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How Does Your Chili Stack Up

Do you like chili? How does your recipe stack up with other recipes? When it comes to firehouse kitchens, chili recipes are always a favorite. That’s why this summer, Hormel Chili is partnering up with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to highlight the under appreciated cooking talents of firefighters across the country, while also giving them a chance to win $10,000 for their station!

Through “America’s Best Firehouse Chili Contest,” active firefighters can visit www.hormel.com/firehousechili starting today, to submit their chili recipe for a chance at the grand prize. Recipes submitted to the site will be judged by retired NYC firefighter and host of the cooking show, “Firehouse Kitchen,” Ray Cooney. Ray will be looking for originality, potential of flavor (flavor profile) and inspiration behind each recipe submission, to narrow the field down to the top 10. Once the top 10 recipes are selected, America will then have the chance to vote for the top 3, who will be flown to NYC to compete in a live chili cook-off for a chance to win $10,000 for their station!

In addition to contestant prizing, Hormel Chili will also be honoring the NFFF with a $20,000 donation to support their efforts.

Captain Morgan Hangs With The Rock For Baywatch Movie Premiere

This past weekend Captain Morgan traveled to Miami to meet the cast and crew of Baywatch at the official red carpet premiere. Select stars and producers were seen sipping the newest addition of the Captain Morgan family – Captain Morgan LocoNut, a delicious coconut shot – while fans watched the red carpet action on the beach.

The red carpet and VIP tent served LocoNut cocktails in real coconuts to the cast and crew, which many enjoyed in between their takes down the red carpet. At the VIP after-party, guests could also enjoy LocoNut shots and Morgan Mule cocktails.

Captain Morgan LocoNut is making a big splash this summer, just like the long-awaited release of the Baywatch movie. The stars were excited about the bottle, which is shaped and smells like a coconut, and the delicious taste that’s basically summer in a bottle.

Locojito

1½ oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

6 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus 1 sprig to garnish

3 oz. Coconut Water

Muddle mint in the bottom of a tall glass. Add coconut water and LocoNut and stir to combine. Add ice to fill and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Red Suit Ready

1½ oz LocoNut

1½ oz Coconut Water

¾ oz Captain Morgan White Rum

1½ oz Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

¾ oz Water

Combine LocoNut and coconut water. Stir to combine. Separately, combine Captain Morgan White Rum, strawberry daiquiri mix, and water. Stir to combine. Fill a plastic freezie sleeve halfway up with strawberry daiquiri mixture. Top with LocoNut mixture and freeze overnight before serving.

Jason Aldean Teams Up With Field & Stream

Peanut butter and jelly. Beer and wings. Somethings just pair well together. This can be said of Jason Aldean and Field & Stream. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will explore the life and career of Jason Aldean, two-time and reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, with the exhibition Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy, presented by Field & Stream, opening May 26.

Aldean has helped define today’s country music with his wide-open sound. The exhibit will showcase the early encouragement Aldean received from both parents, his move to Nashville, his struggle to get his music heard and his groundbreaking success with an independent record company. Running until November 5, Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy will also include childhood mementos, memorabilia from Aldean’s early career, stagewear, guitars, awards, photos and more from his personal collection.

“In ‘Asphalt Cowboy’ Jason sings about running underneath the stars on a ride that won’t let him go,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “Years of touring across the country, burning up the asphalt, have led him to country music superstardom on a ride that’s far from over. We are pleased that he will join Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood among the contemporary artists we have featured in special summer exhibits examining country music in the twenty-first century.”

“I could not be more honored to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Aldean. “To look around the space and see my personal heroes and artists who helped shape country music is a surreal feeling. To be a part of a legacy like this really is a dream come true.”

Field & Stream, a specialty outdoor retail and product brand owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, is sponsoring the exhibit to enable country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country to get a closer look at one of the most iconic country music artists in the industry. Aldean has been a Field & Stream spokesperson since 2016.

Jack Daniels Looks To Help Get An NBA Team In Lynchburg

While the NBA playoffs are going on some cities and towns hope and dream for an NBA franchise to settle in their town. Two requirements of hosting a successful sports franchise are room for an arena and a wildly passionate fan base. And the people of Lynchburg, Tennessee, home of Jack Daniel’s, believe they have those things and more. So they’d like to ask the NBA to bring a team to their great city. Or, town, rather.

In “Lynchburg Lights” – a new spot from Jack Daniel’s, Lynchburg puts that request to the NBA. Sure, Lynchburg only has 572 residents, but what they lack in size they make up for in heart. And while its residents admit their collective basketball skills could use some work, Lynchburg knows through and through what it takes to build and grow a franchise. Just look at what they’ve done with Jack Daniel’s.

