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The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

21 Beautfiul Boozy Drinks To Try This Season

Hello there, booze.<p><i>For more cocktail recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Cocktail of the week: Talli Joe’s holy basil

A tea- and whisky-based signature drink from a new Indian bar and restaurant<p>This effervescent south Indian sundowner uses masala chai, a spice-flavoured tea you can buy in most supermarkets. Serves one.<p><b>4 fresh basil leaves</b><b><br>60ml whisky (we use</b> <b>Chivas Regal</b><b>)</b><b><br>50ml masala tea, chilled</b><b><br>50ml grapefruit syrup</b> …

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for a Meadow Garden from Grass Guru John Greenlee

John Greenlee paints with grasses. His colorful meadow gardens, created for clients around the world, are environmentally friendly alternatives to a …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

5 Manly Cocktails You Need to Try

ACCORDING TO RENOWNED MIXOLOGIST ANDY MIL<p><b>A cocktail menu can be as daunting for some men as ordering lingerie online.</b> Not only are you looking to be …

Dream Taco Recipes That You Need in Your Life A.S.A.P.

CHILI LIME CHICKEN TACOS<p>Make an extra batch of the sweet-smokey grilled pineapple salsa to put on…just about everything.a<p>SPICY SHRIMP TACOS<p>Layering …

Vintage Electric storms the streets with the Tracker WWI-era e-bike racer

When e-bikes first hit the market, they were rather drab, plain looking “hybrid” bikes with cheap parts (to keep the cost down), and a motor. Now …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Meet the Drink Ready to Dethrone Almond Milk

It's the cashmere sweater of winter drinks.<p>While you're busy watching your barista craft squiggly latte art designs with watery almond milk or <i>so</i>-five-years-ago soy milk, Stockholm locals are sipping on drinks topped off with oat milk. Wait, what is oat milk? It's what happens when you soak steel …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

Articles about forest retreat combines small living camping experience on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been...<p>A couple builds a home that makes the most of its woodsy site.<p>Sited in Northern India, a holiday home is perfectly positioned for glorious views of the Himalayas.<p>Despite its …

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>At Serious Eats, we're lucky enough to work right across the street from Di Palo Selects, an Italian fine-foods store that just happens to make some of the best fresh mozzarella I've ever tasted. It's milky, tender, …

Mozzarella

15 Halloween Recipes Inspired by Classic Movie Monsters

This Halloween, don’t just watch your favorite monsters in movies, eat like them! Here, 15 recipes inspired by Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s …

All The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in October

You’d better clear your schedule—because October is just packed with amazing science fiction and fantasy books. Including George R.R. Martin’s tales …

Books

Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

We can all agree on a few things here: Great <i>carne asada</i> should taste, first, of the beef. It should be buttery, rich, and juicy, with a nice charred, smoky flavor from the grill or broiler. It should also be tender enough that you can eat it in a taco or burrito, but substantial enough to be served …

LIVALL Introduces World’s First Smart Cycling Helmet to Keep Your Head Connected

We are living in an age where things like this shouldn’t surprise us anymore. From smart phones, watches, cars and forks, (yup, look it up), we are …

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

A Beginner's Guide to American Gin

Gin is a divisive drink. It has been for centuries. Responsible for an early booze-fueled crisis in England, the botanical-infused distilled spirit …

How to smoke brisket, the Texas crutch way

Outside of competition barbecue circles, try telling people that you're going to crutch brisket, and then look at their faces. Blank stares. Even folks at the near-frantic heights of food obsession don't know about this. But the assault on barbecue, implied by the name, turns out to be practiced by …

How to Make Your Own Bitters for a Signature Stamp on Every Cocktail

Any bar worth its rimming salt should be stocked with at least a couple of bottles of bitters. Sure, you can make a cocktail without them, but you …

31 Thirst-Quenching Drinks for Labor Day

If you're throwing a Labor Day bash this year, your guests will need a few beverages to cool off with after all those smoky, charred dishes from the grill. Beer and wine are probably necessary—see our picks here for great, affordable summer wines—but a good cocktail or two, like a lemony …

The 6 Ingredients That Will Transform Your Bourbon

Celebrate #30DaysofBourbon by drinking the brown stuff like you mean it.<p>Simplicity is key when making cocktails at home.<p>Though it's hard not to love a basic whiskey and ginger ale, sometimes it's exactly that: basic. Then again, more than three or four ingredients in one glass can spell disaster …

Cocktails

3 Bartender-Approved Cocktail Ingredients You Should Have at Home, And How to Use Them

<i>By Carey Jones for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>"What bartenders geek out about takes years to trickle down to the consumer," says Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All. For the past five years, that's been elaborate homemade concoctions like …