Monday, January 7, 2008


I headed over to Chix last week, the new organic chicken spot at 11th and U Streets, NW. I had been hearing great things about the place and since my office is in the vicinity, I wanted to give it a try before the office moves and I'm not on U St. every day.

The Chix chicken was perfect — moist and slightly spicy — but the side dishes were less so. The brown rice and black beans were typical, and the noodles and cheese (a take on mac and cheese) were dry and bland. The chicken comes with a choice of sauce, and I had the Caribbean curry mustard, which was a bit strong for the chicken, so I didn't use much of it, but it was still tasty.

I've heard better things about the sandwiches, like the deluxe wrap (chopped chicken, black beans, brown rice, lettuce, tomatoes cheddar, topped with avocado vinaigrette) and the salads, like the large Spanish salad (lettuce, tomatoes, olives, roasted red peppers, and shaved manchego cheese).

The chicken alone is worth returning for, but next time I would forego the sides and try one of the salads instead. Plus any restaurant that is environmentally conscious (everything except plastic silverware is biodegradable) gets points in my book.

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