Help me find the best tea ever! So as a new found lover of tea I am finding that the online tea world has an almost infinite selection. Quickly I am becoming lost in the myriad of options in my quest to find new great tea. So metafites suggest the greatest, the most unique, and the tastiest tea you know of. Bonus points if I can find it online. Double bonus points for direct links. [more inside]
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
I'm throwing a chemistry themed birthday party. I need help generating some awesome ideas. [more inside]
I'm having a tacotastic dinner party for my boyfriend's birthday. What's a tasty cocktail/punch recipe that goes with the fresh, rich, spicy flavors of Mexican food? Simplicity is a plus; I don't mind making flavored simple syrup or finding juices or fresh ingredients but I'd like to avoid buying 6 bottles of liquor for one drink. [more inside]
What kinds of beer should by brother serve at his restaurant? [more inside]
I heard Green Tea is extremely good for you. If I drink it cold, will it give me the same benefits as hot green tea? I like the Snapple Green tea drink you can get in a glass bottle and you drink it cold. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
My wife used to love Tab energy drink both for the burst of energy and for the flavor. We can't find it any more. She needs an energy drink tonight to rev up for Halloween festivities. Are there any commonly found (we live in the midwest) energy drinks that taste similar to the Tab energy drink?
Help me figure out how to make a Flaming Moe (Flaming Homer) for a Simpsons Costume Party tonight, please! [more inside]
Looking for a serious Dive Bar in Los Angeles. In the Venice, Culver, Santa Monica region. Not an "LA" dive, a real dive please. [more inside]
SummerSnackFilter: In an attempt to relive certain college days, I purchased a watermelon and a handle of cheap vodka. Cut hole, insert bottle, and in 24 hours, deliciousness, right? Wrong. Can the tipsy hive mind tell me where I went wrong? And other things that I can make along these lines? [more inside]
Are there any accounts of cops in prohibition/depression era New York being drinkers? Would drink be widely available to the point where no one would think much of it, or would it be especially difficult for a public employee?
What food or drink should I bring to a dumpling party? [more inside]
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
On training a three-month-old on drinking with a straw...firstly, is it even doable? And is (watered down) juice ok for that age? [more inside]
My 21st birthday is coming up in a few months. I would like to celebrate this with one well-crafted cocktail at a bar, but I am at a loss as to which one and where to get it. I will be spending my 21st birthday in DC while visiting my folks. [more inside]
Suggest me a hors d'oeuvre to take to an absinthe tasting. [more inside]
I drink 12 beers a week, am I an alcoholic? [more inside]
One of the only things I miss in London is diet Snapple ice tea (or Lipton version). I cant seem to find the diet versions of many drinks which are readily available in the US. Does anyone know a source (pref. online where I can order a case or two, not trade where I need to buy a van ful)
My family is very big on toasts, but generally the same ones are repeated throughout the holidays or birthdays - toasts for health, success, and happiness. I'm curious as to what kinds of toasts are your own favorites. Something beautifully worded you really liked? Or a subject you think is really worth drinking for? (Well, that last one is quite the slippery slope - but still!) What do you usually raise your glass for?
Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
Looking for a restaurant quality Margarita on the rocks recipe. There are many on the Internet and I am curious if anyone has any secret ingredients or process. I have tried the limeade and that is ok, but I am still looking for something great.
Recommend places to eat, drink, relax, and generally take life slow while on vacation in New Orleans, please! [more inside]
What Can I Do With Irish Cream? [more inside]
The mysterious Grecian Marble cocktail... [more inside]
Help me find a fortified wine that doesn't taste like raisins! [more inside]
Can you recommend a decent brandy in Canada at a good price? [more inside]
The Naked Nymph is s'posed to be a cocktail. I went looking for the recipe, and couldn't find it. Anyone ever heard of/had a Naked Nymph? Know what's in it?
I'm looking for your favorite tequila cocktails! [more inside]
Help me find muddled drinks! [more inside]
Who has experience on an extended juice feast? [more inside]
Last night, a friend accidentally spilled a drink over my mobile phone. Now it sort of works. What can I do? [more inside]
I started with Earl Grey, and drank it for years with milk, until I tried better quality teas and gave up the milk. Then oolong, which was too weak and subtle for me. Now I've moved on to Lapsang Souchong and a malty golden-tipped Guangxi black called Golden Downy. I like strong teas, with no herbal additives; can anyone suggest other teas as strong as the Lapsang, smoky or not? [more inside]
get creative: Help us name the cocktail tonight that is being served at a 40th birthday party for a man. [more inside]
Where can I find Pliny the Elder in the Mid-Atlantic? [more inside]
We need a drink in Princeton, NJ. It's an emergency, I promise you. If not a bar, a place we can buy booze to go. [more inside]
Alcoholics (of course you aren't): Need drink ideas that fit the theme "rugged". Fewer ingredients is better, and if you've got several suggestions that all require the same base liquor, that's wonderful.
Anybody have a clue what the "Whale of a Drink" at the long-gone Moby Dick's bar in downtown Minneapolis was? was it a cocktail? Or did they just mean that you would get super, super drunk there, which I've heard was true. If it was a drink, anyone have a clue what the hell it was?
Is clumping one's H2O intake into one half of the day okay? I'm busy and constantly on the move until about 5 in the evening, and don't really have time to drink water. I still get my 64oz in, usually between 5pm and 11pm. Is this style of water intake detrimental?
I have two energetic one-year-old cats who love to knock over their water dish. I've tried several different types (at first they had a standard ceramic dish, into which they'd drop their stuffed toys until the toys absorbed all of the water (and got extremely gross), so I switched to a water-cooler-style dish, with a jug on top that fills to a dish in the bottom. That worked for a few weeks, but now the just play with it until it tips over, leaving my rug wet and them thirsty. What can I do to keep them from doing this? Is there a better (but still inexpensive) cat-watering system?
Is Vitamin Water actually good for me, or am I fooling myself? [more inside]
I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
What's good to eat at Russian-immigrant grocery stores and bakeries? [more inside]
At the risk of sounding daft, please explain this old 16th Century English Proverb for me. [more inside]
Help me become a better drinker. [more inside]
Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen? [more inside]
Do animals prefer to drink cold water in the summer like I do? [more inside]
I'm off to a conference in Patras, Greece next week. Any suggestions for high-speed tourism (we'll be busy most of the day but might get a bit of free time), decent eateries, and decent drinking places, particularly late night?
I want to find a replacement for coffee and tea for a morning kick drink. [more inside]