Spinach Egg Sandwich
2459 18th Street NW
Adams Morgan
Open daily from 6:30 a.m.

The first entry in our September Sunrise Sandwich Spree deserves better than its nondescript moniker. The spinach egg sandwich from Adams Morgan coffeehouse and lounge Tryst features balsamic-marinated cherry tomatoes, arugula and finely chopped spinach integrated with gruyere into a fluffy pillow of scrambled egg, all tucked into a warm, airy ciabatta roll. It’s hefty enough to fuel your morning, but dainty enough so as not to induce food coma. The balsamic gives the spinach egg a tangy bite that’s missing from most egg-based breakfast sandwiches, which seem predisposed to blandness. But creativity is ubiquitous on Tryst’s menu: Though the spinach egg is one of just a few sandwiches available when Tryst opens at 6:30 a.m., an extensive menu of inventive sandwich creations is offered later in the day. So, hypothetically, if you were looking for a place where you could spend a day eating great sandwiches (and coffee, pastries, wine and beer) for every meal without leaving your seat, Tryst would be your place. Not that I’ve ever done it, of course. I haven’t.


September 1, 2012