• Science Teacher Eats Nothing But McDonald’s for 90 Days, Loses 37 Pounds

    John Cisna, a science teacher form Iowa, wanted to prove that with an understanding of caloric intake, it was possible to eat McDonald’s for every meal and remain healthy. For 90 days, he ate nothing but McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but limited his caloric intake to only 2000 calories per day. He also resolved to walk 45 minutes each day. He was able to lose 37 pounds and his health wasn’t compromised, showing a stark difference from the results presented in Morgan Spurlock’s sensational “Super Size Me.”

  • The 50 Yard Lounge Brings the Worlds Best Chefs and Athletes to NYC

    In case you haven’t heard, NYC will be the epicenter for the Super Bowl. The game is being played at the Meadowlands, the players are staying in Jersey City, but all the fun is sure to be had in Manhattan. 50 Yard Lounge, a food- and drink-themed event space, has just announced their talent lineup, showcasing chefs and Jets players from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. The lounge will be housed in a fifteen-thousand square foot space, dedicated to roof decks, restaurants, and plazas, with areas for live music, lounging, and events. Set right across the street from Madison Square Garden, the 50 YL will be the be-all-end-all spot for the best eats in the city, featuring the biggest names in food and football; Michael White of Marea, Marc Forgione, Johnny Iuzzini, and Pat LaFrieda, plus football players like Joe Theismann, Doug Flutie, and Cris Carter. Each day the Lounge will be broken up into “Four Quarters” beginning with breakfast events starting at 10am like “The NYC Breakfast Bagel Bash” then moving through 2 more quarters until the 9 pm time-slot that will feature awesome late night munchies like, “Late Night Tacos”, “Late Night Pizza” and “The Burger Bowl”, which more »

  • Sriracha Documentary Now Showing [Trailer]

    Filmmaker Griffin Hammond has made a documentary about everyone’s favorite hot sauce, Sriracha. Learn everything you could possibly want to know about the Thai sauce made famous by Vietnamese immigrant David Tran in his California factory in the film, available to stream and download for $5 on Vimeo. This movie is sure to increase demand even further from Tran’s Huy Fong Foods, which has had to halt production due to environmental complaints from the factory’s neighbors and most recently to treat microorganisms in the sauce. Why must you torture us with your documentary, Griffin Hammond? Watch the trailer and if you want to see more, just click on the buy link that pops up at the end.

  • Man Meal: Racks On Racks Of Lamb

    Were you always too scared to attempt to cook a rack of lamb, fearing that it was a dish best left to the type of haute cuisine establishments that use terms like haute cuisine? Well man up, because you don’t need a Michelin star to cook the ribs of the most savory of even-toed ungulates. This recipe from Tastosterone keeps it simple but is just as delicious as anything some snooty gastronome in a toque blanche can whip up. What are you waiting for? Go cook this rack of lamb and show the world you’re capable of more than microwaving precooked hot dogs.

  • Tastosterone: The Cook Book for Men Who Don’t Know How to Cook

    New Jersey-based cook and blogger Debra Levy Picard has released the ultimate cookbook for men with Tastosterone. Not only does it feature over 100 recipes that even the most clueless man (or woman) can follow, Debra also includes photographs, tools, tips, and techniques to aid in the flawless execution of such recipes as “Man Quiche,” “Aunt Zuzu’s Fish Taco,” and “Chocolate Bomb.” Whether you’re a complete dunce in the kitchen or a seasoned veteran, you’re bound to get something out of this easy-to-follow collection of deliciousness. Order Tastosterone for $39.95 in print or $14.99 for the Kindle edition.

  • Turn Your Toaster Into A Sandwich Maker With EZ Toastie Bags

    Are you just too busy to grill a sandwich the old fashioned way in a frying pan? Can’t find the time to clean your electric sandwich maker after each use? Are you too lazy or stupid to operate a toaster? If you answered “yes, yes, no,” then EZ Toastie Bags are just the product for you. If the amazing video and website are to be trusted (please say yes), then these bags will make a nice grilled sandwich with no mess. But even more impressive is the bag’s ability to reheat pizza and old fries. No more pretending to like cold pizza because you (or I) don’t want to wait for the oven to heat and microwaving it so it’s not varying temperatures and rubbery is a black art. Get 2 EZ Toastie Bags for $9.99 and let me know how they work out. Keep in mind I am extremely lazy.

  • Dranksgiving: KAHLÚA Chicken

    Continuing with our alcohol infused Thanksgiving recipes, we’re featuring a unique take on holiday chicken. While you may think of KAHLÚA as a drunk best served with  some cream and coffee, we have a unique take on bland chicken that is a sure fire way to get you amped up about Thanksgiving this year. A sweet recipe with a caffine and KAHLÚA kick and a hint of honey.

  • Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Marshmallows With Boomf

    Have you ever taken such a great picture on Instagram, and after filtering the hell out of it thought “I wonder what that incredible pic would taste like?” No? Huh, that’s weird. Well if you did wonder, you’re in luck! UK based Boomf will take your favorite Instagram and turn it into a delicious marshmallow. All you do is connect your Instagram to Boomf at their website, choose 9 images, then they’ll be printed out and sent immediately. Unfortunately, the service is only available in the UK for now, but they plan on going worldwide next year. The price is £12, so expect to pay about $20 when Boomf becomes available in the US.

  • Dranksgiving: Guy Fieri’s Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    Let’s Keep the booze infused feast going with some whiskey glazed sweet potatoes to keep your motor running this Thanksgiving. This tasty recipe was devised from the brain of Sir Guy Fieri, of “Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen”, “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins” and creator of ”Donkey Sauce”.  A perfect combination of sweet and… well sweet and whiskey I guess. Enjoy getting drunk while stuffing your face next Thusday. Oh and giving thanks as well.

  • DRANKSGIVING: Allspice Roasted Duck with Balsamic and Crown Royal Maple

    Imagine the holidays without alcohol. It was easy when you were a kid, you got to run around the majority of the day completely ignoring your drunk uncle’s bellowing screams at the Thanksgiving day football games, disregarding your great aunts photo album of her cats, because you were allowed to not give a f*ck. You had your own dinner table of peers who had no worries of the real world or Obamacare, but now things are different. You need to worry about Obamacare and you could quite possibly be the drunk uncle screaming at the TV. Things are so different now. So this week we’re replacing Man Meals with Dranksgiving. A series of spiked holiday recipes that can work together to get you through these tough times you have to look forward to: The Holidays. Today a perfect blend of Crown Royal Maple and succulent duck. Enjoy.

  • The Steak Breakdown: Your Ultimate Guide to Cuts of Beef

    The greatest thing to go from farm to table – at least since that time you had a dream about a date with Daisy Duke — is steak. But where does porterhouse come from? What’s the best way to cook a skirt steak? And, most importantly, what beer should you be drinking while enjoying a tri-tip?

  • Coffee Maker Cooking: Brew Up Your Next Dinner

    Think that just because you’re tiny studio apartment has no appliances you can’t have a home cooked meal? Or maybe you just can’t operate that 1930s stove that made you rent the place because it’s so Art Deco hip. Or maybe you’re just lazy. Well get yourself an electric coffee maker for $10 at whatever “mart” you favor and follow these instructions to prepare an entire home-cooked meal of poached salmon, couscous, and steamed vegetables. Then start coming up with your own recipes using the handy little device that let’s you grill, steam, or poach. Nothing like putting off being a grownup for a little while longer!

  • Man Meal: Bourbon Glazed Holiday Ham

    Don’t give the kids any ham this Thanksgiving. The ham will be spiked. Spiked with delicious bourbon to get you through the holiday season with the family you love dearly. This is a basic recipe for cooking an good ol’ fashioned pig with the addition of grampas ‘cough medicine’. To add some sweet flavors to neutralize the kick of the bourbon add some ginger and apricot preserves. Enjoy, but don’t give the kids any ham.

  • Banned food in the US: a state-by-state guide

    Have you ever gone into your local Whole Foods to look for some UK-made haggis, only to find that there was a sign that read: “UK-made haggis is illegal in the United States and why are you even looking for it and still reading this very long sign?!”? We’ve all been there, and the pain is very real…

  • Bizarre Cakes Made To Look Like Celebrities [16 Photos]

    What better way to honor a beloved celebrity than with a cake in their likeness? After all, who among us hasn’t dreamt of taking a knife to their favorite star, cutting off a piece, and eating it? Thanks to laws and police though, making that dream a reality can be tricky, but with a cake, you get all the pleasure of cutting up and eating your idols without any of the nasty repercussions.

  • New Yorker Does A 5 Day Pizza Cleanse

    Why should cleanses always revolve around healthy things like water and vegetables? Why not pizza?  Andy Kryza of Thrillist thought the same thing and set off on a 5 day pizza cleanse. Read his hilarious account of how he survived a delicious week of eating only pizza and pizza-flavored foods. 

