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Episode #49 (Air Date 9-10-17) HillBilly Adventure and Dating Advice for Men

Episode Link: http://bit.ly/2vQIP91

This week the crew gets together for episode 49 and they have a lively discussion about Heather's upcoming road trip across America in her classic 1965 Mustang. Next they interview special guest Stevie DuPin aka The HillBilly Genius about his book the TransAm Diaries and his personal story about going from being a stand up comic to having cancer and coming out the other side. Finally Brad tells of a missed encounter and Heather provides her insight on how to tell if a woman is hitting on you or if it's just your male ego.

If you would like to learn more about The Hillbilly Genius Stevie DuPin you can visit:

Website: www.StevieDRocks.com

Instagram: @StevieDRocks

Twitter: @StevieDRocks

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Stevie DuPin

1. Cheryl Ladd or Troy Ladd - Winner: Troy Ladd

2. Fuck Cancer or Fuck Cancer - Winner: Fuck Cancer

3. Smokey & the Bandit or Kitt - Winner: Bandit

4. Cardinal or Wildcat- Winner: Wildcat

5. Skyline Chili or KFC - Winner: Skyline

Drink of the Day - The "Hillbilly Tea"

In honor of our guest this week, Heather came up with her newest Drink of the Day - The Hillbilly Tea

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Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

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1 Mason Jar
1/2 Lemon
2oz Moonshine
1oz Peach Schnapps
Sun Tea and Ice

Directions:

Add a generous portion of Sun Tea and Ice to your mason jar. Add the Moonshine and Schnapps to the mix and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Stir well and garnish with a lemon wedge.


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Episode #48 (Air Date 8-29-17) BMW Blues, The Amazing San Fernando Bar Tours and Monterey Car Week

On this weeks episode of Man Seeks Adventure the crew is split up and it's definitely an adventure! Dave Marek and Heather Storm are unable to make it into the studio and are forced to record the episode live in their car as they are driving all over the San Fernando Valley in CA. This leads Dave to giving Heather a guided tour of all of his favorite watering holes up and down Ventura Blvd. In between stops the conversation winds its way between Heathers BMW blues, Daves trip to Monterey Car Week and Brads viewing of the Mayweather V McGregor mega fight.

Drink of the Day - The TKO

In honor of the big fight, Heather came up with her newest Drink of the Day - The TKO

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Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1/2 lemon cut in cubes
2 - 3 basil leaves
3 blackberries
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon

Directions:

Muddle lemon wedge, basil & blackberries in shaker tinn'
Add simple syrup, bourbon and ice
Shake well
Dump all ingredients into rock glass
Garnish with skewered blackberries

 


Episode #40 (Air Date 2-24-17) Eating & Drinking at BacariGDL With Man Seeks Adventure

On this episode of the Man Seeks Adventure podcast we take a trip to the Americana in Glendale, California where a new restaurant has opened. BacariGDL, owned by Robert Kronfli is a blend of comfortable setting, incredible tastes and wonderful drinks. Chef Lior Hillel prepared a large selection of tasting plates for Brad, Dave and Heather to sample and Mixologist David Williams created the tasty cocktails.

Visit the location with us and indulge as each of the dishes is described by the Chef and we hear tales of underground restaurants at USC and getting a start in the rough and tumble restaurant business.

To learn more about the documentary "Paladar" that follows the Pop Up Underground restaurant in Robert Kronfli's apartment while attending USC, visit: Click Here

To learn more about BacariGDL visit their website: bacariGDL.com

Below are a sample of items that we tasted on this episode!

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guests from BacariGDL

1. James Corden or Corden Bleu - Winner: James Corden

2. Golden Road or Road to Bremmen - Winner: Golden Road

3. Cubs or Trojans - Winner: Cubs

4. Best Marshall Grad? Pat Nixon or Rob Kardashian- Winner: Rob Kardashian

5. Shock Top or Shakshuka - Winner: Shakshuka

Drink of the Day - The Brown Butter Sour

This week Bacari's resident mixologist showed Heather how to mix the Brown Butter Sour.

