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A new and original food festival celebrating mezcal and pozole!

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Food Karma is premiering a new and original food festival curated by Arik Torren, owner of Fidencio Mezcal, and chef, restaurant owner, and cookbook author, Danny Mena.

10 Pozoles and 50 Mezcals

Join us on Saturday February 29 for this first of its kind food festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Far too long has pozole been relegated to the back corner of the menu behind the tacos, ceviches, and guacamole. With this event, we honor this great Mexican comfort food. Similar to ramen, this stew will warm the heart and soul. At Bowl of 'Zole, enjoy 10 flavorful iterations of this Mexican stew made with chicken, seafood, pork and tofu!

Chefs will Include:

Cosme Aguilar, Casa Enrique

Julian Medina, Toloache and La Chula

Danny Mena, La Loncheria

Ivy Stark, Casa Bocado

Fernando Nevas, Balvanera

Luis Arce Mota, La Contenta

Chai Trivedi, Kitsch, Indigo Williamsburg

Gonzalo Rivera, La Esquina

Ivan Garcia, Mesa Coyoacan

Hugo Orozco, Las Santas

Fany Gerson, La Newyorkina


Bringing together top importers, this event will feature 50 distinct bottles of mezcal. Get to know this flavorful and smoky agave spirit, distilled using in-ground fire pits. Celebrate the modern renaissance of this ancient beverage when you sample products from 10+ producers.

Brands will Include:

Del Maguey Mezcal

Tequila Fortaleza

Mezcal Wahaka

Mezcal El Buho

Mezcal Los Vecinos

Mezcal El Silencio

Skurnik Wines and Spirits

Mezcal Mayalen

Mezcal Siete Misterios

Mezcal Ilegal

Priess Imports: Mezcal Espiritu Lauro and Sotol Coyote

Mezcal Montelobos: Mezcal Montelobos and Ancho Reyes

Back Roads Imports: Mezcal Bañuelos, Raicilla Bonete, Bacanora Yawee

Sampson and Surrey: Mezcal Vago and Tequila Ocho

Haas Brothers: Mezcal Don Amado, Mezcal Mina Real, Tequila Arte Nom

Mezcales de Leyenda: Mezcales de Leyenda, Mezcal Peleton de la Muerte, Sotol Fabriquero

Fidencio Mezcal: Mezcal Fidencio, Mezcal Derrumbes, Raicilla La Venenosa, Bacanora Rancho Tepua and Sotol La Hiuera

Sombra: Mezcal Sombra and Tequila Astra

Laika Spirits: Sotol Flor Desierto, Mezcal Cruz del Fuego

VOS Selections - Baja Wines


General Admission: $55 - All Inclusive Access to Food and Drink

VIP: $125: Early admit at 12pm that includes a guided mezcal tasting at 12:15pm as well as early access to chefs,. Plus receive a copy of Danny Mena's "Made in Mexico" cookbook.

No Refunds.

Rain or Shine.


About Event Curators Arik Torren & Danny Mena

Arik Torren

After 20 years of front of the house experience in the restaurant business, Arik launched his own mezcal brand Fidencio Mezcal in 2009. Now in 2020, his portfolio, Fidencio Sprits offers Traditional Mexican Spirits made by 19 Maestros, from 24 species and 10 states...and counting.

Danny Mena

Mexico City-born Danny Mena began at New York landmarks Blue Hill and The Modern before opening Hecho en Dumbo in 2010 and La Lonchería in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood in 2017.

In his new book, Made in Mexico, Dany Mena mixes recipes inspired by Mexico City street food, local eateries, and multi-starred restaurants, combining regional traditions and global trends. Each recipe is inspired by a different Mexico City restaurant, and in more than 100 dishes, Danny Mena shows American home cooks the depth and diversity of true Mexican cooking in the capital city.

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Grub Street: 10 Excellent Things To Eat, Drink, and Do in NYC This Februray: "1. Go to a festival that's all about pozole and mezcal. Pozole is one of of Mexico’s favorite dishes, a pork and hominy soup that inspires obsession and longing. The New York chefs Danny Mena and Fany Gerson are so obsessed they recently launched the pozole pop-up La Pozoleria, and now Mena is doing one better: He’s curating the first Bowl of ’Zole in Williamsburg, a February 29 festival dedicated entirely to pozole and, for good measure, mezcal."

Grub Street: "Mena’s long love affair with pozole is well documented. He recommended the pozole spot Los Tolucos as one of his favorite spots in Mexico City...and called the pozole verde his favorite recipe in his recent cookbook, Made in Mexico. At [his new] pop-up [La Pozolería], you’ll be able to choose from four kinds of pozole...drawn from various Mexican states most famous for the dish."

Bowl of 'Zole is Proud to Partner with City Harvest

Part of this event's proceeds and food will got to City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization. City Harvest will rescue 66 million pounds of food this year and deliver it free of charge to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community food programs, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Learn more.

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