The Carry-Out Critic Finds Heavenly Biscuits at Sincerely Breakfast

Sincerely Breakfast, an all-day breakfast spot in Dupont Circle, is the primary of the 5 distributors working from Underground Meals Courtroom, a ghost kitchen working in Northwest D.C. House owners Tiffany Fiedler and Randall Matthews got here up with the idea in March 2022. With Fiedler’s ghost kitchen expertise and Matthews’ culinary background, they joined forces to create a brand new digital meals corridor. 

Matthews has intensive kitchen expertise. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, then labored with chef Michael Mina for greater than 16 years, serving to open greater than 20 eating places as a company chef. He additionally helped open St. Anselm close to Union Market and Ada’s on the River in Alexandria, however has since transitioned to the takeout-only idea of working ghost kitchens. “Because the pandemic began, I’ve seen individuals reverting to consolation meals with takeout. We wished to offer that very same hospitality,” he says. 

Underground Meals Courtroom is within the basement stage of a constructing on nineteenth Avenue NW, simply off the circle. A handwritten chalkboard rests on the sidewalk, making the meals court docket simpler to seek out, and touch-screen kiosks contained in the ghost kitchen let you place orders. On-line orders are positioned on cabinets towards the left and a pickup counter for in-person orders, which kitchen workers hand over, is to the suitable. 

Sincerely Breakfast’s menu contains principally handheld gadgets—assume fast-food breakfast menus however heartier, with higher elements and a lot better taste. All their elements are regionally sourced and cooked contemporary day by day. Select between biscuit sandwiches, burritos, and French toast. There are additionally basic breakfast sides, like thick reduce applewood smoked bacon, rooster sausage patties, and comfortable scrambled pasture raised eggs. Their crispy breakfast potatoes are seasoned with smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, and onion powder, then roasted with bell peppers and caramelized onions.

The preferred menu merchandise is Nana’s Favourite Fried Hen Biscuit, which comes from Matthews’ household recipe. This sandwich is sizable, and I may hardly get my mouth round it (in a great way). Cooks brine rooster thighs in buttermilk, then dip them in a country-style batter earlier than double frying. It’s assembled with scrambled eggs, bacon, smoked Gouda cheese, and spiced honey. Whereas I cherished the rooster, the principle character right here is the buttermilk biscuit. It put me in a buttery carb heaven. The identical particular person makes the biscuits every morning, baking about 150 day by day! If I labored there, solely 143 could be offered, as a result of I’d be snacking on some throughout my shift. 

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