5 Things to Brunch at Kangaroo Boxing Club
ou know how Elizabeth Olsen turned out to be way more beautiful, more talented and more statuesque than her short, older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley? Yeah well, Columbia Heights is Elizabeth and Logan Circle is the Olsen twins.
Kangaroo Boxing Club is one of the latest additions to steadily-growing Columbia Heights, which one day will be hotter and get more boyfriends than Logan Circle. From the owners of the PORCmobile, Kangaroo Boxing Club opened last summer on trendy 11th Street to a Full House every night. But don’t expect fisticuffs here (unless there’s a University of Michigan game on).
The owners and UM alumni serve up barbecue goodness in more ways that you can wrap that Von Vonni dress. Vegetarians could be very happy here, too, as there are tons of vegetarian entrées and sides to choose from. We love the super-casual, neighborhood feel, uncharacteristically low prices, and Walking Bacon. More on that in just a minute.
There are also board games to keep you grounded when you reach barbecue ecstasy of Meg Ryan proportions. Just don’t jack the Cards Against Humanity.
Now, five things to brunch:
- The pastrami smashed potatoes ($10, pictured) flecked with pastrami, bacon, melty provolone cheese, jalapenos and cream cheese. Served with two eggs, of course. It’s brunch.
- The pulled pork ($10) is one of the most popular items on the menu, as it should be. Slow-smoked over hickory and apple wood, then disassembled then reassembled for your dining pleasure.
- The Merikan Breakfast ($8) with two eggs any style, fine-diced home fries, ham or bacon (guess what we would choose?).
- The pastrami ($12) is also famous here, hand-cut, slow-smoked and served on marble rye with Guinness mustard. We like it as a Reuben with lots and lots of dressing.
- Now, the most important part of
my existencethis service announcement. Once you pay your bill and get up from the table, the contents of your stomach will have shifted. To make matters worse, you will burn off valuable calories on the walk home. Your mouth may go dry and the sun might scorch your eyes, but I tell you, there is an anecdote, my friend. And that is smoky, crunchy caramelized bacon ($4), the best solution for that long, lonely walk home. This half-bacon, half-cracklin’ half-breed is covered in hard-candy stage brown sugar and ready to blow you back to the Dryopithecus stage of human evolution, so deeply-ingrained in your being will this delicious, primal pleasure be. You may find yourself making gutteral sounds you haven’t heard since you caught your parents making sex.
Kangaroo Boxing Club
3410 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010