2017 has brought us countless MAC collaborations, from Nicki Minaj to Rossy de Palma. Now, it looks like 2018 will be another year of exciting launches, starting with a newly announced Puma project. "Your favorite hues take a big step in a whole new direction! Stay tuned for a kickin' collaboration, coming soon. #PumaxMAC #ForAllTime," MAC wrote on Instagram Nov. 4. The teaser video was simply black and white with a silhouette of a sneaker and both MAC and Puma's logos. There's no further info for now, so all we're left to do is speculate what this collaboration could be. A clothing/makeup collection combo? A new palette? Sweat-proof makeup for working out like we've been seeing lately? The possibilities are endless. We at least know the surprising pair already have one thing in common: Rihanna. In 2014, the music and fashion icon became Puma's creative director for women's collections. She has since made Fenty Puma by Rihanna one of the most talked-about collections and shows of fashion week. Meanwhile, MAC collaborated with Rihanna back in 2013 on several product launches (who is still obsessed with the discontinued Riri Woo lipstick shade?). Rihanna, of course, has gone on to launch her own makeup collection with Fenty Beauty. All we're saying is great minds think alike. And, Puma and MAC teaming up isn't only more of a good thing, it's the best thing. That's not all to look forward to from MAC next year, either Aaliyah collection, anyone? Needless to say, get your wallets ready.
by Chuck P For most people, Christmas is the one day of the year they look forward to the most. For others it might be Halloween, Thanksgiving or their birthday, but for me it's not just one day, it's an entire week that eclipses any other holiday or event on the calendar. This glorious celebration is Burger & Beer Week taken directly from my dreams and brought to reality by the awesome people at DIG Magazine.
For the second year, the magazine has partnered with participating restaurants in Baton Rouge to create new and exciting burgers along with suggested beer pairings compliments of Crescent Crown Distribution. With a price point of $6 for the burgers and a variety of beer specials including The Boot from Abita Brewing and Samuel Adams Octoberfest it's a win/win for burger and beer lovers.
DIG also donated $2 of every burger & beer photo posted to Instagram with the hashtag #eatBR to the Companion Animal Alliance.
As usual, our schedule here at Bite & Booze headquarters was just as hectic as any other week, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from getting my hands on some delicious burgers. After all, this is basically an event created for me right? Luckily, my choices this year were extremely better than last year so here's a rundown of what made it into my belly:
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie: The Warehouse Burger
A really simple, no-frills burger that was absolutely delicious. A perfectly seasoned ground chuck patty, sweet caramelized onions, cheddar and their house-made bacon with mayo and ketchup with this burger, every bite was better than the last.
Mason's Grill: The Fatty Melt
I texted Jay immediately when I saw the picture for this burger. A half pound patty with grilled onions between two buttery grilled cheese sandwiches. What's not to love? If I were to add anything to this it would probably be a fried egg to add a bit of wetness to the burger. A cup of tomato soup would also be a sufficient sidekick.
Thai Kitchen: The Thai Herbal Burger
A burger from a Thai restaurant? That doesn't serve burgers? Madness!
This was the burger I heard the most about during last year's Burger & Beer Week. A lot of folks thought this was their favorite last year so I couldn't live with myself if I missed it again. The herb/lemongrass seasoning used for the patty gave it a different flavor from a normal burger that I really liked. The Thai sauce was a nice touch but it could've used more on the burger. Overall a solid burger from one of my favorite Thai spots in town.
Your Mom's Restaurant & Bar: Mac & Cheese Burger
How could I not try a burger with one of my favorite things in the world covering it? A juicy 8oz. patty topped with bacon and overflowing with the cheesiest of mac n' cheeses and house-made ranch dressing is the burger I'd dream of in my youth. I can only hope they add this to their already impressive burger menu.
Burgersmith: The Hamburg
A mouth watering burger with a German twist, the already awesome Smith beef patty topped with sweet pickled cabbage, creole mustard, swiss and a fried egg between to soft pretzel buns put a twinkle in my eye. The cabbage and creole mustard combined for a unique, zingy taste with the already well seasoned patty and those pretzel buns were complete buttery goodness.
Once again, these restaurants crushed the burger game with some truly tasty and creative offerings. A big thanks to DIG Magazine for bringing back Burger & Beer Week to the masses. I'm already marking the days off on the calendar until the next one.Please visit Bite and Booze and follow us on twitter and instagram @biteandbooze!
Credit: Sourced Adventures Beer adventures are my favorite type of adventure. Exploring the local beer scene, touring breweries, visiting renown beer bars, and partaking in local beer culture is what life is all about and I cherish each moment when I venture into unknown beer territory for the first time. Self- directed beer vacations are great, but there are several tour operators that continue to launch beer- themed getaways and one of them is Sourced Adventures, a New York City based outdoor adventure provider that just introduced the world to a new beer travel excursion. It's Berlin Breweries, a four day beer tasting tour of Germany's capital city. Berlin and Beer Berlin Breweries is a four- day beer getaway to one of the world's foremost beer- drinking nations. The tours take off from three gateway cities in the United States: New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C., en route to the German capital. Once there, tour participants will visit three different German breweries as they soak up the sights, sounds, and tastes of German culture. This tour includes four nights at the Circus Hotel, located in the middle of Berlin's Mitte borough and within walking distance of the city's best breweries. A breakfast buffet is included each morning and admission to all of the breweries is included in the tour purchase price. The tours run from Sunday through Thursday, with a Saturday evening flight from the United States that lands in Germany on Sunday. Credit: Sourced Adventures To Europe We Go! Germany is one of the world's greatest countries for beer. The centrally- located European nation is home to some of the world's oldest breweries and its culture is soaked through and through by malted barley, hops, and yeast. Berlin Breweries presents beer lovers with an affordable means to visit the German capital and immerse themselves in all things beer. The cool thing about Sourced Adventures is that it offers shorter, lower cost options for the curious traveler who wants to explore the world. Prices are subject to change, but the last time I checked, Berlins Breweries was being offered for prices below $999 per person! With a price that low, it would be silly to not at least consider Sourced Adventures for your next travel excursion. Beer travel is an important part of life for us at Great Beer Now. No matter how many breweries I visit, brewmasters I meet, or beer cultures I encounter, there is always something new and exciting just waiting to be discovered. Sourced Adventures is a great way to traverse the globe in search of fine brew, so follow the links above and book your vacation to Berlin today!
A cat is a classic choice for a Halloween costume, but why be a household pet when you could be a ferocious beast? With just an eye shadow palette and two inexpensive face paints, YouTube user Sheling Beauty transformed into a beautiful (and terrifying!) tiger. This isn't the carnival face paint that you remember from your childhood. Sheling used a paintbrush to carefully detail tiny strokes across her face, making her skin actually look like fur. She even glued a few bristles from an old blush brush onto her upper lip with lash adhesive to create whiskers. While you could pair this makeup with a full tiger costume (ears, tail, and all), we think it's just as striking on its own.
For SFX-lovers, Halloween is an opportunity to combine an obsession with both gore and glam. We've been scared by fang faces and Pennywise makeup straight from our nightmares. We've even been freaked out by SFX makeup being removed. But if a full face of SFX makeup isn't your thing, why not dip your toe into gore with just eye makeup? The SFX winged liner was the creation of Rebekka Theenaart, also the mastermind behind the gory eye makeup that made us squeamish. It doesn't stop at winged liner, either. Others have done a literal cut crease that gives a whole new meaning to the technique. Read ahead to get inspiration for a gory eyeliner look that'll spook people this Halloween.