  • Push the Button, Get a Pizza: The Pie Pal

    Move over Elon Musk, this new piece of revolutionary technology has changed the game forever. The PiePal is a simple device, the simplest in fact, that orders a pizza with the push of a button. New York-based digital agency iStrategyLabs designed this dream button using a series of complex computing technology condensed into one small device. Using a a credit-card sized single-processor computer known as Raspberry Pi and a Arhuino combination, it uses JavaScript and Node.js. The team then put an APi wrapper around the Domino’s online ordering system to make the already simple series of orders even simpler. Welcome to America. PiePal beta: Ordering Pizza With The Push of a Button from iStrategyLabs on Vimeo.

  • Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some

    James Beard Award-winner John Currence, is anything but a traditional style chef. Apparently he would rather punch you in the mouth with his fantastic flavors than poke you in the eye with fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. Now that we’re deep in the heart of tailgate season it might be nice to mix it up from recipes from the mecca of tailgate perfection. Pickled Sweet Potatoes, Whole Grain Guinness Mustard, Deep South “Ramen” with a Fried Poached Egg, Rabbit Cacciatore, Smoked Endive, Fire-Roasted Cauliflower, and Kitchen Sink Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are a few not-so-delicacies you should try out imediately after purchasing a defibrillator. Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey $10 kindle/ $28 Hardcover

  • RSVLTS Visit Meatopia 2013 In San Antonio [23 Photos]

    This past weekend we went out to San Antonio to attend Meatopia at Pearl Brewery. We had a great time sipping on George Dickel cocktails and talking with Chef Adam Perry Lang of Serious Barbecue. As much as we enjoyed all the amazing food from 32 different chefs, it was sad to have to put a new notch in our belts. Eh, who are we kidding? If you’re going to pack on the pounds stuffing your face, you might as well do it with the best food the country has to offer! Looking at these pictures is making us hungry all over again. Who wants to grab some barbecue?

  • Chef Adam Perry Lang Feeds RSVLTS At Meatopia

    Meatopia, food writer Josh Ozersky’s incredible annual culinary event, was in San Antonio at the Pearl for the first time this past weekend. RSVLTS was there to chow on chicken feet, lamb hearts, beef cheeks, and all kinds of other goodies from 32 amazing chefs. Between face-stuffing sessions, we were able to talk with Chef Adam Perry Lang at the George Dickel tent and learn about what makes him do what he does so damn well.

  • Man Meal: Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut

    It’s November and Oktoberfest has came and went, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little German in ya’. This simple recipe is flavorful and basic enough to whip together after a long day yodeling on the mountains. Try some chicken roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage in this recipe. And although any type of sauerkraut can be used, it’s preferred the crisp texture of refrigerated kraut over canned. Serve with roasted carrots and some mustard to spread on the sausage.

  • Famous Last Meals (Infographic)

    Eat every bit like it was your last. That doesn’t mean go out and have a porter house for breakfast, lunch and dinner, because then you might be having your last meal sooner than you think, it means cherish your food, enjoy your meals, don’t eat at your desk while signing away on TPS reports. Here are some famous last meals, by some late greats.

  • Man Meal: Guy Fieri’s Award Winning 22-Ingredient Mac-N-Cheese Burger

    At the New York City Wine & Food Festival‘s annual Burger Bash, 3,000  party guests sampled 27 different burger creations, including Guy Fieri’s mac ‘n’ cheese bacon burger, which won the People’s Choice award in a first-time tie with the reigning champ, Burger & Barrel’s Josh Capon who has taken home the prize the last three years. 

  • Man Meal: The Fried Pickle

    The fried pickle is a southern tradition of fried goodness. A fusion of salts, bitters and sweets. The recipe is basic enough, so after a couple of runs you can start adding different flavors to wet your palette even more, some chili powder, cajun sauces or even a tangy twist, but learn these simple steps before you go and light your mouth on fire.

  • Peyton Manning’s Papa Johns Are Raking In Dough

    Peyton Manning can do no wrong these days. He bought up 21 Papa John’s stores in the Denver area last year and they’ve all seen an increase in business. Thousands of dollars a day, in fact. This is great news for Eli. Maybe Peyton can get him a job at one of the stores after this season. 

  • It’s International Day Of The Nacho! Celebrate With This Depressing Video

    Did you know October 21 is International Day of the Nacho? That’s right, today we praise the great Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the god among men who first put melted cheese and jalapeno peppers on corn chips. To celebrate, here is a video of a sad man preparing a terrible looking nacho recipe, set to depressing music. So watch this video and feel bad about everything, then refrain from actually making these nachos, and instead call up a friend and go socialize while eating some decent nachos at your favorite bar or restaurant.

