The Washington Post: The Hitching Post still draws neighbors, five decades on

The Hitching Post


Fried chicken with a side of Luther Vandross? Count me in. Time mostly stands still at this 52-year-old Southern draw in Petworth, which changed hands seven years ago but retains the neighborly spirit instilled by original owners Al and Adrienne Carter, who now live above the dining room and bar they turned over to chef Barry Dindyal.

His menu kept the crowd favorites, including pork chops and fried whiting, and grew to embrace his taste for Indian food. Hence the fried spinach with sweet yogurt and tamarind chutney, a hat tip to a previous employer, Rasika in Penn Quarter. Entrees come with a choice of two sides, making them good deals. The coleslaw and potato salad merit blue ribbons. And because Dindyal keeps pork out of the pot, his vegetarian customers can enjoy the collards, too.

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