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Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Oohhs & Aahhs
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
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Oohhs & Aahhs
Address: 1005 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-667-7142
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Soul Food, Southern, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 10 PM, Sunday noon to 7 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fried chicken; mac n' cheese; Cajun-spiced turkey chop; beef ribs; shrimp with peppers and onions; fried lobster; chicken wings and boneless breasts; beef or turkey meatloaf; broiled whiting; candied yams; cornbread.
Price Details: Entrees, $7.95 to $24.95.

Late Night Eats

The electric bill at this soul-food kitchen went up in April when co-owner Indiah Wilson added a late-night shift. Wednesday through Sunday from midnight to 4, she replaces collards and yams with waffles and fried chicken.

Wilson, often in “going out” garb and fresh from the dance floor at Lotus Lounge, fills Styrofoam boxes with Frisbee-size waffles and five fried wings for $10.95. Although the waffles have egg whites mixed in to lighten the batter, home fries aren’t as guiltless: The cajun-spiced potatoes join grilled red and green peppers in a sauté of pure butter.

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