White Apron, a five-year-old sandwich shop that fed workers in Penn Quarter and tourists who wandered in while touring the National Mall, is closed.
Barred in DC snapped a photo of a sign outside the grab-and-go eatery (445 11th Street NW) alerting customers about the sudden closure. Its roster of gourmet sandwiches ranged from a roast beef bolstered by zesty chimichurri to vegetarian offerings combing roasted peppers, olive tapenade, and cheese. The restaurant joined the local dining scene in January 2013.
While Penn Quarter diners have plenty of other sandwich makers to choose from — including D.C. standbys Taylor Gourmet, Jetties, and Beef ‘N Bread, as well as new torta slinger Taco Bamba — White Apron’s departure marks the fourth sandwich place to close this week. Navy Yard’s 100 Montaditos tapped out late last week; homegrown operation Earl’s decamped from Ballston; and fast-casual chain Panera called it quits in Columbia Heights.
Which neighborhood sandwich spot will be next?