Most everyone loves chicken, but The Bird turns something that seems like a safe bet into a very worthy dinner. Meals commence with a wink to the menu’s celebration of poultry by offering diners a complimentary bowl of “bird seed”—a savory mix of pepitas, sunflower seeds and raisins. The humble chicken reaches for new heights here, finding global influence in the crunchy, sweet and spicy Korean wings sprinkled with cilantro; grilled chicken draped in bright red peri-peri sauce; or duck meatballs in tomato curry. Count on the brunch menu to highlight myriad egg creations. Located near Logan Circle, the bi-level space is lively and festooned with custom works from local artists. If pork is more your style though, try sibling restaurant, The Pig.
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