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Cultivate Kitchen: Silverthorne’s Newest Restaurant

Published August 22, 2018

Photo credit: Shane Morris

People say Silverthorne’s never had anything like Cultivate Kitchen. And that’s what Cultivate owners J.J. and Shane Morris think, too. Located inside Angry James Brewery, Cultivate serves local, farm to table food with health in mind — and they pair panini, sides and snacks with Silverthorne’s tastiest beers.

“The community and a need for fresh food made us want to open a business here,” says J.J., a culinary school graduate with a background in nutrition and sustainability. “We knew we wanted to put down roots in Summit County because of its amazing, health-minded people.”

Since Cultivate opened in June 2018, the two most popular menu items have been the beet sliders and the Palisade Peach strawberry shortcake. Whether they indulge in a beverage from Angry James or not, diners can enjoy mustard made with 4th Street Brown Ale on the 4th Street Sandwich. And when it is brew time, the Caprese salad sandwich is rumored to be incredible with any of the beers.

“Think of it as a food truck within a brewery,” says A.J. Brinkerhoff, owner of Angry James Brewery. “Angry James is a small brewery focused on providing beer for the neighborhood. Cultivate is a small kitchen space providing food for the neighborhood. Both have a fresh, local feel with a very unique product.”

Cultivate Kitchen will be open seven days a week during regular brewery hours.

J.J. has some great local/insider info as well:


What are the top three things you love about living in Summit County?

The people. The whole community is so mindful and adventurous. We are all here for similar reasons and make up a wonderful community.

The activities. Whatever the season, there are multiple things to do every day. Whatever your age, skill levels or interest, there is always something to do.

The view. Any time of year, any time of day, anywhere you look the view is gorgeous.


What’s your favorite way to spend the day in Silverthorne?

Biking around, going on hikes, admiring the wildflowers, anything outside, followed by a cocktail, glass of wine, or beer, preferably on a beautiful patio somewhere.


Can you give visitors a must-do tip for their visit?

Get outside. Whatever you do, spend time looking at all the beautiful scenery. Whatever the season, there is always something to stare at.