For the past several weeks, the banner hanging above the door of the former Carry Out Deli at 14th and P streets NW has simply read "Asian Restaurant COMING SOON" with an image of balloons. Well, if you've been wondering what kind of Asian food the restaurant will serve, the suspense is over.
A menu posted in the window reveals the place will be called 14th Cafe and primarily serve Chinese food, giving some competition to nearby Yum's II and Great Wall Szechuan House. Dishes range from Peking duck to kung pao chicken to mapo tofu. There are also a few Korean items thrown on the menu like Korean-style seafood pot and kimchi. Lunch specials are $7.95 plus tax.
Y&H wasn't able to reach anyone at the restaurant to find out exactly when it will open, but by the nearly finished look of the dining room, it could be any day now. The website is not set up yet, but here's a look at the menu:
14th Cafe, 1416 14th St. NW; (202) 588-0695; 14stcafedc.com
Photos by Jessica Sidman