Archives for June 2012

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4 Grilled Desserts You Didn’t Even Know Existed

Your cookout has been a success. Whether you’ve served steaks for two or burgers for 50 you have fed the hungry, conquered the flame, and shown your prowess with a spatula. But now it’s time to end the night with Popsicles or brownies. But a true grill master knows that his grill can produce desserts just as good as any kitchen. Here are four basic grilled desserts every man should know how to mak …

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How to Make The Perfect Backyard Burger

Every summer millions of men will serve dry, tasteless beef patties cooked over fiery infernos more reminiscent of hell than any professional culinary tool. Many of these men don’t mean to do harm, but simply don’t know how to do any better. With these simple tips you can take yourself out of this number and become one of the few, the proud, the men who can actually grill a hamburger. Charcoal …

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How to Make the La Perla Cocktail

Looking for a little something different in your tequila cocktail? Master mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout of San Francisco's Eastside West Restaurant & Bar has created just the thing.

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6 Grilling Cocktails Every Grillmaster Should Drink

The job of grillmaster needs to come with perks. You are having friends and family over and you have taken on the responsibility of providing your guests with a delicious meal. This is a big job and when you do the work to accomplish your goal, you will certainly work up a big thirst. You need a refreshing cocktail to tide you over. Here are 6 cocktails every grillmaster should drink. Gin a …

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6 Must-Try Summer Sandwiches

Combined with a cold beer, outside seating and pleasant thoughts of just how far away winter is, the perfect sammy can’t be beat this time of year. Here are six meat-and-bread combos you’ve gotta sink your teeth into—and the best places to get them.

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AC/DC: The Wine

Sourced from Australian grapes and bearing names like "Thunderstruck Chardonnay" the AC/DC wine collection is a must-taste for rock fans and vino enthusiasts alike... CONTINUED

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11 Awesome Beer Bottle Designs

These awesome beer bottle designs have a shape and style all their own and seem to raise booze vessels to, dare we say it, an art form.

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How To Cut Your Own Steaks

One of the best ways to economize in the kitchen if you are a beef lover is to cut your own steaks. Going to the butcher can be a very expensive proposition because individual steaks can cost $20 or more depending on the size and the quality of the meat. However, if you buy your own tenderloin that is untrimmed, you can cut your own filet mignon steaks that are high in quality at a much friendlier …

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5 Grilling Mistakes You’re Already Making And How To Fix Them

Grilling is an age old tradition and we’ve managed to learn a few tricks and tips to help elevate the process since the days of yore. Sure, the basics have stayed the same. You’ve got your heat, your meat, and your deliciousness. But even with such a simple formula for success, there are bound to be little mistakes here and there. You may not even know you’re making these errors, because you’ve ne …

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How to Make the Corpse Reviver No. 2

In Liquor.com’s new How to Cocktail video, Simon Ford of San Francisco's Bourbon & Branch demonstrates how to make a true classic, the Corpse Reviver No. 2. Watch and learn.

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5 Tips That Will Help You Save Money At The Butcher Shop

Is there any better marriage than that of “Meat and Grill?” This most holy of unions is practically essential during the summer grilling months. Even the most ardent of vegans has to admit there’s something wonderful about the sizzle of meat on the grill and the savory aromas wafting through the air. Truly, grilling a nice piece of meat on a picturesque afternoon is the stuff of legend. It can …

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A Beginner’s Guide To Charcoal Grills

There’s nothing more pure than cooking with a charcoal grill. Using a real, man-made fire to get a bunch of rocks hot enough to cook your food is about as primal as it gets. It’s no wonder that, even with the convenience of gas grills, charcoal continues to remain a popular choice among grilling connoisseurs. In fact, to many people, charcoal is the only way to go. After all, propane doesn’t give …

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4 Ethnic Foods You Can Grill At Home

Just about every red-blooded man knows about the essential grill fare. You know, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and the like. All of those things are undoubtedly delicious, and there’s certainly nothing wrong  with you if those foods make up most of your grilling activity. But, life is about adventure, and it’s about experimentation. Your grill is a powerful tool, and it’d be a shame if you didn’t use …

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How To Buy The Right Grill Or Smoker For Your Backyard

Whether you want to do a simple cookout on your grill or a long day of smoking meat on a smoker, the spring and summer months are just made for cooking outdoors. But if you’re new to the grilling game, you might have a few questions. Questions like “With all of the different devices for cooking out there, which one is right for me?” It’s a valid line of inquiry, and like any good question there’s …

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6 Essential Pieces Of Grilling Equipment You Didn’t Know You Needed

Everyone knows about the basic tools of the grilling trade. You’ve got your grill grates, charcoal or gas, a spatula, a pair of tongs, and maybe a fork or two, right? If you want to keep things simple, you might be able to get by with that list of simple hardware, but if you want to make the leap from amateur to grill master, you’re going to need to elevate your game. You’re going to need to branc …

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5 Grilling Marinades You Already Own The Ingredients For

You are serious about your grilling. You take pride in your grill, you take care in choosing the type of charcoal you use and you change it up depending on what you are grilling. You don’t just stand over your meat and look important while you wait to turn it, either. You prepare your own marinades for your grilling items and you can make five of them from ingredients you already own. Steak Mar …

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How To Grill Seafood Without Fail

Grilled seafood can be summer-time taste treat. If you favor seafood all year round and you live in a northern or midwestern city that turns cold in the fall and brutal in the winter, you have to take your cooking indoors. But when the weather turns favorable, you can bring your fish to the grill and have a sensational meal. Best Grilling Seafoods You don’t want a delicate fish that has thin s …

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5 Vegetarian Grilled Dishes That Won’t Make You Miss Meat

You don’t have to ignore your grill if you are a vegetarian, have a preference for vegetarian dishes or your guests don’t eat meat. There are a number of exciting vegetarian dishes that can be prepared on the grill that are flavorful and textured. Here are 6 vegetarian grilled dishes that won’t make you miss meat. Grilled Yellow Squash Ingredients 2 medium yellow squash 1/4 cup extra v …

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How To Pair Beer With Your BBQ

If you’re new to the world of food pairing, and most men are, you may be negatively associating the term with the last charity gala your wife or girlfriend dragged you to. You remember, it was the one where you dropped $100  just to walk in the door, and stood around with a tiny plate of cheese in one hand and a half empty glass of wine in the other, thinking to yourself ‘I wish I had a steak and …

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7 Very Cool Beer Labels

Sometimes it’s not just the taste of what’s in a beer bottle that makes you smile but the style wrapped around it.

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Home Bartending Done Right

When it comes to Father's Day gifts, it's hard to go wrong with something that combines sleek gadgetry and cold beer. The Krups BeerTender ($149) does just that, offering a convenient way to drink chilled draft brew at home while outfitting your kitchen with a decidedly cool-looking piece of equipment. Designed for Heineken and Newcastle mini kegs, the BeerTender is small enough for everyday use, …

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Alternatives To A Boring Sit Down Dinner

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience. In between selecting a date, booking a venue and creating a guest list, you’ll also need to find the time to plan your wedding reception. Sounds easy enough, right? Announce the location. Tell your guests when to arrive. Serve some cocktails. Then, let everyone scatter to their assigned seats, to settle in for what is typica …

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5 Ways Modern Science Can Help Your Hangover

In an age where technology rules, there are plenty of modern ways modern science can help your hangover. Science is not only the key to recovery, but it is also the basis for how that awful hangover started in the first place. First, alcoholic drinks were created to change the way you think, sometimes keeping you from knowing when enough is enough. When that's the case, your body becomes dehydrate …