What you’re getting: Ful, $5.99
Squeaking in at $5.99 is a big, satisfying bowl of ful at Keren Restaurant. The dish of mashed fava beans topped with tomato, onion, jalapeño, yogurt, olive oil, and berbere is typically eaten for breakfast, but that’s okay since Keren serves breakfast all day. Without the distinct berbere flavor, a bowl of ful might remind you of a seven-layer dip or vegetarian chili. The bowl carries the weight of a football, so expect to be ful (!) all day.
What you’re getting: Taco Tuesday deal, $5
Few free associate tacos when they think of Smoke & Barrel. The Adams Morgan BBQ beast is better known for its brisket and wings. But something magical happens every Tuesday. It busts out a special menu that allows diners to order three tacos and a side for $5 until 11pm. Choose from pulled pork, pulled chicken, smoked tofu, or veggie chili, then decide if you want them BBQ style (hint: you do) or traditional style. Sides include cheddar grits, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes.