The District Taco closest to Dupont Circle got a slight facelift.
The Mexican eatery at 1919 M St. NW reopened its doors yesterday around 11 a.m., the company said in a tweet:
Dupont amigos, we are back today! Our Dupont location will be back open today by 11 am!!! Gracias for your patience during our renovations!!
— District Taco (@districttaco) October 24, 2016
District Taco closed its Dupont store earlier this month to install some new kitchen and HVAC equipment, according to company founder and CEO Osiris Hoil. The restaurant also got some minor touch-ups, but “nothing major,” Hoil said.
The restaurant serves a menu of tacos and burritos stuffed with ingredients like eggs, chorizo, beans and a variety of salsas.
District Taco’s location near Dupont Circle is getting a slight facelift.
The Mexican eatery at 1919 M St. NW closed on Saturday for some “quick renovations,” according to a tweet from the taco chain.
“We are just replacing our HVAC units with new units, exchanging some kitchen equipment and painting all around the restaurant,” said company founder and CEO Osiris Hoil. “Nothing major, the look of the restaurant will stay the same.”
The M Street location is slated to reopen with a new look on Oct. 18, the company said.
In the meantime, hungry locals looking for some District Taco on National Taco Day will have to make the trek to the eatery’s location near Metro Center at 1309 F St. NW.
Clothing and accessory store Filson (1534 14th St. NW) will host a “fishing + fish tacos” event at its store this Saturday at 1 p.m., according to its website.
“Celebrate the beginning of the fishing season with an afternoon of tips and advice from local pros, the event listing reads. “FlyTimesDC’s Remick Smothers, Kevin Huntington and Conor Donovan will be in the store providing insider information.”
Organizers will serve local beer and fish tacos from Surfside during the event.
Photo via Facebook / Surfside
RIP, Dupont South Metro Entrance
Just for about a year, anyways. If WMATA is to be trusted, and I will let you draw your own conclusions about that, it will not be resting in peace during 2012. No, intrepid workers will be toiling to bring the escalators up to snuff. Full story at DCist, including a justification of why the entire entrance is closed, rather than just one escalator at a time.
Vastu’s Studio Designs Highlighted
Vastu, the design and furniture store on 14th Street, knows their neighborhood — quite a few small studio apartments owned by people with big ideas and social lives. Check out this piece in Express to get some design ideas of your own. Some tips: make your furniture multi-functional, mount your bookshelves and use glass. Also in the piece are some great pics of the small spaces. And if you want even more, check out this video of a tiny apartment that turns into 24 different looks in Hong Kong.
DC Brau, Pizzeria Paradiso Turn Beer into Bread
It’s not exactly what Jesus did, but it is certainly in line with the charitable spirit. DC Brau owners Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock decided to try their hand at bread, by using the leftover grains from the beer brewing process and Pizzeria Paradiso’s ovens. The results were reported to be like a rich whole grain bread. All loaves were donated to Bread for the City. Washington Post has the full story on their future food plans and other beer news. Good neighbor of the week award to DC Brau and Pizzeria Paradiso!
District Taco Finally Coming to District
Your days of staring at Food Truck Fiesta, willing District Taco to cross the bridge from Arlington, will be over soon. The first brick and mortar location will take the place of FunXion at 1309 F Street, Washington Post reports. While that location is a bit outside our coverage area, I’m willing to bet several of you work nearby. And the better news? The owners, Osiris Hoil and Marc Wallace, are scouting out additional spaces, including Dupont Circle. That’s good news to those still mourning the loss of Tomatillo Taqueria, the best (IMO) tacos in the area by a long shot.