Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013
[Opened in February]
Jennifer Silverberg The tacos offered at Mission Taco, from left to right, are: napoles (roasted cactus, poblano, caramelized onion, goat cheese, roasted jalapeno salsa); roasted duck (shredded chile-roasted duck, crisp pork belly, avocado serrano sauce); Mofu tofu (chile grilled local tofu, avocado, arugula, ancho barbecue sauce, grilled onions); carne asada (grilled flank steak, baby arugula, creamy avocado serrano sauce, queso fresco); Yucatan chicken (achiote marinated chicken, pickled onion, fiery arbol salsa, queso fresco); Cochinita pibil (achiote marinated pork shoulder, slow roasted in banana leaf with pickled onion and ancho barbecue sauce); Baja fish tacos (wood grilled or fried, chipolte baja sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco); beef brisket birria (slow-roasted brisket, pork belly carnitas, avocado, fiery arbol sauce). Shown with grilled-vegetable quinoa and roasted street corn. Jennifer Silverberg The Chorihuevo torta brings chorizo, fried egg, pickled jalapeno, smashed black beans, Chihuahua, garlic lime mayo. Jennifer Silverberg Owner and chef Jason Tilford's ten-year-old son, Julian, eating some roasted street corn.
[Opened in April]
Mabel Suen Espresso hazelnut, pistachio and strawberry cannolis. Mabel Suen Chocolate and coffee checker cassata cake, a rum soaked sponge cake. Mabel Suen Inside Piccione Pastry, located in the Delmar Loop.