When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week we take a virtual trip south of the border to Mike Isabella’s recently opened modern Mexican restaurant Bandolero. While we’re down there, we find out how many margaritas get guzzled, the number of handmade tortillas the kitchen turns out, and how often the waitstaff get asked if Isabella is available for a picture.
Seats in the restaurant: 172
Varieties of tequila and mescal: 58
Types of margarita: Seven, including El Mata Amigos (The Friend Killer)
Different beers available: 10
Number of those brews that are Mexican: Seven
Margaritas sold last week: 2,454
Types of tacos: Eight, including a suckling pig with apple and habanero mustard and an adobo spiced octopus with cucumber relish
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Parker.