Chop’t – Chinatown

Designer salad shops keep on coming

The salad spread at Chop’t in Chinatown.

Chop’t owners Colin McCabe and Tony Shure closed their brand-new Penn Quarter salad shop for a few hours yesterday afternoon to entertain media with samples of their signature greens and wrap sandwiches. A dressing tasting offered a buffet of carrot and celery sticks to dip into any of the 28 flavors. We especially liked the carrot ginger, General Tso’s chipotle, spa balsamic, and smoky bacon Russian—but don’t kid yourself that you’re eating a healthy lunch if you opt for that last one on your lettuce. It’s amped up with lots of smoked bacon and is so thick that it could double as a dip.

From The Washingtonian's Best Bites Blog, November 29, 2007.