Deep knowledge of food and drink makes for valuable social currency, but watching most cooking shows is not only dull, it also takes crucial time away from probing the secrets of Mark Harmon's middle-aged smolderingness on NCIS. Get your gastro knowledge on the quick via Tasting Table Everywhere, the new national edition of the New York-born foodist email.
Tasting Table Everywhere is a free daily food and booze email that offers an insider's look at dining, wine, and cooking trends as they happen, not when they've become as outdated as parachute pants, or...pants. But you don't have to be a food snob to enjoy the goods: Early content's covered topics from seriously niche condiments from Seattle, to beer that's casked in whiskey barrels, to a "bailout wine" whose price fluctuates with the Dow. City eating guides and food-driven travel are apparently in the works, too.
Bonus action: subscribe at Tasting Table's invite-only site for Thrillist readers, and you'll also be auto-added to their "Chef's Table" for exclusive offers and events across the country -- bashes you should definitely attend while you're young, because once middle age hits, you, sir, will be no Mark Harmon.