A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Y&H: Impala Update

Tacos Impala in January

Young and Hungry discusses the latest developments with Impala, the Mexican restaurant coming to 1358 H Street. Impala is the brainchild of Troy Hickman. Hickman partnered with Erik Bruner-Yang to create the temporary pop-up Tacos Impala this past fall in the Philadelphia Water Ice space. Hickman's no newcomer to the neighborhood. He's a partner in Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club, and he's been involved in multiple build-outs along the Corridor.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, those tacos were good.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:24:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that it is going to be permanent but I assume prices are going to be going up because they have to cover more rent for a sit-down establishment. Guess I liked the no-frills walk up with few choices in exchange for the nice price.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:42:00 PM

Anonymous Chris said...

Mixed feelings.

Happy that Impala is going to reappear.

Bummed that Joe's Coal & Ice is shelved (I think a beef place on H would be great).

Unsurprised that JC&I is shelved, though -- there's been no news about it in years, it's seemed.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:57:00 PM

Anonymous Gonzo said...

A liqour license could substantially help their rent woes, but yes, it would be a bummer to pay more for tacos. In any case, more viable and tasty local business is a good thing.

Aug 29, 2011, 3:03:00 PM

Anonymous Dave B said...

What is a beef restaurant? A steak house?

Re: prices. Are people really willing to pay more than $3 a taco? I don't think they could really charge that much more

Wasnt there also taco place going in on near 9th St that was to be opening a little sooner? Anybody got a status on that?

Anyway, two tacorias should help keep prices down

Aug 29, 2011, 3:13:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not like Tacos Impalas and PWI was cheap to begin with. What are they going to charge, $13 for three tacos? Please.

Aug 29, 2011, 11:35:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the prices are too high, I'll just head a bit further down the street to Chipotle at 5th n K (5min bike ride)

Aug 30, 2011, 11:13:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is a chipotle on 5th and K?

Aug 30, 2011, 11:41:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 11:41- the chipotle will be opening soon at City Vista. beside Ace Hardware

Aug 31, 2011, 5:30:00 PM


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