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It would seem that more members of the D.C. food media showed up for Thursday’s 11 a.m. opening of Chipotle‘s hugely ballyhooed ShopHouse eatery than actual customers. By noon, though, a veritable line of diners had formed. For Y&H’s first bite, I chose the pork and chicken meatball bánh mì. The meatballs had come highly recommended. My initial impression: tastes sort of like falafel—zesty but not particularly meaty. Take a closer look at the inner workings of the spherical foodstuff below:

Photos by Chris Shott