Tacos Tequila Whiskey, Denver

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The first time I visited the City Park location of this restaurant, I think it was called Pinche Tacos. Y’all know I love to curse, so of course the name piqued my interest. Honestly though, their new name fits even better.

They serve three things. I’ll let you guess what they are.

I’m not a big tequila drinker, but I know enough to tell you that their selection looks primo.

I can personally vouch for their whiskey selection, and listed them in my 100 places to drink whiskey list.

Really though, it’s the tacos that we need to talk about. First off, this is a fancy taco place. I like fancy tacos. I also like old school tacos, but you’ve got to be in the mood for one or the other. They are different. Tortilleria Sinaloa in Baltimore is a great example of an old school taco place. Fancy tacos have fancy ingredients, and can also be really hit or miss. Places like this tend to miss more often than they hit. Tacos Tequila Whiskey does not miss. This is one of my favorite taco places in Denver. Continue reading “Tacos Tequila Whiskey, Denver”

FEW Spirits Distillery tour with tacos on the side.

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I celebrated yet another birthday this weekend. So, of course, tacos and whiskey were in the mix.

My wife surprised me with a tour of FEW Distillery. I’ve been a fan of their spirits for quite a while. We recently moved to Evanston, so this distillery is just down the street. Continue reading “FEW Spirits Distillery tour with tacos on the side.”

Top ten things to do in San Francisco that my friend Sara will like.

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My friend Sara is moving to San Francisco. Since I lived in the Bay Area for a year and have spent a few other years working for Bay Area based companies, I thought I would share some of the things I think she might like.

Tacos and whiskey at Azucar Lounge

This is the best place I’ve been in SF for Tacos and Whiskey. It’s more of a fantastic cocktail place with great food than a fantastic restaurant with great cocktails so plan accordingly. Continue reading “Top ten things to do in San Francisco that my friend Sara will like.”

100 places to drink whiskey

100wBuddha never said, “It’s better to travel well than to arrive,” but it’s still a great maxim. To me it’s another way of saying we need to enjoy our journey in life. Often, that manifests itself in the consumption of cocktails with friends. The following is a list of 100 great places to do that. A while back, I created a Wunderlist of places I want to visit someday. I’ve been to some of these and heard about the others. The list finally hit 100, so I thought I would write a post about them. I’ve left Foursquare tips at many of these as well.

A list like this is often controversial. Surely a few of you have your own opinions on which establishments should be included. Feel free to chime in. 200 places to drink whiskey sounds like a great title for a follow up blog post. Continue reading “100 places to drink whiskey”

Whiskey and Tacos. Nuff’ Said.

whiskey and tacosI’m sure there are lots of great taco joints in Chicago, but until I visited the Bullhead Cantina a few weeks ago, I hadn’t found one.

I’d rank this place in the top ten taco joints I’ve ever visited, and the best on this side of the Mississippi.

I tried the carnitas, the fried chicken, and the avocado tacos. The avocado was my favorite, and one of the few veggie tacos that I would recomend. What sets Bullhead apart from most Chicago taco joints is that spicy actually means spicy.

I’d recommend this place on the strength of its tacos alone, but the Bullhead Cantina features a twist that puts it over the top; Whiskey. Lots and lots of great whiskey. I enjoyed my tacos with a whiskey flight, and later ordered a manhattan. Their select is great from the bottom shelf to the top.

Bullhead offers a daily special featuring a taco, a shot of whiskey and a PBR for $6. My advice, skip the hipster-brew and focus on what makes this place truly awesome: whiskey and tacos.