If you’re not mothering over the grill every minute, it’s easy to turn bomb-ass steaks into slabs of dried-up jerky. It even happens to us pros, but here’s an easy way to keep things juicy. Simply fill these cast iron grill humidifiers with water, beer or juices, and the steam they release will keep your meat moist.
Here’s a solid way to chill your shots. Pop these soapstone shot glasses in the freezer for a bit and they’ll be ready when the guests arrive. Milled in Perkinsville, Vermont at the nation’s oldest soapstone workshop, they come in sets of four each holding 2 ounces of your favorite spirit.
Have you been eating like a woman? Ditch the quinoa and get this book. From the editors of Esquire comes a cookbook with chest hair that will teach you how to protect your (apparently fragile) manhood. Yup, 75 recipes for steak. Just kidding, you’ll also learn to cook some green stuff to decorate your plate.
One for the road? How about wine for the road? This handmade bike wine rack is constructed with vegetable-tanned leather and brass fasteners for a retro-Euro look that goes great with an afternoon wine buzz. Proudly made in Montreal and adjustable to fit 3 sizes of bottles.
This ridiculous and fantastic comic romp from 1981 is the early work of Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Leaving Las Vegas) and features a heavy dose of Monthy Python-esque humor from the likes of John Cleese, and even Sean Connery. A gang of time traveling thieves swashbuckle their way through the greatest and strangest moments in world history.
In the days when a real shave meant a trip to the barbershop and offering your neck up to the straight-edge razor, Bay Rum is the stuff they slapped you across the face with afterwards. Sure, it helped stop the bleeding a bit but, more importantly it soothed and cooled a freshly shorn face. If you’re a man who appreciates that zesty snap in an aftershave, rejoice, this old stuff is still available in its original formula. Slap yourself with it.
So you thought Carhartt only made workwear? Think again. Their list of accessories continues to expand. Now they’ve made a spiffy stainless steel portable grill that packs up flat for portable partying. Pull this 4-burger sized beauty out of its carrying case, fold the origami-style panels up and pour in the charcoal. Avoid burns: let it cool off before folding up and putting it away.
From the makers of Clif Bar comes another great idea. For years, Europeans have embraced (literally) wine in a bag and finally someone is doing it here in the states. Everyday table wine is fresh, it doesn’t need a cork or a cellar, but just needs to be drunk. Or is it drank? Drunken? Whatever, the idea here is that soft-sided packaging means you can take it anywhere (like the movies). It also means a lot less waste and a very reduced carbon footprint compared to wine in a bottle. Salúd!
How about period drama? No, we mean movies. 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a tribe of Brazilian natives in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. Robert De Niro lives by the sword and actor Jeremy Irons is the man of god. Sweeping cinematics and dark imagery bring the classic battle between good and evil into savage territory.
If you’re the type who takes only the occasional toke, in the throes of a holiday drunk or on vacation, you better watch out for the edibles. Unlike a doobie which you can puff-puff pass, chowing down a space cake can take you on a trip to another universe. If that sounds good to you, check out this cookbook. It has recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies, everything you’ll need for you and your journeys into space.