Snowquester and Bandolero

Good morning!

While I wouldn’t call the snow that we got the “Snowquester” it was nice to see some snow flurries when I woke up this morning. It was also nice to be able to work from home today. 🙂

This is how Violet prepared for the incoming “Snowquester” last night.

Violet!

I prepared for it by whipping up my first crock-pot recipe, chicken tortilla soup! Tommy and I stole a few sips last night while it was cooking – we thought it was pretty good. A couple of friends are coming over later today for wine and to try the soup, so let’s hope they like it too!

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On Monday night my friend Tammy and I went to Mike Isabella’s Mexican restaurant, Bandolero, in Georgetown. (His other restaurant, Graffiato, is in Gallery Place/Chinatown). Tammy had been before, this was my first time.

I don’t think I carried high expectations. I love Mexican food, but have learned since I moved to D.C. that expecting good Mexican cuisine here isn’t wise. Sure, some places are okay, but I have yet to be blown away by great Mexican food here at a restaurant.

With that being said, I will say Bandolero was good. Not WOW, great, but good. I will definitely come back here when I am in the mood for margaritas and good ole Mexican comfort food. As with most restaurants nowadays in D.C., Bandolero serves a variety of small plates. In addition to a margarita each, Tammy and I shared four dishes for dinner, and then a dish for dessert.

We both ordered the El Bandolero Margarita.

We both ordered the El Bandolero Margarita.

Next up were the Skirt Steak Tacos. Unfortunately, we had already scarfed them down when I realized I hadn't taken a picture of them. Here is the final result.

Next up were the Skirt Steak Tacos. Unfortunately, we had already scarfed them down when I realized I hadn’t taken a picture of them. Here is the final result.

Then came the Nachos.

Then came the Nachos.

Then the Empanada.

Then the Empanada.

Followed by the Sweet Plantains.

Followed by the Sweet Plantains.

And to finish:

The Tres Leches dish for dessert!

The Tres Leches dish for dessert!

We both left comfortably full. My favorite dishes of the night were the Skirt Steak Tacos and the Nachos. Delicious and so flavorful. Between the two of us, we each paid about $35. Not too shabby for a Monday night dinner.

And as you already know, my night kept on rolling with my first Uber experience on the way home!

For more information about Bandolero, go here.

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