Best Dishes Peruvian and Chix chickens; Mexican chicken bowl; chicken and lentil soups; sweet potatoes; black beans and rice; house-infused watermelon water (seasonal).
Price Details: Sides, $2.49 to $3.99; main courses, $6.49 to $9.29.
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
A plate of rotisserie chicken, black beans, and rice, and sweet potatoes at Chix is a hearty, affordable meal. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.
Why go: The suburbs are rife with good spit-roasted-chicken joints. Now DC has one, too, as the free-range birds coming out of this ecominded brownstone rotisserie prove.
What to get: Chickens in whole, half, or quarter sizes (of the three marinades, we like the sweetly piquant house blend and the aromatic Peruvian-style best); caramelized sweet potatoes; chickpea salad; lentil soup; Mexican Chop, a bowl of hacked chicken with shredded cheddar, tomatoes, and rice; fruit-infused waters.
Best for: A bite before hitting the U Street bars; easy carryout; a healthy family dinner.
Insider tip: This is a carryout at heart, but the upstairs dining room is cute, comfy, and has free wi-fi.