Well, as Tenleytown is a bit of a chow wasteland, I was excited to see the arrival of this new Persian kabob place right on Wisconsin next door to the deli. It's called Hungry Tiger. Made my first trip there on Saturday. They serve all sorts of kabobs, felafel, hamburgers, french fries, some side salads, and ice cream. Sort of a cute hybrid of a drive-in hamburger joint with a Middle Eastern twist.
I had the kobideh kabob with salad. Not bad. Very fresh. Next time I'll try the rice instead of salad. They have shakers of sumac on the tables, which I respect. They make their own bread, but I found it a little too crispy and not pita-like enough for my taste. Definitely not as good as my favorite kabob place, Kabob Palace in Crystal City. But certainly worth a return visit.