Not only is Salute American Vodka made in the U.S., one dollar for every bottle sold is donated to a charity benefitting American military veterans. But this is beside the point: the vodka could sell on taste alone, especially at around $20 a bottle.
Brain-rattling bacon from The Forge in Miami
Bacon doesn’t need to be fixed. And so it’s with some reluctance that we offer a recipe for making your own bacon, particularly one that requires two days, five different cooking techniques and more than ten ingredients. But once you’ve tasted chef Christopher Lee’s Jamaican jerk bacon with tropical salsa at The Forge in Miami, Florida, you’ll be spending plenty of quality time with swine belly and Jimmy Buffet’s fifteenth album, Floridays.
Get Your Glass in Order
There are serious benefits to matching your glass to your beer. Here’s our guide to the different types of glasses and the brews you should sip out of them.
A.k.a. the lifestyle drawer
What the hell is a lifestyle drawer? We’ll tell you.
WHAT TO SEE, HEAR AND READ
This Week In Culture: Naked athletes, updates from Middle Earth, Emmy nominations, the World Cup final, books you started to read and more.
Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting?
Should we all be working at stand-up desks? A GP correspondent reports on his week spent afoot.
Make those Dogs Bark
Standing desks allow you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the workday, keeping your body moving, your metabolism up and your mind focused. As they become more mainstream, their looks are improving and functionality is increasing. These five will help you take control of your work space and your health.
Get to Work
From the Archives: A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house — it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.
WHAT'S NEW, NOW
Today in Gear: A well-ventilated bike helmet, The World of Departures, LED Edison bulbs and more.
Sweat into the home screen
Your physical health is your smartphone’s next frontier. Taking advantage of today’s data-heavy environment, these apps are squarely focused on everything from your diet to your mind to your core.
Adventure travelers have an advantage that others don’t: Anyone can get on a plane and land in a remote location, but no matter how much someone talks about that place deep in the wilderness, few have what it takes to make the journey.
Minimalism is still alive and kicking
The original minimal movement and natural running got joggers quick stepping on the track and trail. Then came the backlash: those saying minimalism leads to injury, hurting more than it helps. Today, manufacturers are pushing shoe tech to find sacred middle ground — offering lightweight, responsive shoes with enough cushion and stability to prevent injury. These 10 are the best of the new breed.
An afternoon with a surfer, winemaker, and philosopher
“Why do I surf, why do I make wine?” Johan Reyneke says, laughing to himself. “I don’t know. It just happened. It’s just meant to be.” In this short film by The Perennial Plate, Reyneke surfs in False Bay and explains the way he makes wine. They’re two disciplines that may seem quite different but are actually quite similar through the lens of his life’s philosophy.
New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm
This Week in Sports and Outdoors: an interview with Lance, bespoke baseball bats, self-driving minesweepers, and more.
1:15 p.m. ET | Dover Plains, NY — We’ve been enthusiastically told no fewer than four times that “trap shooting is golf with guns”, but equating an activity that uses twelve-gauge shotguns to explode clay targets with the world of outlandish polo shirts and John Daly seems like a gross disservice.