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It’s a good week to leave your brown bag lunch at home. Three new casual lunch options opened in D.C. this week.
Yesterday, the team behind Againn gastropub opened a cafe called Bean & Bite at 1152 15th St. NW. The shop serves house-made baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and premium roast coffee. (Not to mention desserts like carrot cake, almond bars, and blondie brownies.)
Today, Chicago-based healthy foods chain The Protein Bar opens in Penn Quarter, serving high-protein smoothies, raw juices, quinoa bowls, salads, and “bar-ritos.” Founder Matt Matros lost 60 pounds eating the foods he now serves at the restaurant (and was named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors last year).
UPDATE: And that’s not all! Prince of Petworth brings word that Z-Burger is now open in Columbia Heights as is Mediterranean Salad & Grill at 15th and U Streets NW.
Photo by Jessica Sidman