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  • Things Got A Little Weird At Dos Equis’ Masquerade Party [Photos]

    Dos Equis threw a Masquerade party at Norwood Club in New York City. Good music, good friends and plenty of surprises. Someone brought a camera to the party so now we get to see how it all went down because I certainly don’t remember. Dos Equis brought me up to the roof of the Norwood Club, slapped on a blind fold and told me I was going to sample a few exotic foods. Here I am a little hesitant but ready to go. To be honest, I thought the blindfold was all hype. No way did I think they would make me eat something out of my comfort zone. It would probably be a platter from Meatball shop. But nope…. Fish liver and ostrich. For anyone who knows me this is so far out of my comfort zone but with a blind fold (and having no idea what it was) I unsuspectingly ate the whole thing and it wasn’t turrible. Our friend Cass from Guyism is about to get married so they decided to give him an impromptu bachelor party! NERD – “Lap Dance” Plenty of Dos Equis to go around What good is a Masquerade party without limbo? Amiright?

  • You Don’t Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day [Link]

    For years we’ve all been told that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. This has led to everyone carrying around water bottles that they refill multiple times a day in an effort to maintain their health. But is it necessary? Does drinking so much water do anything besides leading to more bathroom breaks? And where did that magical number 8 even come from?

  • Man Meal: The Pizza Cake

    Have a birthday coming up within the next year? Of course you do. Like Pizza? Of course you do. Like layered pizzas stacked on top of each other creating the most delicious lasagna style tower of heaven? Yes, it’s fair to say you do. Now how can you indulge in such a delectable dish? We’ll you’ll most likely have to wait for your birthday, but it’ll be worth the wait. The pizza cake has long been sought after, but only a myth to most. A legend grandfathers exclaim to their grandsons of how they once witnessed the glory of a pizza cake in the days of yonder. Allegedly it all started when a Canadian Pizza chain invented the “pizza cake” followed by a Redditor who broke down the doors of myth and reality. Now Pillsbury has published a step by step recipe (Pictures included, thank goodness) for your eating pleasure and we’re going to share it with you. This is what we we’re meant to do for you, give you a step by step guide to pizza glory. Be aware. regular un-stacked slices of pizza may lose all flavor and meaning post pizza cake.     Step 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray more »

  • Jersey City’s Hamilton Park BBQ Festival was as Delicious as it Looks [24 HQ Photos]

    For the fifth straight year Hamilton Park, Jersey City hosted their acclaimed Barbecue Festival which went off without a hitch. The festival featured live music throughout the day, sweets & desserts from local creamery ‘Milk, Sugar, Love’, a mechanical bull (to embarrass yourself on) and delicious barbecued meats from GP’s Restaurant, Union Republic, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, Delaney Barbecue of Broklyn and Ben’s BBQ. There was live music from the likes of The Gully Hubbards, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Accidental Seabirds, The Jeremy Wallace Trio, Eliza Neals, Sons of Ham, and The Lonesome Prairie Dogs. The developing neighborhood of Hamilton Park prides itself on it’s close knit community, while also welcoming a new wave of residents in the real estate hot bed of downtown Jersey City. The annual barbecue festival is a great opportunity to showcase the beautifully rennovated park and quaint neighborhood of brownstone’s and townhouses surrounding it. Proceeds from this past weekends events will be donated to the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Scotch Flavor Profiles [Infographic]

    You try to be a sophisticated man—you own a jazz CD, you can tie at least three knots, you ate a snail one time—but when it comes to scotch, it’s hard to know what you’re doing. For one thing, you have no idea how to pronounce any of the brand names. And when you finally learn one, you tend to stick with it so as to not look like an ass. But there are so many differences in flavor between scotch varieties, from Islay to Speyside to everything in between. To help you out the next time you’re overwhelmed with your scotch choices, take a look at this infographic that breaks down 86 different brands into 12 flavor categories. Unfortunately, when it comes to pronunciation, you’re still on your own.

  • What Country Drinks the Most Beer? [Interactive Infographic]

    When you think of beer consumption around the globe three countries immediately come to mind. Ireland, obviously, you probably picture a green hilly prarie as far as the eye can see with a old wooden pub packed with grizzled men drinking Guinness and bare knuckle boxing their feelings out or you might think of the U.K., a corner pub on a London cobblestone street, where men chant the songs of their soccer team over a New Castle and bare knuckle box their feelings out. Or maybe you think of Germany, an Oktoberfest style beirgarten where picnic tables fill a warehouse style bar and men and women in lederhosen bare knuckle box their feelings out. Well this interactive chart may surprise you, because none of those country’s reign supreme according to Global Beer Consumption by Country and Beerocracy, an interactive map which ranks just that out of the top 50 beer-drinking countries. According to Beerocracy, the U.K., Ireland and Germany don’t even break the top 2, the U.K. doesn’t break the top 20 and ireland doesn’t even break the top 5. Come on. Step up your game Irish. Although the U.S. did beat out the U.K. which gives us Yanks something to brag about. more »

