• RSVLTS Exclusive: Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro Creates the “Teddy Roosemelt” Just For Us

    Here at the RSVLTS, when it comes to choosing our favorite Man Meal creations, we often look to employ the unofficial “holy trinity of B’s” toward our selections: Burgers, Brats and Beer. And hot dogs too…stadium dogs rule. So when the good people at Amstel Light (the official beer of the burger ™) approached us with an opportunity that checked off 2/3 of the above – including a custom recipe by chef/“The Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro – we jumped at the chance to make it happen, especially with Spring and grilling season right around the corner. So after providing a few very RSVLTS-style suggestions, The Sandwich King took the task to grill and came up with this insanely delicious-sounding burger: The Teddy RooseMelt See below for the full description, recipe and interview, courtesy of Mauro himself. Also stay tuned for a recreation of the recipe as part of the next RSVLTS Man Meal post. How did you partner up with Amstel? They realized that me being the sandwich and Amstel being the official beer of the burger and the burger being the ultimate sandwich it was a match made in heaven. I also love beer and down in south beach more »

  • Twins Fans Can Now Get A Bloody Mary Garnished With Cold Pizza

    Hrbek’s Pub, the bar and restaurant at Target Field named for former Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek, offered up a ridiculous Bloody Mary last year that was garnished with a cheeseburger for $18. Of course, the insane drink resulted in tons of press for Hrbek’s, which meant they’d have to come up with something even better this year. And it looks like they have. This season Twins fans can get the College Daze Bloody Mary for $19, described as: This Bloody Mary will bring back the memories (or not)! This cool Bloody Mary gets a cold slice of Pepperoni Pizza which is just what you need with a Bloody Mary! If that wasn’t enough you also get all the other fixings! Beef Stick, Pepper Jack and Cheddar Cheese Cubes, Pepperoncini, Olive, Celery, & a Pickle Spear. Served with a Bud Light Beer Back. Damn…guess it’s time for a road trip.

  • Eight Modern Speakeasies With Real Roots in the 1920s [Link]

    Hip, 1920s-inspired speakeasies are all the rage these days, with interestingly-mustachioed bartenders making old-timey drinks like Sidecars and Lime Rickeys. But why go to these places that were simply inspired by the gin joints of yesteryear when you can visit the real deal? Check out these eight speakeasies with real roots in the days of Prohibition.

  • The East Village New York City Fire As Seen On Twitter [Photos]

    A 7-alarm fire has been raging on 2nd Ave in Manhattan’s East Village and a building collapsed. Here is how Twitter has been reporting it. Hyperlapse of @es1m's East Village fire meerkat stream pic.twitter.com/RK7HFFhjEh — Dan Milano (@DanMilanoHere) March 26, 2015 Hyperlapse of @es1m's East Village fire meerkat stream pic.twitter.com/RK7HFFhjEh — Dan Milano (@DanMilanoHere) March 26, 2015 #Video: New Yorkers help trapped down from seven-alarm fire in East Village – @nayramz pic.twitter.com/11fiZIz7Dg — World Aggregate News (@WAGGNews) March 26, 2015 “@jmeyers44: Tons of smoke after the explosion in the east village pic.twitter.com/T1VESaRct5” — SashTam (@SashTam) March 26, 2015 BREAKING Explosion levels building in NYC's East Village setting off massive fire. Residents panic. #NYC pic.twitter.com/QiNuOmpied — Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) March 26, 2015 RT @res7cuefox5: 7th alarm Manhattan NY 7th Ave in the east village,collapsing and there is injuries pic.twitter.com/UJexFbkok3 — DAMIAN DRELLA (@ENG1SFD) March 26, 2015 This is the street view for the building before the explosion. These buildings in the East Village are >100 years old pic.twitter.com/k3LcqDHeRY — Max Sklar (@maxsklar) March 26, 2015 At scene of East Village fire pic.twitter.com/50zx6M0Gwb — Stephen Nessen (@s_nessen) March 26, 2015 FDNY says fire now a 7 alarm blaze and more than 200 emergency more »

  • Boozy Genius Invents K-Cup Machine for Jello Shots

    In the ever changing world of alcohol ingestion, Oregon entrepreneur Jeff Jetton created a device which can crank out 20 Jell-O shots in about ten minutes. The Keurig-style machine uses k-cup pods to hydrate, heat and chill a single shot of alcohol infused gelatin. Jevo officially launches at a Vegas trade show next week, and Jetton imagines the first units will be in bars by early 2016. The brand also stresses there are plenty of good uses that do not involve booze, but lets be honest. To date, the company has raised more than $4 million from angel investors across the country and from one local institution.

