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Shawarma Eatery to Set Up Near McPherson Square Next Month

by Andrew Ramonas August 24, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Yafa Grille at 14th and I streets NW

Shawarma, falafel and pitas are slated to come to a space just outside of the east entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station in the coming weeks.

Yafa Grille is set to open at 14th and I streets NW in “mid-September,” co-owner Walt Hash told Borderstan this morning. The eatery will take over the storefront that the Lighter restaurant previously occupied next to a Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Hash said he hopes the restaurant’s location will make it an “eye-catcher.”

“It’s a good area,” he said. “Fourteenth Street is very popular.”

The co-owner plans to keep the eatery open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with late-night hours on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant also will have indoor and outdoor seating for diners as they chow down on its salads, rice bowls, stuffed pitas and platters with chicken, steak and ground chickpeas.

The eatery will be the second Yafa Grille in D.C. A Yafa Grille is at 1205 19th St. NW, too.

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