  • Cook Me Dinner, Friends: Maple Glazed Pork Chops

    This week has been a whirl wind of flavor, starting out with spicey buffalo turkey burgers then chicken curry and Last night I visited Jameel in the heart of Hamilton Park, Jersey City for some good ol’ fashioned pork chops. Maple glazed pork chops actually. Butter maple glazed pork chops to be exact. All in all the entire meal took about 20 minutes total to make, but the return on flavor was out of this world. The ancho chili powder complimented the sweetness of the maple glaze to create a bond of flavor Isaac Newton would be proud of. Cook Me Dinner, Friends: It’s time for a change. So I’m setting out every night this week to find simple easy to make meals taught by young professionals on a budget and time constraint. The mission; contact friends and colleagues around the NYC area to invite me into their humble abodes and apartments to cook me their signature dishes. Their go-to dish they can make with their eyes closed after a long day of office f*ckery. So I bring to you, ”Cook Me Dinner, Friends” Ingredients: 4 teaspoons ancho chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 6 (10-ounce) center cut bone-in pork chops, more »

  • Cook Me Dinner, Friends: Chicken Curry

    This week’s journey to suppertime glory began with spicy, but lean turkey burgers and last night we kicked it into full throttle by heading to the West Village of Manhattan to visit a couple who spent a great deal of time in India and can’t quite kick the curry. Chad an Joanna, a newly married happy couple living in the heart of the West Village decided to give themselves a $50 budget to set out and buy groceries for the week. A $50 weekly grocery budget in Manhattan? Yes, it’s possible, with smart spending and a bit of traveling, everything we ate was not only purchased within that budget, but with extra to cook for the remainder of the week. It’s not easy being an after hours young professional in the kitchen. It’s late, you’re spent, overworked and the last thing you want to do is gather up ingredients to start the ever long process of cooking dinner. With delivery sites like Seamless and Delivery.com making ordering food dangerously simple, the supper time culinary arts are being laid by the wayside. It’s time for a change. So I’m setting out every night this week to find simple easy to make more »

  • “Cook Me Dinner, Friends” A New Food Series by the RSVLTS: The Buffalo Turkey Burger

    It’s not easy being an after hours young professional in the kitchen. It’s late, you’re spent, overworked and the last thing you want to do is gather up ingredients to start the ever long process of cooking dinner. With delivery sites like Seamless and Delivery.com making ordering  food dangerously simple (I ordered a crepe the other night. One F*cking crepe), the supper time culinary arts are being laid by the wayside. It’s time for a change. So I’m setting out every night this week to find simple easy to make meals taught by young professionals on a budget and time constraint. The mission; contact friends and colleagues around the NYC area to invite me into their humble abodes and apartments to cook me their signature dishes. Their go-to dish they can make with their eyes closed after a long day of office f*ckery. So I bring to you, ”Cook Me Dinner, Friends” Last night I headed to Staten Island to visit Lauren and her delicious buffalo style Turkey burgers. The burgers are meant to mimic the flavor of your favorite buffalo wings while still keeping the meal fairly lean. With a prep time of about 10 minutes and cook time of about more »

  • Starbucks Baristas Butchering Names [30 Photos]

    Apparently, spelling names can be pretty tough for some Starbucks baristas. As someone named Joe, this is a problem that never even entered my mind, but the way that even simple names like Emily and Lauren and Tess are butchered in these photos shows that I’m just incredibly lucky. Good thing I have the Starbucks Spelling Tumblr to look at and enjoy the frustration endured by all the Danielle’s of the world. Seriously, they have a lot of trouble with Danielle. And has Apple really become a more common name than Abdul that a barista would think of that first?? Damn you, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin!

  • RSVLTS Was The First To Try A Billion Dollar Pizza

    When Pizza Hut released the original Stuffed Crust Pizza in 1995 it quickly became one of the most iconic products ever introduced in the restaurant industry. probably similar to what Taco Bell recently did with the Doritos Locos Tacos in spring 2012. This past weekend we traveled to Texas for the Austin City Limits. While at the music festival we got to check out some of the top music acts in the industry and we’re lucky enough to be the first people on Earth (outside of Pizza Hut executives) to try the new 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza. Yes, the first. This pizza is expected to do $1 billion in sales globally and RSVLTS.com was literally the first people to try it. Boom! Photo via Grubgrade.com The 3-Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza, created by the world’s foremost pizza scientist Wiley E. Bates III, who’s pizza creations are served to over one million consumers each week features white cheddar, mozzarella and provolone cheeses wrapped into individual pockets in the crust. Our first impression. Fantastic. And at only $12 for a large you can’t find a better pizza option for your Monday Night Football blowout. Our trip to Austin with Pizza Hut got a more »


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