Urban Daddy: 50 Tequilas and Ghost Pepper Burgers

Jeff Dufour

We hope you found a way through the elements today to some corned beef and Irish whiskey.

We also hope it’s not too early to think about the next national holiday. Yup, Cinco de Mayo.

Because here to help you prep is Mission, a multiroom lair of tequila and chile rellenos, opening Wednesday in the old One Lounge space north of Dupont.

This is a best-of-both-worlds place. The first world is one where you post up at the long bar, with the glass arched atrium overhead. Take in a tournament game. Take in a tequila (there are 50, including some rare ones). Order a beef/chorizo burger with ghost pepper cheese. And maybe an ice cube to suck on.

In the second world, you’ll lead a group into the leather-paneled dining room, or—when all this snow melts—onto the big front patio. Your chef’s a Mexico City native who helms the highly regarded R&R Taqueria outside Baltimore, so you’ll want to get cozy with some carnitas or fish cooked in banana leaves.

But if your business is of a sensitive nature, book the private room upstairs, with its own bar and a red phone booth for private calls and cell phone charging.

Or turning into a costumed crime fighter.

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