Barracks Row Bombay Street Food 2 Is Open – Photos
by Larry Janezich
The Grand Opening in Friday, but Bombay Street Food 2, 524 Eighth Street, SE, is open now. The restaurant is sister to the popular Columbia Heights outlet and succeeds Garrison at 524 Eighth Street which closed in January.
The menu will feature two of the most popular Bombay street foods: vada pav – a spiced potato puff slider and kati rolls – Indian flatbread folded around a filling (chicken, lamb, or cottage cheese along with egg, tomato, onion and ginger/garlic chutney).
In addition to these and other specialties from its original menu the Capitol Hill location will feature new items, including Spicy Lal Mirch with roasted red pepper, ginger, garlic and cilantro and the Spicy Monsoon Wedding with black peppercorn, red chili and coriander seeds – both can be ordered with lamb, chicken or goat.
The restaurant will offer daily lunch specials, some targeted to Congressional staffers, and others to Marines from the nearby Marine Barracks, including Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and Goat Curry.
Weekend brunch specials will include Anda Bhurji (scrambled eggs with vegetables) or Anda Keema Bhurji (minced chicken and scrambled egg), served with hardboiled egg, home fries and choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary.
The restaurant is the creation of restaurateur Asad Sheikh, a Bombay native. He opened three Curry Mantras, London Curry House and 1947 in Northern Virginia before selling out and moving on to the Bombay in DC.
The restaurant seats 75 diners – indoors and out. Hours: Lunch – 11:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday; 11:30am-3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. Dinner – 4:30pm-10:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 4:30pm-10:30pm, Friday and Saturday.