Premiering Bowl of ‘Zole: Pozole and Mezcal Festival

Food Karma is premiering a new and original food and spirits festival curated by Arik Torren, owner of Fidencio Mezcal, chef, restaurant owner, and cookbook author, Danny Mena, and Food Karma’s Jimmy Carbone.

Tickets Here.

10 Pozoles and 50 Mezcals

Join us on Saturday February 29 for this all-inclusive and first of its kind food festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


For far too long pozole has been relegated to the back corner of the menu behind the tacos, ceviches, and guacamole. With this event, we honor this great Mexican stew, similar to ramen, that will warm the heart and soul. At Bowl of ‘Zole, enjoy 10 flavorful iterations of this Mexican stew made with chicken, seafood, pork and tofu!

Chefs will Include:

Cosme Aguilar, Casa Enrique

Julian Medina, Toloache and La Chula

Danny Mena, La Loncheria

Ivy Stark, Casa Bocado

Fernando Nevas, Balvanera

Luis Arce Mota, La Contenta

Chai Trivedi, Kitsch, Indigo Williamsburg

Gonzalo Rivera, La Esquina

Ivan Garcia, Mesa Coyoacan

Hugo Orozco, Las Santas


Bringing together top importers, this event will feature 50 distinct bottles of mezcal. Get to know this flavorful and smoky agave spirit, distilled using in-ground fire pits. Celebrate the modern renaissance of this ancient beverage when you sample products from 10+ producers. 

Brands will Include:

  • Tequila Fortaleza
  • Mezcal Wahaka
  • Mezcal El Buho
  • Mezcal Los Vecinos
  • Mezcal El Silencio
  • Skurnik Wines and Spirits
  • Mezcal Mayalen
  • Mezcal Siete Misterios
  • Mezcal Ilegal
  • Priess Imports: Mezcal Espiritu Lauro and Sotol Coyote
  • Back Roads Imports: Mezcal Bañuelos, Raicilla Bonete, Bacanora Yawee
  • Sampson and Surrey: Mezcal Vago and Tequila Ocho
  • Haas Brothers: Mezcal Don Amado, Mezcal Mina Real, Tequila Arte Nom
  • Mezcales de Leyenda: Mezcales de Leyenda, Mezcal Peleton de la Muerte, Sotol Fabriquero
  • Fidencio Mezcal: Mezcal Fidencio, Mezcal Derrumbes, Raicilla La Venenosa, Bacanora Rancho Tepua and Sotol La Hiuera
  • Sombra: Mezcal Sombra and Tequila Astra
  • Laika Spirits: Sotol Flor Desierto, Mezcal Cruz del Fuego
  • Mezcal Montelobos: Mezcal Montelobos and Ancho Reyes

And More

Other Food Including:
Fany Gerson, La Newyorkina
Just Add Beer
Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce

Craft beer, Hard Cider, and Other Spirits, Including:
Jabali Beer
Allende Beer

Plus live music!


General Admission: $55 – All Inclusive Access to Food and Drink

VIP: $125: Early admit at 12pm that includes a guided mezcal tasting at 12:15pm as well as early access to chefs,. Plus receive a copy of Danny Mena’s “Made in Mexico” cookbook.

No Refunds.

Rain or Shine.



About Event Curators Arik Torren & Danny Mena 

Arik Torren

After 20 years of front of the house experience in the restaurant business, Arik launched his own mezcal brand Fidencio Mezcal in 2009. Now in 2020, his portfolio, Fidencio Sprits offers Traditional Mexican Spirits made by 19 Maestros, from 24 species and 10 states…and counting.

Danny Mena

Mexico City-born Danny Mena began at New York landmarks Blue Hill and The Modern before opening Hecho en Dumbo in 2010 and La Lonchería in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in 2017.

In his new book, Dany Mena mixes recipes inspired by Mexico City street food, local eateries, and multi-starred restaurants, combining regional traditions and global trends. Each recipe is inspired by a different Mexico City restaurant, and in more than 100 dishes, Danny Mena shows American home cooks the depth and diversity of true Mexican cooking in the capital city.

Bowl of ‘Zole is Proud to Partner with City Harvest

Part of this event’s proceeds and food will got to City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization. City Harvest will rescue 66 million pounds of food a year and deliver it free of charge to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other partners, helps to feed the nearly 1.2 million people. Learn more.