Trinity Brewing Company = Great Beer, Fabulous Food, and Easy on the Environment

At a last-minute meeting suggested by good friend and advertising client Bill Morris, with BlueStar Recyclers, we frequented Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs.

I was stunned (as a food-snob) at their tantalizing menu, that included a “key” to decipher amongst meals that were: Meatless, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free (not to say that their menu does not cater to the carnivore).  You can find items such as:

– The Farmers Salad: Made from ingredients from local farms.

– Colorado Bison Sliders: Small sandwiches available in a variety of flavors and combinations.

– Stuffed Bell Pepper: An organic bell pepper full of seitan, salsa cruda. cayenne cream cheese, all served on a bed of quinoa.

– Brewery Biscuits & Gravy: Homemade biscuits made with TRINITY Soul beer, smothered in vegetarian sausage country gravy.

That’s just the food, their beer-menu is equally eclectic and unique, with such names as: The Soul Horkey Ale, Sunna Wit Beer, Flo India Pale Ale, Farmhouse Saison, and Awaken Coffee Stout.

Cheers to this fine local company that is supporting local economies, local farmers, and a healthy/happy society.

Find their complete menu and additional information on their company online at: http://trinitybrew.com, and don’t be surprised to find the various staff members and advertisers of the Southern Colorado Good American Post indulging in this local pub’s offerings.

By Tisha Casida

Las Canarias – Fine Dining with Local Fare

On a recent trip to San Antonio, our Good American Post staff was able to indulge in local cuisine at the Las Canarias restaurant located on the River Walk.

A menu that touts itself as “refined American cuisine, hand-selected from the finest offerings of our local Ranchers, Farmers, Dairymen and Vintners” is sure to please one’s palate.

Menu items that were of special interest to our crew included:

– Ropas Vieja on Local Tortilla (with Fresh Jalapeno, Avocado and Queso Fresco)

– Trio of Stuffed Medjool Dates (with Blue Cheese and Bacon)

– Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (with Smoked Tomato Remoulade)

– Piquillo Peppers (Cage Free Egg Salad with Guanciale)

The weather was gorgeous, the atmosphere perfect, and the relaxed dining delectable.  The complete menu can be found on their website.

Good Food – Mini's Cupcakes in Salt Lake City, UT

Photo Coutesty Paul Alhadef Photography www.alhadefphoto.com

On a recent trip to Salt Lake City, our Good American Post (GAP) staff was able to indulge in the finest cupcake store we had ever encountered.  Mini’s Cupcakes, a locally-owned and eclectically-decorated cupcake store tantalized our sweet-tooth with various concoctions like:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s -Madagascar Vanilla Bean Cupcake with Tiffany Blue Creme Cheese Frosting topped with edible gems

The Diva – Dark Belgium Chocolate Cupcake with Pink Creme Cheese Frosting

Lemon Pie – Lemon Cupcake filled with tart Lemon Curd with Toasted Swiss Meringue Frosting

Southern Comfort – A traditional southern Red Velvet Cake (not so much red) with Creme Cheese Frosting topped with pecans

Leslie Fiet, the owner and chef-baker, was kind enough to let us take our time ordering and enjoying the cupcakes and various cupcake paraphernalia that is located throughout the shop.

Upon examining her menu, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of ingredients (nearly everything) sourced locally, and as a marketer, very happy to see her marketing these aspects of her business, that are key to enticing consumers like myself and our GAP-Staff.

Mini’s is committed to buy local whenever possible for the products we use in our baking and sandwich making.  As a small business, we appreciate the support of our community and we in turn want to support other locally owned and operated businesses.”

In addition to this, she is committed to high-quality natural ingredients.

“In today’s world of fast and processed food we sometimes forget to ask what is in our food and where it comes from.  We are proud to tell you that our cupcakes are made from scratch using the best ingredients possible.  We are still looking for a few local providers for some items, so if you know of some place that we may be able to support please let us know.”

Cheers to this local business, we can’t wait to get back to Utah!

By Tisha Casida

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