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1.5 oz brown butter infused whiskey

1/2 oz dry curacao

1/2 oz simple syrup

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1 egg white

cranberry bitters

nutmeg

Directions:

Add all ingredients to shaker tin and dry shake (no ice). Then add ice and shake hard. Strain into coup glass. Garnish with cranberry bitters & shaved nutmeg.


Episode #39 (Air Date 2-20-17) MTV's "Stranded With A Million Dollars" TV Show Producer John Davis

On episode 39 of Man Seeks Adventure Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm talk to John Davis the Executive In Charge of Production for the new MTV show, Stranded With A Million Dollars. The show debuts on February 21, 2017 at 10p.m. E/PT and is an exciting adventure in human nature. Man Seeks Adventure gets the behind the scenes tales about filming in Fiji, the way it works and what it took to pull it off.

To learn more about this exciting show visit:

MTV Website: Click Here

Facebook page: Click Here

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest John Davis

1. Sports Cars or Sports Science - Winner: Sports Cars

2. Toll House Cookies or Toll Booth TV - Winner: Toll Booth TV

3. Favorite Coach - Bill Belichick or Bill Alverson - Winner: Bill Alverson

4. OKC Thunder or Thundercats- Winner: OKC Thunder

5. Best Car Warriors Judges: Season 1 or Season 2 - Winner: Season 2

Drink of the Day - The Fijian Sunrise

This week Heather came up with the drink - The Fijian Sunrise

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1 oz vanilla coconut milk

1 oz coconut water

1 oz orange juice

1 oz kava tea syrup (steam kava tea bag in 1 cup of water for 7 min, add 1 c sugar and mix well)

1.5 oz Zaya Rum

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin w/ ice and shake well. Strain into stemless martini glass and garnish with and orange slice.


Episode #38 (Air Date 2-10-17) Billy F. Gibbons the ZZ Top Frontman Talks Cars, Bars, Eats & Adventures

On episode 38 of Man Seeks Adventure we are joined by rock n roll legend Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. This conversation with the rock and roller reveals his love of cars, design, food and adventures. We get Billy to open up for a frank conversation and our now famous Dave's Top 5 "This or That". Join Brad Fanshaw, Heather Storm and Dave Marek for this special podcast episode.

To learn more about Billy F. Gibbons visit his website: www.BillyGibbons.com

To learn more about ZZ Top visit their website: www.ZZTop.com

To learn more about Billy's Tequila brand, Pura Vida visit their website: www.PuraVidaTequila.com

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Billy F. Gibbons

1. Jimmy Hendrix or Jimmy Shine - Winner: Jimmy Shine

2. Best Beard in Texas: James Harden or Frank Beard - Winner: Frank Beard

3. Tito's Vodka or Tito Puente - Winner: Tie!

4. Sharp dressed man or Undressed women- Winner: Sharp Dressed Man

5. Gilligan's Island or Gilligan's Kitchen - Winner: Gilligan's Kitchen

Drink of the Day - The Whiskey Runner (Basil Whiskey Smash)

This week Heather came up with the drink - The Whisky Runner, which is named after Billy's newest Hot Rod.

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

(1) 2 oz whiskey

(1) half lemon cut into wedges

3/4 oz honey

2-3 basil leaves

Directions:

Muddle lemon wedges well to get out all the juice and citrus oils. Add honey, basil, whiskey & ice and shake very well. Strain over large ice cube. Garnish with a basil leaf and slice of lemon.


Episode #37 (Air Date 2-03-17) Comedy Central's Goddamn Band "ElEmEnOpy"

This week Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm invite Nick and Joel from the L.A. band ElEmEnOpy. This high energy duo, rock the local scene and the Comedy Central GodDamn Comedy Jam. Bringing famous comedians on stage is just part of the stage act. Sit back, laugh and enjoy a new take on music.

Click Here to learn more about the band and to visit their website

Click Here to learn more about their new Comedy Central show "The Comedy Jam"

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guests

1. Alpha Bits Cereal or Alphabet Soup - Winner: Alpha Bits Cereal

2. Elemenopy or DNCE - Winner: Elemenopy

3. The Beach Boys or The Beastie Boys - Winner: The Beastie Boys

4. Italian Sausage or Polish Sausage- Winner: Tie

5. Better Drummer Dave Marek or Joel - Winner: Joel

Drink of the Day - Beermosa!

