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Victor Albisu Launches Taco Bamba Pop-Up at Black Jack

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Photo: R. Lopez

There's only a vague "late fall" date for the opening of Victor Albisu's forthcoming Falls Church taqueria Taco Bamba, but soon enough District residents will get a chance to test-drive the menu on Monday nights at Black Jack. That's right, the former BLT Steak chef has announced that he's doing a series of pop-up nights at the hot 14th Street bar while Taco Bamba — now with fancy new website — gets ready for primetime out in Virginia.

The pop-ups will begin on October 22 with a party that's open to the public with unlimited food and cocktails for $40. Then, from October 29 to December 17, Taco Bamba begins popping up in earnest on Monday nights from 6-11 p.m. "with an a la carte menu of tacos, snacks and anything Chef Albisu decides to test that week," per the press release. Here's a look at a sample menu for Taco Bamba, which includes the likes of the Taco Bamba (skirt steak, chorizo and chicharones), the Crispy Kiss Taco (pork tongue, beef tongue, scallions, red chili aioli).

Press Release: Sample Menu
Taco Bamba – Skirt Steak, Chorizo, Chicharones
Chipotle Portabella Taco – Grilled Corn, Cotija
Pork Panza Taco – Grilled Bacon, Pork Belly, Pineapple, Pickled Jalapeño
Duck Tinga Taco – Duck Leg, Crispy Skin, Charred Endive, Chipotle Crema
Surf and Turf Taco – Grilled Octopus, Sweetbreads, Charred Tomatillo Salsa
Crispy Kiss Taco – Pork Tongue, Beef Tongue, Scallions, Red Chili Aioli
Grilled Scallop and Grilled Guacamole Nachos
Black Oyster and Shrimp Campache
Spicy Grilled Bamba Wings
Wood Grilled Corn al Chili Limon

Press Release: Sample Cocktails

Pineapple Agua Fresca
Fresh Pineapple, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Milagro Silver Tequila

Sangrita
Fresh Jalapeño, Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, served alongside a shot of Milagro Tequila

Grapefruit Jarrito Sunrise
Milagro Tequila, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Rothman Creme de Violette, Jarritos Grapefruit Soda

· Taco Bamba [Official Site]
· All Previous Taco Bamba Coverage [-EDC-]

Taco Bamba

164 Maple Avenue West, , VA 22180 (703) 436-6339 Visit Website

Black Jack

1612 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 319-1612 Visit Website

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