Archives for 2011

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4 Cheap Restaurants In Las Vegas For The Slot Machine Loser

Cheap restaurants in Las Vegas might be hard to find for losers like you. You lost your shirt at the slots, you're hungry and can't afford much. But that's OK. You can make it a little easier on yourself by heading to one of the locations mentioned below. If you cannot afford any of these places, keep in mind that dumpster diving is quite lucrative. Most Vegas restaurants throw out a scrumptious p …

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3 New Years Eve Cocktails That Will Get You Drunk In Time For the New Year

Need to know which New Year's Eve cocktails will get you drunk in time for the New Year? Imagine this: The countdown has started, the ball is dropping, but there's a problem. You're not drunk! You were too busy trying to figure out which cocktail would get you drunk and before you could decide, people were throwing confetti into the air and you missed out on all the fun. Sounds like a …

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The 21 Weirdest Beer and Liquor Laws

In honor of the last two weeks of summer—and its accompanying sloshed-ness—here’s our list of the 21 weirdest beer and liquor laws on the books. How weird? Fax machines, moose and the Encyclopedia Britannica are involved

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How To Make A Chocolate Martini The Ladies Will Love

All guys know that alcohol is a surefire way to get your girl to let loose of her inhibitions. Smart guys know that serving canned beer and shots don’t impress the ladies. So what’s a guy to do when trying to enhance a romantic date with spirits and libations? Chocolate Martinis! Three things chicks can’t resist are chocolate and fancy cocktails. So what’s the third? After …

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11 Reasons Beer Is Better Than Wine

Despite the conventional wisdom, comparing wine to beer is like comparing the scribbles of a preschooler to Picasso. So the next time you order a beer and a wine snob gets in your face, gun him down with these 11 reasons beer is better than wine ...

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21 Drinks Every Man Should Drink In His 21st Year

There are many drinks a man should drink in his life. These 21 drinks will make sure that in your first legal year you experience a range of drink that can help inform your drinking decisions for years to come. Beer. Obviously. Long Island Iced Tea. If for no other reason than it's usually the strongest drink you can order, this drink is a must for any newly of age man. Bourbon and Coke.  …

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Oreo Cookie Recipes

The world would never be the same without Oreo cookies and the many Oreo cookie recipes that have been created in their honor. There are several different types of Oreo cookies with both white and chocolate fillings, and there are also numerous generic cookies that mimic this very successful brand. And of course, the best part about these treats is sensually dunking your Oreo cookies into a cold g …

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Throw A Great Card Night Starting With These 4 Poker Foods

There's nothing like playing cards with your buddies, but poker is no fun unless you start the night with the appropriate poker foods. You don't want a bunch of greasy finger foods, because it won't be long before your cards and your chips are covered with oil. But you don't want to go with things that are too simple, like pretzels and pistachios. You want to be a good host, and you want to give y …

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3 Hot Cocktails That Make Winter’s Cold A Little More Bearable

There are few things that can fight winter's icy chill quite as well as a piping hot cocktail. Although most people usually think of cocktails as cold or even frozen, these three drinks will warm you from your fingers to your toes. As well as get a pretty serious buzz going. Irish Coffee Easily the simplest of the hot cocktails. Hot coffee is little more than Irish whiskey in coffee with sug …

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Video: Surprisingly Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Meals

We all know Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts of the holiday, but why settle for the same uninspired sandwich year after year? This week on For the Win, Mike Capes shows you how to get creative with your leftovers. Ever had a Thanksgiving pizza? That's only the beginning. Prepare to be impressed. And hungry. For more great advice every week, subscribe to Made Man's YouTube channe …

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3 Movie Cocktails Any Film Lover Should Know

Cinema and booze go together like peanut butter and jelly, but there are certain movie cocktails that any film lover should know. These cocktails aren't just for getting drunk, they exist to pay tribute to the movies that helped popularize them. Every time you down one of these libations, you are celebrating the memory of celluloid superiority. So get your highball glass ready and check out these …

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4 Thanksgiving Cocktails You Will Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is about more than just being thankful for food, it can also be about Thanksgiving cocktail that you'll be thankful for. You don't want all of those food to get lonely in your stomach; you need to liven things up with a healthy infusion of delicious alcohol. Turkey Day is full of rich and delcious flavors, and these drinks are no different. These Thanksgiving cocktails you'll be thank …

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3 Vermouth Drinks You Should Be Drinking

If you don't know what vermouth is, there are still plenty of vermouth drinks you should be drinking (it's a fortified wine, by the way). Aside from being used in almost every traditional martini recipe in the known universe, vermouth can be mixed into any number of cocktails to add depth of flavor or cut the bite of harsher spirits. These three vermouth drinks you should be drinking are delicious …

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Video: How to Make Awesome Bacon Appetizers

Most people will agree that just about everything is better with bacon. That includes parties. So why not top off your next get-together with a few trays of bacon-centric appetizers? This week on For the Win, Mike Capes shows you how to make a mouthwatering collection of bacon hors d'oeuvres. Try not to drool on your keyboard.

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The Best-Looking Sandwich/Heart Attack We’ve Seen Today

In the men’s website business, we get so many ridiculously useless emails that most just float on by as our eyes glaze over. But every once in a while, one just kinda grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. Such was the case with the following note from Diane Bulnes, a rep for Betty Crocker: Hi Steve, Betty Crocker has launched its second annual Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends list, which …

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Seven Drinks That Are Making You Fat

Booze means escape, relaxation and the shedding of inhibitions, but certain beverages can get you into trouble. And we’re not talking about long-term liver damage and regrettable decisions. We’re talking about your waistline ...