This week Heather put her spin on the classic Mimosa cocktail. She came up with a refreshing turn by using beer instead of champagne.

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

(1) 2 oz splash of grapefruit juice

(1) 2 oz splash of tangerine juice

(1) Bottle of Pilsner or Lager

Directions:

Squeeze the juice of a tangerine and a grapefruit into a pilsner glass. Pour the beer into the glass over the juice and garnish with a slice of grapefruit or tangerine.


Episode #36 (Air Date 01-19-17) Music Executive for Rock Legends - Tucker Williamson

On episode 36 of Man Seeks Adventure Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm welcome Tucker Williamson. Tucker was formerly the VP of Artist Relations and Development for Warner Bros. Music. With acts spanning decades and legends such as Van Halen, Neil Young, KD Lang, Goo Goo Dolls, Joan Jett, Paul Simon, Night Ranger, Damn Yankee's, Black Sabbath and Steppinwolf to name just a few. It's a career on stage and just behind the lights. Today, Tucker is the owner of Right Brain Entertainment and also VP of Music for Mammoth Vision.

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Tucker Williamson

1. Day on the green or Green river - Winner: Day on the green

2.Lombard St. or Freemont St. - Winner: Freemont St.

3. Alioto's or Spangers - Winner: Alioto's

4. Ford Ranger or Night Ranger- Winner: Night Ranger

5. "Make America Great Again" or "You Can Still Rock in America" - Winner: "Rock"

6. Bonus - Whisky a GoGo or Rainbow Room - Winner: The Whisky

Drink of the Day - The "Rusty Nail"

This week Heather Storm mixes up our shows new drink - The Rusty Nail

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1/2 oz Drambuie

2 oz Blended Scotch Whisky

Lemon peel

Directions: Add Drambuie & scotch to mixing glass and stir gently with a small amount of ice. Pour over large ice cube in rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.


Episode #35 (Air Date 01-07-17) Driving Range Rover SVR - Luke of Discovery's "The Wheel"

In episode 35 of the Man Seeks Adventure podcast Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm take an adventure into the deepest parts of South America. They do this through the stories of Luke Soderling a contestant on the TV show "The Wheel". The Wheel debuts on the Discovery Channel January 13th, 2017 and drops 6 individuals into 6 unforgiving locations of South America. From Rain Forests with hot humid climates to mountains that freeze your butt. They must live on their own, survive, catch and eat off the land. Hear what it's like and how he survived.

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Luke Soderling

1. Siberian or Alaskan - Winner: Alaskan

2.Full Moon or Blue Moon - Winner: Full Moon

3. Copper or PVC - Winner: Copper

4. Wasabi or Masabi- Winner: Masabi

5. Rock Stars or North Stars - Winner: North Stars

Drink of the Day - The "Lone Survivor"

This week Heather Storm mixes up our shows new drink - The Lone Survivor

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

2 slices of red pepper

1 oz lime juice

3/4 oz simple syrup

2 sprigs thyme

1 1/2 oz gin

Directions - Muddle red pepper, thyme, lime juice & simple syrup.  Add gin & ice.  Shake really well. Strain into a coup glass or over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs. 


Episode #34 (Air Date 12-30-16) 2016 Ends With A Cocktail & Stories of the New Year

Episode Link: http://bit.ly/2hMVCkQ

Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm gather to reflect on 2016, the stories of New Year's Eve celebrations past and their recent holiday excursions. The trio provides some recommendations of places to go, eat and drink. Advice about New Year's expectations and ways not to be let down when the clock strikes midnight. Also, the incredible "Drink of the Day" an Ancho Old Fashioned.

