Food & Drink Tag

Posted On December 15, 2014By Basic BeccaIn Food and Drink For Men, Manzone

Let’s Get Drunk Off Apple Pie

The masterminds at Piehole Whiskey who brought us Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Pecan Pie whiskey have been busy concocting delicious recipes to help us party this holiday season. We owe them a big thank you, so show some love by treating yourself to these delectable drinks.     Just Like Ma’s Ingredients: 1.25 oz Piehole Apple Pie .25 oz Stirrings Ginger Flavored Liqueur 1 dash of angostura bitters Splash of sour mix Glassware: Shotglass Preparation: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a shot glass. AppleRead More
Thanksgiving is upon us, and while your mother is obsessing over the green bean casserole and complaining that the stuffing didn’t come “just right”, you’re mentally preparing for the day. From the hangover your already dreading after tonight’s #TGE parties, to the food coma that will follow the feast, to the prodding questions about your love life and future from your great Aunt Betty. But why not spice up your Thanksgiving this year (no pun intended) with some simple and quick pumpkin-themed treats that are sure to be crowd pleasers.Read More
Unless you’re under 21 years of age or planning on spending your Halloweekend with a Ouija board in a graveyard, the odds are good that the only spirits you’ll be around are those of the alcoholic variety. Let’s be honest – Halloween isn’t your average night, especially when it falls on a Friday. So why drink ordinary beverages for the occasion? Well, you shouldn’t! Fortunately, Captain Morgan has teamed up with Vermont’s Owl’s Brew – the first company to brew tea exclusively for use in cocktails – to create some trulyRead More
There’s nothing like a nice cocktail after a long day. There are hundreds of cocktail recipes out there, classics like Cosmos and Old Fashioneds, and then more obscure cocktails, like the ones below. Let’s be honest, not everyone keeps bitters on hand. We’re not all born bartenders. These cocktails are more practical, more convenient. Here are the essential cocktail recipes for everyday life. The Bad Day What You’ll Need: Vodka, anger, a desperate desire to numb it all. Directions: Pour vodka directly into your throat. Wince. Ask yourself if youRead More
National Rum day is coming up on Saturday, August 16th (that’s this Saturday!), and I for one could not be more grateful. I mean, what better way to stew in denial that the summer’s almost over, than by day-drinking my go-to summertime liquor, amirite? Thankfully Captain Morgan has come through in the clutch with their new White Rum. It’s slightly sweet with a hint of fruit, and its light and crisp flavor is perfect for your National Rum Day celebration, whether it be poolside, lakeside, or backyard-side. Okay, so now thatRead More
Young adults are becoming baseball fans, or at least going to more games. Why? Well, a recent study in the Washington Post makes note of a rise in craft beer options at ballparks. In stadiums like Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, or Safeco Field in Seattle, “the market has exploded.” Since 2011, more young people have attended games and craft sales have gone up with them. In response, Cincinnati has installed dozens of additional craft beer taps. Meanwhile, Seattle, known for being a hip, new age kind of place, hasRead More

Posted On August 5, 2014By Julia FuinoIn Food and Drink For Women, Girlzone, Rants

How to Piss off a Barista

When you open the door, you’re welcomed with a cool jazz number, the overwhelming aroma of the daily brew, and the enticement of little french pastries that cost close to minimum wage. Ah, Starbucks. I spent six years calling out names, multi-tasking drink orders, donning the green apron, and being considered “stupid in three different languages.” (Thank you, everyone who finds that joke to be original.) My time as a barista with the company was nothing short of rewarding, as I was able to make solid friendships and learn theRead More
From: srm5082@gmail.com To: care@seamless.com Subject: Re: Confirmed! Randy’s Chinese Food received your order. Estimated delivery: 45-60 minutes. [12:11 a.m.] To Whom It May Concern— Please cancel this order. When I placed it mere moments ago, the Seamless website told me there had been an error, and that I should start from the beginning and order again. Being in the famished state I am, I opted to not give Seamless another try. It’d be a waste of valuable time if I were to recreate the order only to find another errorRead More
Here’s what happened: 5 points to anyone who laughed at that reference. So here’s what happened: I was at my tied-for-favorite bar in Atlanta (it’s Mother, in case any ATLiens are reading this) and for whatever reason my friends were off doing something and I was left to my own devices for the moment (always a bad idea). Actually, in retrospect, I probably just went downstairs to pee, which goes to show you how much damage I can do in 10 minutes. Anyway, so I’m downstairs minding my own businessRead More
  1. Watching your coffee pot fill up in the morning is so beautiful it moves you to tears (it’s the miracle of life) 2. You wouldn’t wish decaf on your worst enemy. 3. There is a special place in hell for people who try and lecture you on “the dangers of caffeine.” 4. You want to punch anyone who drinks lattes, caramel macchiatos, or anything of that sort and has the AUDACITY to call it coffee. 5. You will always sacrifice a couple extra minutes of sleep to makeRead More
I love to travel, especially in the summer when it feels like all I should be doing is having fun, laying by the pool, and reading. Unfortunately, now that I’ve graduated and my dear mother isn’t paying my bills anymore, a whole lot of travel during the summer isn’t feasible. Yes, of course I’ll go on a couple small weekend trips, but it will be nothing compared to the month I spent in Switzerland two summers ago (although it will be infinitely better than the two months I spent inRead More
When I first entered the bar scene at the ripe age of 21, I was a nervous wreck. For one, I may have been 21, but I looked about 12 (or so I was harshly told) …so I had this unfounded paranoia that I just didn’t really belong and would subsequently be stuffed in trash cans or kicked out and have cheap liquor thrown in my face if I even attempted to order a drink. Furthermore, my only experience with alcohol up until that point had been whatever horrid concoctionsRead More

Posted On May 8, 2014By Hilary FitzgeraldIn Food and Drink For Women, Girlzone

Ice Milk, A Tragic Story

It was Senior year of college. I was stressed, but we were all stressed. I’d like to say I was more stressed than you were, but who am I to say such a thing? What I’m saying is I was stressed. And even more, I was getting fatter. It was terrible. I lived on the beach, but the thought of a bathing suit gave me more anxiety than the amount of shopping debt I’d gotten myself into. (I’m always in shopping debt and now Chase keeps calling trying to offerRead More

Posted On May 3, 2014By Hilary FitzgeraldIn Food and Drink For Women, Girlzone

An Open Love Letter to Diet Coke

Good Day Silver Can, You’re probably feeling uncomfortable. I’m sure you’ve heard it on the streets, near the locker room, even outside that little theater in your neighborhood. So I’m going to say it to you, right here, directly, with no # or @… I love you. Sure, you hear it all the time! Maybe some of your friends (caffeine-free DC) even think it’s going to your head (re: your latest ad campaign), but do the others really mean it? Do they sing your praises day in, day out, againstRead More
I once took a quiz for a psychology class that was supposed to test how addictive your personality is. The results were basically like: “DO NOT TRY DRUGS YOU HAVE A SUPER ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY AND YOU WILL PROBABLY DIE.” I took that quiz long after I had already become hopelessly devoted to the beautiful bitter sweetness that is coffee. It’s pretty much been confirmed: I’m addicted. My family knows. My friends know. My acquaintances know. Complete strangers know. They accept it. In case you’re wondering about what life is likeRead More