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Taylor Gourmet Brings You Breakfast

Aramingo Avenue Breakfast Hoagie at Taylor Gourmet
Courtesy Marissa Bialecki

Who hasn’t woken up on a Saturday morning (hungover or not) and started jonesing for a breakfast sandwich, only to realize that practically nothing is open before noon and you don’t really have the desire for a three hour boozefest brunch extravaganza? That’s where the new Taylor Gourmet on 14th street comes to the rescue: they’re doing breakfast on weekends and they’re doing it right.

Starting February 4th, you can grab (or have delivered–hoagies in your PJs!) an array of breakfast hoagies at the 14th Street location. If you’re impatient and are in the mood for breakfast at 3 AM after all the bars have closed down, Taylor Gourmet’s got your back on that one too. The restaurant will have breakfast hoagies available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM til 3:30 AM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM til 10:30 AM. Doug Rashid, the man behind @Taylor_Gourmet and some of the restaurant’s PR, said that for now they’re going to start with the breakfast option at the 14th Street location and then evaluate whether or not they’ll extend it to the others throughout the city.

The lineup for the breakfast menu includes some highlights, such as the Aramingo Avenue hoagie (bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, American cheese, egg and a homemade beer cheese sauce), the Reed Street (pepperoni, egg and sharp provolone), the Queen lane (sausage, broccoli rabe, egg and sharp provolone) and one for the vegetarians out there, the Lehigh (eggplant, egg and mozzarella). Also, don’t pass up the risotto balls stuffed with sausage, bacon, Taylor pork roll and cheese. I recommend dipping that, no, smothering it, in the beer cheese sauce as well.

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Food Tweet of the Week: Taylor Gourmet

Here at We Love DC, your food team is (re) introducing the  Food Tweet of the Week feature. Basically, every Friday we’ll highlight a restaurant, chef, mixologist, food truck, or pretty much anyone associated with the industry who made us laugh, click on a link, salivate at a picture, or mix a drink at home.

The first tweet award of 2012 goes to Taylor Gourmet, the hoagie shop that opened its third DC-proper location this week. This is one of the best Twitter accounts out there. It is funny: think banter, tongue-in-cheek humor, and useful information with a cool twist.

My favorite Tweet is after the jump.

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Taylor Gourmet Opens on 14th Street January 3rd

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Taylor Gourmet
courtesy of william couch

Oh 14th Street, let me count the reasons why I love thee. And now I’ve got another reason: Taylor Gourmet is opening up on January 3rd.

Just a few weeks since the Bethesda location’s first birthday, the owners Casey Patten and David Mazza have announced the opening of a fourth location. Plus, this one will offer delivery service to the Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights area. For those who bemoan the late night dining options of DC, you’re in luck–the 14th Street Taylor Gourmet will be open until 2:30 AM on Thursdays and 3:30 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

“We’ve wanted to open a shop on 14th St. for years because the neighborhood is a great reflection of D.C. We have customers who live and work there that frequent Taylor Gourmet and wish they didn’t have to come across town,” said Casey Patten in a press release.

The new Taylor Gourmet is located at 1908 14th Street NW.

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Taylor Gourmet Bethesda

Photo courtesy of Plantains & Kimchi
9th Street Italian @ Taylor Gourmet, DC
courtesy of Plantains & Kimchi

Oh yeah. You heard me right. Free food (read: hoagies!) at the Taylor Gourmet in Bethesda in honor of their one year anniversary. If you stop by anytime from 11 AM til 8 PM today, you’ll get a free six-inch hoagie or pastina salad. Plus, Taylor Gourmet is really upping the ante by raffling off free hoagies for a year, a catered office party for up to 30 people (note: your office must be in Bethesda or Chevy Chase), 4 tickets to a Washington Capitals game and a paid Bethesda parking ticket.

So get yourself over to the deli. I’ll bet the line I gonna be pretty long…

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FREE FOOD ALERT: Taylor Gourmet Hoagies and Gardein Food Truck

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‘9th Street Italian @ Taylor Gourmet, DC’
courtesy of ‘Plantains & Kimchi’

Today, you’re in luck: there are TWO free food alerts.

If you’re down on H st. NE, DC United is giving out free Taylor Gourmet hoagies today from 12-1 PM. The 6-inch hoagies are in honor of the 4th of July and for DC United’s game against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium. Go DC United! Now grab a hoagie and let’s go show Philadelphia what we’re made of on Saturday.

If for some reason meat isn’t your thing, there’s a food truck in town from July 1st through 4th bringing you some free and meatless grub. Gardein Party, a food truck from the frozen-food producer focused on providing protein in meatless meals, will be giving out free samples at the Humane Society on 21st and L NW in Gaithersburg, MD (700 Professional Drive) today from 11 AM til 1 PM. Some of the samples include seven grain crispy tenders, the mandarin orange crispy chick’n and the ultimate beefless burger.

Gardein is doing demonstrations throughout the city, and plans on donating meatless meals to a local nonprofit (no word on which one in DC) for the first 10,000 people that pledge to give up meat one day per week for the summer. If you miss them today, they’ll also be at Freedomfest on July 3rd and 4th. I’m guessing that their twitter account will be your best bet for tracking them down.