The best kinds of runs are the ones that end in food. Let me amend that: food and drink.
An example of a good run: head out with your Potomac River Running group, work up a sweat and appetite, then walk together across the street to Alero for dinner.
Alero’s not blazing any trails for Mexican food, but I don’t think they’re trying to. What you’ll get is recognizable and standard fare, with drinks that go down easy. And really, after a run, that’s all you’re looking for.
You’ve gotta have margaritas. (With salt.)
Tacos Juarez: Three crispy chicken tacos with pico de gallo, refried beans and rice.
Ask for a side of hot sauce. It’s pretty darn hot.
For the birthday girl, a sombrero and singing of “Happy Birthday” by the restaurant staff.
With summer weather almost upon us, I can see making a few more Alero trips in the coming months to lounge on their deck and sip margaritas. May not even go for a run first.
3500 Connecticut Ave. NW