Posts Tagged ‘Bandolero’

Authentic-ish

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, […]

What To Eat Tonight: Lamb Sopes at Tackle Box-Turned-Bandolero Pop-Up

Maybe you missed your last shot to preview Top Chef alum and recent City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella's forthcoming Mexican restaurant Bandolero. Here's to second chances. Tonight, the Graffiato toque kicks-off another series of pop-up dinners at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. Choose your own gustatory adventure from a sprawling menu of taquitos (crab, […]

Mike Isabella Is Cooking Up Another Bandolero Pop-Up

In case you missed his earlier pop-up, Top Chef alum and recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella is hosting another preview of his forthcoming Mexican concept Bandolero later this month. This time, the series of five-course, $65-per-person dinners, running April 19 through May 4, will take place at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Open, Actually Edition

Some things to expect at Rasika West End, opening next week. [Zagat] Take a peek at La Forchetta, opening April 2. [HuffPo] Traveling food truck restaurant Uncurbed DC is popping up at the former Singapore Bistro space. [Prince of Petworth] Three Little Pigs is now closed on Tuesday. [Facebook] Mike Isabella's Bandolero is hiring. [Twitter] […]

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