Sometimes carrying a whole bottle of Jack Daniels around with you isn’t an option. And when you’re doing something like driving or supervising children, mixing up a drink can be dicey. But now that you can get pre-made JD cocktails in a bottle, life will be better. It’s the little things, right? Like Jack & ginger, Jack & Coke, even Jack & Diet!
Turn up the heat on your tailgating, car camping and beach barbecues with Fuego’s sleek, portable 8000-BTU grill. Its aluminum legs flip up into a handle and a giant rubber band holds the top on for transport. The smooth sculptural form and practical design of the Element makes it the perfect vehicle for taking your gourmet smoke show on the road.
You like it hot? Like, fire-in-the-hole hot? Like, seeing stars hot? You’ll think you died and went to hell when you get a few flakes of the fabled Ghost Pepper on your tongue. On the Scoville scale, the Ghost is rated the hottest pepper in the world: about 150 times hotter than a jalapeño. These peppers must be used sparingly but add a rich, flavorful spike to any dish. Available in a variety of forms from flakes to powder, all Ghost Pepper products must be handled with care.
Spring is just around the corner and that means Grilling Season will soon be upon us. Quit fooling around with that old kiddie grill and go big this season. Viking has teamed up with Frontgate to create a professional-quality stainless steel grill with all the tech features serious backyard chefs demand. It’s a massive 62” wide with a cooking surface of 836 square inches. That’s big enough for Brontosaurus burgers or a whole rack of Flintstone ribs.
Sports-watching food should break free into it’s own distinct food group: hot wings, pizza, beer, pretzels and of course almighty Nachos would stand atop this pyramid of game day pleasure. How do you do your nachos, gourmet or ghetto? Fresh cilantro, avo and beans or nuked cheese sauce and jalapeños? If you don’t have your own custom nacho technique already, get on it. The big game is just a few days away.
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.