Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Meat in a Box

KStead and I were craving kebabs for dinner tonight. We usually go to our spot in Arlington but didn't feel like going out that way. We found a place located in Falls Church, VA called Meat in a Box. Clever name, yummy meat!

The menu is pretty simple. You choose either shish, beef, chicken or combo (beef + chicken) skewers in either 2, 4 or 10 in a box. It comes wrapped in bread with tomatoes, onions and parsley. I got the shish, which comes with green peppers, zucchini and onions grilled with the meat and KStead got the chicken.

The staff is really nice and friendly. Kitchen is spic and span. The menu also includes other options such as a veggie wrap, soup de jour (minestrone soup is home made by the mother-in-law), ice cream sandwich (home made saffron and rose water infused ice cream served in between wafers), dolma, baklava, and ayran (Persian yogurt drink).

If you're in the Falls Church area we highly recommend this place.

Meat in a Box
312 S Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-9070


LuLu said...

Meat in a box, FANTASTIC! Now if only someone created a store that sold a man in the box...

SAMJAM247 said...

if you ever go to meat in the box you will never pick another place that sales kabob for the rest of your life, they have simple menu but food is beyond delicious

LuLu said...

Oh no, I have to disagree. Charcoal Kabob is the best. Just ask any Indian/Middle Eastern person in the NoVa area. Everyone knows of it.

Mike said...

Sadly, there is no one "best" kabob place in the area. Not only does it differ by nationality, but also by type of kabob.

Here is my very limited take:

The best Iranian kubideh is Friends Kabob in Tyson's. This is probably because I like my kubideh a bit less lean than most.

The best Iranian jujeh (chicken) is Shamshiry, also in Tyson's.

The best bread I've had in years is Meat in a Box's. It has inherited the mantle from Moby Dick, whose quality has gone downhill in recent years.

As far as Arab-style kabobs go, the Lebanese Butcher in Falls Church.

Charcoal Kabob is fantastic kabob, but it's of an entirely different style. Are they Afghan? Kashmiri? I can't quite tell. There are days when I am in the mood for Charcoal Kabob and days when I am in the mood for an Iranian or Arab style kabob; they do not overlap.