• Is This Ice Cream Worth $816?

    People like to joke that everything in Dubai is covered in gold. But that can’t be true, right? I mean, it’s not like they put gold on their ice cream. Oh wait, they do. Dubai’s Scoopi Café, a newly launched chocolatier and ice cream café on Al Wasl Road, has begun selling the world’s most expensive ice cream, the “Black Diamond.” Priced at $816 per scoop, the ice cream is made with exotic Madagascar vanilla, Iranian saffron, and black Italian truffle. It’s then topped with 23-karat edible gold. But the good news is you get to keep the Versace bowl and spoon. And in a place where ostentation is encouraged, the “Black Diamond” is sure to be a hit.

  • Bacon Mac Lasagna, Will Love You Then Kill You (Man Meal)

    All hail the king. The Vulgar Chef is the king of the food world. His newest creation is a frankensagna of two of the best paired foods of all time. A combination of two comfort foods that will have you way too comfortable on the couch pants unbuttoned, unzipped and most likely off within 10 minutes of hawking down your last bite. “I wanted to create something I gave a fuck about. I wanted to create something all of you would give a fuck about. I wanted bacon and I wanted that shit stacked the fuck up because food tastes better when its stacked.” says Dr. Frankenstein himself, The Vulgar Chef, a food blogger who prides himself on the delicious and more so than not, unhealthy recipes that make your mouth water and heart palpitate. The Bacon Mac and Cheese Lasagna is a beautiful collaboration of weaved bacon sanwhiched in between humps of mac and cheese and sauce. Take one pound of bacon, slice each piece in half then do as follows according to the chef “6 slices per weave and cooked the tits out of it”. Then layer bacon, cheese, sauce and repeat followed by a final layer of cheese more »

  • Horny Goat Brewing Perfects Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

    Porters, those deliciously dark beers that are often overlooked by new imbibers, have often enticed us with flavored offerings. It began with vanilla and chocolate, which are both delicious, but in recent years, brewers have become more adventurous with their flavors, reaching the apex of beer flavor fusions with the introduction of chocolate peanut butter. I’ve had chocolate peanut butter porters before, such as Liquid Bliss from Georgia’s Terrapin Beer Company, and thoroughly enjoyed them, but it wasn’t until I got a hold of Horny Goat Brewing Company’s Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter that I realized just how great the concoction could be. I had never heard of Wisconsin’s Horny Goat Brewing Company and at $11 a 4-pack, it was a bit more expensive than the $12 per 6-pack I was used to paying for Liquid Bliss. But variety is the spice of life and I was feeling muy caliente! As soon as I popped open the bottle, I was hit with a strong aroma of peanut butter and a less intense chocolate accent. It smelled like dessert and absolutely nothing like beer. If this was a blind taste test, I would have thought there was a peanut butter more »

  • 38 Ways To Enjoy Coffee [Infographic]

    We have some great news for coffee drinkers! The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top nutritional experts in the US, have lifted their decades-long silence on the subject of coffee and it’s nothing but praise for the beverage: Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between coffee/caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors. The bad news is that the majority of Americans are barley drinking two cups per day. If you want to drink three to five cups but you feel regular coffee is just too boring, try one or twenty of these coffee drinks. But be careful, the added calories from sugar and dairy can negate some of the healthful benefits.

  • How To Make The Perfect Margarita [Infographic]

    Pre-made margarita mix is for chumps. To celebrate National Margarita Day  we give you an infographic on how to make the perfect margarita. Summer is fast approaching and nothing spices things up like a delicious margarita on the rocks. Most guys don’t realize how easy it is. If you want to get real fancy check out our article “Avion Tamarindo Margarita” on how to make the recently crowned best tasting margarita on Earth. How to make the Perfect Margarita Salt, for rimming the glass (optional) Ice 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave) 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec) Dash of sugar — We would also like to share with you a favorite at The Roosevelt’s office, The Beer Margarita. A simple, easy to make margarita you can pull off as a regular drink. A refreshing drink without the dainty glass and little pink umbrella. How to make the Beer Margarita (makes 6, 1 cup servings) 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate 12 fluid ounces tequila 12 fluid ounces water 12 fluid ounces beer ice 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • The Ultimate Winter Commuter Guide to Wearing Brown Boots at Work

