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Epic Sample Pack

With the 21st Century well in gear, don’t you think it’s about time to start innovating on the candy bar scene? Okay, so maybe Epic’s Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars aren’t exactly “candy bars” per se, but they are a taste of something different — a refreshing bite of manly flavor wrapped up and ready for your pleasure. Epic isn’t content to stop there, however. In addition to the meaty, fruity combination flavor, they’ve also released a Turkey Almond Cranberry bar as well as a Beef Habanero Cherry bar, giving you all the protein you’ll ever need in a convenient package. Read More

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Broquet The Smokehouse

What better way to start one’s morning than with a whole box of bacon. Yes, yes, we know, bacon is all the rage these days, do we really need one more product that exploits it? Well, to be honest, you bet we do. Especially one that delivers the goods in so many awesome forms. Broquet’s The Smokehouse collection comes with bacon versions of every awesome thing known to man: Hot Sauce, Peanut Butter, Pancake Mix, Jerky, Salt, and, of course, the Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar. If you’re a guy looking for some different treats, or just a perplexed significant other, Read More

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Better Off Spread Peanut Butters

Better Off Spread Peanut Butters combine three things that we just love around here: 1) A wicked turn of phrase; 2) an adventurous spirit; and 3) peanut butter! It doesn’t matter how old one gets, you’re never too late in life for a good old-fashioned PB sandwich (preferably with jelly). Yet there is nothing at all “old-fashioned” about what the Better Off Spread team delivers. These are peanut butters for men, by gum. For $15 or less, you can have a jar of Jalapeno Be Thy Name, Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn, The Ace of Spice, Coladapocalypse, Enter Cinnaman, And Read More

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Bulleit Bourbon Burgers

I have a complaint that I guess will have to be taken up with the guys at Bulleit Bourbon. They recently sent us a recipe for our Fourth of July menu series that adds a devilishly delicious touch to the traditional hamburger, and now every other slab of dead cow pales in comparison. Looks like from now on, any time I grill up a burger, it’ll have to go a little something like this: 30 ounces ground chuck (20 percent fat) 2 ½ TBS. Bulleit Bourbon 1 ½ TBS. Worcestershire sauce 1 ¼  tsp. dried oregano 1 ½  tsp. ground Read More

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Whisky BBQ Shrimp

Only one more day to go before the Fourth of July is here. By now, you may have your grilling planned and ready to go, but just in case you don’t, we’ve got another great recipe, this time with Crown Royal representing. Ingredients-wise, here’s what you’ll need. 1 lb. shrimp (with tail) ¼ cup of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky ¼ cup BBQ sauce ¼ cup honey ¼ tsp. black pepper 1/8 tsp. garlic pepper From there, combine all ingredients, except for the shrimp, into a bowl. Add shrimp and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for an hour. Add shrimp Read More

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Sweet Swine O’Mine No. 12 Sauce

Earlier this week — in preparation for the Fourth of July — we brought you a recipe for ribs that used a little Captain Morgan’s Spiced Black Rum. In keeping with the spirits, we’ve got another for you in case there are grill plans in your Independence Day celebration. Here we give you the Sweet Swine O’Mine No. 12 Sauce with a hat tip to the fine folks at George Dickel. This particular recipe uses the following: 2 cups Prepared or Store-bought BBQ sauce 2 TBS. Yellow mustard 1/4 cup Maple syrup 1/4 cup George Dickel No.12 Whisky 1/4 tsp. Read More

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Cream Soda Braised Ribs, Glazed With Chipotle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce

Our friends at George Dickel sent over some manly Fourth of July recipes for the enterprising grill aficionados among you. With just eight days until the Big Day, we thought now would be a good time to share some with you. Starting off, we’ve got Cream Soda Braised Ribs, glazed with a Chipotle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce. Here’s the rundown: Ingredients for Chipotle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum BBQ Sauce: 8 oz. can chipotle peppers 2 cups BBQ sauce 1 TBS. molasses 2 TBS. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum 1 tsp.n vanilla extract ½ cup orange juice Read More

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The Meatball Shop

New York City. The Big Apple. One of the top two places that everyone in every other part of the country/world aspires to at least visit once in their lives. Yet it’s also ridiculously expensive, filled with jack knobs who could care less whether you live or die, and, worse, one-bedroom flats for a gazillion dollars per month. As horrible as all of that sounds, I’d almost move there for The Meatball Shop. An awesome Italian restaurant with four locations throughout the city, this place will make you sleepy just looking at their website. Filled with some of the heaviest, Read More

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