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of United States Presidents Playing Football [17 HQ Photos]

    President Barack Obama throws a football on the field at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago, Illinois, May 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Bill Clinton is hit in the face with the football while breaking up a pass play during a touch football game on Dec. 31, 1993, in the beach at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Doug Gilmore) President Bush throws a football as he stands with Cleveland Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia, right, during an impromptu stop at the team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio, Saturday, July 31, 2004. President Bush is making a campaign Bush tour through Ohio Saturday and will finish the day in Pittsburgh before returning to Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Dwight Eisenhower is shown kicking a football during a practice session at West Point in 1912. (AP Photo/The Eisenhower Library) Abilene, Kansas high school football team of 1910 on which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower played while a post-graduate student in preparation for West Point. Left to right, top row: Ralph Lucier, Frank Madden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Earl Briney, “Six” McDonald, Howard Funk. Second row: Orin Snyder, coach Raymond Sare, Ames Rogers, G.N. more »

  • 50 Things You Probably Didn’t Think About Doing With Sriracha

    The cult following of Sriracha is at an all time high. You guys love it. Every story we do on the wonder condiment blows up. Time to keep the good times rolling. The bottle has a few suggestions for what to do with the sauce nut there are so many more uses. The following list of ideas compiled by Chow.com will help you use more of the “crack” condiment in your cooking.

  • Your Favorite Adult Beverages Look Like Abstract Art Under A Microscope

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys These high-quality photographs of your favorite beers, wines, cocktails, liquors and mixers were taken after they have been crystallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos have naturally magnificent colors and composition. When showcased on giclée canvas or metallic prints, BevShots’ vibrant colors bring a modern element to any room whether used for loft decorating, home wall décor, or abstract poster art. [Source]

  • 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 23 Year-Old Self

    Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. After reading  idatedthatdouche.com he was inspired to compile 10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 23 Year-Old Self. Whether you are close to 23, or reminiscing about the good old days, his advice seems in point and relatable for men of all ages.

  • The Amazing Street Art of Vitry-sur-Seine, France [21 High Quality Photos]

    To the naked eye Vitry-sur-Seine is just another suburb of Paris. But the town of 86,000 has a little known secret. It is home to over 100 of the top street artists in the world. London was in the news this summer for putting a strict ban on this form of art but Vitry-sur-Seine actually ENCOURAGES their creative spirit allowing the artists to use the city as a canvas and bringing them in as faculty to teach workshops in the public schools. Embracing art like a boss. Well done Vitry-sur-Seine.

  • Think Like a Rough Rider: Productivity Hacks from Teddy Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt’s resume is amazing. Have you ever seen a more impressive Wikipedia page? Check it out. Frankly, it’s inspiring. In his 60 years on earth, Roosevelt: studied biology at Harvard wrote over 35 books read over 10,000 books formed the famous Rough Riders won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of the Russo-Japanese War worked as state legislator, police commissioner, and governor in New York worked on his ranch in the Dakotas served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy was a war hero hunted big game explored and named an uncharted Amazonian river was the youngest (and regarded as one of history’s best) president became the first president to fly in a plane became the first president to leave the country in order to oversee the production of the Panama Canal inspired the greatest website on the internet (welcome!) was a general badass human being. And really, there was so much more, but I don’t feel like spending an entire article listing his achievements. Simply reviewing the above list gives me anxiety. How does a mere mortal live such a profoundly prolific life? Honestly, we’ll probably never know. But there are a few nuggets of advice we can pull from Roosevelt’s habits more »

  • Jersey City’s 5th Annual ‘Hamilton Park BBQ Festival’ is Almost Upon Us

    One of the most revered food festivals west of the Hudson is back for it’s fifth annual celebration of barbecued and barbecue sauce smothered foods. This Saturday, in a quaint Jersey City neighborhood 5 minutes outside of Manhattan called Hamilton Park, restaurants near and far will set up shop to showcase their best BBQ dishes. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ and Delaney Barbecue of Brooklyn as well as Jersey City’s own GP’s Restaurant and Union Republic will be among the featured restaurants participating this year. Along with the delectable array of barbecue smoked meats will be Hamilton Inn, a Hamilton Park based restaurant, will be serving up some interesting drinks like whiskey slushies paired with brews from New Jersey Beer Co while Blue J Syrups, Cholita Desert Bar, HopsScotch, Lizmonade, and Milk Sugar Love will be taking care of your sweet tooth fix. And if you haven’t embarrassed yourself enough walking about with barbecue sauce and ice cream spread all over your face and shirt like an art class smock, you can ride the mechanical bull, but we suggest having a go before you delve into the food. Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-8pm. For more information check out their Facebook

