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  • The First-Timers Guide to Roasting a Turkey [Infographic]

    There will come a time in your life, where you’ll have to step up and endure the pain and anguish of preparing a Thanksgiving feast. It’s not all about kicking back in your recliner and watching football while the elders prepare dinner anymore, you’re older now and must carry on the tradition. But where do you start, Google? Paula Deen? Charlie Brown? How do you even begin to fathom cooking a full turkey? We got you covered. From portioning, defrosting, prepping and roasting, anyone can figure out how to produce the best possible product this Thanksgiving, even if they’re a first-timer. Column Five created this Thanksgiving-novice-proof infographic for roasting your first turkey, turkey. Yeah, I just called you a turkey.

  • How To Recreate Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces At Home [Infographic]

    What’s better than greasy meat smothered in a delicious sauce? That’s a tough one. After all, there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business. Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, in all likelihood you’re going to have to shell out some cash in order to find satisfaction, and chances are you’re going to have to do it amid a crowd of people. On the other hand, you can save money and hassle by cooking up your own wings at home. And what about the sauces? Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Take a look at this handy infographic, and get ready to enjoy some wild wings, without needing to go to the restaurant to do it.

  • America’s Most Popular Burger, Pizza & Coffee Chains Visualized [infographic]

    Flowing Data has created a series of popular burger, Pizza and Coffee joints across the U.S. Using AggData, the map above shows the nearest burger chain out of the selected seven. I chugged along every twenty miles, checked within a 10-mile radius, and then colored each dot accordingly. In their original data they used 29 burger chains, but cut the number down to show the most popular 7. With Pizza FD used 9 chains at a 5 mile radius and with Coffee they used every 10 miles. Pizza Hut absolutely dominates the country in the Pizza category, while Coffee is a bit more complicated. Starbucks is spread throughout the country evenly, more so in the major cities, but Dunkin Donuts has a stronghold on the entire East Coast. Take a look at the three graphs below.

  • A UK Pub Has A Double Doughnut Burger Because You Have To Die Of Something

    Legend has it, the original doughnut burger was created in a bar in Decatur, Georgia called Mulligan’s. It was called the Luther Burger in honor of singer Luther Vandross, who was said to enjoy the deliciously unhealthy sandwich (and who also died form a heart attack at the age of 54). But like so many disgustingly American staples, someone overseas has upped the ante and challenged our proud heritage of gluttony. The aptly named UK family pub chain Hungry Horse has unveiled the 1,996-calorie Double Donut Burger. Consisting of two beef patties, cheese, four pieces of bacon and barbecue sauce between two glazed doughnuts, the monster sandwich is horrible and we are so jealous that we can’t get one on this side of the Atlantic. Advertised with the tagline “So wrong, it’s right,” just the thought of the Double Donut Burger has been giving nutrition experts coronaries. Sure, the 53 grams of saturated fat probably aren’t good for you, but good news, gym rats—there’s also 75 grams of protein! UK folks might want to get one before health nuts ruin the fun for everyone. And please, send one to RSVLTS HQ.

  • Sriracha Sauce, Pretzel Crust, “Skinny” Slices, and More: Your First Look At Pizza Hut’s Major Rebrand

    Pizza Hut has been a favorite during parties at RSVLTS HQ for a long time, just check out our buddy Matt in the photo above crushing some Pizza Hut at our office warming party back in April. But even though we’ve been ordering our fair share of delivery, Pizza Hut has been struggling for two years as consumers are becoming more interested in exotic flavors and personalized options. One look at Tony Boloney’s menu will show you where the market is headed. To combat slumping sales the world’s largest pizza chain on Monday announced a drastic plan to turn upside down almost every facet of its identity with all new branding, the doubling of its available ingredients, including sriracha, curry and buffalo, a 250 calorie “Skinny Pizza” and the largest ad campaign in it’s history, as reported by USA Today.