The video highlights the unassuming town, workers at the distillery rolling a barrel of their prized product, and the actual residents of Lynchburg politely making their point to the NBA. The voiceover tees up Lynchburg’s dream to have their very own NBA team as a way to bring a little excitement to their corner of the world. A scale model of a basketball arena appears, and television sportscaster and former NBA all-star Bill Walton makes a cameo, clearly shocked by the idea. After all, Jack Daniel’s is the most exciting thing about Lynchburg, TN. For now.

Orphan Barrel Whiskey Releases A 23 Year Old Bourbon

If you are looking to treat yourself right and are looking for a fantastic bourbon you should check out the latest from Orphan Barrel Whiskey. It is the Rhetoric 23-Year-Old Kentucky Straight

Bourbon Whiskey is the tenth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the fourth in the Rhetoric series of progressively aged whiskeys. Aged three years longer than the first release, it is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof. The whiskey will continue to be progressively aged and re-released annually at a year older, allowing whiskey aficionados to collect the series and compare the whiskeys side-by-side.

An intricate gold label features a hummingbird rising above chaos and confusion to find clarity and reason. The background, reminiscent of the oak barrels in which the whiskey aged, will grow deeper in color as Rhetoric is released each year.

Beginning with juicy dried fruit and just a hint of leather, Rhetoric 23-Year-Old tastes of rich, smooth coffee, dark chocolate, anise and cracked nuts. The finish is long with oak and a touch of smoke.

Captain Morgan Looks For Your Help To Raise Money For Charity

Some cool news coming out from the Captain Morgan team. The Captain is making an unprecedented offer to enter his friend, the Morgan Mule – who is 1 part horse, 1 part donkey and 2 parts Captain – into the legendary horse race on Saturday. Captain Morgan is promising that if the Morgan Mule is allowed to compete, he will donate $1 million to charity.

The Captain is asking fans 21+ to share their support on social media and to responsibly raise a glass of his new signature drink named after his friend – the Morgan Mule! In addition to his $1 million offer, Captain Morgan is rallying his supporters to share a photo with their best Captain’s pose and use #MorganMule. He will donate $1 to charity (up to $10,000) for every photo shared from now through Saturday, May 6.

Morgan Mule

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

4 oz. Ginger Ale (or Ginger Beer)

1 Lime Wedge

Directions: Pour ingredients over ice and garnish with lime.

DEW Helps You Taste The Thrill Of Victory

We are still have a lot of NBA Playoffs ahead of us. The games have been great and so is the soundtrack of these games.  Joey BadA$$, in collaboration with Mtn Dew, has just released the music video for the single “Victory,” a motivational track that features lyrical nods to basketball.  The video is set to celebrate this year’s NBA postseason and features premier current Team DEW NBA Stars such as Russell Westbrook, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, Myles Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay.

The ‘Victory’ music video was shot during a live performance from Joey Bada$$ during All-Star 2017 at DEW’s Courtside HQ Event in New Orleans. The collaboration is the first project from the DEWxNBA Courtside Project, a unique collaboration by Mtn Dew that brings together NBA players and trendsetters across style, art and music.

The hit song, which currently appears as the background track on TNT’s NBA playoff telecasts first dropped in February for NBA All-Star.

The Roots Of Fashion

If you are looking to upgrade your shirt collection for spring and the summer you might want to check out the Roots of Fight website. Recently Roots of Fight announced a new collaboration t-shirt with MSG to celebrate the sport of boxing.

Roots of Fight work with today’s most legendary athletes, innovators, and cultural icons. The new MSG t-shirt matches the same classic aesthetic that’s made them a favorite amongst celebrities and athletes like The Rock, Rhianna and more.

MSG is hallowed ground in the boxing world — the venue has hosted some of the most historic fights of all time — in March 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought at the Garden in what later became known as the “The Fight of the Century.”

The just don’t have shirts that focus on boxing. No, they have a ton more sports themed shirts. They have shirts that showcase some of the legends in football, baseball, basketball, martial arts and even have themed collections. The shirts are ridiculously comfortable. They are soft and have a vintage look.

As a sneakerhead I dig the different color shirts to match my sneakers. There are a ton of possibilities to choose from at the Roots of Fight website. I am a big fan of the old school running backs. I was psyched to see the many legends of the gridiron that Roots of Fight had on their site. I got the Walter Payton and Barry Sanders shirts along with getting one of the icons in wresting with the Andre the Giant shirt.

Do your wardrobe a favor! Go to Roots of Fight website and pick up some stylish shirts, pants, jackets and hats that honor the best in all of sports.