Mardi Gras is crazy. Blame it on the King Cakes. Haydel Bakery makes these traditional Mardi Gras confections from an old Danish recipe that causes men to feel immune to the effects of booze and makes women eager to show off their rack. We can’t explain it and neither can the fine folks at Haydel’s. Maybe it’s voodoo.
Paul Junior of Orange County Chopper fame makes some pretty mean bikes. He took his knowledge of motorcycle design & roadtripping and created this custom portable grill with Coleman. This 2-burner LP gas grill features chrome accents and diamond plate side tables. It also folds right up to fit in your trunk. If you’re ready to take your “smoke show” on the road, the Paul Jr. grill is ready to roll.
Bourbon in the Sugar Shack is pretty common. For drinking. It is only the very rarest of recipes where the bourbon is actually added to the mix. This concoction from Noble blends just a kiss of whiskey to premium-grade Quebec maple syrup. Adds a little snap to the sweetness.
Chicken and dumplings. Old-fashioned grandma food, right? Wrong. It’s top-tier comfort food and if you make this meal for your date, watch out. If properly prepared, your lady friend will be forced to undo the top button of her pants after dinner. Imagine what dessert might do.
F—k the new diet. When your team is down by a few points and Sunday night will soon be Monday morning, you need a little relief, a little comfort for your sorry soul. Maybe piece of mind can be found in a marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with a crust of beer & pretzel bits. Give it a try.
Prohibition was stupid. Bold southern gents were making backyard moonshine and running it all over the country on dirt roads late at night. The best of the best in those days was the family of Junior Johnson (NASCAR Legend). Today, they’re still following their old recipe, creating small batch corn-spirits in copper stills. But instead of loading the trunk of the car at midnight, they’re selling it above board, online. Much safer.
Made with aged, single malt Scotch, this caramel sauce from San Francisco artisan gourmet, Happy Goat, is all natural. If you’re wondering what a happy goat has to do with caramel sauce, let us tell you. The sauce has a rich, velvety texture because it’s made with goat milk.
Generally speaking, humanity can be divided into two categories: those who love bacon and everyone else. If you’re among the former, then your mouth is probably watering already. Yes, bacon chocolate peanut brittle is real. It’s a sweet & salty delicacy delivered in a handsome gift box.
Growing grapes and making wine isn’t easy. It’s even tougher when you’re an actor living in Malibu, California. But Emilio Estevez is doing it and doing it well. He and his wife are nurturing a small estate where they produce organically grown, artisanal wines. Their Pinot Noir comes from Malibu, while their Viognier and Syrah come from vines at Tierra Alta Vineyards in Santa Ynez. Photography: New York Times