Good evening friends!
I just got “home” (I’m actually spending the night at my mom’s tonight because I am on a 6am train to NYC for work tomorrow) from our monthly “14th Street eating tour”.
This month we ate at Tico, which was another hit for Tammy, Miki and me.
Tico’s cuisine carries Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American influences. Michael Schlow is the Chef/Owner and currently resides in Boston (where the original Tico is). The restaurant’s design concept was executed by David Manfredi of Elkus-Manfredi Architects, who in my opinion, did a fabulous job. I especially liked how the windows opened up to the sidewalk allowing a mixture of warm air and ac-ed air to converge. The inside of the restaurant was very open, just one big room really, with a bar to the side.
Tico’s food is served tapas style so the three of us decided to order a bunch of different plates to share for more variety.
We began with the Crispy Manchego Cheese.
Followed by the Chorizo Risotto.
Followed by the Asparagus.
Then the Tico’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese.
And then the Crunchy Edamame Tacos.
Since I am the only seafood lover of the group I had a serving of their Fried Oysters all to myself!
Finally for dessert we shared the Goat’s Milk Cheesecake.
My tapas standouts were the risotto, the asparagus, and the edamame tacos. Though everything we ordered was tasty. The service at Tico’s was also very attentive and helpful.
I would definitely come back here for any meal.