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Flavor File: New Mezcales, More Tiff's Treats And Even More Coffee On The Way


Mezcal is so hot right now. - SARAH DOLIVER
  • Sarah Doliver
  • Mezcal is so hot right now.

There's a new line of mezcales in town and you can sip on the smoky, evolving flavors at Mezcalería Mixtli (5313 McCullough Ave.) next Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. Taste a flight of six mezcales (including some from Real Minero and Rey Campero) as presented by William Scanlan III of Heavy Métl, while noshing on snacks from the bar's kitchen. Tickets ($40) are limited and can be reserved at [email protected].

Tiff's Treats, a cookie delivery shop based out of Austin that now has two stores in San Antonio and 16 more locations across Texas, just raised $14 million. Owner Tiffany Taylor Chen also welcomed more food retail pros to Tiff's board with the addition of Lew Little (former CEO of Harden Healthcare) and Lee Valkenaar (former Whole Foods executive). Translation: we're getting more Tiff's Treats locations (hopefully closer to downtown) soon.

Rosella Coffee Co. (203 E. Jones Ave., Suite 101) is still in the dinnertime game with its next guest chef, Zach Garza of Primero Cantina at La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Stop in for Latin flavors and fun bites, including fruit-topped guacamole, ceviche and a goat cheese corn cake through August 22.

While on the subject of coffee joints, Joseph E. Coffee will open in September. Owned by brothers Adrian and Isaac Cummings, the shop is located at 1109 S. St. Mary's St. and will become Southtown's fourth coffee-centric shop. The Cummings brothers will carry beans out of Central and South America and they'll be adding pastries and sandwiches to the menu.

Finally, The Last Word (229 E. Houston St.) is launching a new summery menu starting this week. The No Troubles Just Bubbles (choice of vodka, gin or pisco with vanilla and pear syrup, lemon and bubbles) is a personal fave, though the Beautiful Little Fool (gin, blueberry jam, honey, cinnamon syrup and lemon) is also intricate and fun. The Apex Predator with its tiki vibe and full-blown sandal garnish is especially adorable and delicious.

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