Posts Tagged ‘El Centro D.F.’

Y&H’s Top 5 Best/Worst Of, Holiday And Year-End Food Blog Listicles

Rounding up the roundups: 5. WaPo's "Best and Worst Dishes of 2011." I totally agree with Yonan on El Centro D.F. Worst. Tacos. Ever. 4. Washingtonian's "Top 10 Dining-World Dramas of 2011," complete with a gracious nod to Y&H. Hey, thanks for the plug! 3. HuffPo's top 6 suburban Chinese spots (and two in D.C.) […]

El Centro Meets La Competición: Tortilla Coast Opens In Logan Circle

El Centro D.F. has some new neighborly competition in the table-side made-to-order guacamole business.  And this place packs its avocado dip with spicy serrano. Located just a few blocks away, the new and purportedly more authentically Mexican Tortilla Coast opens Monday at 1460 P St. NW. Washingtonian has photos. Metromix hit up last night's opening […]

Super Tacos, Pica Taco, Taqueria Juquilita: What’s D.C.’s Best Filled Tortilla?

National foodie site Serious Eats surveys some of the D.C.-area's best taco spots. Six of nine places on the list are in the suburbs. But the District proper is represented: Two Adams Morgan-area eateries, Super Tacos ("part of the drunk food culture here") and Pica Taco ("[p]erhaps the best barbacoa of the entire taco trip"), […]

Cocktail Guess: ‘Make me a tequila cocktail with no citrus or peel’

Location: Big Bear Cafe, 1700 1st St. NW Bartender response: “You know almost everything has citrus in it, right?” What we got: Tequila with cherry juice and ginger beer How it tasted: Sharp, spicy and refreshing Price: $7 Improv points (1-5): 3. Cherry is a stone fruit, not citrus. Our bartender earns a point for […]

All Hail the Green Goddess: Wax Beans Get Totally Sauced at Blackbyrd Warehouse

I've eaten enough ragged romaine and stale croutons to know that what convinces me of a good Caesar salad is a thick and creamy dressing. It's a lesson that I've kept in mind through much in my eating life—plenty of otherwise lackluster vegetables can be saved with a healthy splattering of fat. This time of year, […]

Quick Feeding: Irony at Serendipity 3, Taco Filling on U Street

As Fate Would Have It: Chef Jason Ferrell has reportedly quit two-week-old Serendipity 3.  [Eater DC] Join the Patty Wagon: Atlanta-based Flip Burger is still looking for D.C. digs. [WaPo] Even More Small Plates and Beer: An early look at 901 Restaurant & Bar. [Washingtonian] La Competencia de El Centro D.F.: A new "seasonal" taco […]

2011 Midterm Review: Did Y&H Correctly Predict the Year’s Trends?

We're halfway through the calendar, so it's time to check in to see how accurately Young & Hungry has predicted the 2011 food scene so far. OUT   →   IN Burgers   → Hot Dogs Verdict: No. No new specialty dog shops have opened yet–just a cart called Frank–but Shake Shack is now in Dupont. It […]

Last Week’s Leftovers: Truffle Pop, Bacon Jelly, Chèvre Ravioli

Dishes We Dug: Pan-popped popcorn with truffle oil and garlic at The Reef; St. Andre grilled cheese with homegrown tomato and bacon marmalade at One Lounge; spicy little meatballs with goat cheese agnolotti, tomato fondue and basil at Proof. Dishes We Didn't: Nopal tacos (pictured) at El Centro D.F. The green strips of cactus taste […]

Fizzy Math

“The Sex isn’t bad,” says Arris Noble. He’s not bragging about a new lover. He’s talking about wine, specifically a sparkling rosé from the L. Mawby Vineyards on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. “It’s a total ladies wine,” adds Noble’s colleague, Andrew Stover. “It’s pink, it’s fruity, and it’s called ‘Sex.’” Advertised as “sensual, naughty, provocative,” the […]

Prickly Pared Down: El Centro’s Lackluster Cactus Taco

Remember Kang and Kodos, the evil space aliens from The Simpsons, with their undulating green tentacles? I was recently reminded of those slimy-looking limbs when sampling the nopal tacos at the new El Centro D.F. That's cactus, to those of you unfamiliar with Mexican plant terminology. The muted Army green-colored slices of prickly pear taste […]

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