  • 42 Essential Tips For Boxing Up Your Stuff And Moving That Every Man Needs To Know

    Moving is one of life’s necessary evils. Nothing is worse than having to buy super exensive moving boxes from the UPS store then having to load them all into a $75 per hour rented box truck. But we’ve all done it. We used Bin-In to move to RSVLTS HQ a few months ago and it was incredible but if you’re more into a DIY moving experience Esquire put together a guide of conquering moving day to make it more of an exciting, happy experience and less of a day where you sweat through your t-shirt and want to pull your hair out.

  • RSVLTS Cuts Part Deux: Good Times, Fresh Cuts and Good Times [Photos]

    On September 18th RSVLTS HQ was once again transformed into a barber shop speakeasy and our good friends stopped by to get a fresh cut from our resident barber Jesse Logerfo (@jlogerf0). Few drinks, few laughs, few wings. All followed up with an epic game of civil war against our now rivals at Elvis Duran and the Morning show. Here is how it all went down.

  • This Is The Only Surge Review You Need To Read

    Surge is described by its creator, Coca-Cola Classic of Atlanta, Georgia, as a “citrus flavored soda.” Originally available from 1997-2003 in can, bottle, and syrup concentrate, it has recently been re-released in 16 ounce cans. Although 1990s vintage cans can still be purchased, their exorbitant cost and possibly poisonous contents led me to opt for the 2014, which Coca-Cola swears is still the original recipe. What is that original recipe? A mix of carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavors, and orange juice (less than 1%), sweetened with the most American of sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup. Each 16 ounce can contains 230 calories, 56 grams of sugar, and 69 milligrams of caffeine. It’s like coffee and a donut in one easy package. Surge comes in 12-packs of 16 ounce cans, shrink wrapped in brown cardboard trays. The no-nonsense look of the 12-pack conjures up images of blue-collar workers wiping their calloused, greasy hands on their overalls before popping open a can of Surge to cool down whilst they take a break from turning wrenches, hammering hammers, and other labor-intensive activities that they are forced to repeat ad nauseam until the day they die because of the tragic cycle of poverty. more »

  • Floating Cities, Elevators into Space, and Trains Crossing the Atlantic: What the Future of Travel Holds

    Back to the Future, The Jetsons, and Robocop incorrectly predicted the future. The Cubs haven’t won the World Series like the almanac said. We’re nowhere near robotic maids, although Siri’s close. And robocops aren’t yet patrolling the streets, but they will in Detroit soon enough, so maybe that one’s correct. Needless to say, it’s difficult to predict the future, and future travel technologies are no different. If you asked men in the ‘40s if we’d ever send a man to the moon, you’d probably hear a resounding groan. If you asked people in the early ‘90s if buying a plane ticket meant logging onto a single website, and, in the matter of four clicks, you could jet your way to Dublin, I doubt they’d believe you. So today, what innovation will blow our minds in ten, twenty, fifty years? Space travel… so very real: True, we’re nowhere near the lives The Jetsons predicted, and I’m not advocating for r-obsessed dogs named Astro to alleviate our own space-race, but, for a hefty fee of $20 million, the Russians will shoot any bidder into space—a second space race? Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic hopes to launch commercial flights when 1,000 passengers shell out more »

  • California Is Burning: 18 Shocking Photos Of Wildfires Sweeping Across The Golden State

    Wildfires are sweeping across all parts of California, from Yosemite National Park to the central region near San Francisco. Thousands of acres have been burned and homes have been lost as Mashable reports. The fires are the most recent in a spate of almost a dozen wildfires burning across the state (see the map below). Around 100 visitors were airlifted from a fire in Yosemite earlier this month when the blaze unexpectedly approached the popular Half Dome peak. California’s extreme drought has increased the risk of wildfire statewide, and the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning of “fire weather” in Southern California. The message warns that the area’s triple-digit heatwave, high winds, dry vegetation and low humidity mean any spark could set off a huge fire. Dry vegetation in California’s historic drought has worsened the wildfires. This year’s wildfire season has been the most destructive yet resulting in horrifying images on social media posted by locals of their smoking hometowns. To give you an idea of what is going on in California we pulled together the following collection of photos.

