Hanson, apparently the most good-natured band on the planet, released a beer this weekend in conjuction with Hangover 3 called "Mmmhops." Let that sink in, because it's most definitely the greatest beer name that's ever existed. Hopefully this beer takes off and becomes a staple of college parties everywhere. How great would it be to see a keg of Mmmhops at the Alpha Nu Nu Pi Chi party instead of plain ol' Bud Light? If you're of age and curious to try the beer, it looks like Mmmhops is in production and will be available to the public soon. Perfect to sip out by the pool while listening to your Middle of Nowhere CD on a boombox and wearing those daisy barrettes you love so much. —Katie
Hey Philly! It's that time of year. YES, that time of year, where warm weather, good music, and the infamous #fishbowls all come together to form the Making Time Memorial Day Weekend Rad-B-Q at Bamboo Bar (927 N. Delaware)! So grab your bathing suits (UGHH girl, no, you're NOT look too fat to go swimming) and get ready for a night of dancing, sweating your ass off and cannonballing.
Twinkies are coming back this summer, everyone! Praise and glory be. Stoners everywhere are shedding tears of joy. Even if you've never actually wrapped your mouth around a Twinkie, you know that they embody the American spirit, and what better time for them to return than the summer, the most American of all times? Memorial Day! Fourth of July! Labor Day! Stars and stripes, y'all. If you're sober and still a little unsure about whether or not you actually want to consume the questionable (but delicious) snack cakes, then here are some other uses for them to keep your summer rockin'. —Katie
Eat 100 and see what effects the tasty treats have on your body. Maybe they're the secret to everlasting youth. You won't know until you experiment.
You don't need a reason for this. Just think about how satisfying it would be to lob these things at a brick wall.
You can turn Twinkies into art and if you don't believe me, then just look at the beautiful creations made by artist Nancy Peppin. Shit is serious.
Apparently you can submerge a Twinkie in Mountain Dew and it will not dissolve or fall apart. It just floats. Since Mountain Dew is the most questionable beverage of all time (7,000 pounds of sugar and glowing green), this is pretty good testament to Twinkie's staying power. It could be the most indestructible pet ever—the new pet rock, if you will.
There are a million subscription boxes out in the world right now, so it's hard to figure out where to start, but what better place than FOOD? I mean, who wouldn't want a box of snacks delivered directly to their doorstep every month? You can't really go wrong with that one. There's a fun box o' food for every taste out there, and here are some of the best ones. —Katie
Graze looks like it's one of the best boxes out there. It's only $5, so like, YES PLZ, and every box is filled with delicious, healthy snacks. Sadly, you need an invitation code to sign up right now, but if you stalk your friends who were lucky enough to sign up for Graze and receive an invite code, then you might be able to get your hands on one.
Love With Food
The Love With Food box is also pretty cheap, and it's fancy gourmet samples, which is totes fun to get in the mail. It's a great way to try that $20 tea you've had your eye on without actually spending $20 on tea.
(via Chic Vegan)
At $19.95 a month, the Vegan Cuts box is a little bit pricier than the previous two, but it's full of great vegan snacks. Since vegan products aren't found everywhere, it's a good way to try some stuff that may not be available locally. Plus, if you share this box with a pal, it's only $10 a month!
Cheating with this one a little because Bespoke Post isn't all food, but the food it does have looks b o m b. The Bespoke Post box is actually curated for men, but it's not filled with Axe Body Spray; the boxes revolve around booze, food and accessories, so they're something that people of both genders would be interested in. At $45 it's the most expensive listed, but the boxes, filled with coffee grinders and weekender bags, definitely seem worth it.
Taking place June 7 and 8 in Los Angeles is the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival, which will feature The Drums, Black Lips, Free Energy, and so many more. This year, for its fourth year as a festival, the event will take place in L.A.'s very own arts district. As a resident of Los Angeles, Jubilee seems pretty cool! Aside from the music, there will be lots of local food, comedy, literary readings, and vendors. I'm mega excited for this, (mainly because of The Drums), but what a great way to celebrate our local culture! Tickets are on sale here. - Maddie
I'm no stranger to Mary Jane. In fact, she was one of my best friend in college—even though I had to pay a lot of money to hang out with her everyday. Even so, she was really fun, and we spent a lot of nights together, up late making weird faces into my Macbook Photo Booth. One thing we sucked at, however, was cooking. Instead of trying to make anything remotely edible, we'd eat wraps laced with ranch dressing, chips dipped in ketchup, and the occasional attempt at a marshmallow and Rice Crispies mix in the microwave.
The Thursday before Coachella is basically one long pre-game to get ready for three days of festival fun. Driving in from Los Angeles, we made some requisite stops at In-N-Out, where a burger, fries and a shake officially announced to our stomachs that we had arrived in California.
