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Editors' Pick

Most Distinctive Takeout Brunch


If you’re tired of restaurant takes on eggs Benedict and French toast, check out the dim sum brunch at CHIKO, a fun and flavorful way to start off a weekend day. The menu offers orders of three, five or seven selections, and you can’t go wrong with any of them—the xo shrimp juk, crispy chicken spring rolls, Chinese spareribs, cumin lamb dumplings or pork and kimchi pot stickers are among our favorites. The creatively crafted items, which hold up well during carryout, make a memorable spread for a gathering of friends or family. We were thrilled when the Washington chefs who founded this modern Chinese-Korean eatery opened a location in Bethesda last January, and their brunch is a delicious wake-up call.

CHIKO, 7280 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-968-0053,