On Friday, the Governor signed into law legislation that permanently legalizes takeout alcohol at restaurants and diners. (Legislation goes down so much more easily when you add booze.)
Seen here is a sample of the tropical drinks available at Dolores on Hope Street. We first wrote about this new addition to the local food scene when it opened at the end of 2019, and then the pandemic hit. Apparently, adding these to-go drinks to the takeout menu really helped the Meza family get through. (This is the same family behind the excellent El Rancho Grande in Silver Lake, but here the focus is on contemporary Mexican cuisine from the Mixteca region of Puebla and Oaxaca. )
Check out Gail Ciampa’s piece in the ProJo for the takeout drinks on offer at Dolores as well as Persimmon right across Hope Street; Avenue N at the upper end of Hope Street (as well as a location in Rumford); and Angelo’s on Federal Hill. She discusses the Mezas’ commitment to innovative beverages and quality ingredients:
Their margaritas come in varieties that include hibiscus, prickly pear, mango and passionfruit (all $13 for a single serving). Their house margarita is 16 ounces ($34).
Aside from the many margaritas, Dolores also offers the Mixtecan Old-Fashioned ($14), a Dolores Daiquiri ($13) and mezcal flights ($45, $55 and $65).
They take their mezcal very seriously at Dolores, visiting the growers and producers. (The difference between mezcal and tequila.) You can’t miss the building.