Archive for the Food Category

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Beer

Posted in Design, Food, Other Stuff with tags , , , on September 22, 2009 by cultivatedlove

Please excuse me if you read the following post go out and order up some Hitachino Nest and fall in love with it. Because at $7-$12 a piece it can get a bit pricey. Now with all warnings aside let me tell you how amazing this beer is.

Hitachino Nest BeerI recommend pouring this beer into a smaller glass say about a 6 ounce pour. This will help pace the consumption of this pricey beverage. Along with allowing the full bouquet of flavors time to develop. To begin the ale pours very nicely Leaving a moderate bone white head that quickly laces off leaving a lightly colored ale with just a note of a rosy tint. Upon the first sip I was struck by the dryness of the beer. Comparable to that of some pale ales with out the overwhelming taste of hops. The first glass continues with more dry, sweet, floral tones. The second glass produces a weaker carbonation and head. Here is where it begins to be reminiscent of a sake. Still dry but the lack of carbonation brings out the sweet and slightly bitter tones of maybe blueberry ever so subtlety. Continue reading


“Snarf’s” Thundercat vs Sandwich Shop

Posted in Food, Other Stuff with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2009 by cultivatedlove

Ha! There is no comparison here. At least not from my end. Although it doesn’t get much cuter than a lazy, Part bearded cat, part lizard. Its just hands down impossible to beat the Italian or the NY steak at Snarfs Sandwich Shop.


With 5 locations across Boulder and the Front Range. Snarfs is definitely dishing the meals out! Claiming “over 1,000,000 Tummies Satisfied”. For my visit I stopped into the Pearl St. Location in Boulder.

Now I had heard of Snarfs great subs and had even caught the wonderful, hunger inducing aroma from a friends sub once. But It was upon my first visit to Snarfs that I realized I had found heaven.(Sandwich heaven) The menu is broad including all the usual items you would expect from a sandwich spot. Continue reading

“Tag” restaurant in LoDo

Posted in Food with tags , , on September 15, 2009 by cultivatedlove
Original photo by Clarissa Schneider

Original photo by Clarissa Schneider

We were down on Larimer about two weeks ago. I have never really loved any restaurants there and was really opposed to going into one. We perused the posted menus for a bit and I was ready to go somewhere else. But much to my dismay I was pulled into Tag. On first glimpse I just wasn’t really sure about this place. It looked to be another ultra sleek high priced Larimer spot.

I was wrong! This place was great!  This is what we had.

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A little insight into my blog!

Posted in Art, Design, Food, My Works, Other Stuff, Web with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by cultivatedlove


So two days into this Blogging deal. Two days of trying to figure out my formula. Starting posts only to not post them countless times. But it has finally hit me.  The structure I am going to build around. (loosely of course). Each day I will try to post on 4 main subjects Art, Design, Food and the Web. Continue reading

This is the beginning!

Posted in Art, Design, Food, My Works with tags , , , on September 14, 2009 by cultivatedlove

Hello and welcome to the Blog of Cultivated Love and Michael Benninghoven. Yes I have jumped on the band wagon of Blogging and until I finish my website this is going to be the best spot for updates on my journey through the art and design world. In addition to my works I hope to spread the word about new artists, new galleries, fresh design, great restaurants and anything else that may catch my attention.