Indian venue opens at J Street for trial period

A new venue in J Street will serve up curry and naan, after students voiced concerns about a lack of variety in the Marvin Center-based eatery.

The White Peacock, an Indian restaurant, will offer lunch at the Burrito Del Rey station for two weeks before potentially becoming a permanent fixture. The restaurant opened Monday.

“The idea is to enhance overall quality and variety into the J Street program,” Nancy Haaga, director of GW’s Campus Support Services, said.

Signs for The White Peacock will replace those for Burrito Del Rey while the Indian food is being served.

Sodexo held a sample tasting last week in J Street, where students snacked on potential menu items like tandoori chicken, samosas and fried vegetable fritters called pakora.

Whether or not Indian food will be offered as a regular menu option will be based on sales and feedback from students, Haaga said.

The Burrito Del Rey station would rotate Indian and Tex-Mex cuisine if Sodexo decides to make The White Peacock a regular option, Haaga said.

“The idea is to have some different offerings from time to time to keep the variety interesting,” Haaga said.

Regular Burrito Del Rey menu items will be served during dinner hours for the next two weeks.

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