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Cracked Eggery - Egg Sandwiches and Tater Tots Opening in Cleveland Park and Shaw


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Excited we'll have another brick & mortar space filled in CP and with a business that already has a following (that always have people waiting for sandwiches on Saturday morning), but I don't get this part of the article:

"A second fast-casual restaurant—open for lunch and dinner, though not 3 AM cravings—is slated for Cleveland Park this spring" - why would you not open a place known for egg breakfast sandwiches during breakfast time? Seems really odd. They do say that the restaurant menus may vary more so maybe it will be a slightly different concept.

I have never tried their stuff as I usually just make my own eggs, but I was intrigued by some of their menu choices - like which sandwiches come with scrambled vs. fried eggs. Anyone know if they'll customize and let you pick which type of egg for your sandwich?

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Stopped by Cracked Eggery yesterday for breakfast to go. I enjoyed the Bubby - egg over hard, smoked salmon, everything spice cream cheese, caper tapenade on "challah" roll. The challah roll was rich and good but I put quotes as it seemed more like brioche - buttery rich. The sandwich was good and very filling. I'll have to try some more options in the future. Very friendly service and quick - only 5 min wait. This was my first time eating their food so per my comment above, I anticipated wrongly that the fried eggs would be more over easy to get that runny egg goodness. Granted that would be much messier to eat but I plan to ask next time if it was a option.

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Grabbed lunch there today. Enjoyed the Rancheros Cucamunga bowl with fried egg (now more over easy - I wonder if last time I neglected to burst the yolk till too late and it hardened, this time I took a bite right away and it ran nicely), mashed black beans, avocado, lime crema, lime wedge, and slightly spicy ranchero sauce on top of a bed of fresh coin-shaped tater tots. I also got a side of tots to go. Went with standard salted for others who like it simple but I was originally inclined to get the garlic parmesan truffle or one of the other creative options.

2 small gripes though - they still have a bit of food truck mentality even though they are now a brick and mortar store: 1) I planned to eat outside at their sidewalk tables, so asked for a cup of water with my bowl. I was told no they don't do tap water but they sell drinks instead. The least expensive drink is a $2.50 kids drink or $3 for bottle water or sodas, etc. Just give people water if they ask. I don't know if they don't stock cups or what but seemed silly overall. So instead of staying I got my order to go and drank my delicious DC water at home. 2) I didn't experience this myself, but I have heard they are card only and do not accept cash. This is not good for those people who don't have cards which a lot of people in DC do not. Especially for a less expensive carryout-common place, they should be taking cash. I understand the restaurant pros for not handling cash, but it is an equity issue and illegal. It may be they are changing their practices after complaints.

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