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devil’s share whiskey release party at eureka!
September 18th, 2013La Jolla, Mary, San Diego Countymary 4 Comments

Last month I was invited to Ballast Point’s release party for their very first whiskey called Devil’s Share! The release party took place at Eureka! in UTC.

ballast-point-golden-ticket

You can totally bet that I was singing “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” when I given this! I managed to not dance around though and sadly, there was no chocolate involved. But there was whiskey! And beer! And appetizers. Mmm.

devils-share-whiskey-shot

Stacey was my cohort for the evening since when I think of whiskey, I think of Stacey (it’s true). Stacey and I shared one straight shot of the whiskey. I wish I had asked to look at the actual bottle for the Devil’s Share!

devils-share-whiskey

I managed a few sips without my throat catching on fire, so I consider that to be a good thing. It was smooth but still had that ever-so-slight burn that infuses through the whiskey without it actually catching down into your throat. I thought it was almost a little smoky. I’d still need to drink this with something else since I’m a wimp, but it was a damn good whiskey.

ballast-point-scottish-ale

To go along with the whiskey, I also got a beer. Luckily, Stacey was driving so I could have a whole beer in addition to half a shot of whiskey. Why yes, I am a lightweight.

I got to keep the glass for this beer (woo) and the best part was the name of it: a Scottish beer called “Piper Down!”

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this movie.

eureka-truffle-fries

[eureka truffle fries – fries infused with truffle oil, green onions and melted havarti cheese – $7.75]

For the Ballast Point event, we were able to order any appetizers. Stacey and I made a meal of it and got a few items to share. These Truffle Fries were my favorite of the bunch since they had a nice little hint of truffle oil and the creamy melted havarti was just splendid on these paired with the truffle oil. The fries were excellent and crispy and I could not stop munching on these things! They managed to stay crispy for a long time which earned my favor.

eureka-wings

[eureka wings – $10.50]

Stacey and I were both not really into these. They weren’t crispy and the flavor was mostly just “eh”. What a shame though since they look good and crispy. Alas, it was not to be.

tempura-green-beans

[tempura blue lake green beans with salsa romesco sauce, grilled salted marcona almonds and grated parmesan cheese – $7.95]

These made me think of those green bean snacks that they have at Trader Joe’s, except these are fresh green beans and not quite as crisp. I liked the tempura batter on them, which was a light coating so you could still clearly taste the green beans. The almonds were also delicious.

bruschetta-with-goat-cheese

[bruschetta – diced tomatoes, basil, goat cheese, lemon zest, balsamic vinaigrette dressing on toasted french baguette points – $6.95]

Stacey enjoyed this a bit more than I did and this was her favorite item of the evening (probably besides the whiskey). It has a creamy goat cheese for the base which makes it a little different than most bruschetta which usually just has Parmesan on it. I felt the bread could have been toasted a little more to make it easier to eat. The bread was on the chewy side and I had to kind of pull on it, which resulted in my tomatoes falling off.

lollipop-corn-dogs

[lollipop corn dogs – polish sausage hand-breaded in sweet corn batter with spicy porter mustard, ketchup and cheddar i.p.a. sauce – $7.50]

What I liked about these little suckers is that they use polish sausage instead of plain old hot dogs. They have a nice bite which gives the corn dogs a bit more flavor as well.

The thing I didn’t like was that after one bite, the batter pretty much just fell off. I liked the mix of sauces they give you with this dish as well.

mary-stacey-at-eureka

Here I am with my cohort, looking a bit tipsy. Woo, whiskey, beer and foods!

Eureka! Burger
4353 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 210-3444

Ballast Point

Disclaimer: I was invited to visit Eureka! Burger to attend the special Ballast Point event. Our whiskey and food was complimentary. Our beer was not. I was not paid for this review and all opinions contained here are mostly mine (with a little bit of Stacey’s opinions).

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'4 Responses to “devil’s share whiskey release party at eureka!”'
  1. Jinxi says:

    Hi Mary! I still haven’t tried out this place yet because the burgers looked a bit pricey. But I’m excited about the Ballast Point whiskey! S is a big whiskey fan haha.

  2. Stacey says:

    I am so touched that when you think of whiskey you think of me. I should have that on a business card or one of those annoying affirmation posters.

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