Today’s the big reopening day for Tres, the quickly revamped 2011 version of Tres Agaves (130 Townsend Street). As they explain via press release, the changes to the bar area (it’s now 50% larger) and beverage program come along with a change in the management — managing partner Dave Stanton now stands alone at the helm while original partners in Tres Agaves Eric Rubin and Barry Augus are moving on to focus their attention on the growing tequila brand. The food menu is set to undergo some changes over the coming month, during which time chef Kelvin Ott will expand the focus outside of Jalisco, the Mexican state which had been the main the focus previously. This will include a signature 10-spice blend that will be the backbone of several new dishes.
Also expanding is the tequila and cocktail program, with a bevy of new tequilas being added to the already long list — now totaling over 150 bottles — and several new non-margarita cocktails including a Tequila Negroni. The tequila list will in fact become a book, like a fancy wine list, with tasting notes about vintage, terroir, and such.
And when baseball seasons starts up again next month, look for Tres to revive the First Pitch to Last Pitch Happy Hour, featuring $2 tacos, $3 beers, and $5 margaritas.
Earlier: Tres Agaves Closes for Ten-Day Remodel, Name Change [Grub Street]