Another great option in NoVa eating has opened up - the very tiny Chez Manelle serving Tunisian specialties. Almost everything on the menu is a specific rendition of North African cuisine that you can't find anywhere else in the DC-Baltimore area.
I got take out that held up very, very well - which is a rarity. Omek Houria is a pureed carrot appetizer that tasted amazing cold the next day with an agressive olive flavor. This was an instant favorite. Brika is a crispy crepe stuffed with a fried egg - the yolk broke open cutting into it. Very delicious. The Kaftaji Merguez is a potato-intense, egg, and vegetable pan-fry topped with merguez sausage. This was simple and hearty.
For those looking to explore new and exciting options, this is a destination restaurant.