A Pop-Up Turns Permanent: Tacos Impala Gets Its Own Digs on H Street
The former pop-up taqueria Tacos Impala is moving into permanent digs on the burgeoning H Street corridor. The blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Proprietor Troy Hickman (the designer behind neighborhood venues Toki Underground, Queen Vic, and Jimmy Valentine's) is moving the prior carryout-window concept into space previously slated to become prolific restaurateur Joe Englert's eponymous beef restaurant, Joe's Coal & Ice. That project is now shelved. The new taco shop is reportedly described as "a sit down Mexican restaurant featuring the same tacos on homemade tortillas that Hickman & Toki Underground Chef Erik Yang sold this winter as well as other authentic North Mexican cuisine and various tequilas." Hickman anticipates opening in early 2012.
Photo by Jess Lander