• San Francisco Turned into Gotham to Welcome Make-A-Wish BATKID (Live Streaming Instagram feed)

    Thousands gathered and participated in today’s transformation of San Francisco into Gotham city for Batkid. Five-year-old Miles, otherwise known as Batkid, was granted the wish of a lifetime through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when he got the opportunity to fight along side Batman throughout the Bay area. Miles has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since he was 20 months old and is in remission having the last of his chemotherapy finished in June. When asked about his wish, Miles claimed he wanted to continue living his life heroically. He wanted to be Batman. Patricia Wilson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Bay Area executive director, made some phone calls and the volunteers started rolling in. Today is the big day for Miles,thousands of volunteers will cheer on “Batkid” as he fends off the Riddler and the Penguin around San Francisco. The mayor will later present Miles with a key to the city and police Chief Greg Suhr play Commissioner Gordon to signal Miles when his heroics are needed. With all the volunteers following Miles around today, we wanted to give people not in the Bay area a first hand look at a city wide miracle. Here is the live instagram feed using #Batkid, #BatkidSF more »

  • The 10 Best Places To Pee [Infographic]

    With World Toilet Day just around the corner (November 19, duh), it’s only fitting to share this surprisingly interesting infographic. Learn about these 10 unique places to conduct your business and you’ll be guaranteed to add relieving yourself at a few of them to your bucket list. After whetting your appetite for washroom wisdom with this infographic, read about the Science of Urinal Body Language. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go see a man about a dog. 

  • 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.

  • Atwater Voodoo Vator [Craft Beer Review]

    The doppelbock is a hard beer to do well—part of the reason you don’t see much imitation outside of Germany. Atwater Brewing is pretty spot-on with Voodoo Vator, a doppelbock that manages to be smooth, not too sweet (typically a problem for high-gravity lagers), and pretty good at hiding the substantial 9.5% alcohol content. The taste is heavy on pumpernickel and chocolate, and toffee comes across pretty strong in the aftertaste. Overall, a solid beer from a great Detroit brewery.

  • How To Land The Girl Of Your Dreams In 3 Dates of Less

    Planning the first date is difficult enough, but where do you take her on the second? What about the third? To celebrate the release of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut out in cinemas on Friday 15 November, we talk to dating expert James Preece to find out what it takes to score a perfect run of dates…

  • 7 Tips To Becoming The Best Public Speaker On The Planet

    I was scared to death. I thought I was going to cry. Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I’ve given 100s of talks but last week I wanted to die before I went on stage. I was speaking to an audience of about 200 CEOs. I felt inadequate and that they would hate me. Claudia said, “Just take a deep breath. Do what you usually do.” And I did.

  • 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. 

  • The State Where Obamacare Is Working

    With so many stories about the problems with the Affordable Care Act in the news, it seems like it’s just not working out at all. Thankfully, that’s not true. Apparently Arkansas is making some progress and its residents are seeing benefits.  If the success continues, perhaps the state can stand as an example of how others can also implement the program. 

  • 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?

  • 29 Little Known Facts About Beer [Infographic]

    Hey everyone, it’s Friday! Why not celebrate with a beer? And thanks to these facts, you don’t have to feel bad about drinking. Did you know a bottle of beer creates protective levels of antioxidants that can prevent heart disease? It’s on an infographic, so it must be true. And ladies, apparently drinking 2-3 beers a day will you make you smarter and increase your cognitive functioning skills. Makes sense, as I’ve often noticed that it takes a few beers before a woman is smart enough to realize how clever and handsome I am. Now go get a beer, for your health!

  • Super Typhoon Haiyan Could be the Worst storm on Record

    Super Typhoon Haiyan could possibly be the worst storm on record,  blowing across the Western Pacific toward the central Philippines. With predicted winds of 190mph and gusts already breaking 235mph, “intensity has actually ticked slightly above the maximum to 8.1 on an 8.0 scale.” says Quartz, meteorologist Eric Holthaus.  The storm beat “Wilma (2005) in intensity by 5mph—that was the strongest storm ever in the Atlantic,” which makes it a member of the select club ofWorst Storms Ever in the Planet. Only three other storms since 1969 have reached this intensity. The storm is so large it’s affecting clouds in 2/3 of the world, with a storm diameter of about 500 miles. Over 125,000 people have been evacuated to close by regions not expected to have severe damages.   Photo Source: Accuweather and Sploid

  • 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.

  • Shotgun A Beer Without Cutting Yourself With The Beer Tusk

    Aren’t you tired of the constant mouth injuries when shotgunning a poorly pierced beer? The mouthfuls of blood can really ruin a tasty brew. Or maybe you just want a sleek yet heavy duty bottle opener to carry around on your key chain. Either way, the Beer Tusk has you covered. Only 10 days into their kickstarter campaign, they’ve already raised over $8000 of their $20,000 campaign and after reading about all the development that went into a seemingly simple tool, it’s clear that they won’t have trouble raising the rest. See what they’re all about then reserve your Beer Tusk for just $12.

