Tag: Life

We Made The Lum’s Beer-Steamed Chili Dog From ‘The Irishman’

The Irishman has been making waves since it dropped on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend. People are raving. The movie is winning awards. Everyone’s trying to figure out how to break up the extremely long runtime. I was swept up in all the excitement as well and watched the film when it dropped (in two seatings). […]

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These Photos Might Inspire You To Add Tbilisi, Georgia To Your 2020 Travel List

My trip to Tbilisi began like an episode of a Bourdain show. Jet-lagged and wide-eyed I found myself at a rustic table in a dark Georgian tavern listening to esteemed wine producer John Wurdeman drop tales of his madcap life in the medieval town of Sighnaghi, his obsession with Georgian folk music, and his raucous […]

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The Best Bottles Of Bourbon To Give As A Gift This Holiday Season

The gift of bourbon is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Giving a friend or lover a great bottle of bourbon is… an event. There’s a bit of ceremony involved in opening, pouring, and sipping that first dram. It lingers, as does every sip until the bottle is gone — making bourbon […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name The One Whiskey That Gets Them Into The Holiday Spirit

To truly embrace the holiday spirit, you need a passion for coziness, that deeply warming, keenly nostalgic feeling that this season just seems to exude. You can do this in a variety of ways — sitting by a roaring fire, cuddling up with the family to watch Christmas movies, or baking sugar coookies. Or you […]

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Movie And TV-Inspired Whisk(e)y Gifts For Holiday Gifting And Sipping

Bill Bufalino: “Do you ever drink on the job?”Frank Sheeran: “No.” The Irishman (Netflix, 2019) Smash cut to Sheeran, as played by Robert De Niro, throwing back a shot of whiskey at the bar with his friends. The scene is one of those good old “gimme a whiskey” moments. It’s something we’ve seen countless times […]

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Bartenders Tell Us The One Spirit That Makes Them Think Of The Holidays

Besides shopping for presents and doing your best to make it look like you’re intently listening to your aunt’s favorite conspiracy theories, the holidays are a time for booze. That’s right, you can go ahead and claim that the season is all about wholesome Netflix movies and cloyingly sweet, sugary, frosted Christmas cookies, but it’s […]

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A Mega-List Of Black Friday Travel Deals To Help You Save Cash And Hit The Road

The “best” Black Friday travel deal is going to be hard to pin down. Starting at 12:01 am on November 29th, the market is going to flood with steeply discounted rooms, dirt-cheap flights, and some of the biggest discounts on trips you’ll see the whole year. In fact, a lot of the sales are starting […]

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These Standalone Podcast Episodes Will Make Holiday Travel A Breeze

There are hundreds-of-thousands of podcasts streaming right now. And while you can count on us for helping you find the best in comedy pods, music pods, history pods, food pods, travel pods, weed pods, art pods, true crime pods, and — of course — our own pods, we get that committing to a whole series […]

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Let Chef Jason Quinn Save You From Thanksgiving Dinner’s Five Deadly Sins

This article has been updated. When a professional chef says that Thanksgiving dinner is “the Olympics of cooking,” you know that shit is serious. But every year, millions of well-meaning amateurs try their best to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for their families and friends, following complex recipes that haven’t been attempted since the last Thanksgiving […]

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Bartenders Tell Us The Best Beers To Pair With Thanksgiving Desserts

This Thursday — once you’ve had your fill of roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a dozen other belly-busting sides — be sure to leave room for dessert. Holiday favorites include pumpkin pie, Tollhouse pie, pecan pie, and any number of fruit-based pies and cakes. We encourage you to try them all. Twice. And what […]

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Chef Eddie Huang Talks About Thanksgiving Through The Lens Of An Immigrant American

“Once you realize all of our identities have something to offer other people and there’s something to connect with, that’s when you really start to enjoy your family, your food, and your culture.” Those are the words of someone who deeply cares about understanding the cultures of others and, I would argue, American culture at […]

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Three Food Writers Battle To Make The Best Corn-Centric Thanksgiving Side

Thanksgiving is here. And what better to be thankful for — or to use as a distraction from family bickering — than a new Cooking Battle. That’s right gang, we’re back at it. Roasting each other instead of turkeys (you’re supposed to sous vide the turkeys, obvi). This month, we’re focused on corn. Why? Because […]

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All The Phone Gadgets And Accessories You Need This Holiday Season

Young, old, millennial, Gen Z, X or even the Silent Generation — we all have a smartphone. This means that getting a smartphone accessory or gadget is an almost guaranteed win for any gift exchange. It’s easy and necessary, a solid combo. There are a lot of options out there, though. From dope cases that […]

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Indigenous Chefs, Actors, And Writers Discuss What Thanksgiving Means To Them

Thanksgiving isn’t a monolith. It means very different things to people across the United States. And that sentiment rings even truer and more deeply when viewed through the perspective of the Indigenous people spread across the country. What, exactly, Thanksgiving means to Indigenous Americans is a question that’s rarely asked. More often than not, food […]

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We Asked Bartenders For The One Beer To Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have more than enough choices to wash down your Thanksgiving feast. From bourbon to beer to — oh, we suppose — water, you have a lot of choices to pair with that roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and all the other seasonal goodness the holiday brings. There are no […]

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We Paired A Different Bourbon With Every Stage Of Your Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving foods cover a broad spectrum of flavors and textures. You’ve got the earthy fruits, spice-laden desserts, herb and umami infused meats, and all the butter one meal can handle — what’s not to love? Better still, these dishes pair beautifully with great bottles of bourbon. The caramel notes and warming finish of good bourbon […]

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