  • You Never Knew How Much You Needed To see a Chameleon Eat in Slo-Mo Until Now

    The chameleon has the ability to shoot it’s tongue out of it’s mouth roughly the twice length of it’s body at a shocking speed to acquire it’s prey. In just .07 seconds the camouflaged chameleon can shoot it’s tongue out like a speeding bullet. YouTube channel and BBC affiliate, Earth Unplugged managed to capture footage of the lizard not only slurping up it’s prey, but in super slow motion. Captured at 1,500 frames per second, the video shows the chameleon attacking an insect from several angles with precision accuracy and poise.

  • 16 Cities Transformed Into Little Planets

    Earlier this year we shared the incredible (and free!) 3D tours available via breathtaking 360° panoramic photos at AirPano. Now the developers of the site have further enticed us to take a virtual voyage by converting their helicopter panoramas into spherical stereographic projections known as Little Planets. We’re a tad miffed that they neglected to include Hoboken (and RSVLTS HQ), but we have to admit, Abu Dhabi looks amazing. Which little planet city is your favorite?

  • Russia Is Hoping To Transform The ISS Into The Ultimate Tourist Destination

    Between 2001 and 2009, Russia sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station. But when NASA canceled the shuttle program in 2011, the American space agency began to rely on Russia’s Soyuz spacecrafts to transport astronauts to the ISS, putting an end to space tourism. Now NASA is counting on SpaceX and Boeing to take over astronaut transportation by 2018, which will leave Russia with a huge loss in revenue. To make up the difference, Russia will resume “short-term commercial expeditions to the Russian segment of the ISS.” In fact, British soprano Sarah Brightman will be traveling to the ISS later this year at a personal cost of about $50 million, which is about what the expected cost of a ticket will be come 2018. Time to start saving.

  • How To Make Your Own Wine [Infographic]

    Homebrewing is all the rage these days, but the fact is, it’s not all that easy to make a good beer. But whereas many of us have become beer snobs, we’re much more forgiving when it comes to wine. As long as it tastes good enough to not spit out immediately, most of us are satisfied. And it’s not hard to make! So take a look at this infographic and with a small investment and a little bit of patience, you’ll be able to make your own wine that’s a step above pruno. Just remember, these prices are in pounds, so multiply by 1.5 to get an approximation in dollars.

  • Sex, Success and Bacon: 20 Pieces of Rock Solid Life Advice Every Guy Should Know

    “It’s tremendously important how you get on with the other sex. Your life record on that is incredibly important. You never really think about any of your other achievements.” – Martin Amis “You can sulk and be depressed about getting older, but what’s worse than another birthday? Not having one.” – Ron Jeremy “If you lose a couple of inches off your stomach, your business down there will look a lot longer.” – Jack Lalanne “Never tell your wife she’s lousy in bed. She’ll go out and get a second opinion.” – Rodney Dangerfield “Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when it’s not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.” – David Attenborough “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin “The number one rule of the road is never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule and you will be sorry.” – Kris Kristofferson “Sex doesn’t have to be with a model to be good. As a matter of fact, sometimes with the model, the actress, the ‘sexiest person in the world’ it may be like fucking the couch. more »

