Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring is in the air

Are we done? Is it over? That wasn't that bad. I mean, I remember needing my jacket on a few of those bone chilling January nights. But I never felt overwhelmed by the cold, trapped in the endless frost last winter led me to believe would never end.

So now what? How about patio season: al fresco dining, with an opened garage over the bar, and plenty of space in the sun on our dog friendly patio.

In case you haven't noticed, we continue to add tequilas every week to our ever expanding list! In the past two weeks we made shelf space for over 10 new types! And we're working on expanding our mezcal selection, too.

Don't forget about the food!

This spring and summer, look for a continual transition into local, independent produce. And we'll have a ton of fresh, lively specials. Perhaps some new salsas? A slate of new tacos, sea and land!? Hell yes.

And don't forget about the beer! I know Fountain Square and New Day have some delightful numbers planned. And we expect to have them on draft when they're ready!

Stay tuned, amigos. Thanks for everything!

Monday, December 5, 2011

First Friday & Santa Con

A big thanks to everyone who came out for First Friday and Santa Con this weekend!
We had a blast and hope you did, too!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two weeks in and loving every minute of it

Wow. What a start!

We opened the Thursday before first Friday, which, in a lot of ways, was a blessing and a curse. It helped us realize all the little things we had overlooked (to-go menus, juice for cocktails, how to reload the printers, how to maneuver two people behind a pencil thin bar). And it also hurt that we had so little time to work out the kinks for what ended up being our busiest night so far -- we tried our hardest to please everyone but we know we could have done better. But for the most part, everything was incredible! We've met so many awesome people so far!

That was nearly two weeks ago. And I can safely say, we've only improved since then: our guacamole is much more consistent and tasty; we know how to load the printers; and, we've begun sourcing more of our produce locally. Specifically, we now carry Smoking Goose chorizo and are looking forward to doing business with other local producers here very shortly.

I also wanted to thank all the tequila aficionados in Fountain Square. You guys are awesome! We've cracked so many bottles of stuff none of us had ever tried before. And don't forget about the beer. Fountain Square Brewing Co. has been awesome. Our Fountain Square tap takeover last Thursday was a lot of fun. We went through two 1/6 barrels each of the Preacher's Daughter Amber and the Backyard Porter!

Anyway, we are constantly trying to improve, and we look forward to meeting with you. Our staff is very personable, and we will try our hardest to make sure you all have a good time.

Stay in touch, and let me know if there is anything I can do to improve your experience here at La Margarita Fountain Square.

Take it easy amigos!

Jon Carlos Rangel

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday: Fountain Square Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

This Thursday, November 10, starting at 6 p.m., the good people over at Fountain Square Brewing Co. will be by with all four of their offerings.

All their pints will be just $3, and we will have nachos on special for only $5. Should be a good time to talk beer and get to know everyone.

By the way, those four offerings will be their porter, amber ale, blonde, and pale ale. Can't wait.

See you there,


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Open for business Thursday (Nov. 3) at 4 p.m.

Thank you all for your patience! We are so excited to announce that we are finally opening Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

See you there,

Jon Carlos

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Welcome, amigos, to La Blogarita, La Margarita Restaurant and Tequila Bar's dedicated site for mindless banter, menus, specials, and information on upcoming events. Feel free to mosey around the site using the page links above. There's some really neat stuff to check out.

By the way, thanks for patiently waiting as we slowly but surely segue into opening. The summer has come and gone, but we look forward to a nice rest of the fall and winter with everyone in the Fountain Square neighborhood.

For further questions, feel free to email us. Or call us! (317) 974-1457. We will take care of you.

You mean the world to us,

Jon Carlos Rangel