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Jun 5, 2008 09:05 PM

Where did Food Factory go?

i know it has been a while since they left their long-time location. where did they re-locate, if anywhere? thanks. they had good seekh kabob and excellent naan.

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  1. I will check as I walk to the metro, but are they not behind the 7-11 at Ballston, entranced by that parking lot back there? They have been there as long as I can remember living in this spot so like 3 years?, I didn't think they had closed but can check today?

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      I stuck my head in there a couple of months ago. I didn't see anything identifying it as the Food Factory that I knew from a few years back, neither signage nor menu items. It looked like a bar that served lunch. Since I don't like eating at bars, I didn't stay to ask questions.

    2. they didn't go anywhere, as far as i know.

      they divided their space a couple years ago, and opened up an organic salad place on the other side. it flopped, and they tried a buffalo wing take-away in its place. after that flopped, they built a bar in it and its a bar that sells buffalo wings.

      but as far as i know, food factory is still tucked back there. (until a couple months ago, i lived 2 blocks away, passed by it every day)

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      1. re: kneelconqueso

        I went there in February after not going for a few years. The place has new owners and a new menu. I was able to order off of the old menu, but it was not as good as I remember it to be. Go to Kabob Palace in Crystal City. I knew the place had changed radically when the entrance hallway was filled with beer kegs.

      2. As the others have said, it's where it's always been at the corner of Fairfax & N. Stuart.

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        1. re: jaydreb

          It may be where it's always been, but it is not what it once was.

          1. re: ChewFun

            Same location as always and still an excellent bone in chicken kabob. They have indeed radically changed their interior and are a sort of sports bar like thing. Food's the same and still quite good but it is now a kind of weird hybrid halal meat and Miller GD sports bar.

            1. re: bob_s

              but they did change original owners/mgmt a few years back, right?

              they still have good seekh kabob and nan?

        2. There's a Food Factory in College Park, MD that sounds like what you're craving. I've never been there but friends have said that it's delicious.