Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cocina Tortas Pop Up Now Weekly at Songbyrd

From our friends at Cocina Tortas...

Cocina Tortas Pop-Up at Songbyrd Café Goes Weekly

On Monday, February 10, Chef Quinten Frye presented his Cocina Tortas Pop-up to Songbyrd Music House & Record Café at 2477 18th Street, NW in Adams Morgan. Cocuina Tortas proved to be such a hit that Songbyrd and Quinten will now team up weekly - every Monday from 5-10:00 PM for Chef Frye’s take on  classic Mexican Tortas, small bites and desserts. The evening will also include special cocktails from Songbyrd’s mixologists as well as some special guest stars.

Frye is a James Beard award semi-finalist, who, prior to his stint as executive chef at Big Bear Café, opened an award-winning venture in Hawaii called Cocina Modern Mexican. Cocina exemplified Frye’s ability to cook authentic regional cuisine in a new locale, gaining him greater recognition not only in Hawaii, but also in culinary magazines across the country.

The menu includes small bites ($4-$8) such as chips & salsa, guacamole with house fried chips; roasted chiles, red onion lime and grapefruit; papas fritas with tajin queso fresco, toasted garlic and homemade hoanero ketchup; Mexican street style corn with lime mayo, chili powder, cilantro and Cotija cheese and friend avocado with creamy cabbage slaw, Valentina and pickled jalapeños.

Tortas ($12 each) include grilled citrus marinated chicken with avocado, tomatillo and cilantro slaw; red-chile pork with dried chiles, tecate simmered pork shoulder, cucumber escabeche and queso fresco; ‘tree hugger’-rajas, squash, mushrooms, cilantro pesto and goat cheese; crispy chicken with apple pico de gallo, charred orange mayo and red cabbage; headcheese carnitas with poblano-orange salsa, pickled jalapeños, cotija (add crispy pig ears at an additional $2) tortaguesa made with Roseda farms dry aged beef burger, Tex-Mex queso and avocado; and pickled jalapeños, with caramelized onions (add sunny side up egg for an additional $1.) Desserts ($2.75-$5) include Horchata flan, Mexican chocolate chip cookies and jarritos.

No reservations required.  For further information on the Cocina Tortas pop-up, call Songbyrd at (202) 450-2917 or log into www.songbyrddc.com.