    If you have the unfortunate luck of being in the north east this winter than you know that your fashion sense comes after staying warm… and alive. Blistering cold fronts, snowy commutes and slushy roads all have to be considered when walking out your front door. Sneakers are out of the question and dress shoes are a laughable option, so when push comes to shove, grab a stylish pair of brown boots and get your neutrals in order. Can never go wrong with a white or blue oxford. Those should be in your wardrobe already. Depending on your workplace, if flannels are acceptable go grab a few, accented with a sweater or chinos, they clean up quite nice. Patterned shirts are also in right, now but again, depending on how casual work is, you might want to keep patterns down to a minimum – No Azteca… unless you work at a start up. -Heather grey always goes with navy or blue denim, then you’ll be able to transition into brown. -Heather grey, however does not go with khaki. Keep that in min. -When all else fails go navy. Navy and brown go so well together you can almost accent anything more »

  • The Best Time To Buy Your Airline Tickets

    Do you always feel like you’re getting screwed when you buy airline tickets? That’s probably because you’re buying them too late. Or too early. Each year, CheapAir watches the fares at the top 15,000 markets where their customers live and fly to. After examining 1.5 billion airfares and 4,986,522 trips and recording the lowest fare from 320 days in advance to one day before travel, the website calculated the best time to buy your tickets. turns out if you want the best deal, you should book 47 days before your flight. But don’t just go booking your next trip using that magical number. There are other things to consider depending on the season and other factors. Read all about the study and learn how to get the best price on your airline tickets at CheapAir.

  • You Can Stay At This Luxurious Atlanta Treehouse [10 Photos]

    Getting away from everything and camping out in a secluded, natural space is great, but let’s be honest; it’s hard and boring. Why can’t there be a natural wonderland in the middle of a big city where you can sleep without the stigma of being homeless? Well head to Atlanta, because they have just what you’re looking for. In the heart of Atlant’a uptown Buckhead neighborhood, you’ll find this secluded treehouse retreat. Surrounded by lush greenery, the treehouse is made up of three separate rooms connected by rope bridges. The bedroom features a double bed on wheels, allowing it to be moved outside to overlook a stream or inside for insulation on cooler nights. The living room features antique furnishings and seating for six so you can entertain your hippy-dippy friends. And the deck features circular seating for 10, a dart board, and a hammock beneath a 150-year-old Southern Short-Leaf Pine tree. For contemporary comforts, a private bathroom in the main house on the property is available to guests AND there’s free wifi! The treehouse is available for a minimum two-night stay for $350 per night on Airbnb.

  • A Rare Look Inside One of the First South Pole Explorers Huts

    In the early 1900s, the race to reach the South Pole was arguably harshest on the planet. Freezing temperatures and hunger were the two obvious factors explorers took into consideration, but being the first to reach the southernmost point of the Earth took precedent over everything else. British explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton called Ross Island their home during  that time accompanied by their teams of up to 30 men. The facilities have been abandoned since the 1940s and have remained isolated in ice since then. Nat Geo took a very rare tour of these huts that were homes, labs and communication stations.

  • The True Meaning Behind NYC’s Subway Letter System Will Amaze You

    If you’re familiar with New York City’s subway system then you know each train route is associated with a specific color and letter/number. If you’re a city commuter then there’s most likely been a time in your life where you’ve found yourself staring at a subway map thinking why is there a Z train, but no T train? Was it a completely arbitrary choice or was there some method to the randomness?

  • A Beautiful Infographic Showing Where All Your Favorite Whiskeys Come From

    For the casual whiskey or bourbon drinker you might not care about where your brown stuff comes from, but as your palette advances you’d be surprised how flavors correspond with distillery locations. To keep profits high and distilleries running, most brands diversify, but things have gotten a little out of hand as of late. Only four major parent companies produce the majority of the whiskey and bourbon you drink, Brown-Forman, DIAGEO, Pernod and Suntory have a complete stronghold on the game. Take a look at this wonderful infographic and next time someone tells you they taste a distinct distilled difference between Knob Creek and Makers call them on BS.  

