Posts Tagged ‘Bandolero’

Landlord Wants to Evict Tackle Box and Bandolero

The landlord of Tackle Box and Bandolero is trying to give both Georgetown restaurants the boot in a messy legal battle that has dragged on for nearly a year. 2441 Bond St. Equities LLC, which owns the adjoining properties of 3241 and 3245 M streets NW, filed a series of lawsuits against restaurateur Jonathan Umbel and […]

Mex Perplexed

Seems like there are a million new Mexican-ish restaurants, and each one calls its version of the cuisine something different. To keep them all straight (and to introduce you to some new terms), we've put together this handy guide. Tex-Mex Texas-style Mexican means Texas-sized portions, typically slathered in cheese with refried beans and flour tortillas. […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield


Chef Haidar Karoum had never professionally cooked Spanish food before the 2010 opening of Estadio in Logan Circle. But his tortilla española with sweet hot peppers could give the real deal a run for its money. The French-trained chef, who’s half-Irish and half-Lebanese, learned the recipe in Rioja, Spain. He visited the country for the […]

Free Tequila at Bandolero

In made-up-sounding holiday news, today is National Tequila Day. (Even if it's not a real holiday, we won't be complaining about this one.) In celebration, Mike Isabella's hip-Mex Georgetown spot Bandolero will be offering buy-one-get-one free tequila drinks from 4 p.m. to close. The deal applies to any of the restaurant's 40-plus tequilas served neat, […]

Holy Guacamole

Mexican food and various gourmet interpretations of it have exploded in the past year. And in the process, so have the average tabs at the joints serving it. Here's how prices at some of the city's most popular and newest "Hip-Mex" joints stack up:

Last Night’s Leftovers: Bacon Sundae Edition

Burger King will debut bacon ice cream sundae on Thursday [AP] What's up with Wassub fusion sandwich food truck [Washingtonian] Michelle Obama will appear on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible tonight [WaPo] Peek inside Bryan Voltaggio's new diner Family Meal [Eater] Photos and menus from Pacifico Cantina, opening June 14 on Barracks Row [Urban Daddy] Bandolero makes list […]

Margaritas On Tap: Who Thought Of It First?

Restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum plans to open her Columbia Heights Mexican eatery El Chucho the week of June 18. One specialty to look out for: margaritas on tap. Sound familiar? That's because Mike Isabella's just-opened mod-Mex spot Bandolero has been bragging that it's the first and only D.C. restaurant to serve the tequila drink on draft. Copy cat […]

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Tattoo

Last year, Mike Isabella got a tattoo of a brass-knuckled pizza cutter on his forearm to commemorate the opening of Graffiato. In honor of his new mod-Mex spot Bandolero, the chef is getting some ink of a bandolero. The Mexican cowboy tattoo even matches the restaurant's Day of the Dead theme. In a way, Isabella […]

Mike Isabella’s Non-Mexican Mexican Joint Opens Tonight

In case you've missed the non-stop buzz, Bandolero opens in Georgetown tonight at 4 p.m. On the menu, you'll find chef Mike Isabella's take on tacos, empanadas, tostadas, and other Mexican fare. But the last time he was actually in Mexico? A decade ago. For that matter, the Graffiato chef has never been to Italy, […]