If you, like us, happen to spend most of your winters in a part of the world where frozen water falls from the sky, encasing your vehicle and subsequent plans for the weekend in an impenetrable crystalline fortress (as it did ours) then this is the drink for you (put a kettle on right now). The rest of you can—and should—make one as well, it’s just not as immediately critical to your emotional/spiritual/physical survival. More a vitamin than an EpiPen.
As with most cocktails that are old as time and have no hard and fast recipe, the origins of the hot todd...
Our very first episode of Drunk Cooking! The video series where we show you a simple cooking technique and the best way to get drunk while doing it (**ahem**...a "pairing," if you will). Because the more you eat the more you’re allowed to drink!
Join us in the windy city for some world-class midwest escapism. We visit the historic Hala Kahiki, the revolutionary Three Dots and a Dash, & the ridiculously hip Lost Lake. We also make an informative pit stop at the home of tiki mug designer and collector Darick Maasen.
Tiki may have been invented on the West Coast, but it was perfected in the Midwest. Ask yourself, who needed it more? #LandlockedandLovingIt
Join us as we travel to the beautiful and secluded Monastery of Christ in the Desert to sit down with Berkeley Merchant, brewer & manager at Abbey Brewing Co.—makers of Monk's Ale and other fine beers that are carrying the tradition of monastic brewing into the 21st century. Our conversation is a deep dive into the history and significance of that tradition, the story of New Mexican hops (which they cultivate), and the origins of the monastery itself, with enough beautiful desert imagery and wild horses to keep the non-beer nerd interested.
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We recently traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to right a wrong we committed the last time we were there: not going to the Mai-Kai. Opened on December 28, 1956, the Mai-Kai is one of the few remaining "Grand Polynesian Palaces of Tiki" still in operation today. Their Polynesian show is the longest running of its kind in the country! Join us as we finally get to scratch our tropical itch.
We toast to Antoine Amédée Peychaud, standing in front of the storefront that in 1830 housed his apothecary shop. It was then that he created his namesake bitters, key ingredient to the sazerac and countless other legendary New Orleans cocktails. Mssr. Peychaud, this Bud's for you.
Are you a working creative who is feeling depleted/robotic/uninspired? Yeah, we've been there.
Here's the (well, a) solution: Grab your camera/paintbrush/drone/guitar/notebook/etc. and go outside. The actual location is less important than the fact that it is simply outdoors and that it inspires you. It can be your neighborhood. It can be the local park. We like nature, sure, but we also like cities and suburbs. Don't get us started on urban decay. Don't even get us started on rust belt small towns.
Okay, you're outside? Now make something. Anything. That's it.
A lot of readers have been asking us for advice on how to make the transition into full-time travel, specifically in an RV. This is a big subject and in order to answer as many people as possible we’ve cobbled together this post. We’re currently working on some supplemental posts about the buying process (shopping, inspecting, negotiating, etc.), recommended renovations, and RV maintenance/upkeep. Please, keep the questions coming. It really helps us know what to write about.
If you’re thinking about making the leap to full-time RV travel you have a lot of decisions to make and...