Monday, November 8, 2010
Visiting Chez Aunty Libe
Brightwood is often perceived to have a lack of food options. This is not the case at all. What is lacking is clusters of nouveau/trendy/hype-y restaurants, the types of places that tend to get noticed by your average young DC dweller. But if you take the time to open your eyes and your mind (I don't mean to sound preachy when I say that, even though I know that's exactly how it sounds), you'll find some really interesting places under the radar.
Made my first visit to Chez Aunty Libe the other day. Although it's about a three minute walk from my house, I'd put off going there because I imagined they'd have few choices for someone like me (seeing as I've been eschewing animal flesh for well over half my life). On the strength of the Yelp reviews, one of which is written by a vegetarian, I went. My meal was a plate of red rice with vegetables sauteed with I'm-not-sure-what, and it was delicious. The portion was huge and when I could only finish half of it, the hostess (Aunty Libe?) chided me. "You're not a good eater," she said. I assured her that the meal would be eagerly finished the next day, and it was.
Chez Aunty Libe is at 6115 Georgia Avenue NW.