THE WEIRDOS COME OUT TO PLAY

Malted Madness: Special Division

Our blind taste testers compare the country's top-selling malt liquors, ciders and flavored beers -- that means Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita, Lime-A-Rita, and straight Bud Light Lime; that means Colt 45, Steel Reserve, Angry Orchard and Woodchuck. That means a fiasco.

Tasting the World in One City

A Guide to Portland’s Best International Eats

Local and approachable may describe this town best, but Portland’s global culinary offerings also rivals any city on earth. Whether you’ve got an evening or a weekend in the city of roses, plan on eating at one of these standout ethnic restaurants. And keep a roll of Tums within reach; no amount of digestive rebellion...

Everything you need to know, nothing you don't

How to Buy an Espresso Machine

Espresso is so the new moonshine. But this brew doesn't run through slipshod copper stills or spend time fermenting in claw-foot tubs. Instead, amateurs and connoisseurs alike utilize beautiful, complicated and completely legal kitchen countertop machinery to whip up and drip out high-grade buzz that people pay good money to sip.

Steak your claim

10 Best Mail-Order Beef Companies

Since there's nothing like coming home to a beautiful wife and a box of USDA prime after a long day at the office, we've graciously rounded up the top steak shippers.

A Study in the Finer Points of Drinking

The Perfect Bar Cart

Alcohol remains an enduring motif in the great American narrative -- probably because those who wrote it drank, and drank well. The symbol of this motif: that epitome of sophisticated drinking culture, the bar cart.

The most interesting wearable in fitness

With Athos, Has the Personal Trainer Met Its Match?

Athos is a startup that’s just a few months away from bringing to market one of the most interesting wearables yet: compression clothing capable of monitoring how hard your muscles are working, on top of heart rate, heart rate variability and breathing patterns.

From Brunch Spot to Global Food Sensation

Louisville’s Hillbilly Tea Has a New Take on Soul Food

Hillbilly Tea sounds like an Urban Dictionary revelation -- or the latest product from the minds of White and Pinkman. But it happens to be one of Louisville’s hottest brunch spots, and a burgeoning international brand. And if founders Karter Louis and Chef Arpad "Arpi” Lengyel realize their ultimate vision, that’s just the beginning.

On the 'Cue Trail in Texas

6 Must-Eats on the Texas BBQ Trail

Texas is home to the original cowboys, the gunslingers and trailblazers. They pushed 20 million head of cattle through Dustbowl territory during the historic cattle drives. Beef is in their blood. And their barbecue is the best there is. We sought out the legendary joints in the heart of the Lone Star State.

Rubbin' is Racin'

Becoming a NASCAR Driver in 72 Hours

The best way to appreciate NASCAR is not by cracking a Bud and plopping on the couch but by getting in the driver’s seat. That's a pipe dream for most -- so when PEAK Motor Oil invited me to their Stock Car Dream Challenge I grabbed my helmet and Nomex onesie and streamed Garth Brooks all the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Keep Calm and Read On

12 New Books for the The Definitive Men’s Library

We figured the best way to decide the 100 best books for men was to imagine ourselves as audience members: What did we want to read? The answer we discovered was simply something we'll enjoy. Well, now we've made some amendments, because our tastes have changed. So check out the list once again -- and as always, read with pleasure.

Smokeshows

Smoked Beer: Our Favorite Winter Oddity

Because their flavor profiles range from hearty to downright bacon-filled savoriness, Rauchbiers -- especially smoked porters -- are the perfect winter beer, sipped alone or paired with charred meats. Crack one of these five in your living room in front of a roaring fire.

Have Fins, Will Travel

Three Diving Adventures to Plan Today

Swimming with Caribbean reef sharks, exploring the Northern Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef, or exploring WWII wrecks may sound daunting, but whether you have three days or two weeks, there's time enough for one of these adventures.