Is there a drink more synonymous with suburban backyard mom parties than sangria? It’s a subcategory of punch that allows a hostess to pre-assemble a witch’s cauldron of wine and fruit guaranteed to keep her friends moderately intoxicated all afternoon with minimal kitchen effort. As such, it is genius.
Welcome to Gateways To Drinkery, where The Takeout offers an entry-level course on our favorite libations, and some suggestions on where to start drinking them.
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International travel is a beautiful way to experience a new culture. But while I’m almost entirely all for immersing yourself in what’s local and pushing beyond your boundaries, I make an exception for coffee. Blame jet lag or the disorientation of un-caffeinated mornings in a foreign country, but when I’m abroad and…
I grew up with two Indian cuisines: The food I ate in Indian restaurants on special occasions, and the food cooked by my grandmother. The biggest difference I noticed between the two came in the bread department. My grandma served us many kinds of breads, but they never included naan.
The Halal Snack Pack (aka HSP, or ‘Snacky’) is a modern Australian delicacy that combines the best of Middle Eastern and British cuisine in a single dish.
Dessert and cocktails both come after dinner, but combining them is a tricky business indeed. The best boozy desserts neatly split the difference between sugary treats and nightcaps; the worst are indistinguishable from mild physical assault. Sadly, the latter is far more common than the former—but it doesn’t have to…
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I basketball tournaments are officially underway, and off to a rousing start. This means thousands of sports fans are huddling around their televisions with tons of beer and chicken wings over the next two weeks. We invited ex-competitve eater and human garbage disposal Patrick…
It may be some sort of ancient culinary legend that coffee and tea are dehydrating. Considering how much many of us need to pee after our morning caffeine session, we can see where the suspicion comes from. But Time reports today that these beloved beverages are not, in fact, sucking the liquid right out of us:
The “seeking gourmet donuts” crowd and the “needing to get my car washed and detailed next to the highway” crowd don’t overlap much in Manhattan, which I imagine is why so few people I talk to have been to Underwest Donuts.
During a trip to Dublin a few years ago I befriended a group of older Irish women at a bar one afternoon, as one does. At some point during the conversation, it came out that I had never had a true Irish coffee. Seconds later they made sure I had one in my hand and I was hooked.
Erstwhile Jeopardy! sensation and self-proclaimed pancake expert Ken Jennings had a hot tip for Twitter over the weekend: reheat pancakes in the toaster, not the microwave.
Maybe you think that slushies are novel enough, but the thinkers over at Sonic refused to be bound by your tired flavor norms. So they’re going to offer pickle slushies this summer, apparently derived from pickle juice. WFLD Fox News Chicago reports that “The drink is a bright green and combines that sweet slushie…
Don’t ask how we came across Fieri’s Follicles, just know that we did. The company offers a service in the vein of those name-a-star-after-your-girlfriend sites, except instead of ethereal constellations, you’re naming Guy Fieri’s face hairs.
Many lucky pizza fans have enjoyed the splendor of the New York City slice, a large, greasy, thin-crust triangle best eaten while folded in half vertically. Now at this week’s Pizza Expo in Vegas, The New York Post reports that a New Jersey company is pushing “a water-filtration system that promises to improve any…
An Ohio man named Bruce Wayne—oh sure it is—has decided to end his streak of eating at his local Chipotle daily after doing so for 500 consecutive days.