Category Archives: Drink

Bar Agricole, Another San Francisco Treat

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In a metropolis of legendary food and drink, where quality is not only expected but easily found, Bar Agricole is one more gem to be enjoyed in the “City by the Bay”. This clean, modern, and warm space, with industrial accents, creates an  inviting environment that allows the food and drink shine. The vibe is friendly and laid back, but the cocktails and menu are nothing short of creative and sophisticated. Cocktails are constructed using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, and we especially enjoyed Rum Agricole drinks. The menu, like one would expect in San Fran, changes daily and is littered with the best available ingredients from local farmers and artisans. If you are having a hard time justifying a visit to the amazing San Francisco food and drink scene, Bar Agricole is reason enough.

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Eat, Love, Drink, Be Merry, and Live Curated.

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Bar Agricole355 Eleventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

High West Distillery & Saloon, good whiskey and times in Park City, Utah

In the picturesque mountain town of Park City, Utah, sits an unassuming structure where a new style of American Whiskey is being realized. High West Distillery finds its home at the base of the of the Park City Ski Resort and during the winter months may be the worlds only ski-in distillery. High West was founded by David Perkins in 2004 and is the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since the end of Prohibition. They are producing some of the most innovative and delicious New-American whiskeys and spirits ranging from Vodkas made from oats to whiskey blends featuring rye, bourbon, and scotch, and a barreled aged Manhattan (of which we are huge fans).  The Distillery’s self proclaimed Gastro-Saloon serves up refined comfort pub food featuring locally sourced ingredients. We were pleased to discover that the High West Distillery gives all their finished mash (which was used to make the whiskey) to a local farmer who feeds it to his dairy cows then, in turn, makes cheese for the saloon’s restaurant from the cows milk. High West will will satisfy the hardcore whiskey enthusiast and intrigue those new to whiskey. The high quality craft approach, which embodies the essence of the wild west, can easily be tasted in the spirits produced by the forward thinking yet traditional alchemist at High West Distillery.

The whiskey at High West is well crafted and quite enjoyable we love the them all especially the American Prairie Reserve, Campfire, 21 Year old Rocky Mountain Rye, and the 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan!

Well worth a visit or three, Cheers! Eat, Love, Live, Be Merry, and Drink Curated.

For more information on High West Distilleries fine whiskeys, spirits and history, see below (most of there whiskeys are available throughout the United States):

High West Distillery & Saloon


4 Great American Beers for the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! We are taking a departure from the typical to celebrate are 4th with some tasty American Made brews, you should too. From left to right: Go Team–Orange County’s The Bruery collaboration with Eagle Rock Brewing. Brainless on the Peaches, Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City Utah. Goose Island’s Pepe Nero. Hop Notch from Uinta Brewing.

Go Team–Orange County’s The Bruery collaboration with Eagle Rock Brewing. This Belgian-style mild ale has a rich amber color, is low alcohol,  it’s light on the palate but rich with flavor, an easy drinker, great for a warm summers day.

Smells like peach Spirit. EPIC took their double gold medal winning Brainless Belgian, added organic peach puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks from Sawtooth Winery, the end result in simply EPIC. This beer has a floral, peachy aromatic nose and is light on the palate, full of flavor but has some kick with it’s ABV 10.5%.

Goose Island’s Pepe Nero is the darkest of our bunch but quite an easy drinker. Pepe Nero is a farmhouse ale brewed with black peppercorns, it is earthy, rich, complex and balanced. The perfect pairing for all the meat you will be grilling for the 4th.

Move over Pliny the Elder there is a new Hop in town. Hop Notch is a perfectly balanced IPA, full of floral notes, bold, clean, and big, this is one tasty beer. If you love new world IPA’s you will not be disappointed.

These 4 beers are departure from your typical light summer brews and are sure to make fireworks in your mouth as well as being perfect for the 4th of July or any summer day.

Eat, Love, Drink, Live, Be Merry, and Celebrate the 4th Curated!

The Bruery / Eagle Rock brewing

Epic Brewing

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Uinta Brewing

Château Lascombes, Margaux — Get your teeth purple

It’s Friday Night. Get your teeth purple. We have chosen a 2004 vintage Château Lascombes, a red wine from the Margaux apppelation of Bordeaux. This wine is deep, elegant, and rich, it brings to mind the classic Peter Gabriel song, “The Blood of Eden“. It is a wine perfect for a spontaneous adventure or to celebrate a triumphant accomplishment. Like many Bordeaux’s it has a solid structure with a refined elegance. Pour a glass and taste some France.

Eat, Love, Live, Be Merry, and Drink Curated.

More info on Château Lascombes

BAR X – Craft cocktails and good times among the Mormons

If you find yourself in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by the Mormons and are thinking to yourself… hmmmm…is there some place I can get a drink? Do not fear, BAR X has you covered. Salt Lake is a creative and thriving city with a surprisingly good and healthy drinking culture. Since the Olympic Games, Utah has made great strides to abolish some of its strange liquor laws and has become quite accommodating for the distinguished drinker. Bar X, a former dive bar, offers perfectly executed classic and craft cocktails, wine, and microbrews (and even the other stuff, PBR, Bud Light, etc., for those non discerning drinkers or those still living in the Frat House). The atmosphere is vibrant and comfortable, but not the slightest bit pretentious. It is a perfect spot to enjoy cocktails and conversation with friends. Rumor has it, that one Ty Burell (Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy) is an owner, who knows, maybe if your lucky you might run into him.


Cheers-Eat, Love, Live, Be Merry, and Drink Curated.

155 E 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 355-2287