  • New York Is Getting A $150 Million Penthouse

    We recently shared the news that the penthouse at One57 sold for $100.5 million, a record for New York City. But don’t expect that record to stand for long. Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity are building the 21,000-square-feet apartment on floors 33 through 35 of the former Sony building on Madison Avenue between 55th and 56th streets. The rest of the building is also being transformed into 96 condos in a project valued at $1.8 billion. The penthouse will be accessible via private elevator and will feature eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, gym, spa, billiards room, wine room, media room, dining room, kitchen, living room, and library. And if you need to get away from all your guests, the master bedroom has its own private study. At $6,975 per square foot, the property is actually much cheaper than the $10,489 per square foot that the triplex at 520 Park Avenue is expected to fetch, but due to the size, 520 Park Avenue will only cost about $130 million. Only.

  • DIY Giant Twix Bar

    My Cupcake Addiction shows us how to make a giant Twix-like chocolate bar. It takes just 30 min., involves no baking or cooking whatsoever and uses just three ingredients: shortbread biscuits, caramel chews and lots of milk chocolate.

  • Sylvester Stallone’s Life Story Will Leave You Absolutely Speechless and Inspire You To Pursue Your Dreams

    Most people have heard of the famous 1976 movie Rocky. It was made on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days. It earned $225 million in global box office, was the highest grossing film of 1976 and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. But do you know the truth about the movie and its star, Sylvester Stallone? Sylvester wasn’t just an actor that wrote about a rags to riches story. He is a rags to riches story. Sylvester Stallone was a man that just refused to give up, so it makes sense he wrote and starred in a movie with that exact same theme. Let Sylvester inspire you; if you want something badly enough, you can make good things happen. You just might have to endure some awful trials to get there, but you can do it. Share the truth behind Sylvester Stallone and Rocky with others. Added bonus, Sylvester Stallone and his real life dog in Rocky:

  • Fascinating Starbucks On Canal Street In New Orleans [5 Photos]

    At the corner of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Starbucks has opened a new store with an old look. The designers tried to imagine what the store would look like if it was owned by an early 1900s Louisianan merchant. The front room would have been the storefront with floor to ceiling shelves like general stores of old while the back room resembles where the merchant would have lived, with schoolhouse chairs surrounding a 12-foot community table. Most people aren’t aware of the popularity of chandeliers made from an assortment of trumpets, trombones, and euphoniums at the turn of the century, but the ever studious Starbucks designers were sure to include a perfect replica. Unfortunately they forgot the traditional woodwind lamps made from old clarinets and cor anglais. Maybe next time, Starbucks.

  • It Now Costs $4,150 a Month To live in a 1 Bedroom in TriBeCa, Central Park Remains Free

    Looking at the sheer insanity of these maps it’s hard to fathom the attraction to paying an exorbitant amount of money to live in a (most likely) undersized apartment on a tiny island with angry people and even angrier cab drivers. Manhattan has become a drug and realtors are the dealers. Skyrocketing rent prices in NYC show no signs of stopping and why should they, people are still pouring out in to the Hudson killing themselves to live in a shoe box sized apartment, simply because it’s Manhattan. Everything you need is nestled within a subways ride of your quarters and until you live there you “just don’t understand”. These maps created by Zumper shows just how expensive neighborhoods around the city are, based on data from the last couple of months. The maps cover most of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and show the median rents per neighborhood for a 1-bedroom apartment from January, the highest being $4,150 in TriBeCa where King De Niro reigns supreme on his throne south of Canal. I did the math and I checked it twice, so according to my calculations (carry the 4..) to live in TriBeCa alone, with a bedroom to call more »

