Being back in the DC area presents challenges. These are mostly related to Mexican Food.
Now, I won't lie to you: I love Mexican Food. Very much. I talk about it at parties. I dream about it. I'd almost go as far as saying that it is the last thing that I think about before falling asleep at night and the first thing I think of when I wake up in the morning—except that would be going too far. But I do get excited about it.
I suppose this is mostly because it is rare in Washington, DC. There is a lot of delicious Salvadorian food. Lots. Now, I don't want to say that this or that isn't "Real" Mexican food. See, I grew up in the Mid-west and my ideal Mexican meal comes from Chicago. Admitting that doesn't go over well in Arizona. I like the food in Arizona too—I was told that I could get "real Mexican food" in Arizona, but it was still real (yeah, we have the same problem when we talk about what "real food" is at the farmer's market—but that is another story). The good news is that lots of Mexican food can be found nearby—once you know where to look.
The first big advance was Route 1. Up towards Baltimore.
Martin's is just a first step, there will be more in time.