Friday, August 16, 2013

New delivery place with funny name, Meat in a Box (Plus Did Someone Say Pizza???), is delicious

The other day I got a menu in my mailbox for a new delivery place with a funny name: Meat in a Box (Plus Did Someone Say Pizza???) -- yes, that's the name, and there are three questions marks. And it was awesome.

I figured it was such a weird name, I had to give it a shot. The meat in the box they refer to is Middle Eastern fare like beef, chicken, shish kebab, veggie or salmon skewers, plus things like hummus, falafel and the like.

The menu is here, though the online version is missing the pizza for some reason. The paper one I got has pizza and other similar grub, hence the second part of the name, Plus Did Someone Say Pizza???, but I didn't give that a try yet.

You can order just the skewers or skewers over rice, which I opted for. That also comes with a small salad, yogurt sauce, and pita bread. I choose the combo skewers, half chicken and half beef, and I have to say, it was delicious. The rice was really tasty and well seasoned (I could have eaten just that and been happy) and the skewers were also quite good. Aside from the tasty yogurt sauce, there was also a spicy green sauce and a dark one, though I realized I had already eaten everything before I tried the dark-colored one. So I guess that's a good sign.

The whole meal about about $11, including tax, though I had to get an extra $.50 yogurt sauce to make the $10 minimum for ordering. I didn't see drinks on their site or menu, but I assume they have some.

They're based in Adams Morgan at 2005 18th Street NW, which used to be a jumbo slice place. Their phone number is 202-986-4646 and they're also on delivery apps for the phone. (Their website only has the Arlington location, so beware.)

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