Last week, I hopped up Connecticut Ave. N.W. to celebrate the launch of Kababji’s mobile outlet, the KababjiTruck, which serves up authentic, fresh and tasty Lebanese kebabs and cuisine from its grill.
The evening’s activities were orchestrated by DC PR maven Jill Collins, who shepherded area foodies, including Lauren of Capital Cooking, Johnna of Johnna Knows Good Food and Leo of Thrillist, onto the patio on this particularly lovely sunny evening.
Delicious cocktails were served, including strawberry mint mojitos and delicious—and strong—red wine sangria with pine nuts. Unfortch, these bevies aren’t served from the KababjiTruck, which was parked out front, but from the brick and mortar location.
The truck features Lebanese kebab sandwiches, platters, and some grab-and-go options. The menu consists primarily of reliable Mediterranean staples like kebabs, hummus, baba ghannouj, chicken and rice platter and many more. Pita platters (lamb, hummus, beef, chicken, grilled veggies), and kebab and rice platters (chicken, beef, lamb, grilled veggies) are both $9 including two sides. There is also pita sandwiches, soups, and mezze sides. Healthy, fast and affordable seems to be the name of the game.
We all selected platters, which come with two cold mezze and the main dish. I selected tabouleh salad and hummus—the most authentic of Lebanese dishes. Normally, I get bored of hummus—but Kababji seriously has the best hummus around (a fact I knew before ordering). My mouth is watering for it as we speak. The tabouleh salad was fresh and delicious and I feel guilty for not eating enough of it (because I was stuffing my face with hummus).
As for the main dish, my veggie wrap was so-so, but my neighbors seemed to enjoy their lamb and beef kebabs thoroughly. The folks in the restaurant brought out Kababji’s delicious spiced pita chips, enabling one to use either pita or pita chips with your hummus—whatever your fancy.
Best of all, the restaurant also sent out its delicious fried cheese rolls, which are worth the trip alone and available from the truck.
I’m jonesing for some hummus—think I’ll head to Kababji or track down the truck now.
For the restaurant, head to 1351 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
For the truck, locate it via Twitter at @KababjiTruck.