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It’s Grilling Season!!!

I’ve been a slacker this winter, I have to admit. I am usually a year round griller, but this year I didn’t do much grilling. It might have been because Wisconsin had a record 54 days below zero....

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Steak Tartare

WARNING This post is all about the consumption of raw meat and eggs. If the above and below images make you queasy then stop reading. If you are a militant vegan or vegetarian you might want to...

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Cafe Hollander-A Review

It was Saturday morning and neither me, or my wife, felt like cooking breakfast, nor was I in the mood for just cereal and/or bagels. I wanted something substantial, which meant gathering everyone...

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Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Baja Blast – in stores!

Mountain Dew Baja Blast is coming to bottles/cans as a limited time offering, starting in May 2014. It will be available in 20 oz bottles, 24 oz cans, and 12 packs of 12 oz cans.

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    Spinach & Arugula Salad with Grapefruit

    It’s a typical March week here in Wisconsin. One day it’s up to 40°F (short sleeve shirt weather up here) and the next it’s cloudy, gray, foggy and snowy. But what do you expect, it’s Springtime in...

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    An Ode to Guinness

    It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I feel like such a loser. My wife cooked up a big pot of Corned Beef and Cabbage yesterday, but after a long day of work, I dug into it without taking any pictures. Both...

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    Review: Monster Energy Ultra – Ultra Red, Zero Ultra, & Ultra Blue

    A trio of flavored, sugar-free, zero calorie energy drinks from Monster, showcasing cranberry, citrus, and berry flavors. Naming conventions could use some work, but they are solid zero sugar...

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    Coming Soon: Pepsi Next sweetened with Stevia in Canada

    The launch of Pepsi Next in Canada features a product sweetened with "real sugar" & stevia, vs. the U.S. version which uses HFCS, Ace-K, & sucralose.

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    Crab Cheesecake

    So not long ago, my brother’s wife had a baby. It was a beautiful baby girl, which means the Martin boys are now 0 for 3 in the grandson category. Which is fine as each daughter; 1 for me and 2 for...

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    On the Shelf: Sprite 6 Mix

    Limited edition Sprite with orange & cherry flavoring, part of a promotion with NBA player Lebron James.

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    On The Shelf: TruMoo Limited Edition Green 1% Milk

    Regardless of St. Patrick's Day, milk should not be green.

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      On the Shelf: 7-Eleven 7-Select Energy Shots

      7-Eleven gets into the energy shot game with their own 7 Select-branded shots, now available.

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      Review: Topo Sabores Pineapple

      A very sweet, very fake, very syrupy pineapple soda from Mexico. Keep your passport for something else.

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      Review: Glaceau FruitWater – Black Raspberry, Strawberry Kiwi, Lemon-Lime, Orange Mango, & Watermelon Punch

      The revival of FruitWater features sucralose and no actual fruit. Still, with excellent packaging and a light, bubbly taste, it provides a tasty alternative to leading sparkling water brands.

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      Review: Monster Energy Absolutely Zero

      With no sugar, you'll note a taste difference vs. flagship Monster Energy. However, it's a fair trade to save 200 calories and still get 8.75 mg/oz of caffeine!

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