Posts Tagged ‘El Chucho’

Where to Eat and Drink and NOT Spend $100 on New Years Eve

There are plenty of places to pop bubbly or splurge on 10-course meals to ring in the new year, and many of them will charge you at least $100. If unlimited tacos and really great cocktails are more your style, check out our top-five picks for bars and restaurants to count down the last seconds […]

Bar Charley Opens Today From the Owners of El Chucho

D.C. restaurateurs who have made a name for themselves seem to be embracing a new trend: making a place for themselves. Bar Charley, which opens tonight in eastern Dupont Circle (1825 18th St. NW), will be exactly the kind of place co-owner Jackie Greenbaum says she wants to go when she gets off work. Like […]

The ’Wiching Hour: El Chucho’s Torta Ahogada

The Sandwich: The Torta Ahogada Where: El Chucho, 3313 11th St. NW Price: $12 Bread: 10-inch sandwich roll Stuffings: Ground pork, black beans, red onion, avocado, and chihuahua cheese, topped with arbol chile sauce. Sloppiness Level (1 to 5): 5. The sandwich comes with plastic gloves, which pretty much says it all. This is a […]

Who Has the Best Margarita in D.C.?

Last night, Washington City Paper hosted a poolside margarita competition on the rooftop of Archstone First + M in NoMa, pitting 10 Mexican restaurants and other margarita-slinging joints against each other. Among the contenders: El Centro D.F., Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, Masa 14, Cuba Libre, Casa Oaxaca, Cuba Libre, El Chucho, Tortilla Coast, Fujimar, and El Tamarindo. The nearly 500 guests were tasked with voting for […]

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. […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? El Chucho’s Blood Sausage Sope

The Dish: Sope de Moronga Where to Get It: El Chucho, 3313 11th St. NW; (202) 290-3313 Price: $9 What It Is: A fried corn flour crust filled with loose pork blood sausage, topped with fresh tomatoes and a shiso leaf. What It Tastes Like: What might happen if Aztecs were allowed to make sloppy joes. […]

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

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

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:

El Chucho Taqueria Opens This Evening

Columbia Heights' new Mexican joint, El Chucho, opens tonight with margaritas on tap and fried tripe tacos with foie gras sauce. It's the latest venture from Jackie Greenbaum, owner of Jackie's, Sidebar, and Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring. Half the menu will consist of bocadillos or appetizers, and the other half of tacos and […]

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 […]