Universal Studios Florida is opening a Simpons theme park. It will feature rides, a Moe's Tavern, a Lard Lad Donuts store and the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Universal says, "Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger and have a seat at Moe's Tavern."
According to the National Cattleman's Beef Association, steak will be the number one grilled item followed by burgers, chicken, pork, hot dogs and fish.
Grill owners fire up their grills twice a week in the summer.
11% of grill owners received their grill as a gift
According to the Weber Grill Company, over 5,000,000 hot dogs will be eaten between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Close to 4,700,000 hamburgers will be eaten during this same time period with mustard being the number one condiment on both.
The top BBQ sauces are hickory, tomato-based, honey and mesquite.
Best Beers And Wines For MEMORIAL DAY Barbecues from goodhousekeeping.com
If you celebrate Memorial Day -- and the unofficial arrival of summer -- with a big cookout or picnic, you're going to need something to drink with all that grilled deliciousness. Aside from a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, you could just pick up any old beer or box of wine and be done with it. But with just a little bit more effort, and a few guidelines for finding a suitable match, you can make that brisket you've been lovingly tending for the last 12 hours taste even better.
Without getting too detailed (it's summer -- who wants complicated?):
- Delicate foods are natural partners with lighter style beers and wines; the opposite is true as well.
- Bubbles are great palate cleansers and are terrific with fatty foods.
- Beverages with a hint of sweetness tend to go well with spicier foods.
- Bitterness can be refreshing and is a good foil for rich foods.
With salads and light seafood dishes (like our Grilled Shrimp Salad) Beer: Lightweight, citrusy wheat beers (e.g., Sam Adams White Lantern, Anchor Summer Beer) Wine: Refreshing whites with some acidity, like sauvignon blancs or dry rieslings (e.g., Leitz Dragonstone Riesling)
With fried chicken, grilled sausage, potato chips Beer: Moderately bitter amber lagers, with a hint of caramel flavor, or crisp, yeasty, bracing European pilsners (e.g., Brooklyn Lager or Pilsner Urquell) Wine: Crisp, dry sparkling whites, like Spanish cavas or Italian proseccos (e.g. Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava or Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco)
With burgers, grilled chicken, grilled salmon Beer: Moderately bitter and fruity pale ale. Pale ale also goes great with guacamole (e.g. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale) Wine: Dry, fruity rosés or lightweight, juicy red Beaujolais (e.g. Las Rocas Rosé or Georges du Boeuf Beaujolais Villages)
With BBQ ribs (like our Kansas City Style Ribs) or brisket, or grilled steaks Beer: Rich, caramel-y, moderately bitter amber ales (e.g. Sixpoint Brownstone) Wine: (If the sauce isn't very sweet) Full-flavored syrah, or spicy red zinfandels for any of the above, Argentinian malbecs with the steak.
The Florence (KY) Freedom baseball team is holding a Manti Te’o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night tomorrow.
The team says, ''This Thursday, May 23, when the Florence Freedom take on the Schaumburg Boomers at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, the first 1,000 fans through the gates can get their hands on the famed Manti Te’o Girlfriend Bobblehead. The collector’s edition bobblehead box will of course be empty. Thursday night’s promotions will also include an air guitar contest, a pretend kiss cam, an imaginary food fight, and fans with imaginary friends, girlfriends/boyfriends or spouses are encouraged to sit in section 115, the section furthest down the left field line."
This is how 1/1000th of the 1% lives! The most expensive listing in the United States - $190 million for 50 acres on the waterfront of Long Island Sound. 13,519 square foot mansion with 12 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
The Centers for Disease Control recently studied 160 pools and found 60% contained E. coli bacteria. High levels of other bacteria that cause rashes, ear infections and diarrhea were also found. The CDC says, “It is time to stop treating the swimming pool as a toilet. Nowhere else except for the pool is it acceptable to poop in public or pee in public. In other places if we did this in public, we’d be arrested.” Many public pools open this Memorial Day weekend. Yuck!
Drive-thru fundraiser for planned USAF Memorial at Veterans' Cenetery in Igo is Tuesday May 21st from 7am-1pm. Stop by and donate at the Mt. Shasta Mall parking lot on the corner of Hilltop and Dana, or in downtown Redding at the VFW Hall on Yuba Street. Billy & Patrick will be broadcasting LIVE from the mall location.
Rob Wixey attended the premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness in his own homemade USS Enterprise. It took 3 months to build the soapbox spaceship. "People's reactions to the Starship today have been brilliant - they loved it. I have such an admiration for JJ Abrams and it's great to be part of the premiere - though I do feel slightly overdressed. The Enterprise is made of fiberglass and steel framework that's welded to half a bike with inverted handlebars for ease of steering.
We all have our favorite TV programs, but the axe is falling. What stays and what goes?
ABC - "Malibu Country" "666 Park Avenue," "Body of Proof," "Family Tools," "Happy Endings," "How to Live with Your Parents," "Red Widow" and "Zero Hour" are all toast!
ABC has renewed "Castle," "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," "Modern Family," "Nashville," "The Neighbors," "Revenge," "Scandal," "Once Upon a Time" and "Suburgatory."
In the "Not Sure Yet" Category, ABC has "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" and "Shark Tank."
CBS - Shows renewed are "2 Broke Girls," "The Amazing Race," "The Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "CSI:," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Hawaii Five-0," "How I Met your Mother," "The Mentalist," "Mike & Molly," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person of Interest," "Survivor," "Two and a Half Men" and "Undercover Boss."
The cancel list includes "CSI: NY", "Golden Boy," "Made in Jersey," "Partners," "Rules of Engagement" and "Vegas.
NBC - "The Biggest Loser," "Chicago Fire," "Community," "Grimm," "Law & Order: SVU," "Parenthood," "Parks and Recreation," "Revolution," "The Sing-Off" and "The Voice" will all return next season.
Not so lucky and being shut down are "1600 Penn," "Animal Practice," "Deception," "Do No Harm," "Go On," "Guys with Kids," "The New Normal," "Smash," "Up All Night" and "Whitney."
Up in the air shows include "Fashion Star", "Hannibal," and Betty White's "Off Their Rockers".
Family Guy Creator Seth McFarlane likes to watch movies...and he likes to watch them at home. So, he's having his own IMAX Theater installed, to the tune of over one million dollars. He already has a Prima Cinema Box, which costs $35,000 and allows you to watch movies in theaters at home for $500 a pop. Impressive!
In many parts of the world, greenery is sacrificed for more buildings and roads. It doesn't have to be that way anymore. Italy is building Vertical Forests(top left), 300 foot towers covered with shrubs and trees. China is also in on the plans for what they call Farmscrapers(bottom left). The towers provide plants to clean the air by filtering dust, help in conserving energy, and reduce urban heat.