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Spring Back into Nutrition at Café tu-O-tu

Veggie Heaven Wrap and Lay's Potato Chips
Veggie Heaven Wrap and Lay's Potato Chips
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Cafe tu-O-tu

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Start the spring season with good nutrition at Café tu-O-tu. Café tu-O-tu serves Mediterranean food “with a Turkish twist”. The café is fresh and colorful and a far cry from carry-outs and fast food chains.

Swap a fast food restaurant for Mediterranean food at Cafe tu-O-tu during National Nutrition Month.
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Situated in the beginning of Georgetown, Café tu-O-tu makes one feel like home in your backyard. Guests can entertain and carry conversations in the patio.

For lunch, order a veggie heaven wrap. The wrap consists of spinach, avocado, cucumbers, and tomatoes with sundried tomato pesto. It comes with an ounce of Lay’s Potato Chips. The wrap is delicious tasting like a vacation in the Mediterranean.

Swap a cheeseburger and fries for a kofte sandwich and olive salad. The kofte sandwich consists of grilled and herbed lamb patties with lettuce, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes in a pita. You have the option to choose mayonnaise or tzatziki. The tzatziki is a better choice. It adds more flavor to the sandwich than mayonnaise. If you don’t know what tzatziki is, it’s a Greek sauce made from strained yogurt; cucumbers; garlic; herbs; salt; and olive oil. It’s served with grilled meats.

Don’t underestimate lamb. Lamb, unlike beef, isn’t marbled (fat in the meat) and has over one-half of unsaturated fat and a great source of vitamin B.

The olive salad adds color to the palette. The olive salad consists of arugula; black and green olives; mozzarella balls; and sundried tomatoes. Olives are a staple in the Mediterranean diet which are low in calories; contain healthy fats; and are a good source of iron, Vitamin E and copper. Arugula is richer in vitamins and minerals than iceberg lettuce. According to Livestrong.com, it has “eight times the calcium, five times the Vitamin A, C, and K and four times the iron.” And to add, the salad is enjoyable!

Café tu-O-tu gets its name from the area code “202” and they have two locations in the Georgetown area. The main café is located at 2816 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and the Express at 3421 M Street, NW.

For more information about, visit their website at www.cafetuotu.com.