Here’s to US

The Grant Grill at The US Grant Hotel in San Diego

U.S. Grant wasn’t much of a golfer. “I have always understood it was good outdoor exercise and especially for the arms,” the 18th President said after swinging and missing multiple times during his sole attempt at playing. “I fail, however, to see what use there is for a ball…” Grant was, nevertheless, a legendary general and drinker. He also happens to be my girlfriend’s great-uncle (six generations back) and has a landmark San Diego hotel with an excellent restaurant named after him. A 20-minute drive from Aviara (see full article here), the Grant Grill at The US Grant Hotel dishes up Chef Chris Kuth’s inspired cuisine in a soigné atmosphere, and in keeping with the general’s fondness for the hard stuff, mixologist Jeff Josenhans has created the U.S. Grant Centennial Manhattan—a combination of High West Rye Whiskey, Dolin Vermouth Rouge, and Fee Bros. Bitters blended and aged 100 days in commemorative oak. Served in vintage glassware, this historic cocktail is enough to swell a distant descendant’s heart with pride.; 619-744-2077

Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via www.coloradoavidgolfer.comJon Rizzi is the founding editor and co-owner of this regional golf-related media company producing magazines, web content, tournaments, events and the Golf Passport.