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Tequila Drinks

Looking for recipes for tequila drinks? Tequila is a cultural symbol of Mexico, which you may have guessed if you've ever been to a Cinquo de Mayo celebration. The name "tequila" is legally protected and can only be used for the drink made from blue agave in the Jalisco region of Mexico. It's fermented from agave, a plant similar to cactus or aloe vera. In addition to making deli …

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Beef Jerky Recipes For Dehydrators

Looking for beef jerky recipes for dehydrators? Homemade jerky is a healthy, portable snack that delivers a high-protein punch without the preservatives and other unwanted ingredients of packaged beef jerky. Try out one of these beef jerky recipes with your food dehydrator. To make a basic beef jerky recipe for dehydrators, you will need: 2 lbs. beef strip steak or flank steak 2/ …

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Win a Jim Beam Gift Set, Kid Rock Tells You How

Are you a Jim Beam loyalist? Do you carry a flask of the stuff to bars just in case they're out? While your loyalty may not run that deep, just about any man can appreciate a glass of bourbon. Which is why we're giving away a Jim Beam gift set, complete with shot glasses, a cocktail shaker, a flask and everything else pictured at right. What's more, Kid Rock endorses it, and he's tied his latest a …

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Video: How to Make Halloween Cocktails

No Halloween party is complete without a few evening-appropriate drinks to get your guests in the mood. This week on For the Win, host Mike Capes shows you how to throw together a scary-delicious lineup of Halloween cocktails, complete with fake blood, absinthe, whiskey and a whole lot of vodka.

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Deglon Meeting Knife Set

Can't cook? Look good trying with the clever-est knife set we've seen in a while. From Belgian industrial designer Mia Schmallenbach, Deglon's nested stainless steel knives are more sculpture than kitchenware, so expect to pay fine art prices ($574). But consider that along with the stunning visual impact, you’re going to get many more years of use out of these than whatever you’re tempted to buy …

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Strange Foods and Better Sleep

Interrupted sleep getting you down? Check out Modern Man's tips on how to improve your shut-eye. Also, what's the deal with all those "healthy" foods your supermarket seems to be stocking these days? Low-fat? Low-calorie? Are they actually good for you? Men's Health has the inside scoop. Those and more in the day's top stories for men. Top TV Picks of the Week (Maxim) The Week In Women (FHM) …

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Grilling Skills and Manly Meals

Getting ready to fire up the grill? Read some advice on the subject from Maxim first. Then head over to Ask Men to check out the manliest meals in the world. Those and more in the day's top stories for men. Good Advice On Grilling (Maxim) The Week In Women (FHM) 10 Alternatives to Water (Men's Health) The Best Running Shoes for Men (Modern Man) The Manliest Meals On Earth (Ask Men) …

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Modern Man Editor Drinks On the Job

Not everyone can wait until Labor Day weekend to get hammered. Zack Zeigler, one of our bros at Modern Man, for instance, prefers to get his drink on in the middle of the workday, with his boss sitting right across the table from him. Of course, things tend to function a little differently at a men's lifestyle magazine. Want to down half a bottle of vodka before 3pm on a weekday? Just call it an i …

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Beef Tenderloin Recipes

While few things are as yummy as a traditional beef tenderloin recipe, most of us don't have the time to spend an hour wating on a roast. These beef tenderloin recipes use tenderloin steaks instead of a rost giving you all of the taste in half the time.   Fabulous Beef Tenderloin 1 beef tenderloin roast ¾ soy sauce ½ cup melted butter P …

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How To Make A Cake From Scratch

Learning how to make a cake from scratch can be easy with a good recipe and a watchful eye. These basic ingredients can be found in most kitchens, so it is easy to whip up a cake from scratch for an impromptu occasion. By using wholesome ingredients you control the quality of what goes into this favorite dessert. This recipe makes enough for a 9-by-13 inch cake pan or two round 8-inch cake pans th …

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How To Make Sparkling Wine

If you're a home brewer looking for a challenge beyond beer (and perhaps the chance to impress a special lady friend with the finer side of your tastes) the next step may be learning how to make sparkling wine at home. Sparkling wine, also known as Champagne (after the region in France), doesn't have to be much more difficult to make than beer, and is certainly safer than setting up a home …

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Video: Foods for the Mood (With Bucky Larson)

Whether taking a girl on a dinner date or showing off your skills in the kitchen, food is almost always an integral part of wooing a lady. This week on For the Win, adult film star Bucky Larson joins Mike Capes in the studio to give you the rundown on foods that'll help get her in the mood. From chocolate to spaghetti and even sugary breakfast cereals, just about anything can be a natural aphrodis …

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Baked Tilapia Recipes

If you are in the mood for fish and want to know some simple baked tilapia recipes don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Once you prepare these baked tilapia recipes a few times you will know exactly how you like them best. Feel free to experiment and add your own twist.   Super Simple Baked Tilapia Fillet 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets Garlic (minced) 1/4 …

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Halloween Recipes For Kids

Aside from trick-or-treating, one of the most enjoyable things a family can do during the fall season is trying out Halloween recipes for kids. Whether as an activity for a kid-friendly Halloween party or just an afternoon with your kids, cooking together can create memories for a lifetime. Try making one of these tasty treats, and who knows, you may start a new family tradition.   Do …