  • Little Caesars Has Blessed Us With Bacon Wrapped Pizza

    While many trendy foodies bemoan the bevy of bacon concoctions that restaurants are constantly creating, you won’t see us complaining. We love bacon. We’ve always loved bacon. And we will love bacon until we die, undoubtedly from complications related to bacon binges. We believe those delicious strips of pork belly make everything better, even already amazing pizza. And Little Caesars agrees. On Monday, the top dogs of take-out pizza will begin offering Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza. At $12 a pie, it’s on the pricey side for the chain, which offers up $5 pepperoni pizzas, but it’s certainly not expensive. But what exactly is it? As the name states, it’s a deep dish pizza with bacon wrapped around the crust and topped with pepperoni. And they’re not skimping on the bacon. Three and a half linear feet are used to wrap each crust. It’s certainly not the healthiest choice you can make, with each slice containing 450 calories; 23 grams of fat; 830 milligrams of sodium; and 40 milligrams of cholesterol, but we think it’s worth it. Just don’t dawdle! The Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza is only available for a limited time.

  • The World’s Best beaches for 2015, according to Millions of Travelers

    Every year Trip Advisor releases a crowd sourced list of the best beaches in the world. The list is “determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings” over the course of a year and the results are pooled and calculated. The results are broken down into the best 25 beaches in the world, U.S and then global regions for the full list go to their 2015 list or just check out the top 10 below. 10. Elafonissi Beach – Elafonissi, Greece Known for it’s pink beaches Elafonissi is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. The best times to visit are from late May or September to avoid banana hammock ridden beaches filled with Europeans on “Holiday”. — 9. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Islands, Australia Whitehaven Beach is one of the more unique and beautiful beaches in the world. The pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. — 8. Flamenco Beach – Culebra, Puerto Rico Flamenco Beach is located on the Isla more »

  • Sleeping Habits Of The Rich & Famous [Infographic]

    Are you wondering why you aren’t rich and famous? It’s probably your sleeping habits. That’s right, it’s not the fact that you have no aim in life and no ambition and you’re awful at everything. It’s just your sleeping habits, dumdum! We suggest giving Donald Trump’s three-hours-per-night a shot, because if he’s any indication, even if you’re terrible at what you do, your lack of sleep will delude you into believing you are a captain of industry.

  • Strange Laws From Around The World [Infographic]

    When you’re traveling internationally, it’s a good idea to brush up on the laws of your destination. After all, it’s not always obvious just what is illegal in other countries, and nobody wants to end up getting caned in Singapore for chewing gum (don’t worry, that one is just an urban legend) or being banned from Cambodia for stripping in a temple (that one just happened!). But even if you’re not going anywhere, it’s fun to see the bizarre things that are illegal around the world. Wait a second, that Japanese law against splashing pedestrians is actually a great idea. Alert your congressman!

  • Here Is What A $600 Million Private 747 Looks Like

    Boeing’s 747-8, the third generation of the popular 747, is usually meant to carry around 450 passengers. But Washington-based Greenpoint Technologies has customized this jumbo jet for an unidentified private owner and these renderings give some clues as to just what that entails. The owner demanded a restaurant, dining room, master and guest bedrooms, office space, and multiple lounge areas in the redesign. Obviously, when your private jet has a range of 9,000 miles, you want to be as comfortable as possible. But what we all really want to know is how much it costs so we know how much to put away each week to save for our own private jumbo jets. The total figure hasn’t been revealed, but the 747-8 costs $350 million and estimates at the customization are around $250 million. So at a total cost of $600 million, you’d have to win a couple record-setting Powerballs to get your hands on one.

  • Pancake Day: Which Beer Makes The Best Batter? [Link]

    Apparently the day preceding Ash Wednesday is known as Pancake Day, which just happens to be tomorrow. We weren’t aware, but we’re not going to fight it because pancakes are delicious. But what would make them more delicious? How about beer? Sure, it’s worth a shot! Beer makes pancakes light and flavorful, but with so many types to choose from, which beer should you go with? Find out with this guide from The Guardian comparing pancakes made with an amber, pale, blond, milk stout, and bitter.

