Despite the fact that you most likely don't go on Spring Break anymore, and almost definitely aren't Sammy Hagar, dedicating a night to tequila can still be fun, especially if it's at a colorfully muraled country tavern from Top Chef All Star Angelo Sosa, which is exactly what's happening at Anejo Tequileria y Restaurante.
The sweet, fermented agave comes in single glasses, flights, or carafes (sided by citrus, spiced salt, and sangrita), with a menu broken down into styles including blanco (Tanteo, Milagro Select...) and extra anejo (Casa Dragones, Gran Patron Burdeos, etc.), plus variants from mezcal to sotol: a Northern Mexican version made from a plant known as "The Desert Spoon", because when it's that dry, what else are you gonna do? But if straight-up ain't your thing, don't worry muchacho, 'cause their slew of 'tails includes the Blood & Smoke (Ilegal mezcal, Cherry Heering, sherry, blood orange), the Mole Noche (cocoa tequila, corn whiskey, Averna, arbol chile, chocolate bitters), and the blanco/lime/mole bitters/pomegranate Mexican Firing Squad, so looks like you're taking shots one way or the other.
And because the guy's a Top Chef and all, Angelo's complementing the drinking with cornbread laden w/ Oaxacan string cheese & jalapenos, corn-husk- and banana leaf-steamed tamales, and tacos ranging from pork w/ pineapple & cilantro to shrooms w/ queso anejo & smoked mayo, exactly the kind of food that, if you do go on Spring Break, will keep anyone from sleeping with you... even Sammy Hagar!
Published: January 19, 2012 at 4:00am EST
668 10th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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