If I had to eat only one cuisine for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be Mediterranean. Every year for my birthday growing up, I requested chicken souvlaki, it’s my absolute favorite meal. In case you don’t know, souvlaki is a sort of Greek salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta) topped onto a warm pita and served with either chicken or lamb. Greek meals always have the feeling of comfort to me.
So my love of Cava Grill + Cava Mezze should come as no surprise. I actually tried the grill, which is a casual eats version of the restaurant, before the restaurant and have documented my growing love for harissa + crazy feta on my Instagram here, here and here. Scrolling through my Instagram, I realized I’ve documented my Cava experience more times than a normal person should. Note to self. I just get really excited, okay?
Last week, I grabbed dinner with Liz of What Dress Code?, she’s also the community manager for Cava Grill. I was excited to check out their new Chinatown location and the inspiration for this post came when Liz casually mentioned to a co-worker about the more than fair price of their beers. If there’s one thing DC dwellers love, it’s a good happy hour price.
Cava Grill Chinatown offers DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works at $4.50 and for those of you who lean more towards the vino (insert wine and girl raising her hand Emojis here), they also have red and white house wines on tap. Done and done.
Liz and I each ordered bowls and 1 glass of wine per girl (this was only a Tuesday), our total came to just under $35. If you’re looking for a delicious dinner and an adult beverage, this is the place for you. Next book club meeting? Check. A cute date on a budget? Double check. There’s a foosball table on the second floor, a little healthy competition never hurt 😉
Or if you’re simply looking for a beer or wine, you won’t find this good of a price elsewhere in Chinatown!
Have you gone to Cava Mezze or Cava Grill? Cava Mezze also has solid happy hour deals but be warned, it’s only 5-7.
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