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Long-awaited Columbia Heights barbecue joint Kangaroo Boxing Club opens its doors (and patio) today at 4 p.m.
On the menu: pulled pork, smoked sloppy joes, a pastrami platter, gorgonzola mac and cheese, and lots of other home cookin’ classics. The most expensive thing you’ll find? Crab cakes for $14. There’s even a little something for vegetarians: a veggie platter with beets, mushrooms, quinoa, spinach, shaved almonds, and a fried egg.
Dessert highlights include bacon peanut butter cookies and a margarita pie, KBC’s twist on a key lime pie with tequila.
Cocktails will also be a big part of the drink menu, but to start there’s just one: Grandpa’s Revenge. The $8 drink is made with Old Gran Dad bourbon, a citrus, brown sugar, cinnamon simple syrup, a spritz of soda, and some lemon juice.
Co-owner Peyton Sherwood (whose father you may know from TV) says to expect more cocktails in the next two weeks. They’ve already got two infusions in the works—a banana cinnamon bourbon and a orange, lime, banana, grapefruit vodka. Eventually, Sherwood says there will be 10 to 12 infused liquors. In the meantime, there’s nine beers, including two on tap.
Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3410 11th St. NW; 202-316-0650; kangaroodc.com