Actually, it’s Monday, so let’s also talk about Cuban sandwiches, arepas and pickled hot peppers, too.
Hey, you need to look forward to something besides Tuesday.
Something like Chupacabra, a Latin American kitchen tucked away just off of H Street, now open.
This isn’t really the kind of place where you’ll linger. More of a quick-and-easy counter-service spot to hit before your next onslaught on Little Miss Whiskey’s or Rock & Roll Hotel (or maybe a restorative meal the morning after such an onslaught).
First up: make your way to the corner of 9th and H, and look for the mural of a cow’s skull. Follow the arrow to this tiny storefront, basically just a counter, a big chalkboard menu and a few stools.
In front of you: tacos familiar (al pastor, barbacoa) and maybe unfamiliar (leg of lamb with habanero, chorizo with hominy), pickled veggies and peppers, and Cuban sandwiches. Or show up a little earlier for breakfast tacos, Thai-inspired donuts and johnnycakes with mango-strawberry jam.
In the works over the next few weeks: a sidewalk café partially covered with a big awning (you can already grab one of the picnic tables) and a liquor license.
As all the best sidewalks tend to have.