What you have here is the bigger, more mezcal-forward iteration of Healdsburg’s Agave. It’s warm and cozy, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a mural depicting a coa-wielding jimador standing among agave plants. All of that should serve quite well in the way of warming you up to sample from their extensive selection of small-batch mezcals.
Swing by on your way to a show at the Fox and do just that. Pull up one of those bright stools at the bar and share a tlayuda with your date. It’s like a pizza, but it involves mole. So it’s like a better pizza.
Or if it’s a post-show scenario you’re after, find yourselves a table and dive into a full-on, mole-topped feast. Chicken mole. Chicken mole with tamales. Enmoladas. It goes on.
And bonus points for identifying the 20-plus secret ingredients that go into the sauce.