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Terra Plata Begins Brunch Service

Tamara Murphy’s Melrose Market restaurant breaks out the biscuits, gravy, and Bloody Marys this weekend.

By Allecia Vermillion December 7, 2011

Starting this weekend, Terra Plata’s open kitchen will be bestowing brunch on Capitol Hill’s hungry and hungover masses. Photo via Facebook.

Terra Plata has joined the brunch ranks. Tamara Murphy’s long-awaited and newly open Melrose Market restaurant reports that it will begin brunch service this weekend, from 10 to 3 on Saturday and Sunday.

Murphy is carrying her “earth to plate” concept into the morning time; the brunch menu includes a green chile pork with a fried farm egg and housemade tortillas, and manchego biscuits with chorizo gravy, also made in house. Also: Greek-style baked eggs with tomato and feta. The oysters Rock-a-Terra (a play on oysters Rockefeller; you got that, right?) consists of a large Pacific oyster topped with creamed winter greens, housemade chorizo and fontina cheese, baked and served with a Bloody Mary shot.

On the libations front, brunchers can quaff blood orange and ginger mimosas, or a Bloody Mary with tomato juice made in house, as well as house-pickled vegetables.

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