It’s been 27 years since the nation spent Christmas In Hollis, but the holidays remain a pretty big deal for Run-D.M.C’s Rev Run. So much so, the Simmons’ celebrate Christmas for a straight up week, feasting the entire way through. A few of the dishes on the spread this year are Rev’s Rev Run’s Gotta-Be-On-Time Prime Rib, Festive Fruit Salad with Orange-Maple-Vanilla Syrup and Ninjabread Men Cookies. You’ll have to tune in to Rev Run’s Happy Holidays to see what else is on the menu. We can tell you that for Rev, the most important ingredients are happy hearts, full bellies and family. Get a sneak peek of Rev’s rich and creamy hot chocolate after the jump.
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Ah, the innocence of youth. Curled up on the living room couch, watching cartoons and mindlessly eating mass amounts of sugary cereals. It was a grand time. Those days are long gone for most of us, however. If only there was a way, outside of time travel, to get them back? Well, this London restaurant is going to give it the ole kindergarten try.
Cereal Killer Cafe is one of the world’s first bistros dedicated exclusively to cereal. All told, they have over one hundred different varieties on ‘tap’ and the restauranteurs say as long as it is importable, they can get it. In addition to all of that crunchy goodness, they also serve twelve different varieties of milk and over twenty toppings, like berries and bananas. It’s even decorated with tons of memorabilia from the 80s and 90s so you can feel awesome or old depending on your outlook on life.
To up the nostalgia factor, the cafe also features oversized furniture and knickknacks so you can re-experience everyone’s favorite part of childhood, helplessness.
The holidays can be a stressful time — so stressful that they can quite literally ‘drive one to drink.’ Why spend your precious time off from work hauling yourself to and from the liquor store? Now, thanks to the enabling magic of technology, you can push a few buttons on your smartphone and have all of your precious brands delivered right to you.
A recently launched app called Drizly is the Grubhub, or Netflix if you are an alcoholic, of alcohol delivery services. It works simply enough. You pick what kind of alcoholic haze you want to get lost in and in around forty minutes, it’ll show up at your doorstep wearing a red bow and a sign that reads ‘drink me now.’
The downside? Like most new technologies, it is in beta and only available in a small number of cities. That is likely to change as people discover the freeing notion of ordering bottles of wine while in their underwear.
Remember when pomegranate juice hit the shelves along with a lot of marketing hype about its super powers? While pomegranate juice does have laudable health benefits (it might help quell the growth of prostate cancer, prevent heart disease and improve memory), eating pomegranate arils may be even better. (FYI on the lingo: Arils are the seeds encapsulated by jewel-like juice sacs.) In fact, for all fruits and vegetables, getting the whole form is usually better than the juice, as whole fruits are packaged in perfect portions.
They’re rich in health-promoting flavanols. Flavanols are plant compounds that give pomegranate juice and the whole fruit most of its most-promising health benefits (see above: cancer and heart disease prevention, memory).
They take a long time to eat. Consider grapes: They are big, plump, sweet and easy to eat. You can down a couple cups of grapes (200 calories) without even realizing it. Pomegranates, on the other hand, make you work for those arils within. And the arils themselves contain seeds that require chewing.
Fiber! A half cup of pomegranate arils gives you 4 grams of fiber. Eating enough fiber is important for several aspects of your health: It makes you feel full, which can help keep your calorie intake in check, it can lower your cholesterol and it prevents your blood sugar from spiking. Women should get at least 25 grams per day; men need at least 38 grams.
They’re a good source of vitamins and minerals. Pomegranates are a good source of vitamins C and K, which support supple skin and strong bones, respectively. They also have a smattering of numerous other vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
It’s hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago we were reveling in the fall season, staring at golden-hued trees and eating Mini Pumpkin-Pie-Slice Cookies. As winter quickly approaches and the temperatures drop, sit by the fireplace and stay warm with a mug of this outrageously good, adults-only Smokey Mezcal Hot Chocolate. It’s easy to rip open a packet of store-bought mix, but this hot chocolate is full of authentic, holiday flavors thanks to a combo of milk, baking chocolate, cinnamon, sugar, chile powder and nutmeg. Pep it up with a combination of heady Mexican mezcal and a generous glug of vanilla-citrus-laced Licor 43. Go crazy with the fresh whipped cream and marshmallows, or garnishes like candied orange peel, then welcome winter in all its glory.
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Pizza Hut has never been known to shy away from experimentation. After all, they are the company that has consistently found new places to hide melted cheese. Now, however, they may have jumped the nacho cheese-flavored shark. They are coating their pies in Doritos.
Pizza Hut Australia just unveiled their Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. What makes the crust so crunchy? Each crust is topped with a healthy layer of crinkled up nacho chips. Now you can not ruin your dinner by gorging on snack chips ahead of time.
The crunchy, cheesy, vegetable oil-laden crust topping can be applied to any pizza, if you are in Australia and feel uncomfortable asking for something called the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. Who could blame you?