A friend of mine received a picture of a dead raccoon that the sender was about to cook. While she was repulsed and disgusted, I was intrigued. I suppose an individual’s definition of exotic, food or otherwise depends on what part of the world you live in. Here in Southern California, roasted raccoon might raise a few eyebrows. All of this got me to thinking about where a city-dweller such as myself might turn to if one had a hankering to dine on something off the beaten path. I googled “where can I buy raccoon meat”. One of the top hits was a web site called Exotic Meat Market (exoticmeatmarket.net). Not only do they proudly sell whole skinless and smoked raccoon, I discovered they also peddle a plethora of other wild animal meats that would have Andrew Zimmerman (host of Bizarre Foods) in hog-heaven. Read More
A bottle of 100 year-aged Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac, packaged by jeweler Jose Davalos, sold for $2 million to a buyer in Dubai. Adorned with 6,500 diamonds, the handmade crystal bottle is dipped in 24 karat gold and finished in sterling platinum. Read More
Rolling Stone, the magazine, has grown up along with its readers. How do you translate that political edginess that’s the magazine’s trademark into a Los Angeles restaurant and lounge? To do that, Rolling Stone turned to designer Gavin Brodin. The result, which opens to the public on Feb. 1, is time travel adventure set in vintage industrial with an urban street vibe. Read More
This New Year’s top champagne story is the offer of the 30L Armand de Briganc ‘Midas’ champagne bottle for a staggering $100,000 at Las Vegas’ prime party zone, XS at the Encore. The bottle was bought a night later at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s after party, UFC 125 – the flash news however is that no one knows who the buyer is! Read More
Singer Ginuwine has put on a modified milkman’s uniform for his gig as new spokesman of Adult Chocolate Milk, a 40 proof version of the childhood favorite. The new product is being sold at Costco and is the latest twist on sweet treats for adults that include the infamous Four Loko energy soda and Whipped Lightning whipped cream. Read More
Cigars and good cognac go hand-in-hand. Cohiba Cognac by Martell is made from top of the line eaux-de-vie (a.k.a fruit brandy) that’s been aged between 40 and 50 years in oak casks. Read More
Missed out on the the 64-year-old Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue recently auctioned off at Sotheby’s for a record breaking $460,000 (the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky)? You can still get your hands on some of the precious elixir via an ultra-exclusive limited edition bottling from the famed Speyside distillery as part of its upcoming Albert Watson collaboration. Read More
Please, no one buy me this. I’ll loose any reason to leave the house. (At least for the three days it would take me to eat it all). Read More
Too lazy, oops I mean too busy to cook this holiday? Storm9000, our resident expert on all things cool suggests Flagstaff Restaurant. “They [Flagstaff House] are known for having some of the best lamb in the world. They provide a complete thanksgiving dinner all online. 4 star grub delivered right to your door”
Three bottles of Château Lafite-Rothschild 1869 wine were sold for $232,692 each at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction on Friday making them the world’s most expensive wine sold at an auction.
STORM9000, our resident expert on all things cool, (cold in this case) recommends Jenis Ice cream. Storm says: “This aint your dime store ice cream shop. They have some of the planets most unique ice cream. Try some of the Salty Carmel. Crack rock! I eat it twice a week. Of course you can order online and have it delivered to your home anywhere in the U.S. ”
Iconic luxury whisky maker The Macallan has linked arms for a third time with French luxury crystal house Lalique to launch the third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The Macallan in Lalique Finest Cut decanter contains an exceptionally rare 57-year-old single malt whisky valued at USD$15,000.