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Thirsty Thursday: Grape Expectations

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Classy Ladies‘ Alie and Georgia will send you on a sugar high with their Grape Expectations Cocktail.

The duo channel their inner children for a lesson from soda aficionado John Nese at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in L.A. Then it’s time to put on the big boy pants and create a cocktail reminiscent of a grape cream soda, complete with silly straws and the ultimate candy garnish.

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Hump Day Snack: Gold Medal-Olympians Drink $3149 Cocktails

Olympic Golden Cocktail
Someone who proves him or herself as one of the world’s best athletes at the Olympics deserves to let loose. And while you’d think the best way to celebrate surviving two weeks of intense competition would involve hours of jacuzzi time followed by a two- to nine-month nap, a club in London feels otherwise.

The bar Chinawhite is handing out £2,012 cocktails to gold medal-winning Olympians instead. “The Golden Cocktail,” a mix of Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac and Luxor 24ct gold-leaf champagne, has several custom-made 18ct gold rings at the bottom of the glass. Though taking the edge off with a flavorful mix of booze is definitely our style, we prefer our cocktails to be a little more accessible. To that end, our own Classy Ladies Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark have invented an amazing cocktail based on another English tale of overcoming incredible odds. Watch them honor the dickens out of soda pop with their Grape Expectations Cocktail. Because everyone should be able to enjoy a weirdly innovative drink, regardless of their athletic prowess.

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Two-Ingredient Summer Cocktails

Cocktail Recipes

Pop quiz: During summertime, the living should be:

a) complicated
b) a pain in the ass
c) easy

If you answered c) you are correct!

To make the living as easy as possible, here are some cocktail options that are delicious and have just two ingredients. That’s right: two ingredients. And if two ingredients is too complicated, simply drink from the bottle and then please call a friend and tell them that your life is unraveling.

Here we go:

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Favorite Food Podcasts

The Dinner Party

If you have a computer, a microphone and half a brain, you can have a podcast. No matter where your interests lie, or what kind of person you are: from comedy to drama, pregnant to geriatric, psychic to Mormon, there’s pretty much a podcast for every walk of life. And since all of those groups mentioned have to eat to survive, you can bet there’s a plethora of podcasts for those who love to feast.

Below is a list of our very favorite food podcasts, so you’ll have something to do between meals. A warning, though: Just as you’re not supposed to go to the grocery store hungry, we also advise you not to listen to these podcasts on an empty stomach.

Alie & Georgia’s Favorite Food Podcasts

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This Father's Day, skip the polo shirt and treat Dad to kitchen gadgets he can use to grill up his favorite steak recipe.

The quickest way to Dad’s heart is, of course, through his stomach. And the quickest way to his stomach is gadgets that make cooking easier. If you’ve gotten your dad too many polo shirts (Hi, Dad, I’m sorry!) or you suspect he hasn’t used the mani-pedi gift card you got him last year, we have a solution! Below, find our top picks for must-have kitchen gadgets that every geeky dad can get excited about.

Bonus: He’ll be obligated to make you a meal using them.

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Best Videos of Animals Eating

The Internet is a vast space where one can find knowledge, inspiring personal stories and, most importantly, endless videos of animals. We’re not afraid to admit that we’ve spent countless hours of our lives stuck in an animal video k-hole. Because we love you and would hate to think of you wasting your time, below you can find a concise collection of our favorite kind of animal videos: videos of animals eating (aside from inter-species cuddling of course, because c’mon). Without further ado, we present our favorite 10 videos of animals eating.

Let the noms begin!

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Blame DrawSomething

Best of DrawSomething Food Pictures

A confession of our obsessions:

  • Food
  • Our phones
  • DrawSomething
  • Drawing food pictures on our phones

We’ll admit it: We’re guilty of staring at our tiny phone screens and sketching a potato for a total stranger who may or may not be in Kansas or wearing pants.

Blame DrawSomething.

For the not-yet-obsessed, DrawSomething is a Pictionary-esque app that lets users (either random strangers or actual friends if you have them) swap sketches and guess the object. Sure, sometimes you’re trying to draw Tupac or a unicycle, but often a foodie-word comes up and those are the best to guess.

So we hunted and gathered the most delightful examples of food digital-doodles. Warning: this might get you addicted to DrawSomething. Or give you hamburger cravings.

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One Mega Bite! Food Gets Hi-Tech

New food websites and digital apps that are out of this world.

This Sunday, Mo Rocca double clicks on delicious as Food(ography) explores the food websites, bloggers, and social networking that are changing our culinary mainframe.

Log on to see bloggers like Matt Armendariz who meticulously style and snap food, a 12 year old culinary prodigy who masters the kitchen and the web, and internet sensation Hungry Girl, who shares low-cal recipes with 1 million of her closest online friends.

Plus detour down the information superhighway with the wackier side of the World Wide Web as viral video vixens shake up cocktails, and molecular gastro-girl Salty Seattle mixes fashion with food.

Catch it all this Sunday at 9pm ET on Food(ography). Keep reading for more details…

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