During this episode Heather and Dave discuss spending time in and around Pasadena CA for the holidays and the Rose Parade. Here are their top picks:

Black Cow Cafe: One of the most popular destinations in historic Old Town Montrose, the Black Cow Cafe is an intimate, aesthetic enclave with eclectic menus of breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites prepared by our Executive Chef. - http://www.theblackcowcafe.com/

The Blind Donkey: Whiskey Bar and Game Room also serving Craft Cocktails, Beer & Elevated Bar Food (in Pasadena). - http://www.theblinddonkey.com/pasadena

Der Wolfskoph: Old Town Pasadena's very own bavarian bierhaus... der Wolfskopf. 20 GERMAN AND GERMAN-INSPIRED (AND A FEW TASTY BELGIAN) CRAFT BEERS ON TAP. - http://www.derwolfskopf.com/

Vertical Wine Bistro: Set above the streets of Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers a warm, inviting dining experience with an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. - http://verticalwinebistro.com/

Barney's Beanery (Pasadena): Barney’s Beanery opened in West Hollywood in 1920, and very quickly established itself as a fixture in Los Angeles with a history and a following that is unmatched. - https://barneysbeanery.com/

Descanso Gardens: Descanso Gardens, located in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California, is a 150 acres botanical garden. Heather highly recommends visiting to see their amazing holiday lights display. - https://www.descansogardens.org

The Bunny Museum: This one is a little odd but if you are into that sort of thing then game on! The Bunny Museum is a world record-holding museum dedicated to rabbits that was opened to the public in 1998, located in Pasadena, California, USA. The museum currently holds more than 33,000 bunny-related items. - http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

The Langham Hotel: The elegance of Southern California. The grandeur of a bygone era. 23 acres of lush gardens, historic ballrooms, and spacious guest rooms all nestled at the base of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. - http://www.langhamhotels.com

Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Craft Beer and Burger Bar! Brad highly recommends it. - https://www.hopdoddy.com/

Drink of the Day - The "Ancho Old Fashioned"

This week Heather Storm our newest co-host mixes up our shows new drink - The Ancho Old Fashioned. Check out this video of Heather creating the drink and enjoy!

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1/2 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

2 oz bourbon

1/4 oz agave

Directions -Add all ingredients to mixing glass with ice and stir for about 1 minute until cold. Strain over large ice cube into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon and orange peel.


Episode #33 (Air Date 12-22-16) EP.33 Meet Heather Storm Our New Co-Host, Mixologist, Adventure Traveler & TV Host

The Man Seeks Adventure podcast is now a trio as Brad and Dave welcome new co-host Heather Storm. Heather is a mixologist, TV Host and Adventure Traveler who brings a fantastic female dynamic to the show.

The show is mostly about Heather, but Dave tells about travels in London and Hawaii. Brad tells about the Man Seeks Adventure participation and appearance at a great party with Live music from Elvis Monroe in DTLA.

To learn more about Heather Storm visit:

Website: www.heatherstorm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherstormla

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherstormla/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherstormLA

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/heastherstorm/

On this episode Dave was in London, Oahu, and Los Angeles. Some of his recommendations were:

Sherlock Holmes Pub in London - http://www.sherlockholmes-stjames.co.uk/

The Willows Restaurant in Honolulu Hawaii - http://willowshawaii.com/

R Bar - A secret "Speakeasy" in Los Angeles Koreatown - https://www.facebook.com/rbarktown/

Lock & Key - Another "Secret Bar" located in L.A.'s Koreatown - http://lockandkey.la/

Shinola - Dave recently popped into the L.A. location of this Detroit brand and picked up some new swag! Check them out and support some American Made Watches - https://www.shinola.com

Drink of the Day - The "Man Seeks Adventure"

This week Heather Storm our newest co-host mixes up our shows new signature drink - The Man Seeks Adventure!

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 

6 fresh mint leaves plus a nice sprig 

1/2 oz of honey

1 1/2 oz of bourbon

ginger beer

Directions - Add lemon juice and mint to shaker tin.  Muddle. Add honey and bourbon. Add ice & shake well. Strain over ice into high ball glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish w/ mint sprig.


Website: Landroverusa.com

Recently we were handed the key fob to the Range Rover Supercharged Sport SVR, an SUV that hangs the SVR badge subtly on the fenders and grill. The SVR or Special Vehicle Operations division creates special vehicles models that offer premium interior features, performance and handling upgrades. The Range Rover Sport SVR is a great deal more than just a badge, as we found driving it for a week.

