Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yummy Fast Food: Potbelly

I'm the first one to admit I can be a snob at times when it comes to chain restaurants.  My natural instinct is to head to a food truck or a locally owned shop if I need to have fast and affordable food. Last month, I was invited by Potbelly  to sample their new flats menu and needless to say I was humbled by the experience. It was a warm spring evening and we were welcomed by the Frozen Raspberry Lemonade smoothie.  It was love at first smoothie! I envisioned downing several of these on a hot DC summer day! Being one of those weird people with an aversion to ice cream,  I love how this is made with raspberry sorbet. It makes it light, airy, and perfectly tart. 
Frozen Raspberry Smoothie in the Making
Photo Courtesy of Potbelly
From there, we sampled the Flats Sandwiches, which are made with multi-grain flatbread.  I sampled A Wreck first which was made with my favorites: salami, turkey, roast beef, and melted Swiss cheese.  I had to remind myself not to eat the whole thing so I could move to the other sandwiches. I followed up with the Italian with all the Italian deli goodies I love: capicola, salami, mortadella, and melted Provolone. Although I was pretty full, I took a few bites of the guilt free Mediterranean, which is filled with cucumbers, red peppers, and hummus.  They were all yummy in their own right but if I had to pick one, it would be the Italian.

As I was sampling the Flats Sandwiches, the Popchips, and the freshly baked oatmeal cookies, I noticed the Potbelly Washington Handy DC Guide.  It's a really cute map which shows visitors are the key landmarks and of course, the Potbelly locations in DC. I thought that was a nice touch for a tourist on the go. 

Overall, it was a great experience and I was impressed with the fact even a restaurant with 280 locations can find a way to tune the experience with the city with the fun maps. Needless to say, I will be coming back for more. Additionally, I was happy to receive a special shipment from Popchips who co-hosted the event. As I write this, I am snacking on the yummy sweet potato chips.  They are crisp, airy, and a light sweet taste. A great snack!
Snackin' and Bloggin'
*I received products from Potbelly and Popchips. To maintain the integrity of the blog, want to share I only write about products I love and enjoy. 
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