Melt Into Brew
Diablo's unique take on the Michelada
Diablo's Popsicle Michelada, before and after
Another notable development in the frozen beer department, to report to those of you smitten by the idea of craft-brew-based ice pops:
The smart invention at Diablo in Silver Lake involves popsicle sticks, and it involves beer. But the alcohol remains fluid this time, the icy bit consisting of Mexican-spiced tomato juice paleta. Lazily stir the savory ice pop in a tall pint, the rim lined with chile and salt, and you have yourself a progressively stronger and stronger Michelada.
This unique version of the refreshing proto-beer cocktail is one of finest dishes at Diablo, the so-called urban taco fabricator that recently opened on Sunset Boulevard.
The tacos are a bit novel for our tastes, but the ice pop Micheladas strike a balance between gimmick and utility that we can get down with--especially in these dog days of summer.
The frozen bit functions as an add-on ($2), meaning you can make any beer melt into a Michelada, be it a bottle of Victoria ($5) or a glass of Scrimshaw Pilsner pulled off a tap.
And don’t leave without trying a sweet ice pop too, like the chile-dusted watermelon-cucumber paleta.
Are you sensing a theme here?
Diablo, 3129 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; 323-666-4666 or diablotaco.com
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