Roadside Cafe, Sit-Down Dining on Benning
Roadside Cafe, a new sit-down Caribbean restaurant has opened its doors at 2101 Benning Road (about three blocks east of Langston Bar and Grille). Roadside Cafe is open 11am-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11am-11pm Thursdays, 11am-6am Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am-4pm Sundays. So, that means lunch service seven days a week. Nice! They also feature a Sunday brunch buffet priced at $9.99 per person. Roadside hopes to holds plenty of special events, including comedy nights; R and B/jazz; spoken word; book clubs; and Caribbean Seafood Feasts. And, they have a patio. The patio seats 40, and the inside can accommodate 24 seated customers. They have not yet applied for a liquor license, but plan to seek a beer and wine license. Full menu available on the site. Thanks to the reader who sent in the photos! Further info on the ANC 7D01 blog.
I've really got to make it down that way soon. Not only are Langston Bar and Grille (1831 Benning Road) and Roadside Cafe serving sit-down meals over there, but (at least as far as I know) Rail Station Lounge is still slated for 2001 Benning Road. That's some pretty impressive development.