Cheap Eats 2013: Afghan Famous Kabob

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

This is the most well rounded of the counter-service Afghan spots, with lots of veggie-friendly entrées. We like the delicate, leek-filled dumplings and the sampler of fried eggplant, spinach, and
sautéed pumpkin topped with tangy yogurt. Sides—crisp green salad, spiced chickpeas—also stand out. Carnivores, don’t miss the aromatic shami kebabs, seasoned ground beef broiled over charcoal.

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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 Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.