Finding 5 lbs of meat at your doorstep can be anywhere from scary (human head) to really scary (a newborn baby) to unbelievably scary (newborn baby holding a human head). But it can also be amazing, like with Bacons of the World from the Belcampo Meat Company. Once every few months they’ll deliver 5 pounds of tasty bacon to your door from their organic, pastured Ossabaw-Berkshire pigs. Each delivery comes with the American bacon that you know and love, as well as something from abroad, like Guanciale (Italian bacon), English bacon, or Pancetta.
Culture By on Dec 6, 2013
Culture By on Oct 25, 2013
Don’t get too excited; these Beer Grain Granola Bars ($22 for a 12-sack) won’t get you buzzed. But ReGrained does in fact take spent grain — the leftover product of the brewing process — and combine it with even yummier ingredients like coffee beans, honey, chocolate and almonds. The result is a Honey Almond IPA or Chocolate Coffee Stout bar that might not get you drunk, but will put a little something in your stomach so your next beer isn’t lonely down there.
Culture By on Oct 3, 2013
I believe it was Plato who said, “I do not think you are ready for this jelly.” And never has that phrase been truer than with Puff’s Preserves Boozy Jam. From the Blood Orange and Fig Port Vanilla Jam, to Sour Cherry Almond Amaretto, there’s an array of delightfully adult spreads to savor. The Blackberry Bourbon Lavender Jam is made with Peach Street Distiller’s bourbon, while the Raspberry Chipotle Jam uses Stranahan’s Rocky Mountain whiskey. Your move, peanut butter.
Culture By on Sep 17, 2013
If A1 has lost all its luster with you, and just the thought of a dry rub instantly makes your thighs chafe, it might be time to open your palate up to a more daring array of flavors. Todd of Todd’s Concoctions appears to be part culinary genius, part Deliverance banjo player. Why do we say that? Because any man that creates sauces ($14.39 each) called Ink Cayenne, Tobacco Moonshine, Marshmallow Smoke, Root Beer Pickle, Chewing Gum Tobacco and Cola Leather clearly is a loose cannon. And that just might be a good thing.
Culture By on Sep 12, 2013
PB&Js were a tasty treat when you were 7, but now that you’re older you find yourself craving something more manly. Like, something that can’t be found in a jar of Goober Grape. How does a PB&B strike you? That last B stands for Beer. Emanuela Laurenzi of Alta Quota Brewery and Pietro Napoleone of Napoleone Chocolatiers in Cittareale have joined forces to create “spreadable beer”, and yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. For $12.50 you can choose from ‘Omid Dark Ale’ if you’re looking for a darker, more robust flavor, or the ‘Greta Blond Ale’ for a lighter taste. Spread it on a bagel, a banana, or a girlfriend. Bottoms up.
Culture By on Jul 2, 2013
How can chowdah get bettah? Dogfish Head believes beer is the key. Their new Hard Tack Clam Chowder ($4) is based on a recipe from “Moby Dick,” and even bettah, it’s infused with Dogfish’s 60 Minute IPA. Wash it down with — what else? — more beer in the form of some Indian Brown Ale and we figure you’ll be having a whale of a time.
Culture By on Jun 6, 2013
So your woman wants marriage. OK, we can do this. But if she gets a lifetime of commitment together, you get to choose how that roller coaster ride begins. And we say you begin it with bacon. Ditch the diamond ring and show your lady you care enough to send the very best: a beautiful black box stuffed with Oscar Mayer original bacon strips. Besides 18-20 pieces of pure joy, she’ll also get a stainless steel money clip (which now, since you didn’t buy that silly ring, can actually be used to hold money), and a “personal expression of your passion on elegant cardstock.” The Bacon Gift Box is just $22. Her love, however, is priceless.
Culture By on May 21, 2013
Move over pork rinds, there’s a new Manliest Snack in Town. Kobe Red ($7 and up) is jerky made from organic Japanese Kobe beef, considered perhaps the finest in the world. But the real rub here is that these Kobe cows are all beer fed. That’s right, while you’re drinking Mr. Pibb, these cows are chugging Heineken (we use that term and brand loosely here; could also be PBR). The result is chilled out cattle, and chilled out cattle are usually pretty cool with being turned into succulent strips of jerky. Try the Brown Sugar-Lemongrass.