  • Impress Your Valentine’s Date With These Simple Cocktails

    Tomorrow marks the day when every man who isn’t single wishes he was (at leas a little bit). You can never be sure how your gift will be received but at least a little bit of booze will make whatever you bought go over somewhat better. And if it doesn’t, just have another drink! This season, we’ve been warming up with Crown Royal’s new Regal Apple offering. It’s still a whiskey, like Crown Royal’s other offerings, but it’s been mixed with regal apples, making for a sweet and sippable dram that even a whiskey neophyte can enjoy. And as a bonus, the green felt bag makes for a perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift (or not). Once you get you and your significant other a bottle of Crown Royal Regal Apple, here a couple cocktails that are easy to master. The Scorchin Winter Warmer is perfect if, like us, you’re stuck in the frozen tundra of New Jersey while the Apple of My Eye will cool you down when things heat up.

  • We’ve Compiled the 25 Coolest Pools in the World and You’ll Never Guess Where they Are

    The majority of the U.S. is getting hit with a bone chilling winter, so to combat the blistering winds we’ve compiled a list of the 25 greatest pools in the world. From the Safaris of the Serengeti, Tanzania to a penthouse pool hanging over a Dallas Skyscraper, here are the greatest watering holes on the planet. The Altira, Macau Situated in the heart of Taipa, Altira Macau is an oasis of sophistication offering spectacular panoramic views of the Macau Peninsula. Source: Altira Macau — The Fasano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment to excellence. In his first hotel architecture project, Philippe Starck chose to reflect the heyday of the Bossa Nova era in the 50’s and 60‘s, when Ipanema blossomed into the city’s most charming neighborhood. The unique view comprises the Morro Dois Irmãos, the Arpoador and Corcovado in one sweeping landscape. Source: Fasano Rio de Janeiro — The Sarojin, Thailand The 25m x 25m square swimming pool with infinity edge, jacuzzi, and three draped pool island pavilions are sure to make you more »

  • Here Are the Parent Companies Who Actually Make Your Precious Craft Beer

    Contrary to popular belief, your precious, meticulously brewed craft beverages aren’t brewed in the basement of some mad scientist, in fact some of the most popular craft breweries are, in fact just a subsidiary of one of the few large macro breweries of the U.S. VinePair has created a map highlighting the location and parent company of some of the more popular “craft” breweries around the U.S. VinePair noted, “This map is not an effort to wade into the debate of what is and isn’t a craft beer — a debate which was recently amplified by Anheuser-Busch InBev’s marketing department during the Super Bowl, and an inflammatory profile of Jim Koch, the man who created Sam Adams. It’s also not a judgement of quality. Some of the beers on this map are great. Some aren’t. Either way, we believe you should drink what you like. We also believe you should know who made that beer though, which is why we created the map.”

  • These Are the 6 Bar Mixers You Should Absolutely Positively Use [Link]

    Are you trying to assemble the ultimate bar at your home but you’re not sure what the must-have mixers are? Instead of stocking up on big jugs of overly-sweet syrups and mixes for drinks you’ve only heard about in stories your grandparents tell about going to the Copa in 1962 to see Louis Prima, opt for these low-calorie, fresh ingredients. And if you don’t know what to do with these delicious mixers, recommended cocktails are also provided. Your guests (and their insulin levels) will thank you.

  • Heinz Sriracha Ketchup Is Now a Thing

    The condiment creators at Heinz have combined the old-school appeal of everyone’s favorite tomato-based standby, ketchup, with the spicy kick of sriracha. Does this mean Heinz has teamed up with David Tran’s Huy Fong Foods, who produces the original sriracha in the rooster squeeze bottle? Absolutely not. Tran never trademarked the sriracha name, believing other products to act as free advertising for his brand. But with Heinz now capitalizing on his creation, will Tran be left in the dust? We’ll have to wait and see. Pick up Heinz Ketchup Blended with Sriracha Flavor for a suggested $2.69 at your local grocery store and let us know how the flavor holds up to the Huy Fong Foods classic.

  • Lunch Around The World [Infographic]

    It’s lunch time! Are you hungry yet? If not, you will be soon. This infographic shares the history of lunch and how the midday meal is enjoyed around the world. It’s funny that what was once considered a ladies’ snack between meals is now the most important meal of the day for those of us with normal nine to five jobs. And it’s a damn shame that bars don’t still offer free lunch. That bobotie stuff sounds pretty good…anyone know of a South African joint around Hoboken?

 

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