Young and Hungry

Cava Mezze Grill Now Open in Columbia Heights

Cava Mezze Grill, the fast casual restaurant from the guys behind Cava, made its debut in Columbia Heights today.

If you're not familiar with the concept, it's kind of like a Mediterranean-style Chipotle. Customers pick a pita, salad, or bowl with a choice of proteins (like grilled meatballs, lamb, falafel), six different spreads (tzatziki, hummus, harissa), and 10 toppings (feta, cabbage salad, kalamata olives). There's also Greek yogurt with fruits, granola, nut, and honey toppings.

This is the third location for Cava Mezze Grill, after Bethesda Row and Tysons Corner Center. Two more locations in Tenleytown and Merrifield, Va., are coming this fall.

Cava Mezze Grille, 3105 14th St. NW; cavagrill.com

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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