In case you’re upset now that the World Cup celebrations are coming to an end and the running of the bulls is over–don’t worry. The Spain-a-palooza continues with the grand opening of a new Spanish restaurant in Logan Circle tonight. From the folks behind Proof comes Estadio, which will focus on modern interpretations of Northern Spanish cuisine. The menu will predominately be filled with small plates and tapas, with some small entrees thrown in for those of us looking for something with a little more to it.
A great meal is not built on food alone, and luckily Estadio is serious about their booze. Not only is the vast majority of their wine list sourced from Spain, Estadio’s bar menu features the wildly intriguing “slushito“. Conceptualized by bar manager and uber-mixologist Adam Bernbach, they are in fact, frozen alcoholic slushees. 7-11 won’t know what hit ‘em.
The restaurant also has a cool, old school vibe. I half expect to see Frank Sinatra lounging at the bar. And with the 19th-century Spanish tiles, Spanish marble and reclaimed timber I think he would feel right at home. On the walls they’ve got murals of flamenco dancers and bullfighters to make sure all who dine know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a Spanish restaurant.
Estadio is currently only open for dinner, but hopes to be open for weekend brunch by the fall.