  • HOW DOES FOOD INFLUENCE OUR DREAMS? [Link]

    We think of sleeping as a time when our body rests and we recharge our batteries, but dreaming is an intensive process that requires a lot from our brains. With that in mind, what we eat and drink before going to bed can greatly affect whether we have sweet dreams or horrifying nightmares. Check and see if you’re helping or harming yourself at night with this look at the link between food and dreams. The bad news? Late-night drinking is a no-no. The good news? Peanut butter and jelly is great brain food while you sleep!

  • Cold-Brew Coffee Made With Whiskey? Make Mine Venti

    Los Angeles-based Fliquor Bean has been working since 2013 on uniting coffee drinkers and, well, drinkers with a concoction of coffee and whiskey. Brainchild of New York native Jerry Defazio, Fliquor Bean is a twist on traditional cold-brew coffee, eschewing water for whiskey. But when you consider that the word whiskey comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning “water of life,” it makes total sense. Defazio has experimented with numerous combinations of coffee and whiskey, but his current favorite is Stumptown’s Hair Bender with Bowen’s California Whiskey. Each batch takes 12-14 hours to brew, like normal cold-brewed coffee, and is then ready to be served straight over ice or with some cream and simple syrup if you so choose. Unfortunately, we can’t go out and buy Fliquor Bean. Yet. The company is currently awaiting licensing by state and federal agencies. But when it’s finally available, our mornings will never be the same. For now, be sure to keep up with Fliquor Bean’s goings-on at Twitter. Source: Grub Street

  • Be A Beer Expert [Infographic]

    So you’ve decided to venture away from your macrobrew safe beers you’ve been drinking since your college days, but when you get to the store and see all the choices, you suddenly realize you have no idea what any of the words mean. Bock? Dunkel? So you ask an employee for help. No problem! They just need to know if you like your beer hoppy or malty. Huh? Don’t be scared. We’re here to help. Check out this infographic and you’ll be prepared to find something you’ll like even more than Milwaukee’s Best. Wait, is that even possible? Most definitely.

  • Is NYC Getting An Urban Gondola?

    The Roosevelt Island Tram, connecting Roosevelt Island to Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is a fun tourist attraction, but it’s not all that useful because how often does anyone need to get to Roosevelt Island? But CityRealty, an online real-estate company, wants to use the Roosevelt Island Tram as a template for the East River Skyway, an urban gondola that will connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. Anyone who has traveled the L train on the NYC subway in recent years can attest to the ever increasing amount of people traveling between Manhattan and Brooklyn’s eastern neighborhoods. As more and more housing developments are erected in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Navy Yard, the L Train riders will continue to swell in numbers. But running subway lines can cost $400 million per mile, a significant amount especially as cities struggle to reign in costs. However, the aerial ropeways that form the backbone of the gondola system cost just $3 to $12 million per mile. CityRealty’s proposal includes three phases. The first phase would see Manhattan connected with Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Phase 2 would go north, through Greenpoint Landing and Long Island City. Phase three would extend south and west, through Brooklyn Navy Yards, DUMBO, and more »

  • Where People Want to Travel According to Google Autocomplete

    The world’s most desired travel destination can be sorted and decided upon in an infinite amount of categories and filters, But to really get a sense of where people want to travel you have to get scientific. So we called upon our market research and development team at RSVLTS Labs to conduct a very complicated social experiment. Using Google’s complicated search technology, we sourced every letter in the alphabet using the constant “I Want to Travel to…” to find a definitive answer of where people want to travel to. Some letters gave us pretty obvious answers, “E” had Europe topping off autocomplete search results and “U” had USA, but some of the more interesting results came from “O”, “Y” and “H”; apparently people really want to go Home and apparently people love going to “One Direction”. Also note the second answer under “T”; me too. Me too. After all the results were archived, we decided to find out where the most desired travel destination would be without using a letter. Here are the results.

  • There’s a Secret Floating 2-Story Bar Off The Coast of Fiji You Should Know About [14 HQ Photos]

    Think of the quintessential idea of paradise in your head. Clear skies, white sand beaches, uninhabited islands, crystal blue water. Then add the icing on the cake, a two story bar floating just off shore with an in house international DJ, sun decks with day beds, world-class drinks and an Italian Wood Fire Pizzeria; all with a 360-degree view of the ocean. Soon they’ll even have Wi-fi, so you workaholics and Instagram fiends could satiisfy your technology addiction. The every changing location of the appropriately named ‘Cloud 9‘ is currently close to the Ro Ro Reef off the coast of Fiji’s  Mamanuca Islands. Cloud 9 fits around 100 people and offers motored and non-motored water activities as well. You can also book it for weddings, but since I gave you the idea you have to invite me.

  • Dubai’s Record Setting Dancing Fountain Makes Las Vegas Look Like Childs Play [22 Photos]

    The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, located at the foot of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water 240 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD 218 million).

 
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