  • Here are the Top 10 Global Travel Destinations for 2015

    This year Trip Advisor has listed off the most popular global destinations of 2015. The list beings in some of the world’s most beautiful major cities, then deviates to locations focusing on rich culture, markets, gardens and palaces. Trip Advisor lists Southeast Asia twice on the list making the Indochina Peninsula a massive destination for tourists when you consider the tourism Thailand and Laos bring to the picture as well. These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, in a press statement. 10. Cape Town, South Africa IMAGE: Shutterstock — 9. Paris, France IMAGE: FLICKR, PHOTOPHILDE — 8. Buenos Aires, Argentina IMAGE: Shutterstock — 7. Rome, Italy IMAGE: FLICKR, BERT KAUFMANN — 6. London, UK IMAGE: FLICKR, STEPHEN TIERNEY — 5. Prague, Czech Republic IMAGE: FLICKR, MIROSLAV PETRASKO — 4. Hanoi, Vietnam IMAGE: FLICKR, NATHANIEL O’NIONS — 3. Istanbul, Turkey IMAGE: FLICKR, ATILLA KEFELI — 2. Siem Reap, Cambodia IMAGE: FLICKR, TARTARIN2009 — 1. Marrakech, Morocco IMAGE: FLICKR, MARC

  • Morton’s Unveils “Million Dollar Burger” For A Fraction Of The Price

    Although Morton’s The Steakhouse may be best known for their steaks (duh), the restaurant chain all began with a hamburger. Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch were working together at Montreal’s Playboy Club in 1978 when Fritsch prepared a burger for Morton to sample. Morton said it was the best he’d ever had and the duo teamed up to open Morton’s of Chicago, the first of the chain’s 70 restaurants. Morton’s is celebrating the humble hamburger with their over-the-top Million Dollar Burger. It’s the classic Morton’s burger topped with foie gras, black truffle butter, and braised short ribs on a brioche bun. The decadent burger comes with fries and a glass of Stags’ Leap Winery “The Investor.” The meal will set you back $39 at most locations or $45 at New York-area locations. When you think about it, that’s a pretty decent deal for a Million Dollar Burger. Just be sure to get yours before they disappear April 12.

  • The World’s Best Single Malt Scotch Is From…Taiwan?

    When you think of single malt scotch, you probably think of burly, bearded men distilling whisky in foggy, heather-filled moors of…Scotland. After all, the place is in the name. But these days, the best-rated single malts are coming from nowhere near Scotland. Last year we told you about the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 from Japan, which received top honors in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Now the World Whiskies Awards have named Taiwan’s Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique the world’s best single malt. The 58.6 per cent ABV whisky has previously been awarded New Whisky of the Year in the 2012 Whisky Bible and was described at the awards as “surprisingly smooth on the palate” and “like Bourbon-infused milk chocolate.” Kavalan says the whisky is aged in American oak barrels that previously held both white and red wines. Sounds pretty good, huh? And at $140 for a 700ml bottle, the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique is quite affordable as far as the world of single malts is concerned. So…anyone know if Clan MacGregor won any awards?

  • A Malaysian Oil Rig Has Been Reborn As A Scuba Diving Resort

    Located in the heart of the famed Coral Triangle in Malaysia is Seaventures Dive Dig Resort. The 25-room resort was formerly an exploration jackup rig for the oil and natural gas industry that has been transformed into a scuba diving mecca. In addition to both four-berth dormitories and standard single and double rooms, Seaventures also features a movie room, a karaoke lounge and bar, pool tables, table tennis table, a souvenir shop, and a small conference room. Weekly barbecues and live music also entertain divers while they catch their breath. But the real marvels lie below the water. The Coral Triangle is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 500 coral species. And the rig makes it easy for divers to make their way underwater, with an elevator eliminating the need to lug gear on and off a boat. Unlimited House Reef diving is free to guests whenever they want. A variety of PADI courses ranging from try dives and beginner courses to professional certifications and specialties is also offered by the resort. For more info and current rates, check out Seaventures.

  • This NYC Penthouse Comes With Its Own Sky Garage [15 Photos]

    You really have to feel sorry for the ultra-wealthy in New York City. While the rest of us only live a few stories up in our tiny apartments, they are resigned to penthouses far above the clouds, victims of their own success (or inheritance). Things we take for granted, like walking up a couple flights of stairs with our two bags of groceries that overfill our minifridges, are huge issues for the mega-rich. Do you know what a pain it is to carry all your Whole Foods bags to the elevator then wait for it to travel to the very top of a skyscraper? Of course you don’t, peasant. That’s why the penthouse at 200 11th Avenue in Chelsea is constantly being eyed by celebrities. For not only does the property offer a huge space, with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, 20 foot ceilings, and a terrace with views of the Empire State Building, there is also a car elevator and private garage. Never again will New York’s elite have to leave their vehicle and make idle chatter with a doorman. This smart freight elevator will recognize your car and take you right to your private garage in a 60-second more »

  • 10 Bad-Ass American Road Trips To Take In 2015

    The debate over the most beautiful road in America will probably be an open ended one for the rest of time. With the United States topography and landscapes so different and beautiful in their own regard, choosing your next scenic road trip might be tougher than you ever thought. So before you choose your destiny, take a look at some of the great stretches of road the U.S. has to offer.

