Cheap Eats 2011: Sundevich
Comments () | Published August 17, 2011
Cheap Eats 2011

Address: 1314 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-319-1086
Cuisines: Sandwiches, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed

From the duo behind Seasonal Pantry--a market that sells house-made charcuterie and pantry items by day and hosts chef's-table dinners at night--this tiny sandwich shop in the alley behind it is a big plus for DC's Shaw neighborhood and for anyone who likes a well-crafted sub. (Disclosure: The consulting chef dates a Washingtonian food critic, who had no role in the selection or review of the shop.)

The messy but delicious Kingston, filled with chicken simmered in jerk seasoning and topped with pineapple salsa, is a favorite. The Shiraz--slabs of long-simmered beef tongue slathered with whole-grain mustard--evokes a great corned-beef sandwich. Hummus is nutty, creamy, and rich with roasted garlic. It's served with baguette ends--a clever way to use the heels trimmed off each sandwich.

Also good: The Athens, a souvlaki-inspired lamb sandwich; the Isfahan, a spinach-soufflé sandwich; the Beirut, skirt steak with vinegary veggies; the Istanbul, a lamb-and-beef skewer with yogurt sauce; spinach salad with goat cheese; cumin-and-lentil salad; vanilla-yogurt parfait.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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