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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...
The mighty Anthrax has been celebrating 40 years of thrash excellence this year, a milestone that reached its peak with a July 18 live stream concert event. Now, the band — Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, and Jon Donias — continues to celebrate with the release of a new high-end spirit, Anthrax XL. Anthrax teamed up with...
The crew at Black Rifle Coffee Co. (BRCC) is unleashing two, ultra-limited edition roasts that celebrate and raise funds for four-legged vets. National K9 Veterans Day pays tribute to dogs that have served in the U.S. military or law enforcement agencies across the country. Proceeds from the sale of Fur Missile and Hurricane Roast will benefit Hurricane's Heroes, a nonprofit...
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...
Oh yes, it's almost PSL season. Almost, but not quite. While The Rock Father's official holiday calendar deems Aug. 15 as the start of the combined fall/autumn season, the fall flavors and pumpkin spice are already flowing. This week, the folks at Starbucks formally announced that their line of flavored coffees and creamers have made their return to store shelves for...
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...
The folks at Dunkin' say that "Fall isn’t just a season, it’s a lifestyle," and we fully agree with that. This week, the company dropped a big gourd of news when it revealed that its 2022 fall flavors lineup would be hitting stores on Aug. 17. Barring any unexpected play from the competition in Seattle, this means that Dunkin' is...
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...