Socca at G Street Food
I was very happy to hear that G Street Food, the new Mark Furstenberg lunch shop, is serving socca every day. This is the Nissarda street food of a chickpea crepe/pancake.
The pancake is excellent. The topping is good, could be great if the tomato coulis underneath the chickpeas was more tart (or more evident). It is made to order, which is a very good thing, but you will have to wait for it. At about $5.25, this could be the best cheap lunch right now in downtown DC.
I do wish there was an inexpensive drink option like the flavored water at Breadline.
Hmm. No tomato coulis served with the socca I had on Monday. The pancake was good. The lentil stew served on top was fine. Surprisingly spicy and heavy-handed on the cumin, in my opinion.
I was surprised by how large the serving was though. It is indeed a good deal. But next time, I'll try something else.
Thanks for the heads up on socca at Breadline. This is also called farinata (just over the border from Nice along the Ligurian coastline). It's a great and healthy dish that people should try making at home. Use Italian (not Indian) chickpea flour, olive oil and generous lashings of sea salt.