Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Passion Food Restaurant Group will open a casual Mexican restaurant, Fuego Cocina and Tequileria, in the Clarendon space previously occupied by the short-lived Market Tavern. Fuego is expected to open this fall.
Alfredo Solis, who worked in Passion Food’s Acadiana, Ceiba and, most recently, District Commons, will run the kitchen. Solis, originally from Mexico, will offer authentic small plates and full-sized entrees, and as publicist Simone Rathle confirmed, the food is “not at all Tex-Mex” and there will never be burritos on the menu.
The ground floor will host the tequileria. Details for the bar area are still being worked out, but (trend alert!) who’s guessing there will be tequila on tap?