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Between 2 Meals: This Isolated Restaurant Can Only Be Reached By Horse-Drawn Sleigh Or Skis

When I heard that the Foodbeast team was going to Aspen for the new episode of Between 2 Meals, I was worried. There was no doubt in my mind they could do what they set out to— create a utility guide of good eats and a possible excursion for any curious travelers in Aspens, that is. But a bunch of Southern Californians in the mountain cold? I was sure someone was going to end up like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

Luckily, it appears they kept the Java Monster flowing and their bodies moving. Indeed, only once did they come close to a frozen Foodbeast when the episode’s host Geoff Kutnick mistook how to cross-country ski (walking in the snow on skis, for the uninformed) and tried to, literally, ski two miles uphill.

Needless to say, this did not go well, but it did provide for one of the episode’s best moments. And that’s saying something, as Geoff explored two of Aspen’s prime eateries and one of its signature activities.

At the first stop of the episode, Geoff explores the accidental history behind Aspen hotspot Bamboo Bear’s signature fried chicken, which is double fried for a remarkably crispy skin. The dish has become a staple for Aspen eaters, along with the restaurant’s traditional banh mi that uses fresh baguettes from a local Vietnamese bakery. Judging by the look of pure bliss on Geoff’s face after dunking a wing in the restaurant’s Bear’s Breath sauce, there’s no doubt that this is a must visit in the Colorado town.

Before the next meal, our host was joined by twelve-time X Games medalist Jackson Strong. The two tour Aspen’s main attractions, the slopes, via snowmobile. While most people opt for skis or snowboards as their mode of exploration, when an X Games contender approaches you with snowmobiles, you take the snowmobile. Once Geoff had a snowmobile ride that was a little more than he bargained for, it was off to the next restaurant.

After the aforementioned uphill trek, the two reach the Pine Creek Cookhouse, a local stronghold that’s only accessible by sleigh or cross-country ski, to check out it’s surprising specialties. The first is the massive Kurt Russell burger, sourced straight from the actor’s cattle farm. The second, a type of Nepalese dumpling called momos, is a tribute to Pine Creek owner John Wilcox’s extensive experience in the Himalayas. The restaurant’s forte is handmade by actual sherpas, who staff much of the kitchen.

Check out the full episode at the top of this article to see these delicious eats, Geoff’s misadventures, and the beautiful snowy mountains of Aspen.


Created in partnership with Java Monster. 

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Satirical Coffee Ad Is SAVAGE AF

I can’t lie, I wake up every morning and look forward to my cup of coffee. I even ground my own beans and brew individual cups with a reusable knock-off K-Cup thing. I sip my freshly brewed coffee with pride and look forward to the morning ritual.

It’s all because I’m an addict—a coffee addict, and thanks to this brutally honest video from Cracked.com, I’m now aware of my problems and will seek the help of my friends and family for help and guidance. Take a look for yourself, are you an addict too?

Even though I’m slightly joking about seeking help, caffeine is pretty addicting.

While I’m not going to steal, cheat and lie for my next grande Pike at Starbucks, it’s safe to say coffee drinkers aren’t shy about their habit — I just typed grande Pike without hesitation — but if you’re buying the next round, I’m coming.

I drink way too much coffee.

So, the next time you consider drinking a nice, warm cup of Joe in the morning, remember this video and say to yourself, “At least it’s not heroin.”

Enjoy!

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Interactive Map Offers a Global Guide to Coffee

Coffee Infographic

Caffeine comes in all sorts of forms, like the Starbuck’s PSL or the world’s strongest coffee. Every fan of that morning jolt has his or her own preferred variety, but here in America, we’re only exposed to a small portion of the world’s coffee consumption. It’s about time we educate ourselves on this topic, eh?

Spanish design company Hey Studio and Mansel Fletcher of the fashion site Mr. Porter joined forces to create one of the coolest infographics to date. The interactive map allows users to scroll over countries and learn all sorts of cultural coffee facts, like unique filtering methods and which country drinks the most java.

Fill up on your coffee knowledge here.

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PicThx Mr Porter