Brad Fanshaw from Man Seeks Adventure was the lucky bastard of the group who had possession of this high-performance super SUV. 

Being a high-performance car enthusiast the bar was set high. The first item of note was the subtle design that did not offend with too many scoops or ducts, it just appeared necessary. The interior showed just how a manufacturer can make a sport infused SUV look and feel with the use of leather, color contrast, quality carbon fiber and well appointed and placed accessories. This is all just an accent to the incredible torque laden performance and ear tingling exhaust note. The Range Rover Sport SVR is pleasant on the open road and a surface grabbing vehicle that puts you back in the seat when on the curves or in a straight line. It could be referred to as the ideal SUV for freeway on-ramp romps that leave a smile.

The Range Rover Sport SVR was worthy of being parked alongside legendary American muscle cars in my shop. This SUV was not just a pleasure to drive, but fun to put through the paces of performance. It looks good, no matter where you show up and can impress even your most skeptical friends. 

Tech / Specs

0-60: 4.6 sec.

Fuel EPA: 14/19mpg

Top Speed: 144mph

Horsepower: 550hp

Engine: DOHC 32-valve Supercharged & Intercooled, Aluminum V8

Specifications: 305 cubic inch

Power: 550 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic (Can be shifted in manual with stick or paddles)


Episode #32 (Air Date 12-14-16) EPISODE 32 Adventurer Mehgan Heaney-Grier

In this weeks episode the boys were back in the studio and they introduce their new Man Seeks Adventurer Co-Host and resident Mixologist Heather Storm! Our guest this week is Adventurer, World Champion Free Diver, Model, and star of Discovery Channels "Treasure Quest - Snake Island", Mehgan Heaney-Grier. You can learn more about Mehgan at:

Website: MehganHeaneyGrier.com

Twitter: @MehganHeaneyGrier

Instagram: @MehganHeaneyGrier

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47-FlTvef6MmZm6W68-gGw

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Mehgan Heaney-Grier

1. Calvin Klein underwear or Duluth underwear - Winner: Duluth

2.Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute - Winner: Alaskan Malamute

3. Keira Knightly or Olivia Wilde - Winner: Olivia Wilde

4. Jacques Cousteau or Steve Zissou- Winner: Jacques Cousteau

5.Submariner or Aquaman - Winner: Aquaman

Drink of the Day - The Shipwreck

In honor of this weeks guest Mehgan and her show Treasure Quest, our new mixologist Heather Storm came up with the drink "The Shipwreck".

Ingredients (Makes one cocktail)

1 oz coconut syrup or simple syrup (mix equal parts sugar + water until dissolved)

1 oz pomegranate juice 

1 oz fresh lime juice 

2 sprigs of rosemary

squeeze of tangerine juice 

1 oz light rum

float of dark rum 

1 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Directions

Add syrup, juice and rosemary to shaker tin. Muddle rosemary. Add light rum & ice. Shake well. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish w/ rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds. Drink...Enjoy!

 


Episode #26 (Air Date 10-21-16) EPISODE 26 Actor Tyson Sullivan

In this weeks episode the boys were back in the studio and they spoke with actor and friend of the show Tyson Sullivan. Tyson has been in quite a few shows in recent years such Banshee, Justified and the Quarry. You can learn more about Tyson at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tysonsullivan

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2406626/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyson.sullivan.18

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Tyson Sullivan

1. Cowboys or Indians - Winner: The Cowboys

2. Meet the Parents or The Godfather II - Winner: Meet the Parents

3. Timothy Olyphant or Rupert Friend - Winner: Timothy Olyphant

4. Jeep Wrangler or Wrangler Jeans- Winner: Jeep Wrangler

5.Kristian Alfonso or Arianne Zucker - Winner: Kristian Alfonso

Drink of the Day - The Banshee

In honor of this weeks guest, Brad found a drink that shares the name of one of Tyson's most iconic roles.

Ingredients

1 oz Creme de Banana

1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao

2 oz Cream

Directions

Pour all ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice. Shake well till frothy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. Can be served as a frozen drink by just adding ice cream instead of cream with crushed ice in a blender.


