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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.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.