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Score A Touchdown With Joonbug's DIY Game-Day Food Guide!

Summer might be coming to a close, but with the end of one season comes the beginning of another… Football Season! The fantasy leagues are organized, plans are made for those game-viewing parties, but what happens when it’s time to eat? Well, we opened up the Joonbug kitchen to create the best game-day recipes for our Football Season Game-Day Food Guide.

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10 Amazing Places to Take Your Tinder Date

Congratulations! After checking app after app, Tindering through your OkCupids, you’ve finally found a decently attractive person who didn’t make you want to swipe right. You’ve exchanged romantically witty messages for a whole two days and it’s finally time that you made plans to meet in person. Wondering where to take them? Well, we’ve got you covered with our guide for the best spots in NYC to bring your internet date! Now, all you have to do is think up ways to fill the horribly inevitable awkward-silences you two will have. The weather really is lovely, isn’t it?

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Get Cooking with Fresh Food Vinegar

Hey food fans! Have you been searching around for a new “special ingredient” to add to your kitchen’s arsenal? Well, how does the idea of “fresh fruit vinegar” sound?

Mangé Fresh Fruit Vinegar has created a new product which utilizes fruit purée and vinegar, resulting in a sweet and tangy solution which is perfect for marinades, dressings, and even cocktail mixers. Thanks to the natural pectin in each purée, the final liquids are slightly thicker than normal vinegars, providing not only sweet, natural flavors, but also additional texture and body. With eleven flavors available, from red pepper to fig, the diverse culinary possibilities are endless. In order to take advantage of this, we opened up the Joonbug test kitchen and created two recipes to highlight these delicious products.

FIRST COURSE
Get Cooking with Fresh Food Vinegar

Hey food fans! Have you been searching around for a new “special ingredient” to add to your kitchen’s arsenal? Well, how does the idea of “fresh fruit vinegar” sound?

Mangé Fresh Fruit Vinegar has created a new product which utilizes fruit purée and vinegar, resulting in a sweet and tangy solution which is perfect for marinades, dressings, and even cocktail mixers. Thanks to the natural pectin in each purée, the final liquids are slightly thicker than normal vinegars, providing not only sweet, natural flavors, but also additional texture and body. With eleven flavors available, from red pepper to fig, the diverse culinary possibilities are endless. In order to take advantage of this, we opened up the Joonbug test kitchen and created two recipes to highlight these delicious products.

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Chill Out With Summer Poptails

There’s no shame in packing some alcohol when you’re going on a picnic, right? Of course not! That being said, it’s much more fun to mix-up the booze and turn it into a sweet treat for your next summer outing. Say hello to spiked popsicles, the trendy dessert which satisfies your sweet tooth with a playful kick of alcohol. The next time you’re going out in the summer heat, pack these refreshers in a cooler to take with you, and indulge in some outdoor fun coupled with “adult” sweets.

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Cocktails for the Final World Cup Game

Want to get creative for your World Cup party for the final game on Sunday, July 13? Well you've come to the right place!

Read below to create some of the best drinks each of these countries have to offer!

German Cocktails:

1) They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not start your World Cup Sunday Funday by having The German Breakfast.

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Your New Favorite Summer Fruit: The Mango

If there is one fruit of the summer that has been growing in popularity year after year, it is the mango. You can literally find mangos everywhere in and out of the city; you can buy them whole, peeled, diced, and even prepackaged sliced. Plus, they're healthy and have been known to: help prevent cancer, clear skin, promote good eye sight, improve energy level, boost immune system, and act as a remedy for heat stroke, and more. It's the ultimate, perfect health fruit. The amount of things you can do and create with this tropical fruit are endless; and that is why Joonbug.com has made a how-to list for the summer for all of the mango lovers out there.

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Toast to National Martini Day with Your Perfect Martini

While cocktail culture has made a recent mainstream resurgence, there’s one classic cocktail that never went out of style or lost its cool: the martini. This week, it's time to celebrate this perfect drink as part of National Martini Day on Thursday, June 19th.

First created right here in NYC by a man named – you guessed it – Martini, the martini is perhaps best known for being the preferred drink of the incredibly debonair James Bond. Over time, the martini has become so iconic that its triangle martini glass is now a standard cocktail glass behind every bar.

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Learn To Grill the Perfect Ribs This Father's Day

Barbecues are a long-standing tradition for summer holidays like Father's Day and Fourth of July, and there's nothing like getting the family out for some outdoor, carnivorous summer fun. This year, Morgan's Barbecue helped us turn our BBQs up a notch, putting aside burnt hot dogs and burgers for authentic, Texas-style, slow-smoked barbecue. Now we can pass their tips for perfect ribs on to you.

Located at 267 Flatbush Ave. near the Barclays center in Brooklyn, Morgan's Barbecue was created this past fall by Louisiana native Chris Morgan and Brooklyn local Joel Bolden of Elbow Room. They serve up barbecue that is always smoked overnight in an in-house smoker. Signatures of the Brooklyn eatery include fatty brisket, Frito pie and soft tacos with brisket or pulled pork.

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A Roundup of World Cup Cocktails

You are probably as excited for the 2014 World Cup as we are here at Joonbug.com. In honor of the upcoming games in Brazil, here are some recipes created by New York mixologists and inspired by the countries playing in the World Cup that will make any watch party a hit. Of course, to honor Brazil (the country hosting the games), each drink has Leblon Cachaça in it: Leblon is a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and Cachaça is the main ingredient in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha.