo at Hill Country, which is way more than one person should eat in one day, let alone one sitting. It comes with 1/4-pound of lean brisket, pork and beef ribs, 1/4 chicken, two side items and cornbread and oy vey is it treif. (Without getting too much into personal theology, I’m a Jew who feels obligated to nominally observe the High Holy Days but loses no sleep overlooking quotidian dietary laws.)


The Costanza Burger with mac 'n cheese at Kangaroo Boxing Club (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)

Here’s how a few fellow Going Out Guiders would break an all-day fast, if they had to:

Stephanie Merry: I vote for the ‘shroom burger plus toasted marshmallow shake at Good Stuff.

Fritz Hahn: A Costanza burger topped with melted swiss at Kangaroo Boxing Club or a loaded, greasy patty melt with a side of fried okra from the Tune Inn.

Brandon Weigel: Doritos Locos Tacos!

How are you planning to break the fast tonight? Tell us in the comments.

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