  • An Updated Look At NYC Second Avenue Subway [22 Photos]

    Earlier this year, we showed you a collection of underground photos from the Second Avenue subway construction beneath New York City and now the MTA has released some more recent pictures. Below you’ll see how work is progressing on the future 86th and 96th Street stations which are on track (ha!) to be finished in 2016. The photos all come from the MTA’s photographer, which sounds like an awesome job, who apparently loves Photoshop. The photo snobs at Reddit’s /shittyhdr would have a field day with these.

  • 5 George Dickel Cocktails Perfect For Your Fall Barbecue

    Fall is definitely here and with it is cooler weather signaling the perfect time for a barbecue. While indulging in the manly art of harnessing fire to cook meat (or vegetables if you’re into that sort of thing), why not imbibe on one (or all) of these George Dickel cocktails? Then celebrate your carnivorous feast and newfound spirit savvy with a shot of George Dickel Barrel Select. You’ve earned it, buddy.

  • 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.

  • Chinese Hotel Builds World Largest Ball Pit For Breast Cancer Awareness

    The Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai replaced the water in their 25 meter swimming with one million pink and green balls for breast cancer awareness. For those of us metrically challenged, the pool is 82 feet long and 41 feet wide. That’s a lot bigger than the ball pit at your local McDonald’s Playplace. How long before all the balls are sticky and the urine stench is so bad the hotel has to be evacuated? Probably before I can fly over there.  

  • Things You Should NEVER Say To A Bartender

    Thrillist got together with a bunch of bartenders to make a short video to instruct those of us who slept through the Emily Post class on barroom etiquette how we should treat our bartender. Apparently you’re not supposed to call them names, snap and wave at them, ask for free drinks, or tell them how drunk you are. Jeez, maybe they should just make a video telling us what we SHOULD say to them, because at this point, I’m at a total loss. Also, is that empty bottle of Crown Royal in front of the lamp, or is it the actual lamp?

  • BREAKING: Entire In-Flight Gadget Usage To Be Approved By FAA

    Airplane travelers will soon be able to watch videos and play games with their electronic devices throughout their entire flight — and not just above a certain altitude — the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday in a long-anticipated announcement. But don’t expect to be chatting on your cell phone. A ban on using cell phones for voice communication remains in effect. The FAA, following months of study by a group of aviation experts, said Thursday that airlines can soon allow passengers to use portable electronic devices such as tablets, laptop computers, e-readers and cell phones in airplane mode throughout the flight — with some circumstantial restrictions. Until now, passengers in the United States were prohibited from using the devices until their plane rose above 10,000 feet. The timing of the changes will depend on individual airlines, but an FAA statement said it expects “many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers to safely use their devices in airplane mode, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year.” “Each airline will determine how and when this will happen,” FAA administrator Michael Huerta told reporters Thursday morning at Reagan Washington National Airport. The FAA had long claimed that using more »

  • 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.

  • Prohibition’s Unintended Consequences [Infographic]

    The 13 years of Prohibition were some of the worst this country has seen in terms of crime and corruption. Not to mention it was tough to find an affordable drink. Learn all about the problems that arose from this dark era so you can tear apart the arguments of any teetotalers. Then celebrate your newfound knowledge with a drink, just because you can, dammit.  

  • Super Storm Sandy in Hoboken: Then and Now Photos [RSVLTS Original]

    It’s been one year since Hoboken was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. One of the most popular stories in RSVLTS.com history was A First Look At Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction of Hoboken, NJ [70 HQ Photos]. The story captured the chaos and confusion that followed in the days post Superstorm. We were contacted by teachers, museums and news sources looking to use pictures featured in the story to educate students and the public across the country looking for a first hand encounter. View the map we used to shoot the photos >> Hard to believe the storm hit one year ago across the North East. After the destruction struck so close to our homes and offices, we saw the devistation and the process of progress in what seemed  like a seamless transition, thanks to help of first responders, volunteers and the National Guard. Today we attempted to shoot the same iconic photos on the streets of Hoboken to recreate several of those pictures to show how the Mile Square has rebuilt in the past year. The top photo will be the before, showing Hoboken during or just after the storm and the bottom photo will be the picture we shot on October more »

  • Beers of the World Map

    You might be familiar with Budweiser and Guinness, the popular beer brands of the USA and Ireland, respectively. What about the countries of India, Egypt, or Australia? Did you know a popular beer brand in the UK is “Bass”? Or that the beer brand most associated with China is known as “Boxing Cat”? This intricate infographic by Great Clubs features the most popular beer brands from around the world.

  • BitLock is a Brilliant BlueTooth Activated Bike Lock

    BitLock is The world’s first keyless bike lock that uses BlueTooth to unlock your bike lock when it’s in close proximity. Simply walk up to your bike and press the button on BitLock to lock/unlock. Bitlock senses your proximity and identifies you as you come within 3 feet of your bike. BitLock

  • Stunning View of New Zealand As Seen From The Cockpit [Video]

    Check out this incredible view of Queenstown, New Zealand from a cockpit and see why Peter Jackson picked this fantastic country to film Lord of the Rings. With that being said, the music (Coldplay’s “Paradise”) takes away from the epic vista, so I suggest muting it and playing something more grandiose, like “Heart of the Sunrise” by Yes.