You’ve met Tequila.
Beautiful. Delicious. Sometimes kind of a bad influence.
Well, it’s time you met someone new: Tequila’s wilder, borderline illegal cousin. Goes by the name
And as with any illicit substance, you’re getting it from the old manager for Phish...
Welcome to Comal
, the only place in the entire state to get bacanora, opening Friday in (where
First, some background. The distilling of this stuff has been legal in Mexico since 1992, but only now did
someone here get around to serving it. (Apparently, everyone was too busy trying on and then regretting
Hammer pants.) The taste: earthier than tequila, more herbaceous than mezcal and with a strong top nose of
Where it’ll all go down: a concrete-walled space
that just so happens to be owned by the former manager of Phish.
(Which would explain the state-of-the-art sound system and the noise-dampeners disguised as
To pair with your bacanora: tlayuda, a Mexican take on pizza, served up by a former Delfina chef. Instead of
dough: tortillas. Instead of tomato sauce: bean paste. Instead of mozzarella and pepperoni: shrimp, avocado
and sometimes carnitas.
In a few weeks, the outdoor bar and patio will open, decked out with industrial heat lamps, a concrete fire
pit and lots of bamboo.
You never drink bacanora without bamboo.
2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704