A mezcal tasting flight grows in Brooklyn

A mezcal tasting flight grows in Brooklyn

The COVID 19 crisis has changed a lot of things, among them state laws governing alcohol sales. New York was one of, if not the, first states to open up those laws so it may only be fitting that one of the more creative ideas to come out of this entire catastrophe is...
Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 3: My Mexico City Kitchen

Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 3: My Mexico City Kitchen

This post is part of a series where I’m cooking recipes from some of the Mexican cookbooks released this and last year, in the hopes that we’ll make your quarantine cooking a little more fun. Check out part one on Danny Mena’s Made in Mexico and part two on...
Spend your happy hour on the palenque

Spend your happy hour on the palenque

Today Wahaka Mezcal is launching a fun new approach to life in the time of Coronavirus. They’re launching a Zoom happy hour so that you can drink along with the founders and see what’s going on at the palenque.  Co-founder Raza Zaidi told me that it will...
Mini bottles to go with your cocktail

Mini bottles to go with your cocktail

El Silencio has a fun angle on life lived in isolation under the specter of Coronavirus, they’re selling mini 50ml bottles along with some cocktail inspiration. A close up of a Silencio 50ml mini bottle next to a Cactus Cooler with mezcal. As El Silencio’s...
Buy a whole bottle of cocktails

Buy a whole bottle of cocktails

In today’s installment of the Coronavirus Innovation Project we’re featuring Guelaguetza. It is one of, if not the, restaurant that put Oaxacan cuisine on the map in the United States with a super asist by the dear departed Jonathan Gold, it’s also...
Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 2: The Baja California Cookbook

Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 2: The Baja California Cookbook

This post is part of a series where I’m cooking recipes from some of the Mexican cookbooks released this and last year, in the hopes that we’ll make your quarantine cooking a little more fun. Check out part one on Danny Mena’s Made in Mexico. I took...

Churique

Churique is the local name for Agave shrevei in Chihuahua. Ricardo Pico, who created Clande Sotol and works closely in the area, told me that “the mezcal made from Churique is called Lechugilla” which translates to “a small head of lettuce.”...
Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 1: Made in Mexico

Quarantine Cookbook Series Part 1: Made in Mexico

2019 was definitely the year of the Mexican cookbook, and thank goodness because it looks like we’ll have plenty of time on our hands to be doing a lot of cooking in 2020. Last year we saw cookbook debuts from some of the biggest names and rising stars in Mexican...