Have you ever gone to a restaurant and thought: "This is nice, but wouldn't it be better if nearly every item on the menu contained hummus?" Well, you're in luck! Sabra hummus (the kind you get in the grocery store when you're feeling fancy) has taken over a Georgetown storefront to create a pop-up restaurant whose menu could best be described as "hummus forward." They've hired D.C. chef Mary Beth Albright, a former "Next Food Network Star" contestant to run the kitchen.
The cafe will feature dishes such as the Hummus Plate, the Classic Hummus Trio, the Hummus Panini and even the Create-Your-Own Hummus. In case you didn't get enough hummus, you can also try a salad with hummus vinaigrette, or other spreads of hummus-like consistency, including baba ganoush and guacamole. All other foodstuffs are merely a vehicle for hummus; hummus is ambrosia, the food of the gods. America runs on hummus.
Hummus House plans to donate $25,000 to the National Future Farmers of America scholarship program. Additionally, an asterisk at the bottom of the menu says that no tips are necessary for the service you receive at hummus house. The pop-up, which opens today, will run through Oct. 26.
Sabra Hummus House, 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-0500. Open Monday-Friday for lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 9 p.m.).