  • 31 Awesome Photos That Show What Single Fatherhood Really Looks Like

    Over the last 50 years, there has been a steady increase in divorce rates, leading to a greater number of single fathers. But these men aren’t shying away from the challenge. And when HuffPost Parents asked their readers what single fatherhood really looks like, the response was huge with tons of photos of Dads doing whatever it takes to make their kids happy. And yeah, that might just include dressing up like a princess once in a while. You got a problem with that?

  • Isreal’s Alpinist Special Forces Look Like Action Movie Stars

    The Israeli Defense Forces are known to have one of the best and most elite special forces in the world, and they just so happen to look like Bond henchmen. Their top tier unit are known as the Alpinist Unit: a team of Israeli reservists who are the best at what they do specializing in mountain warfare, snow warfare and difficult terrain warfare in the northern front, especially Mt. Hermon, that includes, but not limited to skiing, jumping on skis while shooting guns, clearing snow paths using any tactics necessary and we’re guessing some of those tactics include things not shown in these photos. Photo source: Flicker

  • Meet the Carolina Butcher, A 9-Foot Walking Croc That Dominated the Triassic Era

    When you think of a name like the “Carolina Butcher” a True Detective-type crime series villain comes to mind. Well this butcher’s a little different, it’s a 9-foot-long ancestral crocodile that strolled about the southeastern United States during the Late Triassic era, devouring smaller armored reptiles and competing with dinosaurs for top-predator status. It also walked on it’s hind legs. Picture Shaq on a two-foot box in an alligator costume. That’s what we’re dealing with here. Carnufex carolinensis, a name that basically translates to the Carolina Butcher, roamed around 230 million years ago, according to a study published today in Scientific Reports. The Butcher must’ve been eviscerated in a large extinction event, the only plausible option for extinction with a beast roughly double the size of it’s prey during that time. The next era of life paved the way for the dinosaurs. It was discovered by paleontologists from North Carolina State University and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, who recently dug up fragments of it’s skull, spine and upper forelimb. The discovery, along with a 3D rendering of the crocodylomorph’s skull—filled in by comparison with close relatives—appears today in Scientific Reports. We had our graphics and science department compile a rendering of Shaq on a two-foot box compared more »

  • The Top 10 Trending Spring-break Destinations of 2015

    Kayak recently released its list of the top 10 trending spring-break destinations of 2015 and analyzed more than 1 billion travel searches and found the 10 spring-break locations trending this year by looking at the greatest increase in click traffic for each location. Not shocking that all 10 are warm climate locations. 10. TAMPA, FLORIDA: A beach town with a great urban culture scene, don’t be shocked if Tampa climbs up this list in years to come. Shutterstock —

  • Offensive Gestures From Around The World [Infographic]

    Do you find that you talk with your hands, often gesturing as you communicate? Well that’s all well and good when you’re in the land of the free, where George Jefferson fought a cherry tree to guarantee your right to flip the bird at the kaiser, but in other parts of the world your thumbs up or “ok” sign will have you declared persona non grata. So before you travel anywhere, especially Greece apparently, be sure to check this infographic and maybe pack some mittens just to be safe. But seriously, the “rock on” sign means your wife is sleeping with someone else in Spain, Italy, and Greece? How prevalent is Mediterranean cuckolding that it merits a hand symbol??

