We also hope it’s not too early to think about the next national holiday. Yup, Cinco de Mayo.
Because here to help you prep is Mission, a multiroom lair of tequila and chile rellenos, opening Wednesday in the old One Lounge space north of Dupont.
This is a best-of-both-worlds place. The first world is one where you post up at the long bar, with the glass arched atrium overhead. Take in a tournament game. Take in a tequila (there are 50, including some rare ones). Order a beef/chorizo burger with ghost pepper cheese. And maybe an ice cube to suck on.
In the second world, you’ll lead a group into the leather-paneled dining room, or—when all this snow melts—onto the big front patio. Your chef’s a Mexico City native who helms the highly regarded R&R Taqueria outside Baltimore, so you’ll want to get cozy with some carnitas or fish cooked in banana leaves.
But if your business is of a sensitive nature, book the private room upstairs, with its own bar and a red phone booth for private calls and cell phone charging.
Or turning into a costumed crime fighter.