I'm a sucker for good grits. The best I've yet encountered were at a brunch spot called Sunday's in Midlothian, south of Richmond. They served up some mean cheese grits when I went (mildly garlicky with a blend of cheeses and heavy cream, spiced up with black pepper and a touch of cayenne). Looking for a good source a little closer to home, though; Arlington/DC/PG/Montgomery/Southern MD. I get around.
Can anybody suggest a breakfast joint known for good grits? Or any other spot known for creative execution?
As reference, I've had decent cheese grits at Luna Grill in Shirlington (very smooth & cream cheesy) and locavore vogue grits at Food Matters in Alexandria (very coarse yellow meal grits with a mild bite of pepper, though a touch bland). Carlyle, near Luna, also served up some tasty grits as part of a dinner plate (creamy grits formed into a brick and given a pan-seared crust; tasty, though a little too pricey for a frequent fix).