(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
(Updated at 7:31 p.m. to correct a misspelling) Massive sushi rolls are set to arrive in Dupont Circle tomorrow.
Buredo, an eatery that serves burrito-sized sushi, will open its second location at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., according to co-owner Mike Haddad.
And here’s an added bonus: the first 200 customers through the door get a free giant sushi roll, the restaurant announced on Facebook earlier today:
The wait is over DC! We are opening our Dupont location tomorrow, August 3rd at 11 am. We have some new menu items in store for you, plus we are giving a free buredo and Spindrift Fresh sparkling water to the first 200 people to join us. Hope to see you tomorrow at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036!
h/t to Jason Shevrin for checking our grammar
Just a few weeks ago, we reported that sushi burrito purveyor Buredo might be headed to Dupont Circle. Now, it’s official.
Buredo’s owners, Mike Haddad and Travis Elton, have signed a lease for a new location at the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to Washington City Paper. Haddad confirmed the news with us yesterday.
“Aiming for late spring [opening], with the same menu but a few surprises in store,” Haddad said in an e-mail.
According to the City Paper, the new location will likely serve new sushi rolls, ceviche and poke bowls, and may be open as late as 3 or 4 a.m.
Sushi burrito photo via Facebook / Buredo
It may eventually be possible to get burrito-sized sushi rolls down the street from Dupont Circle.
Buredo, the super-sized sushi restaurant that opened in Franklin Square in July, is considering opening a new location in the former Pinkberry space at 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW, a representative with the company told us today. (more…)