June 2013

View from a Bar: Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston

By: Anthony Head
Anthony Head (aka The Armchair Oenophile) will be corresponding regularly from the best barstool available in his favorite drinking establishments throughout Texas and beyond. Sidle up and get cozy . . . it's going to be a long night.


To quote David Wondrich on Anvil: "You won't find a better drink anywhere in America."

To quote the bartenders who answer the phone at Anvil: "Anvil, home of The Brave." (The Brave is Anvil's signature cocktail. It's made of mezcal, sotol, amaro, curaçao, and a mist of Angostura Bitters, all elegantly presented—with a flamed orange zest garnish—in a tall Bordeaux-style glass.)

To quote myself after tasting The Brave at Anvil: "I don't feel worthy of this drink. I think it's simply too good for me."

Want to know more about Anvil? Then check out my "Lone Star Life" column in the June issue of THE TASTING PANEL.

Previous View from a Bar installments:
Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge

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