Sometimes I forget that food does not have to run me a days check worth and am reminded of this when I visit a spot like Roti. Lunchtime in NOMA has evolved and now is the home of Roti, the Mediterranean Grill that’s fast but good. Roti is an example of fast food that can be quality food and not break your wallet. Perhaps it was the Salmon Salad with a splash of hummus or the fact that I got in and out of there in 30 minutes over a lunch meeting, that aroused my interest in the bustling lunch spot. Whatever the reason, Roti makes one of the top “fast food” spots to visit in the District during the lunch hour.
Johnna Rowe is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. Rowe, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. Rowe has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.