There is a bounty of food and bev blogs that have gotten the sneak peak at the new DISTRITO opening tonight @ 40th and Chestnut...
Check Food and DRinq, foobooz or the clog for pics.
I kept my camera in its case Friday evening as I got to drink and dine at Jose Garces new
But I can tell you as wrestlers drive crowds wild with excitement in
As the other blogs mention-It's got the much talked about Volkswagon beetle table, a secret karaoke room hidden behind a bookshelf lined with Orange Sodas, Fun Spinning wicker chairs, a wall covered in wrestling masks, their own wrestling mascot Mr. Distrito and pretty kick ass cuisine that I will refrain from writing about. Just one word...esquites. Get the esquites.
What I will write about is what I always want to write about...
The beer in the coolers of DISTRITO.
The menu includes everything from refreshing atun ceviche and tons of tacos to rich moles.
So the beer menu for a Mexican restaurant needs to be just as varied.
DISTRITO will be tapping
Victory Prima Pils
Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale
Sly Fox Saison
and Dock St. Chef's choice.
Perhaps you had a sneak preview of the Chef's choice at the Royal Stumble when this masked man was pouring it...It is a lime kolsch. Fava zested for 6 hours to produce a great natural lime character. It should pair up amazingly well with the esquites-=-= sweet corn, queso fresco, chipotle and fresh lime.
Two of the interesting bottle options are Red Pig and Rogue Chipotle ale.
The Red Pig is under the Coors/Molson umbrella. However, it is considered a microbrew in Mexico. It's an amber ale. The hint o' malt should complement the moles nicely.
Most of you probably have not sampled the Red Pig. I have never seen it before. But you may have had the Rogue Chipotle Ale... The recipe is based on Rogue
Chipotles are smoked and dried jalapeño peppers...So you probably want to match it up with one of the menu offerings incorporating a smoked meat or sauce. Perhaps the camarones y chorizo tacos.
Below she is pictured at Xochitl.
Reservations available at Open Table