701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
From a press release:
“ThinkFoodLab, the R&D-driven space from José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup that features a rotating roster of fast-casual concepts, announces the opening of Butterfly Tacos Y Tortas. This new concept offers a menu inspired by Mexico City’s vibrant street food culture and Mexico’s rich regional diversity as a whole.
Drawing on the decade-long success of its sister restaurant, Oyamel, Butterfly features an all-new menu of tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches), tacos, salads, snacks, desserts (including Paletas) and a seasonally-driven selection of agua fresca flavors. This dynamic concept will also debut at Audi Field, the new home of DC United, in July.
Menu highlights for Butterfly include:
Photo by Rey Lopez
Tacos (3 for $10):
Cochinita pibíl con cebolla en escabeche: Yucatán-style barbecued pork with pickled red onion and cilantro
Chilorio de Res: Shredded beef in a smoky chile sauce, onion,raddish and cilantro
Hongos: Grilled trumpet mushrooms with guacamole, maggi sauce, and cheese
Pollo a la parilla con aguacate: Grilled marinated chicken thigh and green onion, with guacamole and salsa chipotle
Camarones a la parilla: Grilled shrimp with sautéed squash, red chile, and avocado $12
Pancita: Seared pork belly with guacamole, salsa chipotle,black beans, and lime $11
Ensalada de Alex-César Cardini: The classic caesar salad of romaine lettuce, anchovies, parmesan cheese and croutons $6
Papas al mole: Fried potatoes with mole poblano, Mexican sour cream and queso fresco $5
Paletas: Strawberry-Lime-Chile, Mexican cinnamon, Mexican Chocolate $3
WHEN & WHERE: Butterfly is located in Market Square at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, flanking the Navy Memorial in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Butterfly is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ABOUT: Founded by chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for 30 restaurants located throughout the country and in Mexico City, ranging in a variety of culinary experiences that span food trucks to world-class tasting menus. Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018, awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. ThinkFoodLab was launched in 2017 to host a series of ‘pop-up’ activations, giving ThinkFoodGroup’s research & development chef team the ability to test fast-casual concepts in a consumer-facing space.”
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