Posts Tagged ‘guacamole’

Diego’s Transformation? It’s in the Guacamole

The first time I visited Diego—before the owners shut it down to reboot because they weren't happy with the food or service—the guacamole pretty much summed up the experience: a sad grayish lump of questionable freshness surrounded by greasy wonton-like triangles. So it was a nice surprise to see a guacamole mixing station, with a […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Grasshopper Guacamole at El Centro D.F.

The Dish: Guacamole Sur Where to Get It: El Centro DF, 1819 14th St. NW, (202) 328-3131; Price: $12.95 What It Is: Guacamole with grasshoppers mixed in What It Tastes Like: While these hair-raising insects threw me into a Fear Factor–like fit of panic at first, the guac is delicious. Whole, buttery avocados are […]

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:

Drink Tequila on the Roof of Pacifico Cantina Tomorrow

Pacifico Cantina opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Barracks Row. The Mexican restaurant is the latest project from Xavier Cervera, the restaurateur behind Molly Malone's, the Chesapeake Room, Lola's, and several other Capitol Hill eateries. Expect fairly straight-forward Tex Mex offerings: nachos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. Pacifico also joins the ranks of hip […]

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 […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Guacamole

Before Y&H does anything else on his first day back, I'd like to give a big round of applause to Derek Brown, Orr Shtuhl, Tammy Tuck and Bruce Falconer for their informative, funny, and hang0ver-free Two Week Bender. C'mon, folks, give it up for these two-fisted all-stars! (I say that, even though I think Mr. […]