If you’ve got any Aussie friends, you know they can drink beer. Well, it turns out they can also make it—and we’re not talking Foster’s. There’s a new brewer making waves down under called Doss Blockos, named for a famous New York City squatter’s building and the art scene surrounding it in the 90s. This complex, long-fermented Lager comes packaged in a brown paper bag. Gives you that Bowery vibe: like you just bought it with change at the neighborhood bodega.
If this cocktail shaker instantly calls to mind a can of Krylon spray paint, read no further. If you draw a blank, here’s the quick & dirty: Graffiti artists have been using Krylon paints since Day One. In Hip-Hop culture, the Krylon logo is an established icon. Now you know. Shake up a few martinis and see if you can create your own urban masterpiece.
When the Gods of Corn Syrup bless you with your own custom Coke bottle, you’ve really hit the big time. French House Music heroes Daft Punk have been honored by Coca-Cola with a special new Coke bottle and promotion for “Club Coke.” To most dance DJs, coke in the club looks very different, but in this case, it means a pair of limited edition silver & gold bottle cans at select nightclubs across the country. Check daftcoke.com in a month or two for more information.
Forget the college years when fluorescent orange powder was the only “cheese” in your diet. A proper mac-n-cheese needs only real cheese and lots of it. When done properly, homemade mac-n-cheese attains Superfood status. It takes just a few simple ingredients, get it right already.
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.