I love getting unique food whenever I'm in new places, and I knew one of the places I wanted to stop on my trip to Alabama was in Nashville for hot chicken. Now, we found a little hole-in-the-wall place (that had great reviews on Yelp) so my brother and I decided to stop.
They had four levels of spice on the menu - mild, medium, spicy, and extra hot. I wanted to be adventurous, but I also wanted to be able to feel my face so I went with medium. It was an excellent choice. Flavorful, but with a good kick.
My 22-year old brother on the other hand, went with "spicy" and when the waitress laughs when the white kid from the North orders, you know it might be have a little kick. About 40 napkins, a gallon of tears and an extra stop at McDonalds for vanilla ice cream, I think the burn finally subsided.
If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably choose the same thing. My brother, probably not so much.
SHARKNADO 4 July 14, 2016 2:09 pm
That's right. The movie you've all been waiting for.
(I actually haven't seen any of them. Shhhh.)
National French Fry Day July 13, 2016 2:56 pm
These made-up holidays are mostly stupid...unless they're delicious. I can get on board with National French Fry Day. Here are my favorite preparations of the classic dish.
5. Baked, homemade, with melted parmesan
-Actually made these last night. Salty and delicious.
Not quite that fancy, but you get the gist.
4. Fast food fries dipped in sweet and sour sauce
-Don't knock it until you've tried it
3.On top of a Primanti Bros. sandwich
-A Pittsburgh classic
2. Drenched in nacho cheese and bacon
-Clearly the healthiest method, especially when eaten out of a helmet at a ballgame
Gotta get all that cheese outta there
1. Sweet Potato Fries with Maple Syrup.
-First had them at Howie's, and they're life-changing.
Spam Alert Feb. 19, 2016 6:43 am
Tired of getting your inbox bombarded with spam? These are the worst offenders, according to Unroll.me
If your new years resolution of "going to the gym" isn't working out, how about settling for clearing up your inbox?
Groupon ? 388 emails sent on avg per user
LivingSocial ? 363 emails sent on avg per user
Facebook ? 310 emails sent on avg per user
Meetup ? 199 emails sent on avg per user
J. Crew ? 175 emails sent on avg per user
Twitter ? 173 emails sent on avg per user
Victoria?s Secret ? 160 emails sent on avg per user
Linkedin ? 157 emails sent on avg per user
Gilt ? 155 emails sent on avg per user
Kohls ? 154 emails sent on avg per user
Super Bowl Feb. 8, 2016 1:44 pm
The game came and went, but the commercials will live forever.
Quickly: I thought the Panthers' loss can be blamed on their O-line and their wideouts. Cant' block, can't catch, can't win. The Broncos had like one legit touchdown drive. The Denver defense played well, but Carolina maybe made them look better than they were.
Now, onto the important stuff.
National Anthem: Second-best ever, only to Whitney Houston. You go, Gaga. But what was that suit?
Commercials: Solid, but not spectacular. PuppyMonkeyBaby was effective, but creepy. I'm not sure I'll look at Doritos the same way again. Too many prescription drug advertisements. The NFL Super Bowl babies spot was my favorite.
Coldplay is meh. Beyonce might be the queen, but Bruno Mars reminds me more and more of Michael Jackson. What a showman.
New Way To Cook Turkey Dec. 10, 2015 2:15 pm
Sure, deep frying a turkey is kinda dangerous and makes it taste delicious, but after seeing this video, there's no going back to a "traditional" method.
Ringo Junior Nov. 3, 2015 2:44 pm
Have you seen the kid play 71 different Beatles songs in five minutes...on the drums?!?!
Insane talent and concentration.
Alligator Slacklining Oct. 15, 2015 2:09 pm
I'm not sure I'd go slacklining in sneakers. I would die immediately. I have the worst balance in the world.
Sizzl Sept. 16, 2015 2:46 pm
Does your dating life need some...sizzle? Well, there's app for that.
Oscar Mayer?s latest gimmick is a dating app to help bacon lovers meat one another. The puns are endless, as one of tag lines for this program, aptly dubbed Sizzl, is ?giving new meaning to the term ?bacon-wrapped dates.'?
That's not me. But check out more here: http://time.com/4035044/oscar-mayer-bacon-dating-app-sizzl/
Beer Mile World Classic Aug. 24, 2015 2:21 pm
If I had any ambition, this would be the event I competed in.
It's the Beer Mile: you basically have to chug four beers while running a mile. Four laps around the track, one beer during each. The winner clocked in at 5:09 - pretty damn impressive.
From SF Gate:
The inaugural Beer Mile World Classic had about 300 willing participants, including plenty of serious running ringers. The goal? To beat competitors in running a mile, while stopping every lap to chug a beer.
?Making sure just to burp and not to puke is very difficult,? warned Alex Carney, 25-year-old graduate student who did plenty of his own puking at the event. The Berkeley resident clocked in at 11 minutes ? way slower than the Beer Mile world record of 4:55.
There were plenty of amateur racers who lamented that downing the beer was the hardest part. The beer had to have an alcohol content of 5 percent or higher and if runners puked during the race, they?d have to run a penalty lap.
Here's a taste:
Chris Farley Aug. 11, 2015 10:20 am
I sat down and watched two hours of TV last night without changing the channel once, which says something about the caliber of the programming that was on the air. It was the "I Am Chris Farley" documentary on Spike TV, which I thought was incredibly well done.
Here's a description of the documentary from Deadspin:
The result is worthy of the big screen even if it?s getting its network-TV debut almost simultaneously: short and bittersweet, not unlike the life of the comedian in question. There?s a late cut to a Weekend Update clip where Chris plays correspondent Bennett Brauer, who talks about his own inadequacies using air quotes and flattens the distinction between the actor and the real person, the joker and the joke. You?re led to believe that maybe Farley himself didn?t know the difference.