Eat Like Buddy The Elf At This Chicago Restaurant
Can you believe it’s been 15 years since Buddy the Elf sang his way into our hearts and became a modern Christmas classic? To celebrate the anniversary of “Elf,” a Chicago restaurant is serving up the over-the-top sweet maple syrup and candy topped spaghetti creation Will Ferrell’scharacter whips up in the movie.
Now through December 25th, Miss Ricky’s restaurant inside the Virgin Hotel is offering the sticky-sweet dish, which is pasta topped with strawberry and raspberry sauces, marshmallows, S’mores Pop-Tarts, M&M’s, Oreos, Fruity Pebbles, coconut flakes, syrup, and chocolate sauce. The sugary carb concoction costs $15, but we’re pretty sure no one’s actually going to take more than two bites of this thing, so it’s really just the price to Instagram it.
Source: The Takeout
The Keurig For Cocktails Has Arrived
Keurig changed mornings forever when they created the machine that fills our mug with coffee just by dropping in a little pod. And now the company is revolutionizing happy hour with their new Drinkworks Home Bar, a new machine that creates cocktails using boozy little pods.
Keurig and their partner, Anheuser-Busch InBev, have created pods for 24 different kinds of beverages, including beer, cider, and more than a dozen mixed drinks. The cocktails include an Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Moscow Mule, and a Mojito, but having instant drinks made on-demand will cost you. A Drinkworks Home Bar sells for $299 and the pods are $3.99 each for cocktails and $2.25 each for brews, so they’re still cheaper than your usual pub. And they’re only available to customers over 21 in the St. Louis, Missouri area now, for some reason, so the rest of us will have to wait.
Source: Food and Wine
Do You and Your Partner Have Huge Arguments Over Decorating or Redecorating Your Home?
Do you and your partner have similar tastes? Who calls the shots when it comes to picking home decor? New research finds couples have more than 70 arguments or grumbles each year over their home — and many even refuse to go shopping with their partner as a result. A study of 2,000 Americans explored where and how frequently people disagree and found that in a year, the average couple will have 72 arguments or tiffs around decor, purchasing decisions, and styles for the home. One in seven (15 percent) said they can no longer even shop with their partner in home stores as it causes too many arguments.
- Does going shopping with your partner cause arguments every time?
- Who has the last say when it comes to making decorating decisions in your home?
Why Rich People Have An Extra Thanksgiving Turkey
While most of us are worried about frying or roasting the turkey for Thanksgiving, some families don’t do the holiday without two turkeys. This isn’t because they’re feeding a massive crowd, it’s because one is roasted whole for folks to ooh and aah over and one is prepared just for eating. Why not just eat the whole bird? Private chef Gail Arnold explains that those aren’t actually that tasty.
Arnold has been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for Steven Spielberg and his family for the last 20-something years and she always makes two birds. “If you have a whole turkey and you’re waiting for the thighs to cook thoroughly, the breasts tend to dry out,” she explains. So for taste’s sake, she cuts the turkey up, separating the breast, legs, and thighs. But sliced meat doesn’t look as pretty on a plate, so, she always makes a “presentation turkey” that exists for the “wow” factor and becomes delicious leftovers later.
Arnold isn’t the only chef who does the two turkey Thanksgiving. On “The Bobby and Damaris Show,” chef Bobby Flay admits he makes not two, but three turkeys - one for show and two to eat.
Source: New York Post
Rome Bans Sloppy Eating, Pub Crawls, Dressing Like A Centurion, And More
It’s safe to say that Italy is fed up with tourists’ behavior in their capital city. New laws have been put in place in an effort to “clean up” Rome, including fines for messy eating and swimming in fountains. While some of the new regulations are being frowned upon even by locals, Mayor Virginia Raggi is certainly pleased about them.
Rome’s city council has apparently been trying to get a handle on the city’s “disgusting” conditions for years as mass tourism continues to rise. Now they’re making some of those efforts permanent, meaning police can now impose fines on people who drink alcohol past 2 a.m., dress as “gladiators” (or centurions), or eat near fountains. Even people who eat “in a slovenly fashion” will reportedly face penalties.
Local businesses are particularly worried about the late-night alcohol ban, as it applies to bars and clubs, as well. Since the laws have been put in place, they’ve obviously seen a drop in customers… but drug dealers continue to loiter. Regardless, the Mayor is happy that change has finally come.
“After 72 years of waiting, Rome has new urban police regulations,” she said. “Today is a historic day.”
Source: The Local
Bride-To-Be Reads Groom’s Cheating Texts Instead Of Vows
'Casey' was all ready to marry 'Alex,' her boyfriend of six years. That is, until she discovered that he as cheating on her - THE NIGHT BEFORE HER BIG DAY. But instead of canceling the wedding right then and there, she decided to exact her revenge on her two-timing fiancée. According to her story on Whimn, here's how it went down.
- Casey says she was hanging out with her besties at a nice hotel when she got a message on her phone – from an unknown number. The message? Screenshots of her soon-to-be husband's cheating texts with another woman. Judging by the date stamps, it had been going on for months...and was still happening. How bad were they? Here’s what some of them said:
- “This weekend. You and I. It is on, hot stuff. Bring your A game.”
- “Your body is f*****g incredible. And you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.”
- “I miss you so much. I’ve never had this kind of connection before.”
- She decided to walk down the aisle as planned, but once it was time to say her vows, she whipped out the phone and started reading the texts out loud. At the altar.
- The disgraced groom ultimately walked out, and sure, things got awkward...especially when she announced the party was still happening.
- And all heartbreak aside, Casey says “it was one hell of a party.”