What Is the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

There's a never a day more suited than National Mezcal Day (Oct. 21) to wonder: What is the difference between tequila and mezcal? They're both made from agave, sure, but different species from different...

La Central Valle | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

This summer, star chefs Javier Plascencia of Baja and Alejandro Ruiz of Oaxaca collaborated to create a seasonal pop up restaurant in San Antonio de las Minas serving Oaxacan cuisine. It's last day...

Happy Hour @ Mezcalito | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

At Mezcalito, happy hour runs 5 to 6:30pm each day, Tuesday through Sunday. A few months ago I was walking by at the right time and decided to stop for a bite and libation. The Mezcalito burger...

Trump threatens Tequila tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Trump announced he was “invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act” in order to “address the emergency at the southern border”. From 10 June, all g...

Best liquor store Mezcal selection?

by mplsean 3 years ago

Trying to put together a couple interesting bottles of Mezcal for a care package and wondering where/who has the largest/most interesting selection of bottles for sale. Already checked out South Ly...

Mezcaleria Las Flores | Logan Square - Chicago

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

After The Loyalist on Friday, http://www.chowhound.com/post/loyalist-1042662 , we stopped at Mezcaleria Las Flores on the way home. It's attached to Johnny's Grill but has its own entrance as well....

Raicilla, a mezcal variation. What's it like?

by Pizzaiolo 15 years ago

I understand this is a Mexican spirit made from the roots of the mezcal plant. I have no idea what it tastes like, nor if it's available outside of the Puerto Vallarta area or the state of Jalisco ...

Best liquor store in Chicago?

by LBD 6 years ago

I'm visiting next week from North Carolina where the sale of spirits is controlled by the state so the selection here can be not so great. I'm specifically interested in a store with an excellent s...

Cruz Blanca Cerveceria & Leña Brava

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Hit the ground running with a first bite after arriving at O'Hare yesterday at new Bayless spot, Cruz Blanca Cerveceria. Food ordering is at the counter and a buzzer alerts you when its ready to pi...

Mezcal - have you tried these?

by Mariberi 5 years ago

I'm getting a bottle of Mezcal for my husband for Fathers Day. Here is what I've narrowed down to based on some quick online searches and what's available at the store. Any recommendations before ...

Recommendation for Mezcal

by zinfanatic 6 years ago

I want to make cocktails with a good mezcal. If mixed it does not have to be the best- just good. Are there some to recommend and where to buy in the Berkeley area?

Help me make a simple/tasty MEZCAL cocktail!

by alialiali 7 years ago

Hi! I love ordering mezcal cocktails at bars and finally brought a bottle home for myself. All I have are lemons, limes, honey, all types of sugar, several knobs of ginger, lots of spices, and cila...

tequila vs mezcal?

by dixieday 17 years ago

What's the difference betwen mezcal and tequila? Are they both made from agave? Do you use them differently, and do they taste different from one another? Thanks!

Mezcal: Which Manhattan liquor store has the best selection?

by Desidero 8 years ago

I had a terrific glass of Espiritu Lauro Reposado mezcal recently at the new Toloache on Thompson St. I'd like to pick up a bottle. Which liquor store in Manhattan has the best selection of mezca...


by Nocturnalbill 9 years ago

I am considering buying a bottle of Mezcal; both from a curiosity standpoint, and from a cocktail standpoint. Which is a good functional bottle to pick up? I will likely have to order it, since N...

New Haven Folks - What Say You about Mambo Cocina Latina & Mezcal?

by cheereeo 8 years ago

I have been reading incredible things about Mambo Cocina Latina on State Street. (Seems they invaded my FB page with a mouth-watering ad that peaked my curiousity.) I did some research and see th...

Pechuga mezcal?

by Alcachofa 8 years ago

Has anyone seen or had pechuga mezcal in the Boston area? I've just recently learned that this exists, and want to try it. I would guess Brick and Mortar would have it, if anyone, but was wondering...

searching for mezcal worms

by GrammySue 8 years ago

Hola Amigos! I've been searching the web in vain for the dried worms that go into Mezcal. Can't find them anywhere. Has anyone seen them? If I can. Thanks!

Zignum anejo mezcal [moved from Mexico board]

by Veggo 9 years ago

Anybody heard of it? I'm scavaging for items I can't buy stateside. I'm cautious about fancy bottles at $US94 a throw. The reposado is about $55, as I recall. No samples available. I need guidance ...

Have mezcal prices shot up, or is it just me?

by Boston_Otter 9 years ago

A few years ago, I first tried mezcal at a bar; the bartender said "everyone knows tequila, but mezcal's where it's at." I had to agree. Smoky, rich, and really unique, I totally fell in love with ...