  • Huge Changes Coming To Pizza Hut Starting Nov 19th. Here Is What We Know…

    Pizza Hut has been a favorite during parties at RSVLTS HQ for a long time, just check out our buddy Matt in the photo above crushing some Pizza Hut at our office warming party back in April. But even though we’ve been ordering our fair share of delivery, Pizza Hut has been struggling for two years as consumers are becoming more interested in exotic flavors and personalized options. One look at Tony Boloney’s menu will show you where the market is headed. To combat slumping sales the world’s largest pizza chain on Monday announced a drastic plan to turn upside down almost every facet of its identity with all new branding, the doubling of its available ingredients, including sriracha, curry and buffalo, a 250 calorie “Skinny Pizza” and the largest ad campaign in it’s history, as reported by USA Today.

  • Katz’s Deli Creates A Roast Beast Sandwich; Whoville Rejoices

    The New York City indigestion inducers at Katz’s Delicatessen, known for creating sandwiches that would even sate Monty Python’s Mr. Creosote, have unleashed a special sandwich for this holiday season—the Roast Beast. The giant sandwich, made up of roast beef, turkey, salami, coleslaw, and Russian dressing, is actually a promotion for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” which opens at Madison Square Garden December 5. The sandwich will set you back $22, which is about average for Katz’s, and will only be available from November 17 to December 28. Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a deli. But I still wouldn’t mind some Roast Beast in my belly. Source: Grub Street

  • 50 Things to Do 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.

  • The Great Burger Debate: Which Fast Food Chain Does It Best? Take Our Poll!

    It’s a topic that is often debated, and now we’re finally going to get a definitive answer to the question of which fast food chain has the best burger. Our poll is inspired by a YouGov poll of 1,157 U.S. residents that revealed Five Guys and Burger King are tied for the nation’s favorite fast food burger, garnering 15% of the vote each. Yet with In-N-Out getting just 9% of the over all vote for best burger we’re feeling like this poll is a big f&%ked up because nothing tops In-N-Out (in our opinion). So we decided to launch our own poll.

  • The Pizzadilla: Do you like pizza? Do you like quesadillas? Prepare to have your mind blown.

    The pizzadilla is what happens when the pizza and the quesadilla get together and make sweet, greasy, cheesy, carby love. And, thanks to J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats and his simple recipe, this food hybrid is no longer something that exists only in your dreams. So now you can make it. Tonight. Y’know, after that post-work ‘relaxing’ beer. It will take 15 mins and you need a cast-iron skillet, or just a thin frying pan if the concept of a skillet escapes you at 1am. Ingredients include two tortillas, a lot of cheese and a tomato base, plus whatever toppings you want *empties out entire fridge*. The cooking process seems fairly fool-proof. There is frying and grilling involved, plus a little light flipping. What you need: 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large flour tortillas that just fit inside your cast iron skillet 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce 5 ounce shredded whole milk low moisture mozzarella cheese 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 basil leaves, roughly torn Additional toppings, as desired Step-by-step directions: Step 1. Adjust oven rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over high more »

  • KFC Korea Has Taken The Double Down Up A Notch

    When KFC first unveiled the Double Down sandwich back in 2010, it was a testament to the deep-fried opulence of ‘Murican fast food. Bacon, two kinds of cheese and secret sauce with two fried chicken fillets in place of a bun—what could be better? How about beef? KFC South Korea, who already have a Zinger Double Down MAXX with added hash brown and salsa, have now announced Zinger Double Down KING, with a hamburger patty, bacon, barbecue sauce, and a creamy black pepper sauce between two spicy fried chicken fillets. The 650-calorie sandwich is available for a limited time for 6900 won (about $6.50). Now KFC America needs to add another animal to the mix and reclaim our deep fried menagerie.

  • Cooking With Beer: 10 Beer-Based Recipes [Infographic]

    Beer is great. It tastes good…you can drink it…it can get you drunk…what’s there not to love? But it’s important that you eat food, too—especially when you’re drinking. If only you could eat your beer. Turn that alcoholic frown upside down, because beer can be used in all sorts of food! With soup, bread, entree, and cookie recipes, you can have beer infused with every course. And cooking it means the alcohol goes away so you can drink plenty of beer while you eat without worrying about overdoing it. Now would someone be nice enough to make us some beer and cheddar soup on this cold and rainy day?

