7/18/2013 12:10:00 PM

Save the Date: Cafe Chismosa’s First Pachanga Vagabunda

Stevcic's housemade hot sauces will spice up the party
If you like Latin BBQ, music and free beer, mark down Saturday, August 3. That’s the date Jugo Stevcic of Northern Liberties BYO Cafe Chismosa has set for the first “Pachanga Vagabunda,” a series of traveling dinner and dance parties. This one goes down in the courtyard at ReAnimator Coffee’s roastery in Kensington, and will feature a wide array of food cooked on the grill.

Jugo’s brother Gregory Stevcic is a chef who recently ran the kitchen at Boston’s Masa, and he’ll be in town to help grill Latin American eats like marinated skirt steak, braised short rib meatballs, pork belly tacos and corn. Pick up a $25 ticket at Cafe Chismosa (or get it online for $28) and get access to the 4-8 PM all-you-can-eat “paradilla.” Free beer will be offered and guests are invited to BYO.

If you’re more into the “pachanga” side of things (it’s a Cuban style of dance music, closely related to merengue), go for a $10 ticket instead, which gets you through the door at 9 PM and provides access to the free beer, plus pay-as-you-go food. DJs will spin throughout the night, and games like cornhole and ping pong have been promised. Check out the full menu the Stevcic brothers have come up with below.

Pachanga Vagabunda Menu, August 3

From the Grill
Marinated skirt steak with avocado chimichurri
Ancho BBQ braised short rib albondigas (meatballs)
Tajin-spiced chicken wings
Crispy pork belly tacos
Fish and shrimp tacos

Piki Piki and Sides
Grilled corn Mexican-style dipped in a spicy aioli and covered in cotija cheese
Grilled vegetable salad with nopales, chayote, mushrooms and onions
Grilled scallions
Creamy jalapeno slaw
Chipotle black beans
Chismosa’s signature salsas and hot sauces

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