Annandale’s newest restaurant, Pelicana, opened to big crowds May 21. There were so many customers, in fact, they stopped filling takeout orders.
Pelicana, which specializes in fried chicken, is next to The Block at 4219 John Marr Drive. It’s open 5 p.m. to midnight during its “soft opening” period, says manager Peter Kim. Eventually it will be open daily 11-2 a.m.
|Chicken and rice cakes.|
Chicken can be ordered crispy, spicy, or both and with several sauce options, such as spicy BBQ, honey garlic, “yellow snowing cheese,” or with the Pelicana Signature sauce with three levels of spiciness (kindergarten, elementary, or high school).
Other items on the menu include wings, “ugly fried chicken burgers,” salads, fries with truffle oil, sweet potato fries, soy-fried dumplings, a few Korean specialties, and more. There’s a full bar, too.
Pelicana is a Korean-based franchise operation with eight locations in the United States, mostly in New York. This is the first one in Virginia.