Scotch Slushees and Tapas: Alejandra at Estadio
From Alejandra Owens of One Bite At A Time.
Got a craving for a glass of wine? How about you upgrade that to a porron?
Thinking tapas tonight? How about jamon croquetas, small bites of quince, mangchego and jamon and sweet breads?
Need a break from the heat and want a childhood favorite: a slushee? Forget cherry… they’ve got scotch slushees.
That’s Estadio at a glance–I can’t wait to hear what you guys think over the next few weeks. Check it out and share your favorite dishes, stories or hilarious pics of friends trying the porron.
Where Am I Going: 1520 14th Street NW (corner of 14th and Church).
When Am I Going: Monday-Thursday 4 to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 4 to 11 pm and Sunday 4 to 9:30 pm for dinner service. Bar is open until midnight or later most nights!
Paycheck Pain: Single bites of interesting flavor combos start at $2.50 with small tapas-style plates reaching up to $16 for chicken or steak skewers. Glasses of wine are around $5, cocktails for $11 and porrons start at $14.
Say What?: I think this is a good spot for a group dinner–especially people who want to have fun with their food and drink (see below). Also a good date spot… the small space has intimate little corners and plenty of vantage points for people watching inside the restaurant and out on the sidewalk.
What You’ll Be Eating: Spanish food! Cured meats, cheeses, small bites (and I mean, single bites of deliciousness), small plates (read: tapas). But I think the real draw (at least for a few months) will be the drinks. Let’s call them “adult slushees” (read: laced with scotch) and porrons to separate the trendy wine drinkers from the real wine-os. Happy hour and brunch will come in due time–for now, it’s just dinner.
Happy Hour: They’re gettin’ there!
Full disclosure: When I visited Estadio with another Borderstan contributor on Tuesday evening, we received our food and drinks compliments of the restaurant.