LOGAN SQUARE — The team behind Quiote has given its basement bar — one of several facets of the multilevel Mexican restaurant — its own identity.
The basement bar now will be called Todos Santos, and it'll be run by Jay Schroeder, formerly of Mezcaleria Las Flores, also in Logan Square.
Todos Santos, 2456 N. California Ave., will make its debut Thursday.
"Our subterranean Mezcal bar has been spending too much time living in the shadow of Quiote for the past eight months, it’s time to venture off on its own," ownership wrote in a news release.
The cocktail lineup at Todos Santos. [Courtesy/Quiote]
Schroeder's seasonal cocktail menu will focus on agave spirits, primarily Mezcal, as well as fresh produce from the farms the restaurant uses. Each cocktail will be served in a ceramic mug crafted by artisans in Chicago and Mexico.
For example, the cocktail dubbed It Might As Well Be Spring, which contains Balam Raicilla, Nichols Farm cantaloupe, Green Chartreuse, cava, tarragon, cassia bark and fresh lime, will be served in a ceramic mug from Oaxaca-based ceramicist Javier Servin.
Quiote, which opened in February, is run by chef and former food truck operator Dan Salls and former DNAinfo Chicago reporter Paul Biasco.
For more information on Todos Santos, including hours of operation, visit Quiote's website.
Below is the full menu: