By the time you read this post, Roti Mediterranean Grill will be open for breakfast. If you hurry, you might still beat the rush to be one of the first to try a sandwich wrapped in laffa or tucked into a house-baked pita pocket. Even if you’re not enough of an early bird to check out their breakfast offerings, you may want to check out Roti in NoMa sooner rather than later.
Why? Roti is offering up spit-roasted meats and freshly made toppings that will make up for all those mediocre gyros and kebabs you’ve settled for in the past. They’re even baking their own pita bread on site. And they’re delivering all these big sit-down style flavors at carryout prices.
There was a time when the area north of Union Station on First Street, NE, was an expanse of vacant lots and dilapidated buildings. These days, with multiple federal offices and other large employers moving into the area, there are new dining options opening every week. Even so, Roti Mediterranean Grill is poised to stand out among its neighbors.
So what’s Roti all about? Imagine Chipotle with the flavors of the eastern Mediterranean. Got it? Now check out that picture to the right. Pretty close, right? On the surface, Roti’s quick-service, choose-your-own-adventure style is similar to that of the ubiquitous burrito place. But their flavors are miles apart.
Check out some of what Roti will be offering when they open today after the jump. (more…)