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National Parks

You'll never drink alone again with this South Korean robot boozing buddy

The worst thing about drinking alone is... drinking alone.<p>Now you can leave your #ForeverAlone days behind with this robotic drinking buddy aptly …

The Only Manhattan Recipe You'll Ever Need

One of five classic cocktails named at the city that never sleeps, the Manhattan—a blend of whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters— is a surprising chameleon of a drink, and one whose personality morphs based on the blend of its three ingredients. Play around with your favorite whiskeys and sweet …

Vermouth

Shrubs, Spritzes, and Swizzles: Everything You Need to Make Summer's Coolest Cocktails

Our favorite cocktails of summer are light, refreshing, and dangerously drinkable.<p>A summer cocktail plays by different rules. It needs to be pretty simple—you’re not playing mixologist in your swimsuit—but more impressive than a bucket of beers. It should be refreshing enough to stand up to the …

David Lynch
Rye Whiskey

How Sierra Nevada Made the World’s Best Oktoberfest

The Perfect Martini Requires 50 Stirs and It's Worth It

Audrey Saunders of the famed Pegu Club taught us how to make the perfect martini. Learn her magic.<p>The <i>Mad Men</i> days of the three-martini power lunch are over but the martini is still the sexiest drink around. It’s also one of the simplest to make. Yet for the martini’s simplicity (real martinis only …

5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Barbecue Master

Chef Daniel Wright of Pontiac barbecue and bourbon bar in Cincinnati is on a mission: to get cooks out of the kitchen and into the backyard this …

6 Things You Can Make With a Coffee Maker Besides Coffee

<i>By: Jeremy Glass</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>In the age of fancy espresso makers, Keurigs, and smartphone-friendly coffee brewers, a classic coffee maker is a breath of fresh (well, coffee-scented) air in an overly-complicated world.<p>Along with the obvious benefit of simple, American-style …

How to hide your booze everywhere you go

No matter where you go, you can still get your buzz on.<p>Going out drinking can be tricky and expensive. Between summer concerts and sporting events …

So This Explains Why American Beer Is So Dull

You can blame lunchtime drinkers, for starters.<p>American beer has never quite held a candle to beers from afar. Pabst Blue Ribbon tastes like pennies, and everyone knows "Natty Light" is basically liquid scrapple. But when and how did American beer get so ... bland? The answer, as <i>The Atlantic</i> …

Alcohol

The Best And Worst Booze To Drink If You Want To Lose Weight

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(Main photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one Archives of Internal Medicine study shows that people who put back one or two drinks a day are less likely to gain weight, research in The American …

Make Emergency Freezer Burritos Today, Thank Yourself Tomorrow

With a little planning, you'll have a freezer full of healthy, delicious burritos within reach at all times. Here's how to make your own frozen burritos at home.<p>As someone who regularly cooks for one, I don't always feel like pulling out all the stops to make an elaborate dinner for myself after …

Cooking

What It's Like to Bar Crawl an Entire Airport Terminal

In a word: awesome.<p>In my recent guide to airport drinking I joked about bar crawling an entire terminal. Readers laughed, but I felt like a fraud. I'd never actually done it before! This clearly needed to be rectified. Amazingly, Delta Air Lines and LaGuardia Airport agreed to my request to treat …

John Daly

6 Perfect Dip Recipes For Your Next Party

Dips are meant to be appetizers and snacks, however, whenever I encounter one that I like it ends up becoming my entire meal. Here are six of my favorites dip recipes that always end up as dinner, and maybe even lunch the next day.<p><b>Spicy Corn Dip</b><p>This Spicy Corn Dip is easy to make and super …

Study: People Who Eat Spicy Foods Are More Likely to Live Longer

Thank you, Science.<p>Can't get enough hot sauce? The heartburn is worth it: all that spiciness might just be extending your life. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that a new study links eating chili peppers with living longer.<p>Harvard researchers analyzed a Chinese health study of 485,000 people, who were …

Holistic Medicine

Rye whiskey's comeback in America's bars

Sales of rye whiskey are soaring at a pace that far exceeds the growth of the broader spirits industry, as the revival of classic cocktails inspire a …

And the Ultimate L.A. Burger Is ...

Of course, the main thing people are proud of is what comes out of that groundbreaking drive-thru window. In its way, In-N-Out represents the grand …

What Makes the Hamburger So Important to L.A.

Modern fast food was invented here. Greater Los Angeles has spawned both the biggest and the best when it comes to the fast-food burger: McDonald's …

The best pizza in America

While imitation is the goal of many Neapolitan purists, who import their 00 flour and San Marzano tomatoes for Italian authenticity, the best pizza …

Italy

The History of Alcohol in One Animated Short Film

In this new video from <i>The Atlantic</i>, a visual history of alcohol traces its origin from barley beer in 8,500 BC to the creation of high-alcohol beers in 2010. The short video also displays the invention of everything from wine in 7,000 BC to distilled spirits in the 12th century to the martini in …

Alcohol

Irish whiskey is going through a resurgence - but not everyone will enjoy it

Image: Nico Kaiser<p>Image: Nico Kaiser<p>ONE OF THE founding fathers of modern whiskey distilling in Ireland has warned many of the current crop of …

Golden Lane

This 110-Year-Old Woman Says The Secret To Her Long Life Is Drinking Three Miller High Lifes Every Day

For 70 years she drank three Miller High Lifes and a shot of Johnnie Walker every day.<p>She likes chicken wings, green beans, and sweet potatoes. She sleeps a lot and she prays. By all accounts she's doing great with no serious health problems.<p>Social image via Adam Sacco/Flickr.

The East Nasty Sandwich From Biscuit Love Is the Best Sandwich of 2015

Our our favorite sandwiches of 2015.<p><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll be sharing a</i> …

Recipes

8 Curious Civil War-Era Recipes We Still Eat Today

Food in the Civil War era was some of the original farm-to-table cuisine, made from seasonal, small batch ingredients found in the immediate …

Healthy Eating

24 of the Most Deliciously Iconic Foods in San Francisco…

A simple dish that is simply mouthwateringly tasty, legend (arguably) has it that the Joe’s Special was invented at the long-gone New’s Joe’s on …

6 Great American Sandwiches

<i>by Tommy Werner, Epicurious</i><p>The best way to make a sandwich: Bread. America. Bread. Read on for our favorite lunch picks from sea to shining sea.<p><b>1. North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue</b><p>Whether it's mustard sauce in the South, vinegar in North Carolina, or white sauce in Alabama: it doesn't matter …

Cooking

How To Be A Beer Snob In One Simple Chart

When it comes to beer, there's a great big world out there, and it can seem overwhelming and confusing if you don't know what lies beyond Bud Light (and trust us, a <i>lot</i> lies beyond Bud Light).<p>We put together this handy chart to give even the most novice of beer drinkers a craft beer crash course. …

Alcohol

9 bizarre beer facts you (probably) didn't know

It’s international beer day this coming Friday – something which we take extremely seriously here at WOW.<p>That’s why we’re running a whole week of fun …

Alcohol