Posts Tagged ‘ World Wide ’

The Illest Photos Of The Most Surreal.

When photography stops to tell the concrete reality and try to represent a concept, when the image alludes to something, it becomes visual narrative, surreal and fantastic, a concept art.  A very young artist, spokesman of this photographic genre, is the American David Talley, founder and creative director of Concept Collaboration, a worldwide movement dedicated to conceptual photography.  With a touch a bit emo(tional) and an image processing similar to the dark one of Tim Barton, his goal seeks to highlight “the darkest moment before an explosion of light”.  Through the use of the movement and the rarefied atmospheres, David translates the emotions of real life in photographs from the positive impact that try to capture vulnerability and disturbances. Every place, every natural element help him enrich his narrative skills and provides in visual emotions.  The reality, after all, is only a starting point.

The 10 Best Places To Get BACON. (not for the faint of heart.)

Sunnyside Pizza

Bar Cento. Cleveland, OH (address and info)

This Ohio City spot does its own meats in-house, including pancetta, which is laid down on a pepper-coated crust before being topped with provolone and eggs. Those eggs basically fry in the grease as the pie cooks at a high temp. The result? A pizza with egg yolk and bacon juice as its sauce base.

B’B’B’ Bacon Burger

Slater’s 50/50. San Diego, CA (address and info)

No conversation about places to get bacon in America would be complete without mention of Slater’s 50/50. The place was a pioneer in creative applications of bacon, and their patties are half beef and half bacon (hence the name), so pretty much anything you get here is going to satisfy that craving of yours. But of all their menu items, the B’B’B’ Bacon Burger is the most likely to make your jaw drop (both in awe and in order to fit the damn thing in your mouth).

The Death Muffin

Diesel. Atlanta, GA (address and info)

Diesel’s “Bacon Explosion” — a bacon-stuffed, bacon weave-wrapped sausage loaf covered with maple syrup and cayenne — already sounds pretty daunting. Add to it cheddar & a poached egg, and put it all on an English muffin, and you’ve got a menu item that totally warrants the moniker of “The Death Muffin.”

Chicken-fried bacon

Sodolak’s Original Country Inn. Snook, TX (address and info)

All the reasons you’re not eating chicken-fried steak are dumb, but the reasons you’re not eating chicken-fried bacon are probably dumber. This is the most American food, hands down, end of discussion. Sodolak’s is where it’s been made the longest, and nowhere else has it been so enthusiastically perfected.

Bacon Loves Lobster Roll

BarBaconNew York, NY (address and info)

If you’re an indecisive person who likes bacon, BarBacon might be the wrong place to go. The menu here doesn’t have a single dish on it without the stuff (with the exception of a few cocktails), so we recommend attempting the four-variety bacon tasting beforehand just so you can cleanse your palate of everything that isn’t pork. And when you’re done with that, you’ll probably get their Bacon Loves Lobster Roll. Just saying.

Heart Attack Dog

Cousin’s Grubhouse. Philadelphia, PA (address and info)

Grubhouse is essentially a temple to bacon, and its been practicing its religion for a long time. Open since the 1950s, Grubhouse has been serving up bacon in endlessly creative and delicious varieties longer than most places have been in business. Some highlights are their Elvis Melt (bacon, banana, peanut butter, and “bacon powdered sugar”), and their bacon-wrapped, chili-topped Heart Attack Dog.

The Notorious Bacon Sundae

Green Goddess. New Orleans, LA (address and info)

Looking at the rest of this list, and seeing that (for the most part) these are all savory bacon interpretations, we knew we needed something that would cap off the hypothetical meal that is this article sweetly. Enter: the Notorious Bacon Sundae. It’s made with coffee pecan brittle ice cream & bacon caramel, and is topped with Nueske’s applewood bacon, plus the hopes and dreams of every American.

The bacon sampler

Tails & Trotters. Portland, OR (address and info)

This Stumptown butcher shop specializes in all things pig, from house-cured ham to porkstrami and, of course, bacon, which you can watch them slice behind the deli counter. That includes pepper and applewood, plus pancetta, unsmoked strips, British back bacon, and Canadian bacon, which has way better healthcare than its American counterpart. There’s a sandwich counter, though it rarely has bacon. Lucky you, you can grab it to go — or score it online — to do wonderful things to your own sandwiches.

Ol’ Reliable. Chicken & Waffles w/ Bacon

Bacon. Austin, TX (address and info)

When Bacon opened in 2011, pork-minded Austinites rejoiced. This sanctuary of swine’s menu is nearly entirely bacon-based, so you can’t really go wrong. But the move here is the chicken and waffles, a mountain of poultry whose secret weapon is the thick chunks of bacon they can bake right into the batter.