  • Deep Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte Has Us Rethinking This Craze

    Hey, we’re all sick of pumpkin spice everything invading our lives. BUT we gotta say, deep frying anything is usually a good idea, so if we’re going to indulge in anything pumpkin spice flavored this fall, it might as well be a disgustingly divine fried treat. Food blog Oh, Bite It, which has fried tequila and beer in the past, has now tackled that ubiquitous fall flavor with pumpkin in the name but no sign of the squash in the taste. And as much as as we’d like to hate on it, these look pretty damn delicious. It’s basically just taking cubes of angel food cake, soaking them in pumpkin spice latte, and then frying them in canola oil. Oh, and some whipped cream on the side for dipping, of course. If these pictures get your mouth watering, head on over to Oh, Bite It for the full recipe.

  • The 25 Best Restaurants Around the World

    Move over Michelin Stars, the new way to source your restaurant of choise is based on the people. Word of type and ratings on Trip Advisor actually. The travel site has collected the top twenty-five restaurants across the globe based on ratings throughout their site. Millions upon millions of travlers share their restaurant experiences from decor to service even touch of food occasionally. In the information age we live on it’s the ultimate resource to find out the most interesting, bizarre and eclectic places you can’t find in a travel guide.

  • These Sriracha Chicken Nuggets Are So F&%king Simple To Make!

    Sriracha is the miracle food and people are legit addicted to it. You can put it in your beer, on your Hot Dogs and even make it at home. But now today you’ll learn how to make Sriracha Chicken Nuggets. It’s only a matter of time until someone opens a food truck in NYC dedicated only to Sriracha. 

  • Every Man Should Know How to Pair Wine With Food [Infographic]

    If you’re not a “wine guy” it can be very intimidating trying to order the right wine to pair with an entre. Especially if you’re server is a pretentious dick. This interesting infographic made by Wine Folly is simple and easy to follow. Built in an elegant subway style map, each type of food makes it’s way down to a certain type of wine. While vegetables, rich fish, meats and sweets have a limited selection of wine to pair with, starches and hard cheeses have a broader spectrum of vino. View the full sized graphic here >>

  • You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving This Bacon Bowl Commercial So Much [Video]

    When the Bacon Bowl first came out, with it’s infomercial of dubious quality appealing to housewives whose only chance at love and affection from their husbands and children being bowls constructed entirely of bacon and filled with eggs and cheese, it was easy enough to dismiss the product. Unless you were high when the commercial was on, in which case you swore you’d buy one but luckily passed out before working up the energy to dial the phone number. But with this new commercial, complete with an epic theme song and novel uses for the bacon bowls (is that ice cream???), you might just want to go out and waste money on a device that seems to be nothing more than a muffin pan turned upside down. And where can one find these marathons with bacon and eggs for sustenance? Throw in a nice hearty stout, and that sounds like the greatest race ever!

  • Mojito Doughnuts Are So Money

    Tired of the same old boring cheese dip on NFL Sunday? Us too. Spice things up a bit with these boozy doughnuts that will have everyone in awe of your cooking skills when in reality they are super easy to make. 

  • This 8,000-Calorie Breakfast Is Served With A Waiver

    If you’re familiar with a traditional English breakfast, made up of eggs, beans, tomatoes, toast, bacon, mushrooms, and black pudding, you know it’s delicious and quite filling. But for Mark Winder, owner of Bear Grills, a cafe in the UK, the traditional breakfast was not enough. He added an omelet, fried bread, waffles, french fries, and a two-pint milkshake to create “The Hibernator.” The meal, a monument to gluttony, weighs seven pounds and will fill you up with 8,000 calories—four times the recommended daily intake! It takes 30 minutes to prepare and requires a waiver to be signed before eating. Priced at about $32, only 20 people have attempted to tackle “The Hibernator” thus far. None have finished it. But anyone who is able to eat the whole breakfast, if that’s even possible, will receive £100 ($160), their name on the wall of fame, have the meal named after them, and have the choice of adding another ingredient to the challenge. And even if you don’t succeed, you still got four days worth of food for a little over $30.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Meat: Everything You Need to Know in the Words of Pat LaFrieda [Book]

