On this weeks episode of The Explorers, we're making our maiden voyage to Thrillist's hometown, NYC. We join our stateside host Jeremy Jacobowitz (aka Brunch Boys) in the industrial area of Bushwick as he heads to Arrogant Swine, one of the city's premier Carolina-style barbecue joints. There he meets up with pitmaster Tyson Ho, who breaks down his top-selling Greensboro Pitmaster Chicken Wings, and the untold history of the Vietnam War's influence on Carolina barbecue.
Go Camping in the Comfort of Your Own Home With S'mores Dip
Do a quick a scan of a grocery store in 2018 and you’ll notice something peculiar: Nearly every good carbohydrate also has an alternative made from cauliflower. This phenomenon ranges from bags of cauliflower “fried rice” speckled with diced carrots and peas to “gnocchi“ constructed from compressed bits of the cruciferous vegetable. But the food that takes up the most shelf space are cauliflower-crusted pizzas -- yes, pizzas with a base made typically from a mix of shredded cauliflower, cheese, egg, and seasonings. Everyone from Whole Foods to Trader Joe’s carries a cauliflower pie, as either a plain crust or a full-blown pizza loaded with cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni and the like.
The cauliflower crusts aren’t just filling grocery shelves either -- recently, they've found a home on restaurant menus. West coast-based pizza chain California Pizza Kitchen added the vegetable crust to its menu earlier this year. In New York City, you can find the crusts topped with vegetables like caramelized onions and fresh tomatoes, and Los Angeles is home to a pizza delivery company called Skinny B*itch that will send cauliflower pies straight to your door.
While it might seem like it, Big Cauliflower did not invent this dish. It appears that humanity first had the idea to substitute crusts made from flour, water, and yeast, with crusts made from shredded cauliflower as early as 2009. The blogger behind Your Lighter Side claims to have invented the recipe that May, after deciding to swap out rice flour for riced cauliflower in a gluten-free pizza crust recipe she found in an old cookbook. The idea eventually set Pinterest ablaze with bloggers from around the internet sharing their own versions of the vegetable crust.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Food & Drink
You Can Get a Free Frosty & Fries from Wendy's Right Now
Dipping French fries in a Frosty at Wendy's isn't just a weird thing people do instead of using a perfectly good spoon, it's actually a powerful flavor pairing that's legit backed by science. And while we can't find a scientific study that says the popular combo will taste even better if you don't have to pay for it, we're just going to go out on a limb and say that it will. Well, starting on Tuesday, you can find out for yourself, with a new deal for free fries and a Frosty from Wendy's.
That's right: you can get a Frosty and an order of fries for free, and better yet, delivered right to your door. The deal comes from the popular delivery app Postmates, which offers food, drinks, and even grocery delivery services in 385 cities and markets across the United States. To take advantage of the sweet and savory offer, all you have to do is use the Postmates app or desktop site to find your nearest Wendy's location, and you'll be able to select both a Frosty and an order of fries for zero dollars. Perhaps the only difficult thing about it is choosing between a vanilla Frosty or a chocolate Frosty. Good luck with that.