We’re talking tapas for the holidays from Iron Cactus – named one of the Top 10 Tequila Bars in the US! With three locations (including their flagship downtown), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better patio for a merry congregation. The weather this week helps too… 😉
First order of business, IC’s award-winning Pork Tamale Pops. These are a fun twist on a classic recipe with moist pork, flavorful tamale masa, Pepper Jack cheese and salsa cruda plated with an avocado cream sauce.
Tuna fans will love the Pepper-Crusted Tuna. It’s seared rare with pickled red onions, tri-colored carrots and fresh basil escabeche.
The Picadillo Purses make for a beautiful presentation. Crispy phyllo with seasoned ground sirloin, roasted corn, carrots and Pepper Jack on the inside.
An epic southern party food could be the Brisket Quesadillas…that’s smoked brisket with a roasted corn tomatillo relish and lime crema. Supremely delish!
IC’s Citrus Ceviche is yet another winner…fresh gulf shrimp, Mahi Mahi, triple citrus, tomatillo, mango and crisp radish.
Holiday Wines –
— Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo (Less than $15)
— Josh Chardonnay (Around $12 – a great value!)
— Veuve Clicquot Rosé