Episode #25 (Air Date 10-14-16) EPISODE 25 "But Wait There's More" Man Seeks Adventure

In this weeks episode the boys were getting caught up on all of the great gadgets and big boys toys that had recently hit the market place.

Nissan Pro Pilot Chair - Yes you read that correctly, its a self driving "chair". Get the whole story at the Nissan site: Nissannews.com

Karma Drone by GoPro - GoPro finally jumped in and took advantage of the growing Drone market. Theirs is called the Karma and it's pretty sweet! Get all the info here: Shop.GoPro.com/karma

EO Travel Roller Suitcase - For the guy on the go this suitcase is pretty amazing. You can pick one up now at there website: Incase.com

2017 Ford Raptor: This beast doesn't need any introduction, just go get one! Ford.com

Converse Chuck Taylor "Descent" - Chuck's are an American classic and this new version takes it a step further! Get your own pair here.

Marshall Amp Bluetooth Speaker - Marshall Amps now offer a wide range of bluetooth speakers for your home and they look like mini versions of they famous stack amps! Available now at most of your favorite retailers. Check them out here.

Bombshell Betty 1952 Buick Bonneville Salt Flats Racer - This vehicle looks an extra from Mad Max Fury Road but its a real car built to race across the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's being offered for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas.

Where to Eat / Drink

Brad took a local trip to the South Bay area of Los Angeles and Dave recommended a couple of his favorite watering holes.

Hennessey's - Brad ended up going to this staple in Manhattan Beach and he highly recommends the Beef Dip sandwich! If you're ever in the area you can check them out here:hennesseystavern.com

Lighthouse Cafe - Dave loves this place in Hermosa Beach CA for its eclectic vibe and for its live music. He recommends checking out Jeremy Buck and The Bang when they are playing.

Drink of the Day - The Stone Wall

With Fall settling in Brad chose this Drink of The Day that pairs nicely with the cooling temps. The drink is called the Stone Wall. We found this recipe in Food & Wine.

One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 ½ teaspoons Simple Syrup
1 ½ ounces aged rum
1 ½ ounces apple cider
Ice
1 ½ ounces chilled ginger beer
1 lime wedge
1 slice of apple

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sliced ginger with the simple syrup. Add the rum, cider and ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and apple slice.


Bonus List - Stand-Up Gooey Baked Potato & Pulled Pork

With Fall weather finally settling in across the country Brad wanted to share with you a bonus "Man Sized Meal" that fits perfectly with this cooler weather.

To start with you will need to create some slow cooked pulled pork as your filling for the baked potato. We love the recipe below. After that see our video below on how to prepare the final step which is the stand-up baked potato that you will be filling with this amazing pork. Trust us, this dish is sooo worth the effort! Enjoy, and "You're Welcome!"

SLOW COOKER HONEY PORK ROAST

Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 to 4 pounds pork loin roast
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the pork loin roast in the inner pot of a slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the dried oregano, dried basil, black pepper, salt, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce and Parmesan cheese, and mix well.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pork loin roast into the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Remove the cooked pork loin roast from the slow cooker, reserving the liquid. Shred the meat.
  6. Add the reserved cooking liquid to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until reduced and thickened.
  7. Pour the reduced, thickened sauce over the shredded meat and serve.

Episode #24 (Air Date 09-29-16) EP.24 Day Trippin' Palm Springs & Salton Sea

This week Brad Fanshaw is alone and Dave Marek is off to Japan. Brad decides to take his own day trip to the desert. Go with Brad as he escapes to the Hollywood Hideaway, Palm Springs. Get the history, the must see locations, his top three places to stay and where to grab a tasty breakfast.

Next he travels 30 miles south of the glitz, glamour and resorts of Palm Springs to a once glorious seaside area known as the Salton Sea. Now mostly ghost towns, it is an interesting tale of boom, bust, and failure.

Drink of the Day - the Palm Springs

This week Brad found a refreshing little number named after the town he was visiting. It's called the Palm Springs!

Ingredients

1 Part Aged Cuban Rum

2 Parts Cranberry Juice

1 Part fresh pressed Apple Juice

1 Part Passion fruit liqueur

1 Splash of Lime Juice

5 Mint Leaves

 

What To Do?

