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The U Street Taco: A Glossary

Have you tried the U Street Taco yet? Inspired by Philadelphia's South Street Taco, this late-night treat is the extreme sloppy drunk food D.C. always needed but (until last week) never had. But the fun doesn't have to end there! For even more gustatory challenges, consult our handy glossary.

The U Street Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke inside a jumbo slice

The U Street Super Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke inside a jumbo slice, drenched in mumbo sauce

The U Street Pica Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke and a Pica Taco taco inside a jumbo slice

The Snooty U Street Taco: A Komi half-smoke inside a 2Amys pizza slice (take Uber car to each restaurant, return to 14th and U)

The Bandwagoneering U Street Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke inside a jumbo slice, topped with a maple bacon doughnut

The Gentrified U Street Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke inside a jumbo slice, with Taylor Gourmet risotto balls on top

The 9th Street Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke wrapped in injera (hat tip: Martin Austermuhle)

The 11th Street Taco: A Kangaroo Boxing Club pastrami sandwich wrapped in a pancake from The Coupe (wait: 45 minutes)

The H Street Taco: A Horace & Dickie's fried whiting sandwich wrapped in an H &pizza pizza

The Spike Mendelsohn Taco: A Good Stuff Eatery burger wrapped in a We the Pizza slice (hat tip: Benjamin R. Freed)

The Nationals Park Taco: A Shake Shack burger wrapped in a Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke

The Georgetown Taco: A Georgetown Cupcake cupcake stuffed into a crepe

The Minibar Taco: A Ben's Chili Bowl chili half-smoke inside a jumbo slice, reduced to fizz

The National Mall Taco: National Park Service permit still pending

The Logan Circle Taco Salad: Pitango gelato stuffed in a Sweetgreen salad

The Adams Morgan Taco: A jumbo slice wrapped in a jumbo slice

Add your own invention in the comments! Photo by Jessica Sidman

  • Erm

    Seems to me the AdMo Taco should really be Amsterdam Falafel wrapped in a jumbo slice.

  • MtP

    The Adams Morgan taco should be a Amsterdam Falafel or a Doner Bistro Doner wrapped in a Jumbo Slice!

    Mount Pleasant Taco - Haydees Burrito (or my fav, a Chimi) wrapped in a Radius slice.

  • JS

    The U Street Taco Hall: UHall Pho Dog wrapped in Italian Pizza Kitchen on U

  • DC Person

    BARF

  • LB

    The Eastern Market taco- a Ted's Bulletin poptart wrapped in some Market Lunch buckwheat pancakes. With a Sweet Lobby macaron on top in pure Sweet Lobby style.

  • jeni

    Hmm. The AdMo taco should be a Jumbo Slice wrapped around a Amsterdam Falafel wrapped around a Julia's Empanada.

  • J

    That looks like a fetus wrapped in a jumbo slice

  • Bob Zughetti

    PLEASE STOP IT WITH THIS. Thank you. - The District of Columbia

  • Fisch

    The "Hey I want to be like douchebaggy Philadelphia" taco: Any attempt to mimic the 'South Street taco'.

  • Ben

    The Rock Creek Park Taco: Jumbo Slice wrapped around a hunk of meat from the white-tailed deer you just shot

  • Ben

    The DC Douchebag Taco: A scrap of cloth ripped from a pair of pleated khakis, wrapped around an inflated sense of self importance, and gently sprinkled with arrogance

  • Ben

    The Citypaper Taco: A Jumbo Slice wrapped around a desperate desire to create the Next Big DC Trend

  • Matt Cohen

    The DC Failure Taco: A streetcar wrapped inside LivingSocial.

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  • sewsewsoso

    This is the dumbest thing ever. Please stop.

  • Ben

    The Georgetown Taco tastes great all winter but then is putrid once March rolls around.

  • http://tadadating.com robin

    Woodbridge TACO: A loaded Baked potato from dixie bones in Woodbridge, VA with their macaroni and cheese on top.

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