(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) Dozens of locals stood outside a new Dupont Circle restaurant in hopes of snatching free burrito-sized sushi rolls this morning.
A line started to form at least 30 minutes before the eatery welcomed its first diners at 11 a.m.
“I work close by, and I figured why not?” said Derek Hottle, a consultant, who had joined the queue. “I eat a lot of sushi, and I saw their opening sign.”
Grants manager Armaine Decastro and graphic designer Jazmine Johnson, who have had Buredo’s food from its other location near Franklin Square, also stood in line for its complimentary sushi meals.
“I love sushi,” Decastro said. “It’s different [at Buredo]. But it tastes really good.”
As of 11:45 a.m., about 25 people still were waiting in front of the restaurant for its free food.
Photos and video by Alyse Mier