  • We Tried The Habit-Burger, The One Burger Rated Higher Than In-n-Out This Year

    Even if you’ve never tasted an In-N-Out Burger then a) you’re missing out and b) as you know it’s renowned across the universe as the most delectable fast food burger you can ever have. The untouchable burger is a thin patty smothered in cheese and an optional animal style sauce that we can only guess is ketchup, mayo and caramelized onions. You can order these by the singles, doubles, 4×4 and so on. For a New Yorker who frequents LA, In-N-Out is usually a first stop after the airport for most. It’s that good. So when Consumer Reports released their statistics on the new burger king (definitely not Burger King), it was hard to wrap our heads around the possibility that a burger chain virtually unheard of surpassed our beloved In-N-Out in their best burger category. Habit Burger, the new crowned prince of fast-food burgers, beat out In-N-Out by .1 on a 10-point-scaled score to which Habit recieved a score of 8.1 based on the 53,745 answers Consumer Reports received. The Habit Burger Grill is a California-based burger chain that started in Santa Barbara in 1969. It has locations all over the Golden State, six locations in Arizona, five in more »

  • The Chemistry Of Guinness [Infographic]

    In case the plethora of daytime drunks bedecked with shamrocks didn’t clue you in, today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means that even those of us who aren’t Irish will play The Pogues on the jukebox and drink a pint of Guinness. In fact, 13 million pints of Guinness will be imbibed today. While your drinking your pint with other revelers, use this infographic to explain why the bubbles appear to fall, what gives the brew its bitterness, and where the dark color comes from. And for your Pogues selection, I suggest “The Body of an American.”

  • The Top 10 Airports of 2015

    Since 1999, UK-based airline industry consultant Skytrax has recognized the best airports in the world with the World Airport Awards. Rather than the industry simply patting itself on the back, the awards are based on airport customer satisfaction surveys issued worldwide. The 2014-2015 survey was the most wide-reaching yet, with over 13 million submitted. The results are now in and the US had, let’s see, absolutely zero winners in the top 10. But with all the negative attention New York’s airports have received in recent years and the Port Authority’s promise to remodel, we can probably expect to find JFK on this list in about…50 years or so. For more info on the awards and the winners, check out World Airport Awards.

  • Amazing Footage Inside the World’s Largest Cave [7 Photos]

    Ryan Deboodt, adventurer and photographer used a drone to capture footage showing the immense size of the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam. The cave is the largest known in the world at 5.5 miles long, 650ft wide and 500ft tall, and the vast terrain looks like something out of another world. The drone shots pan across wide plains of vegetation and surreal peaks and cliffs. The process took Ryan eight days to complete and he was required to take a lot of ropes, harnesses and safety equipment into the cave with him.The cave was first discovered in 1991, when a local farmer stumbled across it and sought shelter there from a storm. Before the chance discovery, it had remained undetected beneath the Annamite Mountains in a remote part of central Vietnam for millions of years. Hang Son Doong from Ryan Deboodt on Vimeo.

  • Jameson’s Limited Edition St. Paddy’s Day Bottle got it all Wrong

    Jameson has finally embraced the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with a fifth annual release of their limited-edition St. Patrick’s day bottle. The bottle was designed by award-winning illustrator Dermot Flynn featuring Irish imagery and slang from Jameson’s native land. While a limited edition bottle defaced with bar-talk is a cute angle to take for an irish whiskey brand, we have some suggestions for next year. Regret Where’s my phone? Where’s my tooth? What happened last night? Who are you? I threw up green. No more. Never again. Ok, one more shot. If this bottle’s half full, then you’re in trouble.

  • Check Out This New Island Before It Disappears Forever

    Until recently, Tonga was a Polynesian nation made up of 176 islands. But after an underwater volcano erupted earlier this year, a new island has formed just 40 miles southwest of the main island of Tongatapu and the nation’s capital Nukuʻalofa. Experts say that this island may only last a matter of months before it erodes back into the ocean, but for the time being, at least one Tonga resident believes the new island will become a tourist attraction, however short-lived. Hotel owner GP Orbassano relocated to Tonga 20 years ago. Over the weekend, he traveled to the new island with his friend and his son and captured these incredible photos. The group is believed to be the first to set foot on the island, which is half a mile wide and .8 miles long. The highest point of the island, about 820 feet up, offers an incredible view of the black beach and an emerald lake that Orbassano said smelled strongly of sulfur. We hope Tonga capitalizes on this short-lived new island but we must warn our readers to be wary of Tongan real estate developers offering great deals on island property.

 

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