Yesterday, A Muddled Thought reported rumors that Philip Ward of Death & Co. (and formerly of Pegu Club) was opening a tequila bar on East 6th Street between First and Second Avenues (likely called Mayahuel). Now Fork in the Road confirms, via a hiring notice in the Ardent Spirits newsletter, that Ward is seeking bartenders for a new cocktail bar focusing on tequila and mescal. Excellent news, since mescal especially is underrepresented around town, and if there’s someone who’ll do it justice, it’s the man behind Death’s Oaxaca old-fashioned.
Maya Huel-Phil Wards new home ? [A Muddled Thought]
Tequila Time--We Confirm Rumors About Phil Ward's New Tequila Den [Fork in the Road/VV]