In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a light dinner and a few drinks before heading to the bar. Go with a group and fill up the table with a mix of their Mediterranean small plates - get the spanakopita. Check it out on the weekends for a $35 all you can eat brunch.
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You know the drill at Cava: build your own Mediterranean bowl/wrap. Pretty much whatever you make will turn out great.
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