|Issue: 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.
PHOTO: ANTHONY HEAD
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.
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