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At Tortilla Coast, Strasburg or Strasburger?

Things weren't always so merry with Washington baseball. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Things weren't always so merry with Washington baseball. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

What’s more American than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? How about a margarita on Cinco de Mayo at the capital of political Tex-Mex pubs, Tortilla Coast?  

The Capitol Hill watering hole, renowned as the former employer of GOP stars like Rep. Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., and the secret meeting place of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his followers , is ramping up for a two-fer: The busiest day of the year for them (Cinco de Mayo) and a Washington Nationals home game, where the Nats will take on the loathed Marlins of Miami. Home games for the home team bring out Tortilla Coast’s Strasburger, a double-decker meat bomb introduced last year to honor starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg . The San Diego native hurler is pitching tonight against Matt Latos. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park.  

Happy Hour starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m., and features specials on the likes of margaritas ($6) and an assortment of beers such as Texas fave Shiner Ruby Redbird ($4) and bottles of Mexican brew Sol ($4.) Mini tacos and Tex-Mex rolls are on special, too.  


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