The old-fashioned, sit-down weekday breakfast may be hard to find, but it’s not extinct. Writers for the Food and Weekend sections combed the region for fare so good, you’ll want to put down your BlackBerry and savor the morning meal again; we even rated the restaurants on both their breakfast fare (on a scale of zero to four plates) and their coffee (on a scale of zero to four cups). What’s your favorite place to have breakfast? What makes it special? Let us know in the comments.
District Taco The crazy-long lines found at District Taco on evenings and weekends aren't in evidence on weekday mornings, making this a quick stop for the office-bound. And you won't linger long choosing your fuel. The breakfast menu consists of three items: tacos (Basic, Healthy, Veggie), a breakfast burrito and huevos rancheros. All are good, but the last -- a satisfying combo of two eggs "over hard" layered atop rice, black beans, sour cream and salsa, all on a corn tortilla -- is particularly hard to beat. Breakfast is served all day. Buy Photo
Menu sampler: tacos, $2.25; breakfast burrito, $7; huevos rancheros, $7. (5723 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-237-1204. www.districttaco.com.)
Our take: the food, 3 plates; the coffee, 2 cups Photo and text by Jane Touzalin/The Washington Post