Food & Drink

  • Double Down Dog: Horrifying KFC Hot Dog Unveiled

    Double Down Dog: Horrifying KFC Hot Dog Unveiled

    The fast food chain formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken have outdone themselves with the latest installment of the terrifying Double Down saga. It’s the Double Down Dog, a food item that should only be consumed under the directive of an official double dog dare. Put simply, the Double Down Dog is a hot dog […]

  • Red Velvet Oreo Coming Next Month

    Red Velvet Oreo Coming Next Month

    We all might as well face it – as mass-produced cookies go, it doesn’t get much better than Oreo. But nevertheless, the Nabisco people still pretty regularly manage to find the time and energy (not to mention the money) to come up with special novelty Oreo flavors for the public’s enjoyment and, ultimately, regret. The […]

  • Flask: A Speakeasy “Inside” a Vintage Coke Machine

    Flask: A Speakeasy “Inside” a Vintage Coke Machine

    Probably the best part about the old Prohibition days was the thrilling sensation that everyday people got that they were participating in a secret criminal enterprise. That sensation is probably why speakeasies never went completely extinct, even when it became legal to drink alcohol again. A new example of this phenomenon is Flask, a Shanghai […]

  • Cookie Cores: New Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Unveiled (Video)

    Cookie Cores: New Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Unveiled (Video)

    Probably the most important lesson my dad drummed into my head when I was a kid was that “it’s never too cold for ice cream.” I’m especially fortunate to have taken that lesson to heart now, since it’s the dead of winter and Ben & Jerry’s just announced their new line of Cookie Core flavors. […]

  • The Polo Bar: Ralph Lauren Opens First NYC Restaurant (Photos)

    The Polo Bar: Ralph Lauren Opens First NYC Restaurant (Photos)

    In addition to being a fashion mogul, Ralph Lauren is also a restauranteur. But before recently, restaurant capitol of the world New York City was not part of his purview in this arena – until, that is, the opening of his new restaurant The Polo Bar. Ralph Lauren fans will recognize the stylistic similarities between […]

  • ShackMeister: Shake Shack Introduces Fried Shallot Burger

    ShackMeister: Shake Shack Introduces Fried Shallot Burger

    Shake Shack is a legendary hamburger chain whose notoriety reaches far beyond its relatively limited marketplace. And part of the reason for that notoriety is their innovative and delicious cheeseburgers, such as the newly introduced ShackMeister cheeseburger, featuring fried shallots as well as (naturally) the chain’s signature ShackSauce. Putting fried shallots on a cheeseburger isn’t […]

  • Maple Bacon Southern Kitchen Candle

    Maple Bacon Southern Kitchen Candle

    Novelty items involving bacon are usually notable purely for their gag value, and not necessarily an essential product apart from that. But if you’re a big enough bacon fan, a way to put the smell of delicious maple syrup intermingling with bacon in your home even when you don’t have any of the crispy stuff […]

  • Somabar: A Robotic Bartender for Home Use

    Somabar: A Robotic Bartender for Home Use

    In almost every vision of a future that doesn’t involve most of humanity dying in an apocalyptic disaster, we’re all being waited on hand and foot by robots. For the most part, The Jetsons hasn’t come true, but Somabar is definitely a step in the right direction. Billed by its makers as a “robotic bartender […]

  • Menu Champagne Sabre: Open Champagne Like Napoleon

    Menu Champagne Sabre: Open Champagne Like Napoleon

    Opening a bottle of champagne the traditional way is already a pretty dynamic act, between the puncturing of the cork and the loud, satisfying “pop” sound when you pull it out, followed by that slightly Freudian rush of foam flooding through the neck of the bottle. But there’s an even more exciting way for you […]

  • A.H. Riise X.O. Reserve Christmas Rum

    A.H. Riise X.O. Reserve Christmas Rum

    Christmas is a time of family togetherness, generosity, and copious amounts of alcohol. And there’s no shortage of special edition yuletide liquors and spirits in the holiday season, but few of them are as prestigious and elegant as A.H. Riise X.O. Reserve Christmas Rum, a limited edition rum from the company whose name seems like […]