Homemade Creamed Chipped Beef

Homemade Creamed Chipped Beef

Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333.7370
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My dad used to enjoy this out of a can. He also loved a good tongue sandwich. Many things are becoming a culinary footnote as we bid adieu to The Greatest Generation. But I am happy to report that the creamed chipped beef at Martin's has captured the memory of one of my childhood favorites – and updated it with a healthy dollop of sliced mushrooms. Curled thin ribbons of "beef" (pastrami perhaps?) are also swimming in the cream gravy, which by merit of the fact it was neither gloppy nor gelatinous, suggests that the chef has done something to the recipe to keep the Lipitor alert at the mild stage. You have your choice of eggs, though I struggle to see this working better with anything but scrambled – and might I add those were light and fluffy as air. The heart of Georgetown setting can't be beat and if the weather is nice, grab an outdoor ringside seat to the DC hoi polloi. However, if you must dine inside, the dark, woody interior is begging for an accompanying Bloody Mary. Checks all my boxes for the perfect weekend brunch.

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