05 May 2015


It’s Cinco de Mayo: do you know where your tacos are?

Why tacos? First off, good Mexican food is no longer available only in the West Coast. There is also the small but important detail about how our neighborhood now boasts an unbelievable amount of Mexican restaurants. Celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French by eating hearty and go crazy for tacos! Traditional Tacos, Traditional Hill Maybe […]

03 Nov 2014


Tacos I Have Known and Loved: Tortilla Coast

Whenever Tortilla Coast, 400 First Street SE, comes up in conversation, there is a distinct crackle in the air in this Democrat bastion of a city. Many long-time neighbors have never set foot in this relaxed, often-noisy Tex-Mex restaurant located a stone’s throw from Cannon House Office Building, with the (sometimes) correct assumption that only […]

03 Oct 2014


Tacos I Have Known and Loved: Sol Mexican Grill

In this second installment of TACOS, I take you to another H Street destination that started as a food truck: Sol Mexican Grill. Note: I have been accused more than once of being one of those “obnoxious” people who “gets excited about everything,” and “squees,” but food trucks are worth the excitement. There is much […]

26 Sep 2014


Tacos I Have Known and Loved: Chupacabra Taqueria

I begin my paean to the humble and beautiful taco with a place which hasn’t been open for such a long time, but which captivated my tastebuds since it used to be but a wee baby taco truck. Chupacabra Taqueria, 822 H Street NE (entrance is on 9th Street NE) is my first stop, because […]

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