Chili is grade-A man food. Why does it qualify? Well, because it’s easy. You make it in one pot and then eat it with a spoon. It contains beef & beer. If somewhere along the line your recipe needs a little more kick, a couple more splashes of beer, or ends up getting too spicy, you can adjust as it cooks. Learn to make your own and be the master of your menu.
When you want to grill & chill at the park, the city’s public grills are convenient. But like a public bathroom, you don’t really want to touch anything. You make a little barrier of foil because, let’s face it, you don’t know what the bums were cooking on there. But with your own public park grill, you can lay your meat right on it without thinking twice. Made of commercial grade steel, the grill area is 256 sq. inches and comes fully assembled. 2 3/8” post included.
You’ve been talking about brewing your own beer since college. Maybe the simple home systems from Synergy will finally turn you into the brewmaster you need to be. The Oregon-based metalworkers at Synergy make complete, handcrafted, stainless steel home brewing systems. Their simple, durable and hygienic systems make learning the craft of brewing almost as fun as tipping back a cold one. We said almost.
With age comes wisdom and brutal hangovers. Unfortunately, the former does not preclude the latter. And, when you get one of those man-sized whoppers: the 500-pound skull, blurry vision, please-kill-me hangovers – you need relief. Some Mercy. Renowned celebrity bartender and mixologist, Alex Ott, is a master of homeopathic drinks and their various effects. He formulated the natural ingredients in Mercy – things like chamomile, milk thistle & B vitamins to help you feel better. You hope. Photo courtesy Michael Falco for The New York Times
Hard as it is, proper whisky etiquette demands restraint. But who wants to watch their portion size when it comes to quaffing a nicely aged Scotch? Seriously. Maybe the hole in the glass will help keep you within your legal limit. Designed to give the Scotch more air in the glass, this unique serving set turns a simple drink into a worthy ritual. The kit includes a carafe, 3 glasses, a metal serving base, and of course a bottle of Ballantine’s Aged 12 Years.
When you’re in the supermarket buying fresh lemons and searching for a jar of capers for this recipe, you’ll realize you’re starting to learn how to cook. This is a good thing. You’re on your way to a great meal. But hey, if you find out what a caper actually is, please hit us up we’d love to know, too.
It’s a party on wheels. This rolling grill and cooler system is perfectly portable. With 7-inch rubber tires you can take it on off-road adventures like beach barbecues and camping. The compact gas grill features Char-Broil’s Infrared technology for higher, more consistent grill temps resulting in juicier steaks, burgers and brats. Beneath the grill are two detachable, 30-quart coolers for your sport-sodas. Pack it up & roll out.
You’re a man cooking meat over an open flame; get the right tools for the job. Do you really need titanium or Scandinavian design to make your steak just right? Didn’t think so. Try this forged, hand-hammered steel BBQ tool set: each spatula, fork & steak turner is one-of-a-kind.
Mastering the art of a properly cooked pork chop will not cost you much time or effort, as it’s all in the details. There’s no flavor quite like the savory richness of a juicy, spice-rubbed chop. Learning to do them right, adds another gourmet option to your repertoire of home-cooked meals.
Wanna get your smoke on? This stainless steel mini smoker from Williams-Sonoma will do it. It fits right on your outdoor grill and will fast become your favorite grilling accessory. Just preheat the box on the grill, insert meat, cover with lid and wait anxiously, while the aromatic spice of real wood chips turns your grilling into gourmet.