    Meat master chef, Pat LaFrieda wants you to love cooking meats just as much as him, so he decided to write a book bestowing all of his knowledge upon us. With over 75 recipes on how to cook  a beautifully prepared cut of beef, pork, lamb, veal, or poultry LaFreida reveals all of his meticulous techniques, all with the knowledge that comes from a fourth generation butcher out of New York’s meatpacking district. Get your hands on it here.

  • Whiskey And Caramel Combine In This Ultimate Steak Sauce

    Labor Day Weekend is upon us, which means that summer is officially over. Kids are going back to school, baseball is winding down, football is starting up…it’s a very emotional time. What better to enjoy this last weekend of being outside than with a big, fat grilled steak? And what better to top your steak with than a caramel whiskey concoction? Chef Adam Perry Lang, whose delicious barbecue we were able to sample at Meatopia in San Antonio last fall, has teamed up with George Dickel for this sweet and smoky sauce that’s versatile enough for use on your steak or bowl of ice cream. Adam shared the sauce with Jimmy Kimmel this week and sent us the recipe. You’re welcome.

  • The 5 Best Burgers in NYC According to the Gotham Burger Social Club

    It’s National Burger Day, you guys! The one time of year you don’t have to feel guilty for hawking down a delicious greasy hunk of beef smothered in grease, gooey cheese and bacon in between two pieces of carbs. In ten years eating a burger of this unhealthy magnitude might be as taboo as smoking a cigarette in a bar, but for now WEEEEEE! Here at the RSVLTS we consider ourselves burger enthusiasts more than connoisseurs, mostly because the entire burger is inside of us before we can tell you how good it was, but the gents over at Gotham Burger Social Club, however know a thing or two about how to rate the best burgers in the (un-)official burger capital of the world, New York City. Their mission; eat & rate great burgers and have a little fun! The GBSC has been around for about a year and made up of a group of men who congrigate at NYC’s best restaurants known for their take on the iconic burger, where they rate, rank and review each burger complimented with a few drinks. Over the past year the club has been to over 50 burger joints and reviewed 15 of the best. Of those 15 here are more »

  • These Are The 15 Most Expensive Burgers On Earth

    Why eat a burger with cheddar and bacon when you could eat a burger with cheddar and bacon…and gold flakes, a poached quail egg, truffled and topped with caviar? The second option doesn’t even sound good but in today’s world of self obsessed status, restaurants are in a race to jump on the trend of hyper-expensive culinary creations. With the internet celebrating National Burger Day we pulled together the 15 most expensive burgers on Earth.

  • Conquering the Arby’s Mountain, A Tale of Regret and Perseverance

    A tale of regret and perseverance, by Heinrich Harrer. My day started like every other, drinking my coffee and listening to a morning radio show driving my daily commute. Little did I know that what I heard on that radio show would change the direction of my day towards something I never expected.  The radio hosts were talking about an article they had emailed to them from the Washington Post about a secret menu item that Arby’s was leaking out, the Meat Mountain. I didn’t think much of it at first, but further research in my cube rumored the sandwich to contain 3 Strips of Pepper Bacon, 1.5 ounces of Arby’s famous roast beast, 1.5 ounces of Angus steak, a 1.5 ounce brisket, 1.5 ounces of Corned beef, 1.5 ounces of ham, and 1.5 ounces of roast turkey all topped with 2 chicken tenders and then placed between two slices of cheese – cheddar and Swiss- then ceremoniously placed between a sandwich bun. After seeing a few pics online I decided that I was going to go potentially embarrass myself by asking for the mythical sandwich during my lunch hour. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first, having been scorned and more »

 
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