This week in 1853, irate chef George Crum deliberately over-fried potato slices, buried them in salt, and gave them to a finicky customer. And thus was born the “potato chip” — according to legend. But the origin story of America’s favorite snack is fraught with mystery.
A History Lesson With Booze ®
Back in 1951, "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV... barely. Learn the tale and get strong armed into trying a delicious rum cocktail.
Around this time back in 1956, an Ohio company turned a useless household product into one of the most beloved inventions ever. Learn the squishy history and enjoy a custom crimson cocktail.
Around this time back in 1907, the greatest mystery writer ever took on a criminal case himself. Learn the history, then enjoy a curious cocktail.
This month marks the 72nd birthday of the inventor of an object that infuriated millions.
This week, back in 1847, a seafarer from Maine created one of the most popular confections in America.
Around this time back in 2007, a guy named Richard Drew was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Learn the sticky history and enjoy a Vermouth-based cocktail.
Right around this time back in 1987, New Jersey became the 3rd state in the union to mandate trash recycling… and the impetus may’ve been the long and inglorious journey of the Mobro 4000 — a barge, loaded with litter, that couldn’t find a home. Hear the story, then toss back this trashy custom cocktail.
This week back in 1926, a great American's high-flying career came to a sudden end. We toast to Bessie Coleman's life and legacy with a moonshine-based cocktail.
This week back in 1983, a German magazine spent millions on what they thought were the genuine wartime diaries of Adolf Hitler. They were wrong.