Food & Drink

Senor Chicken

Even the best fast food restaurants can sport less-than-inspiring names -- Five Guys doesn't exactly make you go "Oh, that must be delicious", and Big Boy is likely to conjure visions of five guys. Add a sweet Peruvian pollo spot to that mix, with Senor Chicken

Just opened up in Target-land, Senor's a sparsely decorated, checker-tiled, counter-ordering "Chicken & Steak a la Brasa" joint helmed by an Iranian born fowl-aholic bravely carrying on after his Peruvian business partner exited stage left post opening their first spot in Alexandria. The main event, accompanied by house salad and fries/yucca/rice & beans, is, of course, chicken (whole, ½, or ¼), cooked up rotisserie-style over natural wood charcoal, just like "they've been doing it in the Andes for years" (apparently, somebody's too lazy for a Blue Rhino propane-tank refill). More curious conquistadors can grab steaks (an 8oz NY strip, a filet mignon, or the top round, garlic/white wine sauce "Marucha"); a spicy chorizo sandwich; or a house special "Mixed Grill", which, for $14, nets you a ½ chicken, top round steak, chorizo, and pork chops, the most meat packed into one space since the White Party at Crow Bar, summer '04

Though not there yet, SC's planning to stay open until the Metro closes, when it's just you, some munchies, and...five guys.