I was so excited to receive an email invitation for a free Pre-Opening Meal yesterday at the new Roti in Rosslyn! If you were on their email list, or were invited by someone on their email list, you could sign up for a time slot to get a free meal and soft drink! Awesome! It was especially awesome because I have been waiting in eager anticipation for Roti to arrive, and now here it is!
Rosslyn is a hub of corporate offices, so naturally, it contains a lot of great lunch spots: Chipotle, Cosi, Le Petit Cafe, Quizno’s, Chop’t, etc. But Roti is going to be a hopping addition — I can already tell. Even during the preview, the place was incredibly packed! I even saw people who weren’t on the list getting nicely turned away at the door. (By the way, the restaurant filled up after I took this photo… we were dining at the beginning of the first time slot.)
You can read more about my initial thoughts on Roti in my post here, where I described it as the Mediterranean version of Chipotle. Such a great concept! Mediterranean food is also the perfect choice for a midday meal. Regular deli sandwiches can get old, boring salads are only filling for two hours maybe (in my opinion), and places like Chipotle can be too heavy for lunch… but Mediterranean cuisine is the way to go. Healthy, light, and scrumptious.
This time, I tried creating my own salad. Great choice! I’ve made a pita sandwich before, but then was too ambitious with the toppings, so I ended up with a HUGE, exploding pita. If you choose a salad or a Mediterranean plate, a pita comes with the meal on the side, so you can put together a little pita for yourself anyway! I really need to take a photo to share.
In conclusion, Roti is awesome, and I’m SO excited it just arrived within walking distance of my office! (And Chris’s office too!)
Another important thing to mention is that you can enter here to win free Roti for a YEAR! I almost didn’t share that link because I want so badly to win. :)