La Pulga

There’s a place in Fort Worth, Texas, known to locals as Pequeño México and colloquially referred to as la pulga. Much like the mercado central and the pulgas seen all across Mexico, this famed spot in Fort Worth is a longtime home for Mexican-American craftspeople and a cultural centerpiece for their families and visitors alike.

It’s here where Sarah Castillo, Andrew De La Torre and Stephen Slaughter saw their shared heritage between Mexico and Texas reflected on familiar soil. They saw it as the perfect cornerstone for a spirited joint venture: developing Fort Worth’s very own tequila and mezcal brand and bolstering it with the city’s first sotol distillery, right next to the beloved pulga.

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