For years there has been buzz about Citizen Taco Bar — a fledgling restaurant concept from The Virginian Restaurant Company, which owns Citizen Burger Bar among others. When C-VILLE first reported of plans for Citizen Taco in 2014, it said “details are sketchy.” Four years later, though the concept is yet to have its own brick-and-mortar, it will make a temporary appearance for one night only on the Downtown Mall.
From 6 – 9 pm tonight, October 3, Citizen Taco Pop-Up will be at Penny Heart, the restaurant company’s private event space at 223 West Main Street, also home to Citizen Bowl. Chef Donnie Glass, formerly of Public Fish & Oyster, will help dish out what they are calling a “cheffy, streety, gritty, fancy, taco showcase.” Carnitas with pork, apples, fennel, carrots, chili, and cilantro. Fried catfish with bitter greens, mojo de ajo, and squid ink crema. More.
Happy hour starts at 5 with margaritas and beers.