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Where did Food Factory go?

alkapal Jun 5, 2008 09:05 PM

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.

  1. ktmoomau Jun 6, 2008 05:20 AM

    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
      MikeR Jun 7, 2008 04:36 AM

      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. k
      kneelconqueso Jun 6, 2008 05:53 AM

      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
        ChewFun Jun 6, 2008 06:42 AM

        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. j
        jaydreb Jun 6, 2008 07:44 AM

        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
          ChewFun Jun 6, 2008 01:51 PM

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

          1. re: ChewFun
            bob_s Jun 8, 2008 05:59 AM

            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
              alkapal Jun 8, 2008 06:33 AM

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

              they still have good seekh kabob and nan?

        2. x
          xpatticakesx Jun 10, 2008 03:23 PM

          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.

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