A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Ruthless Spud

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.

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The Origins of ‘I Love Lucy’

Back in 1951, "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV... barely. Learn the tale and get strong armed into trying a delicious rum cocktail.

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The Lonely Gar-Barge and The Better No Litter

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.