Black Lime Mediterranean Cafe



By Stefanie Gans

Open: Slated for July 31st 

What Chipotle is to the burrito, Black Lime wants to be to Mediterranean food.

WITH David Levitt, owner of Tenderjacks in Leesburg.

ON MENU Assembly line ordering: Start with a base (lavash wrap, salad or kumpir, a Turkish-inspired oversized baked potato that’s whipped with hummus); pick a protein (falafel, grilled shrimp); pick a topping (spicy tomato relish, couscous) and a sauce (harrissa/feta spread, black lime aioli).

ON TAP Rosewater-spiked lemonade.

NEVER ON “We’re never going to have burritos or burgers,” says Paul Stratmeyer, a partner in the operation.

FUTURE PLANS The team filed for a franchise license and envisions multiple area locations. “This is definitely the next iteration of quick casual. Burritos are just burritos,” says Stratmeyer. –SG

2450 Crystal City Drive, Arlington; Open for lunch and dinner daily.

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