6/22/2012 10:42:00 AM

Kangaroo Boxing Club Kicks Into Columbia Heights

Kangaroo Boxing Club
The Kangaroo Boxing Club, a brick-and-mortar BBQ venue from the PORC food truck talents, opened earlier this week in Columbia Heights. The name pays homage to a college friend, now deceased, who used to talk about whether man could best other species without technology.

The Food: House-smoked BBQ, pastrami on rye and club sandwiches (including a a clever Veg’n Egg version, the popular HRC Sammie (hummus and vegetables on a Kaiser roll), tater tots and  mac n’ cheese are among the inexpensive fare. Burgers come topped with just about everything else on the menu. Desserts include a margarita-inspired take on Key lime pie.

The Drink: Beer and wine are served.  But it would be a mistake to miss its homemade infused liquors.

The Space: The owners hands-on build out gives the storefront space a been-there-forever rustic look, with a cozy window nook, a bar crafted from an ornate fireplace mantel, a classic jukebox, church pew seating and fascinating, vintage photos of Washington, DC. There's also a sidewalk patio for checking out the neighborhood scene.

The Vibe: Laid back and friendly. This stretch of 11Street NW is developing into quite a mecca for low key, artisanal eating and drinking.

3410 11 St. NW; 202-316-0650


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