After what seems like an eternity to residents of Irvington, Jose Chesa and Christina Baez of Ataula finally opened 180 Xurros & Xocolata, their chocolate and churros bar on Broadway, Friday.
Today, we went in for an early taste of the high class Catalonian donuts–these aren't the Mexican churros that you might find at Taqueria Santa Cruz, these are a Spanish delicacy and priced as such ($3.75 for three skinny churros and $2 for every 2 oz dipping sauce).
Unsurprisingly, these bits of fried dough sprinkled in cinnamon sugar, some stuffed with delicious creams, were very, very tasty. We got one of each of the stuffed ones (xurros rellenos), a chocolate dipped skinny one (xurros bañados) and three of the regular skinny cinnamon sugar, and then a special stuffed one made of puff pastry called "xioxos." We also sampled the drinking xocolate at the counter while eating the xioxo, which seemed like such a good idea at the time but ultimately turned out to be a terribly irresponsible choice for lunch.
By 1 pm, the entire office was in a churro coma. Luckily, then, for us and the future of this publication, an intern appeared with nachos to revive us.
GO: 180 Xurros & Xocolata is on 2218 NE Broadway. It's open daily from 8 am to 4 pm.