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Torta Pop-up Made Permanent at Songbyrd Record Cafe

by Tim Regan February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am 0

Tortas from Torta Cocina, photo courtesy of

In a move that’s sure to confuse fans of the ubiquitous “Taco Tuesday,” Songbyrd Record Cafe has made its torta pop-up a permanent fixture on Mondays.

Former Big Bear chef and current Cocina Tortas owner Quinten Frye will prepare Mexican Tortas, finger foods and desserts at Songbyrd Record  Cafe (2477 18th St. NW) every Monday from 5-10 p.m.

“Cocina Tortas proved to be such a hit that Songbyrd and Quinten will now team up weekly,” reads a press release.

Tortas will be stuffed with ingredients such as grilled citrus marinated chicken with avocado, Tecate-simmered pork shoulder and headcheese carnitas with poblano-orange salsa. Each torta will cost $12, and diners can compliment their order with a sunny-side-up egg for a dollar extra.

Other menu items will include papas fritas with tajin queso fresco, Mexican street style corn with lime mayo, chili powder, cilantro and fried avocado with cabbage slaw and pickled jalapenos.

Photo by Chris Svetlik

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