1. We got new Super Bowl champs.
2. That prophetic groundhog foretold of impending tacos and beer.
(Actually, wait, maybe it was the early-spring thing.)
But still... tacos and beer.
Introduce yourself to Peak & Elm Cocina y Bar, a snug neighborhood hideaway for handmade tortillas and chilly cerveza, opening Friday in East Dallas.
This authentic Mexican spot comes from the family behind La Popular Tamale House, so yeah... you’ll be fine here. What you’ve got is a little storefront restaurant with green tile floors, exposed brick walls and light pouring in through big windows. It’s relaxed. It’s inviting. It’s just the kind of place you’d go to with a second date for stacked mole enchiladas.
They’re taking reservations now, or you can simply show up this weekend and hope for the best. If there’s a wait, good. That means you’ll veer right to the bar for a few rounds of Lakewood Rock Ryder. Sip. Take your time. Sure, you’d like some shrimp and sea bass ceviche or a plate of shredded beef taco tapatios with red wine slaw, but you’ve got all night here. Literally.
See, they’re open late. 3am on weekends. Which is great should you ever find yourself stumbling out of nearby It’ll Do and in need of a nightcap...
Of the queso variety.