As much as we love a great sauce, there's something special about having a piece of meat that's been treated with a great rub. Adam's Meat Rubs & Salts ($6-$10) certainly qualify. Incorporating both normal and exotic ingredients, the steak, pork, BBQ, and coffee rubs are ready to take your meals to the next level, while the company's Himilayan, Bolivian, Hawaiian, and Alderwood Smoked salts make raising your blood pressure a decidedly tasty endeavor.
We're guessing there's more than just a few of us who could use a visit to the Tabasco Hangover Headquarters this morning. This special-edition food truck offers up a Tabasco-infused menu created by Chef Laurent Tourondel of BLT Market, including Spicy Sirloin Sliders with Tabasco Horseradish Sauce, Huevos Fresco Burritos, and, of course, an LT Bloody Mary (although this one's virgin, so you'll have to bring your own vodka to mix in). Launching today, you can catch it parallel to the Charging Bull sculpture on the east side of Broadway in downtown NYC from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Oh, and did we mention that it's free? Yeah, so get down there before some other "charging bulls" make for an impossibly long line.
Okay, so you might be thinking that beer and caramel go together about as well as beer and ice cream — PBR float, anyone? — but these Beer & Pretzel Caramels ($12/dozen) are a happy exception. Made by Liddabit Sweets in Brooklyn, these tiny treats are made by reducing and mixing Brooklyn Brewery's Brown Ale and East India Pale Ale into caramel, accompanied by chunks of salty Martin's pretzels for added crunch and texture.