Your first stop in Palm Springs should be to the amazing Palm Springs Visitor Center. It used to be a gas station years ago, but now is a spectacle of Mid Century Architecture! Very cool!! It is located at: 2901 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Web: http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world and is worth a visit! Web: https://www.pstramway.com/

Palm Springs Air Museum - This museum has an amazing collection of WWII era aircraft as well as fighter jets from the 60's, 70's and 80's. The museum has been ranked one of the Worlds Best Aviation Museums and is definitely worth an afternoon visit. Web:http://palmspringsairmuseum.org/

Palm Springs Windmill Farms - You can take a tour of these amazing monoliths that cover the desert floor. They really are amazing to see in person. Web:http://windmilltours.com/

Where To Stay?

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage - Hey is spendy but your worth it! Right? Web: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/rancho-mirage

The Avalon Hotel & Bungalows - Previously known as the Viceroy Hotel, this hip little boutique hotel is an old world hideaway in the heart of Palm Springs. Web: http://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs

Where To Eat / Drink?

There is no shortage of high end watering holes and lux eateries around town, but on this trip Brad visited a local favorite: Elmers. They are famous for their breakfast options so show up hungry! Web: http://eatatelmers.com/

Woody's Palm House - Bustling burger and fries joint with nightly entertainment. Web:http://www.woodyspalmhouse.com/

Neils Sports Bar - This place doesn't look like much from the street but if you looking for some low rent fun then this is your spot! Famous for their Karaoke nights and down home friendly service. Good Times! Web: https://www.yelp.com/biz/neils-lounge-indio

Village Pub - The Village Pub is a one of a kind Restaurant, Bar, & Nightclub. It combines Live music on one level with a “Club” upstairs, an indoor and a huge outdoor patio, indoor and outdoor bars and the consistency of opening till 2 am seven days a week. Web:http://palmspringsvillagepub.com/


Episode #23 (Air Date 09-22-16) EP.23 Monterey, CA The Cars, Bars, Parties & $4.8 million purchase!

If you listened to the show you know that the boys were virtually everywhere during this event! The parties, people and events are almost to long to list so we will give you some of the highlights that you should look for when you take your trip to this amazing affair!

Lets start with "Where to Stay?"

Lets be honest, this event is a billionaires playground. Like Monaco during the F1 Race this can get very pricey! Hotels are everywhere in and around the area but they usually book up months in advance and the rates are triple what they would be normally. We recommend renting a house or a condo instead. If you gather up a group of friends to attend the events and you all split the costs it will be money much better spent. We recommend either VRBO.com or AIRBNB.com.

What to Do?

Now that you have your accommodations squared away its time to head out and have some fun. With so many events happening at the same time and being spread out across a pretty wide area we recommend doing a little research first and highlighting the events you really want to see. Between the parties, the races, the auctions, and the cars you will be BUSY! Here is a list of some of the biggest events to keep an eye on:

The Roles Monterey Motorsports Reunion - This event is held out at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca and features multi-million dollar, historic race cars dukeing it out on the track while trying not to damage these amazing museum pieces! Its a thrilling, celebrity packed affair held over three days and its definitely worth attending! Visit their website for a full schedule.

Auto Auctions - This is where the Big Boys buy their Big Boys Toys! Even if you can't afford to drop 17million on a vintage Ferrari you can watch the action at any one of these events.

Gooding & Company - This is the auction where Brad and Matt purchased the 4.4 million dollar Paul Newman race car for Adam Carolla.

Russo and Steele

Mecum Auctions

RM / Sothebys

Events - There is no shortage of events at this affair. Every day there are amazing parties and car shows to be a part of. Here is a list of some of the best.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

McCalls Motorworks Revival

Quail Valley Lodge

The Quail "A Motorsports Gathering"

Casa Ferrari Carmel

Where to Eat - Finally here are a couple of suggestions from Dave on where you might stop by for some gourmet grub if you feel so inclined:

CasaNova - Carmel by the Sea

Hogs Breath Inn - This is Clint Eastwood's place!

For a more extensive list of everything that happens during this epic week make sure to visit MonteryCarWeek.com