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Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Food Factory
Comments () | Published December 1, 2008
Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Food Factory 2
Address: 8145 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-345-8888
Neighborhood: College Park
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11 AM to 10 PM; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Greenbelt
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bone-in chicken kebabs; lamb chops; naan.
Price Details: Kebabs, $8.99.

Food Factory (8145 Baltimore Ave., College Park; 301-345-8888). This Afghan kebab shop might look like the definition of fast food—bright fluorescent lights, a bus-your-own-table policy, plastic knives and forks—but it possesses the enduring values of slow food. The grilled meats—including bone-in chicken kebabs and minced and spiced beef kebabs ($7.99 each)—are cooked over an open charcoal flame and can take 20 minutes to reach the counter. They’re worth the wait. The moist, charred hunks of marinated chicken will remind you of a great backyard barbecue. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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