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.
One of the new DC Circulator bus routes will serve Borderstan, going up 14th Street NW from McPherson Square Metro stop to Adams Morgan and Woodley Park Metro (PDF map here). From the DC Circulator Web site:
The DC Circulator is thrilled to announce two new routes: Union Station – Navy Yard Metro and Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square Metro, starting service March 29th.