Cheap Eats 2013: El Chucho

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Pork, hominy, and an intense red-chili broth come together in El Chucho’s posole. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Pork, hominy, and an intense red-chili broth come together in El Chucho’s posole. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Jackie Greenbaum established herself as the queen of suburban chic with Jackie’s in Silver Spring. Her foray into DC is this valentine to Mexico’s bold street foods, among them an irresistible grilled corn on the cob and a lusty, porky posole. The most fun dish is the sloppiest: a pork torta drenched in chili sauce that comes with plastic gloves. But why bother with them? Knock back enough mezcal and you won’t care about the mess.

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