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The symbolic halting of sales for "Russian" spirits — particularly vodka — at bars, grocers, and liquor stores across the U.S. and Canada has been a misguided effort, despite its good intentions. Two of the biggest "Russian" vodka brands may have Soviet roots in their lineage, but neither Stoli nor Smirnoff are made in Russia. Stoli is a Global Brand Made...
Originally published Dec. 6, 2018. Updated and added to the Greatest Hits, July 31, 2021. The other day, my wife and I were shopping at Mariano's with our girls and she said "Look, they have a guacamole bar." Puzzled, I asked why she would point out such a thing to me? After all, she's been living with me for 21...
There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a buck. And, at some point in the 1990s, someone had the wise idea to hire country music legends Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings to star in a commercial for Pizza Hut, and those legends cashed that check. Indeed, Waylon and Willie spent some time in the California desert singing a song and munching...
Vodka is a popular choice because it goes with almost everything. This makes it the perfect addition to any cocktail if you want to try something new and interesting. If you are looking for a little variety in your drink choice, you should try these eight vodka drinks that give interesting twists to well-known classics. 1. Lemon Drop Shot Based on the...
It's peach season, and beginning June 16, Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. is hitting the road to deliver the freshest Georgia peaches to families across the Midwest. Tree-Ripe trucks will be rolling into farmer's markets, community events, and parking lots throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska alongside stops in Kansas City and St. Louis. "This year, customers are in for a real...
According to Heineken, it's "a cooler that carries itself." A cooler, cooler, if you will. The Heineken B.O.T. (Beer Outdoor Transporter) is "a limited-edition autonomous robot cooler that dutifully follows its owner wherever they go with ice-cold cans of Heineken." They say that it holds a 12-pack and is "always down to chill" with its "charming AI" personality. We're in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gnYQsXk58o Right...
Pickers Original Vodka is paying tribute to local musicians in a bold way. The first craft vodka hailing from Tennessee unveiled a pair of murals honoring Moon Taxi, Chris Scruggs, and Guthrie Trapp that are part of a continuing series launched last year. Nashville mural artist Bryan Deese has created five murals in the series thus far, including Sam Bush...
Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine is hosting a special in-store bottle signing and wine tasting event this Saturday in Nashville. On Aug. 14, Mustaine will be in the house at Frugal MacDoogal (701 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203) from 3-6 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of styles and vintages from the House...
I drink a lot of Liquid Death Mountain Water. Yes, the delicious, thirst-murdering water from the Alps is a staple here at Rock Father HQ because it's essentially accomplished its mission — beyond its epic, heavy metal marketing, Liquid Death actually got me to change my habits and trade in my over-consumption of Diet Mountain Dew for something healthier:...
While the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant is throwing more curveballs at those wishing to get out and about again, more options continue to open back up. A product of the pre-pandemic arcade resurgence, Chicago's Emporium Arcade Bar — with three locations in the Windy City plus spots in Oakland, San Francisco, and Las Vegas — is back in...