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Creative Cocktails Star of Austin Mezcal Festival
Takoba Restaurant & Cantina hosts Saturday tasting
"...back porch cantina behind East side standard, Takoba, mixed mezcal, mixers and music into an interesting weekend evening...."

Oct. 23, 2012 Food Post by Gracie Salem

The Spirits of Mexico Brings Tequila and Mezcal to Austin
Chefs create culinary pairings for agave-based spirits competition
" Austin this year for a one-night Tequila and Mezcal tasting adventure. Although no passport is needed, chances are..."

Oct. 10, 2017 Food Post by Reanna Zuniga

Dive Deeper Into the World of Mezcal in Austin
It's agave all day at these local bars
"...2014, he started with just four different types of mezcal, initially stocked for friends and colleagues. After going through..."

March 1, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Raising the Roof
Techo brings mezcal to Manor Road
"...a clay copita of a rare Alipús San Miguel mezcal: "'Para todo mal, mezcal; para todo bien, también.' For..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Food Feature by Adrienne White

The Return of Lila Downs
‘La Reyna’ makes another rare stop in Austin – tonight
"...2012’s Pecados y Milagros, her ninth LP, the sexy, mezcal-swigging Mexican-American singer dazzled both sides of the border with..."

April 9, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Snapshot: King Bee Lounge
Mezcal and the meaning of life
"...What do living empathetically, bartending, and mezcal have in common? Well, everything, according to King Bee..."

July 13, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

SXSW Film Review: Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
How a cactus is part of Mexican identity
"...has been elevated to the top shelf. Tequila and mezcal are appreciated with the same nuance as bourbon or..."

March 11, 2018 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Papi Tino’s Culinary Student Competition Has Its Finalists
Week Three: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
"...a competition at Eastside Papi Tino’s. And after yummy mezcal-influenced cocktails, two lovely dishes, and some quick calculating, the..."

Sept. 22, 2012 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Swervedriver Cruises Satansville
Two-album re-creation levitates Moody offshoot
" a double bill of 1991’s Raise and 1993’s Mezcal Head, both Creation Records releases played in their entirety..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Music Post by Greg Stitt

Four Trailblazing Tequilas Reinvigorating the Spirit’s Reputation
When it comes to the tequila renaissance, sip it, don't shoot it
"...and herbal to smooth and sweet, and so on. Mezcal, however, is roasted in wood-fired, rock-lined pits, lending its..."

July 7, 2023 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Booze News & Reviews
Seven Things to Know In the World of Spirits
"...2. MEZCAL AMARÁS So – what else is like tequila, but..."

April 15, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hot Takes
What to drink with the fieriest salsas at the AC Hot Sauce Festival
" and goes well with just about any tequila, mezcal, or sotol. In my personal opinion, a lot of..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Booze News & Views
Just a wee dram of What's Happening as March marches in …
"...well as it spikes the burgundy. Or maybe even mezcal? Oh, let’s look at that, next …..."

March 1, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

What’s Your Margarita Personality Type?
Twelve local options for getting your margarita party on
" And if the Mad Dog Margarita, which uses mezcal rather than tequila, giving it an extra smoky kick,..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Drinking Local: A Cocktail’s Footprint
Where in the world are these cocktail ingredients from?
"...Down to Brownsville is an agave Old Fashioned. "Mezcal Old Fashioneds, to me, can be a bit abrasive,..."

July 13, 2018 Food Feature by R.T. Frank

Savory Characters
Cooking up the next generation of cocktails
" Adding a smoky component to a drink with mezcal seems to be popular everywhere, but bartenders at restaurants..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Top 10 Grab Bag
"...9) Mezcal Fest at Takoba Takoba's first Mezcal Fest attracted a..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

"...SwervedriverRaise (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion) SwervedriverMezcal Head (Hi-Speed Soul/Second Motion)..."

April 24, 2009 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Mead? Mead!
A little more buzz for the honey-based libations of Texas
"...elements here were, ah – I pretty much hate mezcal, you know? Because even good mezcal tastes, to me,..."

May 8, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Uncovering the Mysteries of Austin’s Speakeasies and Secret Bars
A guide to some of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) bars around town
"...Whisler's Mezcalería Tobalá1816 E. Sixth"

Aug. 2, 2019 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

I fell in love with a cup of hot corn
"...counter the bold steel-framed art lighting made from upcycled mezcal jugs in the corner, and fresh flowers are everywhere...."

July 6, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

18 of the Best Margarita Flavors in Austin
Get a kick out of National Margarita Day
"...Mezcal If tequila isn’t your top choice, or you’re ready..."

Feb. 22, 2018 Food Post by Acacia Coronado

Mixed Metaphors
These craft cocktails are for the books
" mezcal (mezcal with a few drops of green food coloring)..."

June 17, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Raise Your Glass to National Tequila Day
Here's where to celebrate
"...know – you’re four five seconds from wildin’ because mezcal is not tequila. But there’s room in this holiday..."

July 24, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

First Look: Taco Flats
The latest stop on Burnet's taco road
"..."French" counterpart. Four of the nine signature cocktails incorporate mezcal – a welcome sight to fans of this increasingly..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Food Post by Adrienne White

400 Rabbits
An impressive array of agave spirits highlight this stand-alone bar at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
"...showcase the flavors of the different agave spirits: tequila, mezcal, and sotol. Whether you want to taste the nuances..."

July 6, 2012 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

A Splash of Fun for Cinco de Mayo
Make some drink-os for Cinco!
"...Shake and strain over fresh ice. Mezcal Smash..."

May 6, 2011 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Austin’s Essential Frozen Cocktails
Because sometimes you gotta think beyond the margarita
"...classic hurricane (highly recommended); and the Barefoot Confresca, a mezcal, Aperol, watermelon, and lime affair. Every other Monday this..."

July 21, 2023 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

Andean Spirits Finds Family and a Calling in the Mountains of Ecuador
Agave, alpacas, and a love story
" Chawar differs from fellow agave-based spirits, tequila and mezcal, Chawar is made by fermenting and distilling the raw..."

Feb. 8, 2023 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Austin Food & Wine Festival 2022
"...Aaron Paul's Meet the Maker session for their new Mezcal, Dos Hombres..."

Nov. 8, 2022 Photo Gallery

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