If you're planning on kicking up the heat on some of your barbecued foods this weekend, you might be reaching for a bottle of sriracha. Of course, as you already know from this post, there's more than one to consider. Now, from the heatseekers at Tabasco, comes another sriracha to put in your cabinet. The limited edition ... continue reading
We can’t stress enough that these are last-ditch, in a pinch options. If you don’t have the time to make your own homemade burgers, these are some of the better patties you can buy at the store.
BUBBA Sweet Onion Burgers
Every BUBBA burger is large and extremely fatty. In terms of taste, that makes them ... continue reading
We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
Monitoring your meat temperature is the difference between a perfectly grilled piece of meat and something that looks and tastes about right. You don't need a meat thermometer to make a delicious piece of meat on the grill or in the oven, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't own one because most men want to take their ... continue reading
The standard hamburger will never go out of style. Fire up the grill and toss on some patties, and no one will complain that their hunk of meat isn’t innovative enough. As with anything creative, however, there are those who look to push the envelope. Here are some modern spins on the classic burger.
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The array of possible burger topping combinations is only limited by the vastness of your mind. Want to throw pickles, a Pop-Tart, and some Swedish fish on your next patty? It might be horrendous, but who are we to stop you? If you want to go with something with a more proven track record, consider one of the following.
Your meat is ready to go. Your fixins and toppings are all picked out. The only thing left on the agenda before you get to devour them is to actually cook them. We love grilled burgers as much as every single one of you reading this, but there are other options that require less prep time, are better suited to cooking ... continue reading
Since July of 2009, PYT has been making burgers that veer a bit off the beaten path. While you can always sink your teeth into a standard PYT Burger (beef patty, cheddar, bacon, PYT sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onions), the Philly restaurant’s burger of the week and other random offerings are where things get fun ... continue reading
The foundation of any good burger is the meat. We're going to get fancy with buns and toppings later this week, but the meat itself is always the most important part. If you screw up the meat you're going to end up with a less than fantastic burger (you're still going to eat it, obviously) regardless of how many slices ... continue reading
Make sure you load up on bags of charcoal and stock the fridge, because next week is Burger Week on Cool Material. Starting Monday, we'll cover everything from crafting the perfect patty to where to go to find the country's best burgers. It's going to be a week of flame-seared insanity. Be forewarned, you're going ... continue reading
It's been a long time since we were Boy Scouts. If we're being completely honest, we also have little to no recollection about how to start a fire without a lighter. There are specific lighters designed to light fires, grills and even candles, but none of them is anywhere near as good as the Bison Airlighter. Push ... continue reading
If you're looking to cook the juiciest cut of meat you've ever had, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way than sous vide. As a quick primer, you're basically cooking your food in a bag that's tossed in a water bath set to a consistent temperature. The Anova Precision Cooker is super portable and allows you to ... continue reading
We normally pair our barbecued meats with a cold beer anyway, so why not just incorporate some craft brew into the meat itself? Baker's Bark Craft Beer Spice Rub is made from dehydrated craft beer and chiles, spices, sugar, and salt. The rub will give your next cut of beef a nice spicy and malty character. Besides ... continue reading
Portable grills are often far from portable. They're portable in the sense that if you own an SUV or truck, you could bungee cord it in your trunk and hope for the best. The To Go Grill from Eva Solo is actually a true portable grill. Compact and good-looking, the grill is stacked and stored together with straps for ... continue reading
Sporks are great for what they do. The hobo knife is a step up, but it's also limited in its functionality. If you're a serious outdoorsman, or you just want a really cool all in one eating utensil, you need to check out the Travelmate from Buck Knives. The Travelmate is built on three parts: an antimicrobial, injection ... continue reading
After dazzling our taste buds with a sriracha lollipop not too long ago, the mad candy scientists over at Lollyphile have returned with perhaps the perfect candy. The company has put together a collection of different beer lollipops to satisfy your sweet tooth and your afternoon desire for a cold beer. They come in ... continue reading