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.”

The GLD Guide To Middle Shelf Whiskey

GLDMiddleSome whiskey enthusiasts are all about finding the hidden gem. That fourteen dollar bottle really isn’t as bad as you’re worried it is. Other enthusiasts may try to impress you with their complex reviews of the finest whiskies you can buy. This review is neither.

I’m a strong believer in the middle shelf. Whiskies you can drink neat without wincing, yet are not too complex or expensive that you’d feel guilty mixing them with a bit of vermouth and some bitters. Continue reading “The GLD Guide To Middle Shelf Whiskey”

How to order and/or make a manhattan

“Rye manhattan, up.”

themahattanHistory suggests that the manhattan originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall. That’s right… a doctor. That practically makes this cocktail recipe a medically endorsed remedy to all of life’s problems. Its greatness lies in its perfect balance between silky smooth and fiery bite. It is the king of all cocktails.

There’s no shortage of good reading on the manhattan, but most articles are written by people trying to impress you with their complex palette and esoteric lexicon. This is a more practical guide. Continue reading “How to order and/or make a manhattan”