The owner of Teote, the South American street food restaurant just off Hawthorne is planning to open a bar at 2700 NE Alberta, next to Akasaru Ramen in a former auto body shop.
The whole building will be called Enclave, but it'll be split into two parts.
The mezcal bar will be called Coyote Mezcaleria, similar to the upstairs bar at Teote's southeast Portland location, which is apparently also called Coyote Mezcaleria. Enclave will also have a restaurant section with a second Teote serving up the same menu as at South American-inspired Teote near Hawthorne. Eventually, the two restaurants will be known as Teote South and Teote North, says co-owner Michael Kennett .
"We are very mezcal heavy. I have a big passion for mezcal," Kennett tells WW. "It will have the biggest selection probably on the West Coast, if not the country."
Kennett will also debut his own label of mezcal, called Coyote Mezcal.
"I've been gunning for the Alberta space and it's time for Teote to grow," he says. "We'll be serving Teote food and carrying the same theme over there, so it's going to be awesome."
The bar is expected to open by April 2017. The restaurant area, which is set to have a massive patio and multiple fire pits, most likely won't be up and running until spring of 2018. Until then, the bar will serve Teote's main menu.