“Bar Rescue” Star Jon Taffer Tried Our Best Bourbon Drinks And It Was Awesome

What happens when we make the bar expert put us to a stress test?

This is Jon Taffer. He’s probably the most well-known nightlife/ bar consultant in the WORLD.

This is Jon Taffer. He's probably the most well-known nightlife/ bar consultant in the WORLD.

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He’s also the mastermind behind Bar Rescue, where Jon saves gross, horribly run bars from the dumps.

He's also the mastermind behind Bar Rescue, where Jon saves gross, horribly run bars from the dumps.

It’s like the most genius show in the history of television, tbh.

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Well, we decided to bring Jon into our LA office to give three of our very best ~bartenders~ the ultimate STRESS TEST.

Well, we decided to bring Jon into our LA office to give three of our very best ~bartenders~ the ultimate STRESS TEST.

Don’t let the smile deceive you — Jon means business.

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Our three contestants were (from left to right) Erin, Kristin, and Leo.

Our three contestants were (from left to right) Erin, Kristin, and Leo.

Do you see those stares? They were thirsty for victory.

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People With Sugar-Related Illnesses Re-Created A Famous Coke Commercial And It’s Super Depressing

“I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony…”

Everyone remembers the “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” song from old Coke ads, right?

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest recreated this ad using men and women who have been diagnosed with high sugar-related illnesses, and it’s pretty jarring.

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As a couple sings, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,” it’s revealed that they suffer from type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

As a couple sings, "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony," it's revealed that they suffer from type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

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“Liquid calories gave her diabetes, which really ain’t so sweet.”

"Liquid calories gave her diabetes, which really ain't so sweet."

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I Ate Nothing But Burritos For A Week

Here’s what happened to me (and my colon).

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The Mission burrito is a San Francisco institution. Everyone in the Bay Area seems to have an intensely polarizing opinion about it. Rice ruins the authenticity. La Taq is worse than Farolito. And most important: Does a good burrito make you want to burst into Dante’s Inferno-level heartburn flames shortly after eating it?

But when you live here, you get it. Burritos are great, and in San Francisco they are better, and the passion for those burritos is unmatched. Within a few months of moving here, I felt like I could almost eat one for every meal.

So I decided to eat nothing but burritos for a week. That’s right: seven full days.

Hear me out. What if the burrito is actually God’s most complete meal? They hit an awful lot of the food pyramid groups that I know exist. You’ve got your grains (tortillas, rice), fruit (tomatoes, avocados), vegetables (peppers, onions), meat (if nothing else, you can have a diverse range of proteins), and dairy (cheeeeeeese). I had a suspicion that a week-long #burritocleanse might not only be possible; it might be a new way to live. If people can survive on nothing but kale juice for a week, surely I can survive — nay, thrive! — on a holistic burrito journey.

My friends were encouraging. My girlfriend was actively against the challenge and worried about my decision-making abilities when I said I was going along with it. My mom, surprisingly, was fine with it.

I was, as I am with most things, wrong.

1. Eat a burrito (from any location) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
2. If you’re too full, you may skip a burrito meal, but you may not consume any non-burrito food.
3. Liquids are OK.
4. Don’t die or poop yourself to death.


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17 Completely Crazy Foods You’ll Find At The Minnesota State Fair

It’s that time of year again! The Minnesota State Fair just announced its new foods for 2015, and they’re nuts.

Spam Burger

Spam Burger

Good news, you have five flavors to choose from.

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Mac & Cheese Cupcake

Mac & Cheese Cupcake

Now THIS is what I think when I think “Fair food”: unholy, insane-looking, delightful. A macaroni and cheese cupcake in breadcrumb crust, frosted with Cheez Whiz. Kill me, I’m not worthy.

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Grandma Deb’s Snicker Bar Salad

Grandma Deb's Snicker Bar Salad

A version of the Minnesota classic, this snickers salad consists of Snickers, Granny Smith apples, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and caramel sauce. Like a more edible candied apple.

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Sriracha Balls

Sriracha Balls

Chicken or cream-cheese based balls stuffed with tomatoes, egg, and corn and then breaded in panko, deep-fried, and rolled in Sriracha sauce.

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22 Reasons Muslims Don’t Lose Weight During Ramadan

You’d think fasting for 30 days would put the “slim” back in Muslim. Wrong.

Keema Samosas

Keema Samosas

Deep fried pastries filled with meat? Yes, please. These heavenly, crispy bites are the best thing to bite into after a long day. Recipe here.

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Qatayef

Qatayef

Cheese- or walnut-filled pancakes drenched in syrup? Yup. That’s what a typical Arab dessert would be during Ramadan. They’re delicious, comforting, and oh so gluttonous. Recipe here.

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Haleem

Haleem

Meat cooked with lentils and served with almost a cup of ghee? You bet. Recipe here.

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Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Veggies as dessert! Carrots have never tasted so good. Bugs Bunny, eat your heart out! Recipe here.

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This Arizona News Station Baked Cookies In A Car Because It’s So F*cking Hot

The true meaning of HOT AF.

With summer just underway, this time lapse video proved that Phoenix heat is no joke!

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With an excessive heat warning in effect, and temperatures hovering around 115 degrees, 12 News decided to see if cookies could bake in a car.

With an excessive heat warning in effect, and temperatures hovering around 115 degrees, 12 News decided to see if cookies could bake in a car.

According to VisitPhoenix, the average June temperature in Phoenix, Arizona is 102.3 degrees.

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So here we go… this guy placed the cookie sheet on the dashboard.

So here we go... this guy placed the cookie sheet on the dashboard.

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The cookies began to spread and BAKE … because it was HOT AF.

The cookies began to spread and BAKE ... because it was HOT AF.

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