Brunch at The Federal

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At The Federal MIA exists an ocean of gin & burgers topped with eggs.
My first visit to this magical place was on Saturday April 5th 2014 for brunch with my sister.


TORCHED BURRATA — carmelized local burrata, kumquat, baby greens, strawberries


Soo lets first talk about burrata, which means buttered in Italian. This is not your typical mozzarella – it is a creamer version and in this case, if my taste buds are correct, there was some extra virgin olive oil “EVOO” atop this cheese bubble. Secondly, I cannot even get over how fresh this dish was. I turned to my sister and said “I literally feel like I am eating straight from a garden” and she said that I had taken the words right out of her mouth.

How about a Jar O’ Duck? Ok dont mind if I do.


Duck Rilletes with Microgreens in the jar, Charred Fluff and Candied Sweet Potato accompaniments.

Rilletes is like… a paste.


So basically this is an explosion of flavors on a cracker, because any culinarian knows that some of the best dishes consist of “weird” combinations.

Trendy vegetables, yea there is such a thing (I think)… and the two trendiest are both members of the same family:

Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health-promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients” via

Anyways, here are the Char Brussels Sprouts at THE FEDERAL (mmm vitamin K for the win)


Crab Roll with Hollandaise, what is brunch without hollandaise?!


Sooooooooooo freaking good.
The crab was supremely fresh and bread was toasted buttery perfection.
Cannot wait to have another meal at THE FEDERAL MIA, perhaps dinner next time.


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