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Where to Drink This Week: Denver – The Corner Office

October 15th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Martinis, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week No Comment yet

Dreaming of Office Supplies

Office Supplies from The Corner Office

Office Supplies from The Corner Office

As the temperature drops and the leaves fall, an afternoon drink in a warm setting where you can snuggle up to the bar and let a mixologist awake you from your work day slumber may indeed sound like a fantasy. At The Corner Office in downtown Denver, fantasies come true and are available to taste in the form of eccentric cocktails and whimsical martinis. Wine and beer are also always on the list as well, but if you want to get a real taste of The Corner Office, then cocktails and martinis should be your drink of choice.

Every one of The Corner Office’s cocktails are crafted with a theme in mind. For a seasonal start that will help you to savor all that fall has to offer, try the “Remember Autumn” made with a sweet and sour mix of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, apricot, lemon and raw sugar. Of course, if you are need of a little bit of romance in your day, there is always the “Johnny Boy” composed of the quality Laphroaig 10 year Scotch, hot jalapeno and sweet caramel. However, if you are feeling too soft hearted, this is not the drink for you as indicated right on the Corner Office menu that reads, “This is a sweet, smoky, spicy, salty, and intense cocktail not for the faint of heart.” For something that won’t pull on your heart strings, sip upon “Life’s a Peach,” a sure winner that will make anyone’s day look a little brighter. “Life’s a Peach” comes in the form of a medley of Seagram’s Vodka, lemon, cardamom, soda water, and of course, fresh peach! Once the experimenting with cocktails is finished, you can always reach for a drink to begin the daydreaming such as the martini known as “Flower Child.” With Elderflower, Green Chartreuse, Creme de Violette, Sauvignon Blanc, and lemon, this drink has the power to make you “dream, dream, dream” like the Everly Brothers do HERE.

For the non-dreamers, bottles of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Beer from Cincinnati, Ohio are available for a bit of a fall kick. Cans are also available for those seeking the more classic form of drinking beer. The Corner Office features a long list of Colorado beers served in cans including Boulder’s White Rascal Belgian Ale, Dale’s Pale Ale from Lyons, Golden’s Coors Banquet, and Durango’s Modus Hoperandi I.P.A. among others. The Colorado beer continues on draft with Tivoli Helles Lager made just minutes away from The Corner Office, and Mama’s Little Yella Pils produced in Lyons, Colorado.

Whether you are looking for a new cocktail, a means to dream, or a taste of some fine Colorado beer, The Corner Office has all the office supplies you are looking for. All together, The Corner Office puts on a fantastical show that is best witnessed from a cozy bar seat on a cool autumn day. If this sounds tantalizing, then perhaps you can simply tell your boss that you are headed down to The Corner Office to get your much needed office supplies for the day. It would not be a complete lie, after all.

The Corner Office is located at 1401 Curtis St. Denver CO 80202; Tel: 303-825-6500.

Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!

What famous must-see Denver spot is right across the street from The Corner Office?

Tune in this coming Friday for the answer!

The answer to this past Friday’s blog question: “Before owner Kevin Morrison of Pinche Tacos began Pinche, what famous Colorado sandwich chain did he begin? Hint: The name refers to the crunchy tang served with every sandwich.” Answer: “Kevin Morrison founded the Spicy Pickle, a renowned sandwich shop along the Colorado front range, before he embarked on the adventure to create Pinche Taqueria.

Where to Drink This Week: Denver – The Corner Office

March 26th, 2013 Posted by Beer, Cocktails, Denver, Martinis, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

The Ultimate Office Dining Experience in Denver

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One of the dining rooms at The Corner Office

If you have ever fantasized of turning your office into a lounge bar, where all of your coworkers can mingle over cocktails and wine during what is normally just a coffee break, then you understand the vision behind one of Denver’s trendiest new drinking wells, appropriately named The Corner Office.  As you and your coworkers pass through the doors of The Corner Office, you will be much obliged to loosen that tie or maybe untuck that shirt so that you may unleash the ropes, or worse chains, that have ensnared you down to your office chair for the last 8 hours.

With no ropes (or chains!) attached, you can snuggle up to the bar at The Corner Office and choose the drink that will mark the transition from the work office to The Corner Office.  The choice includes vino by the vasso (wine by the glass), canned and draft beers, many of which are local, “seasonal” martinis, and sexy, avant-garde cocktails.  They are all served up by a good looking, rather debonair bartender of whom looks strikingly similar to your office’s attractive mail carrier-or perhaps you are just still in the office haze.

Silenced by the resemblance, you agree to the “slinger’s choice,” a.k.a. “the bartender’s pick.”  Before you can think further, you become captivated by the sly moves of the bartender as he concocts the seasonal martini known as “the riddling fig,” made from an infusion of fig flavored vodka, benedictine, angostura bitters, and a touch of honey and lemon to balance it all out.

The Riddling Fig from The Corner Office

The Riddling Fig from The Corner Office

After you finish riddling, the bartender asks if you are ready for “breakfast & tiffany” composed of bacon bourbon, orange, angostura, and soda, complete with a drizzle of maple syrup.  Following a pause of hesitation, you decide ‘what the heck, I am at the office!.’  Replete with positive feelings rooted in rebellion, you take this experience one step further and order some of TCO’s “street food” in the form of a Baja fish taco piled high with guacamole.

For the best office experience in Denver, The Corner Office is your place.  No pen or paper is needed.

The Corner Office is located at 1401 Curtis Street Denver CO 80202; Tel: 303-825-6500; Hours: 7 am-10pm (11pm on Friday & Saturday).

 

Where to Drink: Aspen – BB’s Kitchen

February 19th, 2013 Posted by Aspen, Beer, Cocktails, Martinis, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

Shaken, Not Stirred

courtesy of: http://writing.cwbuecheler.com/2012/11/26/new-article-james-bond-and-the-martini/

courtesy of: http://writing.cwbuecheler.com/2012/11/26/new-article-james-bond-and-the-martini/

 

For those James Bond fans who have always fantasized of speaking the famous words “vodka martini…shaken, not stirred, ” BB’s Kitchen might just be the place where such fantasies may become a reality.  BB’s allows you to order your martini any way you like it—shaken, with a twist, a little dirty, manhattan sly, just plain perfect, or the good old-fashioned way.

If the classics bore you, BB’s will accommodate you according to your ability to hold your drinks. For all those light weights, they offer such refreshing drinks as the Orange Mojito with muddled oranges, a far cry from a traditional mojito. However, if you are more of a big hitter, BB’s may suggest a more potent Whiskey Tea made with locally distilled Leopold’s Peach Whiskey.

If you are still holding on once the first drinks have been had, it might be in your best interest to try a drink from BB’s “Into the Evening” category that will reinvigorate and refresh. BB’s Elderflower Margarita is a wise choice, the elderflower offering a healthy does of antioxidants and vitamin C that will fight off that lingering winter cold, preparing you for this coming spring.

Cocktails will keep you busy at BB’s, but if you are a wine and beer connoisseur, BB’s offers a long list of local beer and novel wines. Their canned beers, such as the straw-colored Colorado Kolsch, sell for just five bucks.  For a worldly wine tasting experience, taste test their Pinot Grigio from Trentino, Italy, grown in the Italian sunshine at the base of tall, green mountains that divide Austria and Italy.

Whether you would like your drink shaken, stirred, twisted, canned, dirty, or muddled, just speak the words and BB’s Kitchen will provide you with a taste of whatever drink your fantasy calls for.

BB’s Kitchen is located at 525 E. Cooper Avenue, 2nd floor, Aspen CO 81611; Tel: 970-429-8284.