stranger-things-season-2

When the first season of Stranger Things came out, it dominated our office talk for a good long while.  Most of us binged it in about three days, then spent multiple weeks talking amongst ourselves about our favorite characters, theories, and episodes while trying to get the few stubborn holdouts to just watch the thing already.

Lately, we’ve taken to speculating on the second season. Where could they go from their season finale? Are we even going to see the same characters? How does a child deal with the soul-crushing PTSD of being pursued as food? A few of those questions were answered during the Super Bowl, when we finally got a look at what’s coming in Season 2. The trailer’s short, but now we know we’ll be watching the same kids deal with more of the Upside Down.  That’s all great, but our main hope is Stranger Things remains consistent.  The first season was a nostalgic trip for some of us, but nostalgia wasn’t the only thing going on.  There was an actual human story in it too.  If the second season can maintain the stellar quality of the first, then we’re ready to watch Winona Ryder slide right back into insanity.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.