If Tumblr girls got together to hang out in a hotel room, it would look just like English singer Charli XCX's latest video for her cute pop love-song "What I Like." Cheesy pizza, grey-hounds in sweaters, bubbles, Emoji and more are all present in this video in addition to some major fashion inspiration. School girl kilts with gigantic platforms and candy bracelet accessories? I'm all about it. - Hazel
It's Earth Day this month so you'll probably be spending a lot of time in the great outdoors, inhaling the fresh spring air, rolling around in fresh-cut grass, and hanging out with your old college friend Mary Jane. Since you'll probably work up an appetite while you're toking on the beauty of nature, you should take the time to look at some delicious snacks to keep you fortified. That spring air is gonna make you really hungry. —Katie
Doritos Locos Tacos
Did you hear about these Doritos? They're Locos Tacos flavored Doritos. It's like the ultimate mind-fuck. I have a feeling the board room over at Doritos was probably a little smoky on the day they thought up these bad boys, and I'm sure the proposition for this one was laced with "duuuude" more times than we could count.
Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco
Obviously I'm not going to mention the chip offspring of these delicious tacos and not the tacos themselves. Full disclosure: I actually haven't gotten the chance to try one of these, so they might not be that delicious, but something tells me that when you're driving through Taco Bell's drive-thru at 2AM with four friends giggling in the backseat, you're not gonna be that discerning.
Burger King Triple Stacker
The BK Triple Stacker is the best thing ever because they aren't trying to fuck around with any lettuce or tomatoes on this monster. This one is just meat on meat. Because America! When you're looking to snack, and snack hard, you might as well go all out. You know you're just gonna end up dipping an entire bag of Hot Cheetos in cream cheese later anyway.
Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" Potato Chips
Kind of gross, kind of delightful, these chips' flavors are perfect for "enhanced" snacking.
"This is what happens when you get way too high and watch the Food Network Channel all the time." Instant classic. -Ally
Yesterday's looks were out of control awesome, but what else would you expect from a DIY craft fest presented by the always stylish crew from Rookie Mag?! Here's some of our favorite looks of the day. We'd like to post them all, but I don't think a post can hold 200+ photos...-Ally
RISE AND SHINE YOU LITTLE SOUTH BY SPRING BREAKERS! That's right, it's 9AM and I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas after a wild night of petty-cabs, flaming shots and lots of music. Not pointing any fingers, we're all over 21, amirite? JK. We mostly chugged Red Bulls so major shout out to them for keeping us awake until four.
So, today is day one of our UO Backlot Sesh, which will be kicked off by a pizza party and some cutesy DIY crafts hosted by Rookie Mag and a few of their contributors! After we stuff our faces, adorn ourselves in flower crowns and try to bring out the Rookie in all of us, we'll have a day filled with killer music and the hot sun of this weird town. Come grab some free music and free beer! Beer is 21+ obvs, but the shows are all ages.
The back doors open at 1PM (NOTE: NOT 12! Oopsies. Or you could just, like, help us set up if you're antsy?) with artists Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung and Icona Pop (plz no Hannah-inspired ideas, y'all). There's going to be a lot of chicks but that's even more of an excuse for you cute boiz to come check out the bands. See you babes there, and don't forget to pick up one of the totes below on your way out the door! ;) -Ally
It's that time again, where the indie world converges in Texas for the South By Southwest festival. Start-ups will be hyped, bands will blow up, films will hit the stratosphere. (Or so they hope.) Tickets will be scalped, parties will be crashed, and kegs will be emptied. (Yep, that's a definite.) We turned to music festival veteran Maura Johnston for her hard-won tips on how to survive the awesome madness. —Maura Johnston via (Fathom)
If there's one thing in the world I love more than cats, it's pure, unadulterated sugar. While perusing the inter-webs this morning looking for my next fix, I came across Signe Sugar—an amazing cake topping decoration option for just about any occasion. Creating a variety of pastel, glittery and gold colored fonts, symbols, and romantic shapes, founder Sarah Foote makes each one by hand using sugar gum paste and non-toxic coloring. She even teaches you how to make your own letters and shapes so you can impress your friends. Try it out here! —Ally
Happy Bl**ping Valentine's Day everyone! Xoxo —UO
Thanks to Buzzfeed, someone is finally taking wraps to task for being basically the most disappointing food ever. So in 2013, can all the snack bars, airlines, delis, gas stations and all the other places that are the natural habitat of the dreaded wrap, just get it together and get some bread already? And no panini, either. Sandwiches. We want sandwiches. K. Thanks.—Kate
Quinn Asteak, aka Health Coach Quinn, ditched a career as a fashion stylist to dedicate herself to helping people get their shit together—at least in the kitchen. We turned to her for advice on getting your butt in shape when all your butt really wants to do is eat Combos and watch reruns on TBS.
Holy crap you guys, do you SEE all those cupcakes?! I'm drooling. How did Leah Foster, the artist behind the installation Muffin Tops, make over 13,000 delicious sweets without eating at least half? Or maybe she DID eat half and this is what's left. Either way, I think I'll go be a good patron of the arts and help her "clean up." -Ally
If you have seen literally none of the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this year (guilty), then check out AMC's website to see if a theater near you is hosting a Best Picture screening marathon. Bonus: certain theaters are hosting a 24-hour movie marathon on Saturday, February 23, so if you've been looking for an excuse to eat 40 pounds of movie theater popcorn, there's your answer.—Katie
We all know what it's like to be at a restaurant and have no friggin' clue what we're actually eating or how to even pronounce it. The Essential Guide to Dim Sum breaks it down for us with the history behind the food and what's in each of the 24 dishes featured. You'll be a menu master in no time and your friends will be all WTF? when you simply explain what's in Har Gow. (via Buzzfeed) -Ally