2019 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian, American, Deli/Quick Bites
Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 9 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Peruvian and Chix chickens; Mexican chicken bowl; chicken and lentil soups; sweet potatoes; black beans and rice; house-infused watermelon water (seasonal).
Sides, $2.49 to $3.99; main courses, $6.49 to $9.29.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene: Food Specials
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.
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