Food & Drink

  • 5 Olive Oil

    5 Olive Oil

    If you’re picky about olive oil, you know that all olive oils aren’t created equal (and that that would be really hard to say out loud). So you might be willing to go to the extra trouble of acquiring the organic extra virgin olive oil known simply as 5. 5 comes from Greece and is […]

  • 9 James Beard Award Winning Chefs for 2014

    9 James Beard Award Winning Chefs for 2014

    Every year, ZZ Top drummer James Beard gives his opinion on the best restaurants, chefs, and other food-related entities of the year. One moment… I’ve just received a note from backstage telling me that ZZ Top’s drummer is Frank Beard, and that he has nothing to do with the James Beard Awards. But in any […]

  • 9 High-End Mezcals for Cinco de Mayo

    9 High-End Mezcals for Cinco de Mayo

    Today is Cinco de Mayo, also known as Mexican Independence Day, also known as a night to get horrendously drunk on different kinds of alcohol. One of those interesting types of libation is mezcal, a Mexican beverage distilled from the maguey plant, and which is generally consumed straight up. Mezcal isn’t as well known as […]

  • World’s Most Expensive Pizza Comes With Lobster, Caviar

    World’s Most Expensive Pizza Comes With Lobster, Caviar

    At Steveston Pizza in Richmond, British Columbia, there’s a pizza on the menu that breaks a previously set record for price. Topped with lobster thermidor, tiger prawns, black Alaskan cod, smoked salmon, and Russian Osetra caviar, it all adds up to a per-pizza price of $450. The new Steveston Pizza pie was invented by the joint’s […]

  • 9 Exotic Meats You Can Buy Online

    9 Exotic Meats You Can Buy Online

    The word “meat” covers a lot of different things, but in the modern world it really only refers to a few: Chicken, pork, beef, turkey, fish. But for the adventurous, there are lots of more unusual and obscure meats out there, and thanks to modern technology you can order many of them online. In previous […]

  • 9 Cheap, Quick and Easy Ramen Noodle Recipes

    9 Cheap, Quick and Easy Ramen Noodle Recipes

    Reading the title of this article, you might be wondering “is there such a thing as a Ramen noodle recipe that isn’t cheap, quick, and easy?” I don’t know, but I do know that we aren’t interested in them today, if they do exist. Today we’re here to examine nine Ramen noodle recipes that ARE […]

  • BBQ Bath: High-Speed Marination

    BBQ Bath: High-Speed Marination

    There’s a process in the art of barbecue that is known as “brining.”  It’s essentially a faster (and some would say, better) alternative to marinating your meats, and the people who make BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate are hoping you’ll give it a shot. It only takes (at most) an hour in a BBQ Bath for […]

  • Crown Royal XO Blended Canadian Whisky

    Crown Royal XO Blended Canadian Whisky

    New from Crown Royal is a blended Canadian whisky that seeks to change your attitude towards Canadian whiskies. It’s made by the Crown Royal Master Blender’s specifications, blended from more than 50 of Crown Royal’s finest whiskies, and left to completion in a cognac cask. It’s called Crown Royal XO Blended Canadian Whisky, and it’s […]

  • 9 Great Meals You Can Cook With Beer

    9 Great Meals You Can Cook With Beer

    Beer is great, but it often fails to get enough credit for its versatility. For instance, did you know that there are a host of recipes out there that call for beer as an ingredient? As a cooking agent, beer is said to add complex and varied flavors to many dishes, some of which I’ve […]

  • Go Bacon: The World’s Most Portable Bacon

    Go Bacon: The World’s Most Portable Bacon

    I’ve never really thought of bacon as being particularly tough to carry from place to place, but I suppose even the most crisp and delicious strip of bacon will go bad if you leave it out long enough. Not so with Go Bacon, a bacon jerky that’s being billed as “The World’s Most Portable Bacon.” […]