The Whole Bomb

Kaiser Tiger. Chicago, IL (address and info)

This West Loop beer hall does a lot of wonderful things with bacon, including wrapping it around dates and deep-fried meatballs. But for a real assault against your ventricles, go for the Whole Bomb. A glorious mutation of meatloaf, the thing starts with 2lbs each of ground beef and pork, which is wrapped up in a 16-strip bacon weave that sits on the smoker for three hours. The 5lb log is then sliced off for sandwiches or, more ideally, is just eaten like a burrito while you weep alone in the dark.

The 10 Most Expensive Foods In The World.

From food app dishpal comes an infographic detailing some of the most expensive foods in the world, among which are gold-lined, truffle-laced and wine soaked foods.  The most expensive dish is a $16,000 meat pie sold at the Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire. Filled with 6 lbs of Kobe beef, each slice will set you back $2,000.  What does that princely sum buy you? A meat pie marinated in two bottles of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, filled with truffles and Matsusake mushrooms, and edible 23-carat gold for garnish.  At New York’s Westin hotel at Times Square, chef Frank Tujague created a limited time $1,000 bagel stuffed with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with gold leaves (pictured above).  And from BrewDog in Scotland comes an $800 to $1,100 pint of Belgian ale that comes in a dead, squirrel carcass.  Other expensive foods on the graphic include a $12,000 pizza topped with lobster, caviar, eight different cheeses and hand-picked Australian river salt from Italy.  And there is a Samundari Khazana Seafood Curry at $3,000, ironically released to coincide with the film Slumdog Millionaire….

Awesome People Doing Awesome Things.

Talent is all over the planet in every shape, form, size, and can come from people of any age.  I’ve posted up a few videos of amazing people doing amazing things before, but the original ‘Awesome People Doing Awesome Things’ is one of the greatest to behold.  Take a look below.

Another Set Of Examples Of Brilliant Street Art.

Street art is honestly by far my favorite medium for visually expressing ideas.  It literally comes in all different forms, and can inspire, scare, bewilder, warn, and make people laugh.  This is probably my 9th or 10th street art collection on this blog in the last 2 years.  So although I think one or two photos may have been repeated in previous posts, check out all these incredibly interesting pieces of street art.

The World’s 50 Best Bars.

Drinks International, based out of the UK, has published its version of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, with the World’s 50 Best Bars list.  From secretive speakeasies that require walking through phone booths, wardrobes and hidden, unmarked doors, editors and bar professionals around the world selected their picks for the best bars around the world.  While New York and London dominate the top 10 list, watering holes from 16 countries are represented along the way, including bars from France, Spain, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.  About 100 of the world’s top bar professionals contributed to the list, including the Playboy Club’s Salvatore Calabrese, King Cocktail Dale DeGroff, Esquire’s David Wondrich in the US and diamond ice-carver Hidetsugu Ueno.

Here are the top 50 bars in the world, according to a panel of 100 bar professionals and Drinks International.

1. PDT, New York
2. Connaught, London
3. Artesian, London
4. Death & Co, New York
5. Milk & Honey, London
6. American Bar at the Savoy, London
7. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
8. Drink, Boston US
9. Harry’s New York Bar, Paris
10. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
11. Pegu Club, NY
12. Dry Martini Bar, Barcelona
13. Eau De Vie, Sydney
14. Bramble, Edinburgh
15. Employees Only, New York
16. La Capilla Bar, Mexico
17. Merchant Hotel, Belfast
18. Nightjar, London
19. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
20. Buddha Bar, Paris
21. Skyview Bar, Dubai
22. The Varnish, Los Angeles
23. Tippling Club, Singapore
24. Milk & Honey, New York
25. 878 Bar, Buenos Aires
26. Der Raum, Melbourne
27. Callooh Callay, London
28. Clover Club, New York
29. Door74, Amsterdam
30. Tommy’s, San Francisco
31. Floridita, Havana
32. City Space, Moscow
33. Matterhorn, Wellington, NZ
34. High Five Bar, Tokyo
35. Le Lion, Hamburg
36. LAB, London
37. Boadas, Barcelona
38. Dutch Kills, New York
39. Worship St Whistling Shop, London
40. BarAgricole, San Francisco
41. Papa Doble, Montpellier
42. Quo Vadis, London
43. Lounge Bohemia, London
44. Mayahuel, New York
45. Mutis, Barcelona
46. Ruby, Copenhagen
47. Rules, London
48. Hemingway Bar, Paris
49. Zuma, Dubai
50. Star Bar, Tokyo

The Watch The Throne Tour.

