Purveyors Of Rolling Cuisine Food Truck’s Brick and Mortar Restaurant to be called ‘Kangaroo Boxing Club’ in Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm 17 Comments

3412 11th St, NW

Back in Feb. I shared the news that the PORC food truck was opening a brick and mortar restaurant in Columbia Heights in the old Aquario space at 3412 11th St, NW (next to Meridian Pint.) Yesterday they released the name via email:

Kangaroo Boxing Club to Open in Columbia Heights

Brought to you by the founders of popular food truck, Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine (PORC), Josh Saltzman and Trent Allen; along with fellow U of Michigan alum Chris Powers and DC-native Peyton Sherwood.

Set to open this spring (or early summer, depending), the new neighborhood bar and restaurant, Kangaroo Boxing Club, will offer brick-and-mortar versions of popular PORC offerings and other unique KBC selections.

Kangaroo Boxing will be the establishment everyone wishes for their own neighborhood. A nice relaxed atmosphere, quality and consistent menu options and a solid selection of beer and wine. KBC will be located at 3412 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights, next door to Meridian Pint.

The name, Kangaroo Boxing Club, comes from long-running, drink-infused, late-night bar discussions on the fact that, without technology, man is physically unable to compete with the majority of the animal kingdom. How would you win a match with a kangaroo?

  • Hooray! PORC is an awesome truck, and the fact that their new endeavor will be a five-minute walk from our home is great news indeed.

  • 11th

    the amount of work being done on the 3400 block of 11th is absolutely mind-boggling and very good: the diner, the sand-colored house, this place.

    i was off from work and bumped into one of my adult ESOL students yesterday, grabbed a coffee together at CH coffee, and talked for a while in the trolley turnaround park. pretty incredible transformation in the time i’ve been here.

    the guys and girls working to re-do acuario during the day seem like a cool bunch.

    • Betsy

      I got a look inside the sand colored apartments. They are unbelievably nice. They’re all huge. They have gleaming floors, spa-showers–the works. The top unit has a view of the monument. The one (tiny) drawback is that while there is outdoor space from a second door in the bedroom, they aren’t turning it into a proper deck with a railing.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see other things opening over in that area. I look forward to trying this place when it opens.

  • monkeyrotica

    So is this going to be American tapas or Australian tapas?

    • “Australian tapas” = ketchup on a meat pie.

      • AK

        I think you mean toMAHto sauce.

  • anon

    i’m going to miss acuario. great place for some late night bachata dancing.

  • classic_six

    I was wondering if this might have some ozzie-influenced food or ambience going on, based on the name – but then I read the reason for the naming of the place and it’s a lot more random, drink-infused, referential. Too bad. Anyway, a welcome addition for the 11th street corridor I think.

  • classic_six

    I was hoping this might be an ozzie-inspired/ozzie-influenced in food or ambience based on the name but then I read the reason for the name of the place and it’s a lot more random, drink-infused, referential. Too bad. Anyway, a welcome addition to the 11th street corridor.

  • Parkview Pirate

    Sounds like a cool relaxed bunch of guys that will add to the fun on the 11th street (dare I say ‘corridor’?) area. Welcome!

  • BBQ Guy

    Will they have a smoker there? If not, I doubt it will be any good. I have had a sandwich from their truck. It was good (but a little bit too greasy.) They told me they use a smoker and sell the cooked meats from the truck.

    • Josh, PORC Truck

      There will actually be two smokers on site, we don’t mess around. Sorry to hear you though your last sandwich from us was a little greasy. Sometime’s that’s how the meat comes out. (and frankly, I like it a little on the fatty side. I’m shooting for a heart attack at 30 :) )

  • I live across the street and have had the oppurtunity to talk with the owners a couple of times, they are really great guys who seem to be pretty passionate about what they do. Great addition to the neighborhood.

  • Otis Gal

    I’m sad Acuario is closed. It was yummy, cheap food, great staff, and nice loud music. :-(

    • out of towner

      Yes I also loved Acuario. Cheap beer, huge delicious plates of inexpensive Dominican food and the chance to speak some Spanish. It sure beat some of the prices of nearby places. People thought it was sketchy, but anytime I went (which was often) people were totally mellow and I never saw or heard of female dancers/strippers. I think that is a rumor.

  • jdc

    At night, did Acuario have female dancers/strippers?


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