Saturday, April 03, 2010

Hecho en Dumbo, NYC

Brooklen, LBT, and I went to dinner a Hecho en Dunbo, a Mexican restaurant in the East Village for a great meal before going to see the Joanna Newsom show.

We started with some drinks. I had the Michelada made with beer, lime, and Worcestershire sauce- making it kind of like a bloody mary, but with beer. It was nice and refreshing. Brooklen partook of some delicious tequila with a side of sangrita.

Hecho en Dunbo was fun to eat at because they serve mostly small plates that we could all share.
We started with some fresh guacamole and chips. Then we got some housemade Queso Oaxaca smothered in avocado oil. They reminded me of Wisconsin cheese curds. Good.

We then had the Tostadas De Ceviche - corn tortillas topped with fresh halibut ceviche and guacamole mixed with green squash.

LBT could not get enough of the Queso Fundide de Chorizo.
We all shared small cups of the Pozole Rojo, a nice zesty soup of hominy and shredded pork with radish, oregano, chiles guajillo and piquin.

We order several plates of tacos. The first was the Tacos de Costilla (top pic), made with grilled steak short rib with the bone on the side. I gnawed up all the meat of the ribs. Yum.

We also got Tacos de Cochinita Pibil made pulled Berkshire Pork. The menu said the meat was prepped with Yucatan spices and steamed in a banana leaf
over orange juice. It was really delicious.

We then finished things off with a few main plates. First was the Cecina, made of a thin filet of cured beef with a side of their frijoles borrachos, "drunken beans"- made with Negra Modelo.

My favorite dish was the Lengua De Res, made of wagyu beef tongue. I was smothered in a caper and chile poblano sauce and came with delicious chard. It was so tender.

Dessert was also quite good. We ordered the Tres Leches cake, but our favorite was the flan & chocolate cake. That item was so good, we ordered a second one to polish off.

354 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 937-4245

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