Fri, 10/28/11 7:30 p.m.  Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Priced from: $56
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Sat, 10/29/11 7:30 p.m.  Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Priced from: $34
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Sun, 10/30/11 7:30 p.m.  Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
Priced from: $47
Aprox. 672 tickets left.

Tue, 11/01/11 7:30 p.m.  1st Mariner Arena – Baltimore, MD
Priced from: $33
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Wed, 11/02/11 7:30 p.m.  Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) – Philadelphia, PA
Priced from: $56
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Thu, 11/03/11 7:30 p.m.  Verizon Center (Washington DC) – Washington, DC
Priced from: $75
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Sat, 11/05/11 7:30 p.m.  Izod Center – East Rutherford, NJ
Priced from: $99
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Sun, 11/06/11 7:30 p.m.  Izod Center – East Rutherford, NJ
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Mon, 11/07/11 7:30 p.m.  Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
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Tue, 11/08/11 7:30 p.m.  Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Priced from: $95
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Mon, 11/14/11 7:30 p.m.  BankAtlantic Center – Sunrise, FL
Priced from: $68
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Tue, 11/15/11 7:30 p.m.  American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
Priced from: $59
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Fri, 11/18/11 7:30 p.m.  Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Priced from: $190
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Sat, 11/19/11 7:30 p.m.  Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
Priced from: $98
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Mon, 11/21/11 7:30 p.m.  TD Garden – Boston, MA
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Tue, 11/22/11 7:30 p.m.  Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Priced from: $76
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Wed, 11/23/11 7:30 p.m.  Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Priced from: $125
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Thu, 11/24/11 7:30 p.m.  Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Priced from: $185
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Sat, 11/26/11 7:30 p.m.  Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Priced from: $55
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Sun, 11/27/11 7:30 p.m.  CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Priced from: $60
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Tue, 11/29/11 7:30 p.m.  Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Priced from: $68
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Wed, 11/30/11 7:30 p.m.  United Center – Chicago, IL
Priced from: $74
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Thu, 12/01/11 7:30 p.m.  United Center – Chicago, IL
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Sat, 12/03/11 7:30 p.m.  New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
Priced from: $50
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Mon, 12/05/11 7:30 p.m.  Toyota Center – Houston, TX
Priced from: $40
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Tue, 12/06/11 7:30 p.m.  American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Priced from: $46
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Fri, 12/09/11 7:30 p.m.  MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Priced from: $95
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Mon, 12/12/11 7:30 p.m.  STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Priced from: $118
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Tue, 12/13/11 7:30 p.m.  STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
Priced from: $95
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Fri, 12/16/11 7:00 p.m.  Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
Priced from: $60
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Sat, 12/17/11 7:30 p.m.  Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Priced from: $94
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Sun, 12/18/11 7:30 p.m.  Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
Priced from: $30
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Amazing Places Around The World To Visit.

Fernando De Noronha - Brazil

Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta - Canada

Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan - China

Boracay Island - Philippines

Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island - Greece

Golden Eye Hotel, St. Mary - Jamaica

Alentejo - Portugal

The Pearl Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou Valley - China

For many, the idea of traveling mean having new experiences with new people, absorbing new cultures, and becoming familiar with different ways of life. For other people, it’s all about the visuals. The sights you see when your in new places are always something that people keep with them, and nothing can keep a visual memory better than a photo. I know seeing a picture is nothing like the real thing, but you can’t help but admit, the 16 photos in this collection are amazing.

Santa Domenica nel Salento

Skaftafeli - Iceland

Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora

Marble Caves, Chile Chico - Chile

Multnomah Falls - Oregon

Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan

Mount Roraima - Venezuela

New York City, New York

Automotive Photography.

I love cars.  Just to put it simply.  I grew up in a place where street racing was very common, and some people spent more time working on their cars than they spent attending the local high school.  Luxury cars, foreign cars, or exotic cars, don’t make a difference, I’m developed a solid love for automobiles of any type.  (Even thoough, I feel like the ONLY thing in the world sexier than Jessica Castillo is a fresh Aston Martin).  When I recently came across a collection of automotive photography, I was enthused to say the least.  This collection comes from all different photographers from all over the world, of all different cars, of all shapes, sizes, and styles.  I didn’t chose the photos for what cars were in them, but for the composition of the photo, the angles, focal points, lighting, style, and depth all contribute to the beauty of the car being displayed, and I didn’t want to limit what I posted just because the car in the photo was old.  So take a look both above and below and hopefully you’ll see as much beauty in these photos as I do.