G Street Food

International street food is notoriously delicious, but does present risks, like botulism, or theft at the hands of the vendor's crafty, fez-wearing monkey. For mouth-watering foreign street cuisine in a clean, ape-free setting: G Street Food.

An airy, counter ordering, orange-walled dining hall, G Street specializes in all manner of exotic, food cart-y dishes, a project conceived by the chef while on a South Asia trip with his son, a journey that apparently involved less spiritual enlightenment, and more spit-roasted enheavyment. Everyday items run from the bacon/Virginia chevre/caramelized onion/basil chiffonade flatbread Roman Pizza, to the local tomatoes/bacon "Grafton Cheddar" grilled sandwich, to the roast pork/pickled veggies/Viet-baguette Bahn Mi, to the Pan Bagnat: salad nicoise on a Paladin bun (hint: attack it with your +2 Knife). To keep your stomach on its toes, there's also a daily-rotating menu that weekdays includes a tartine and sausage of the day, e.g., Monday's tuna/avocado tartine and North African Merguez; Friday's roast beef/celery root/capers open-faced sandwich and chili-chicken sausage w/ wasabi slaw; and Wednesday's tomatoes provencale/Parmesan/parsley puree tartine, paired off against chorizo rolled in saj -- a Middle-Eastern, pita-like bread cooked flat, because no one wants to see the Rise of Saj.

G'll also be hawking breakfasts foreign and domestic, like a Nantucket-style coffee cake, brioche, and a "panino": brocoli rabe with fried potato and an organic egg, poached, just like your wallet.