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George Dickel Wants Our Readers Help In ‘Raising The Bar’

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Raising The Bar - Team Tool Shed

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky has partnered with Thom Beers, the mastermind behind reality TV hits like Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars, to produce Raising the Bar. Raising the Bar was filmed in Kansas City, MO during the 2012 American Royal World Series of BBQ. The series follows six teams of real-life craftsmen as they construct unique bars by hand.

All of George Dickel’s whiskies distilled at Cascade Hollow are Handmade the Hard Way by 25 employees who oversee every step of production. This approach is what inspired Raising the Bar, to celebrate the sometimes forgotten art of American Craftsmanship.

Here’s where things get cool – George Dickel and Raising the Bar want YOUR ideas. They are asking us to come up with an idea that will make our assigned bar even cooler.. Hand blown rocks glasses, reclining bar stools and whatever else you dream up are all fair game!

The GuysGab.com team will go head-to-head with 11 different teams across the internet. The winning team will receive eight of whatever item they suggested to Raise the Bar!

We were randomly assigned Team Tool Shed, a team of independent contractors who attempt to create a tool shed that transforms into a working bar. However, as the clock ticks down, it becomes clear that the team might be in way over their head. You can watch their epispde below:

How can we make this bar even better? E-mail us your suggestions, or simply leave a comment below with your ideas. You might just win of one of our coolest prizes ever, while making TV history.

You must be at least 21 years of age to participate in this promotion.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Andrew

    March 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    They should’ve built in a custom humidor–nothing goes with whisky like a cigar.

    • Sujeet Patel

      March 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Fantastic idea Andrew, I love it!

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This Mother’s Day, Treat Mom To Breakfast In Bed.. And Maybe Even A Spa Gift Card

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bays English Muffins, but all opinions are my own.

It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a few weeks away from Mother’s Day. Do you know what you are getting that special superwoman on your list? My suggestion – Start things off on the right foot and treat her to breakfast in bed. She will appreciate the effort.

While the notion of cooking breakfast might seem daunting to some (myself included), there’s no need to panic, as we’ve partnered with Bays® English Muffins, who have provided us with some tasty and delicious Mother’s Day recipes that are easy to make and sure to please!

Trust me, if I can make these dishes, then you can too. See how easy it is for yourself:

If she’s a fan of French Toast, Bays Classic French Toast substitutes boring bread for English muffins. The Mattina Toscana is a restaurant-quality egg sandwich. The Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Spread is perfect for those Mom’s with a sweet tooth. But my personal favorite would have to be the Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites.

Bays English Muffins comes in four different varieties (Original, Sourdough, Multi-Grain and Honey Wheat), so feel free to use whichever one best suits her tastes in your dish. You can find them in your grocer’s refrigerated case next to the eggs – not in the bread aisle.

You can find these recipes and more on Bays website under the recipe tab, but I’ve included the Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites recipe here for your convenience:

Strawberry Ricotta Balsamic Bites recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 pkg. (4 oz.) goat cheese (or whipped cream cheese)
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
4 BAYS English Muffins, any variety, split
8 medium strawberries, trimmed, sliced
2-1/2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions:
Mix ricotta cheese, goat cheese and 2 teaspoons of the lemon rind.
Toast English muffins.
Spread about 2 tablespoons ricotta mixture on each muffin half. Top evenly with strawberries; drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon rind, salt and pepper.

Bon Appétit!

But wait, there’s more!

Enter The Bays English Muffins What Mom’s Want Sweepstakes

Bays English Muffins - What Mom Wants Sweepstakes

To make Mother’s Day a little brighter, Bays is hosting an awesome giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive a $200 Spa gift card, so Mom can treat herself to the spa treatment(s) of her choice. Now that’s a gift that is sure to make her happy!

You can enter the contest every day from April 24th to May 13th 2018 on Bays Facebook page. Official rules can be found at Bays.com. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ Bays’ Facebook page, to share your Bays creations and pick up some new ideas.

Good luck!

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Michael Symon’s New Cookbook Arrives Just In Time For BBQ Season

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Clarkson Potter sent us a copy of Playing With Fire AND is providing a prize pack for one lucky reader!

Michael Symon - Playing With Fire

Just in time for the start of BBQ season, Michael Symon (co-host of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur) has released his fifth cookbook, Playing With Fire, which covers all things meat!

Playing With Fire focuses on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with 72 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland. In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America.

These finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City, as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue that he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Symon offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, cooking various cuts of meat, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, and pairing proteins with rubs, sauces & sides.

If you’re looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.

Michael Symon

Michael Symon cooks with soul, having grown up in a Greek and Sicilian family. The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh as an Iron Chef on Food Network and as a co-host on ABC’s The Chew. Michael is the chef and owner of more than 18 restaurants, including Lola and Mabel’s BBQ in downtown Cleveland, locals of B-Spot Burgers throughout the Midwest, and Angeline at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

He’s always posting amazing creations on his social media accounts, so you should definitely make sure that you’re following him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But be forewarned, his feed will make you hungry.

I’ve long been a fan of Michael Symon and his cooking, so when Clarkson Potter sent us an advanced copy of Playing With Fire, I couldn’t wait to check it out. And let me tell you, the recipes had our mouths watering! Sadly, it’s still freezing outside here in the Northeast (heck, it just snowed last week), so we can’t fire up the grill just yet. But once it warm up, we’ll definitely be trying out some of these dishes for ourselves.

Michael Symon's BBQ Toolset Prize Pack

In celebration of the release of Playing With Fire (in stores April 3rd), we’ve partnered with Clarkson Potter for an exciting giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive the following:

  • A copy of Michael Symon’s Playing With Fire
  • A Cuisinart Deluxe 20-piece grill set
  • A barbecue pit mitt glove

To enter, simply leave us a comment below telling us what your favorite barbecue dish is. We’ll pick a winner at random on April 20th at 5pm EST. Contest only open to US residents.

Good luck!

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Enter To Win A $10,000 Grand Prize From eLEND For A Home Renovation

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What would you renovate with $10,000? eLEND, a mortgage lender that provides affordable home financing options to first time buyers and existing homeowners, is asking that very question, and your answer could help you get the cash to do so!

eLEND’s #RenovateYourLife sweepstakes runs through July 21st, and each week a $250 gift card will be awarded toward a home renovation. A grand prize drawing for $10,000 will be drawn on July 27th!

It’s super easy to enter. Simply submit a picture or video with a description about a home renovation project and why you should win at: http://woobox.com/zs9ewx. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Now I don’t know about you, but I could sure use $10,000 (or even $250) to renovate my horribly outdated kitchen and make it look sleek and modern like in the photo above..

So what are you waiting for? Enter eLEND’s Renovate Your Life Sweepstakes today!

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