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Happy Handsome Holidays

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Everyone loves fried turkey

Everyone loves fried turkey

Hope you had a Handsome holiday feast this Thanksgiving weekend. We had a lively gathering at Handsome HQ including our now infamous fried turkey (Dirty Handsome), a sampling of Beaujolais Nouveau, grilled veggies with thyme butter (Stoner Handsome), homemade mac-n-cheese (WASP-y Handsome), an as-requested chocolate pie (Dr. Handsome), and much much more. Los Angeles gave us a stunning day of fluffy clouds, blue skies, and warm temperatures. We truly had a lot to be thankful for.

Happy Holidays! Stay tuned to Big Handsome for some Handsome holiday gift ideas…

Handsome Party: Sing Star

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Dirty Handsome celebrates love and marraige the only way he knows how

Dirty Handsome celebrates marriage the only way he knows how

Some weeks ago a gaggle of excellent high school friends were in town for a wedding. After the rehearsal dinner things devolved into karaoke at Orchid in Koreatown. This was the most respectful photo of the (extensive) set that still conveyed the overwhelming amount of fun we had. Congrats to Ian & Lindsey.

No Huddle Offense – Thanksgiving is Soon

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Prepare to meet/brine your enemy

Prepare to meet/brine your enemy

Handsome faithful take note: Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Handsome Preparations need to be made immediately! For end-to-end instructions on our Cajun injection Thanksgiving turkey recipe and frying method, check our Big Handsome’s report from Sunset Junction here. In the meantime, time is ticking, so get your act together by doing the following: (Read on …)

Handsome Party: The Best Husbands are Good Listeners

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Whatever the whiskey tells you, it is always correct.

Whatever the whiskey tells you, you should obey.

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Like dating: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Same advice for shoes and ladies: fill them every night and keep them shapely

Handsome Recommends: Rochester Shoe Trees. Men’s style is a head-to-toe affair, and men’s shoes are one of the most stylish, classic, and important investments you can make. It can be a hard investment to make – good shoes are expensive – and since men are children until the day they die they never really forget when they were growing up and needed a new pair of shoes every four months from age 12 until age whenever they got off their asses and became men.

Once you buy in, it’s important to protect that investment. Gentlemen, with all the shuffling about around the office, to lunch, to your transportation of choice, eating and what not, you inevitably start to sweat inside your nice shoes, break creases inside your nice shoes, and scuff your nice shoes. I know what you’re thinking – (Read on …)

Handsome Lessons in Frying Turkeys

Thursday, August 28th, 2008
This is the safe result you're looking for

This is the safe result you're looking for

As we alluded to in our first post, few things are more handsome than frying turkey. Below is our step-by-step recipe for cajun fried turkey. Of all the Thanksgiving turkey recipes out there, we promise that this one will impress relatives and be one of the easiest Thanksgivings you’ll ever have (…or tailgates, or parties, or whatevers).

Now I know what your wives, girlfriends, and (in our case) Handsome Association members’ girlfriends and wives will be all complaining and concerned about things like “safety” or “fire” or “a bobbing smoking turkey causing a cascading tide of oil spilling on your flesh.” Of course frying a turkey is dangerous and extreme. Why? Because everything awesome is DANGEROUS AND EXTREME. Like Powerthirst, for instance. There are 2 very simple steps to ensure that the process is as safe as lifting and basting a 20lb turkey in a 400 degree box. Recipe (with pictures from our Sunset Junction street fair fry!) after the jump. (Read on …)

Sunset Junction – Updates on the Way

Monday, August 25th, 2008
Suffice to say, it was that type of weekend

Suffice to say, it was this type of weekend

We’re working to get our house back to some semblance of the normal mess we live with as opposed to the expensive rental mess we had over the weekend. Our Sunset Junction roundup is coming, inlcuding:

  • Our review of Broken Social Scene’s performance
  • Other festival reviews and commentary
  • Instructions for frying a turkey
  • Cocktail suggestions for summer parties
  • Of course, some special Junction-themed Handsome Party

Sunset Junction – Our Jams Preview

Thursday, August 21st, 2008


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Sunset Junction, the annual street fair in Silver Lake bringing together indie rock bands, Bugaboo traffic, and men on leashes, is just around the corner (of a confusing 5 way Silver Lake intersections). We’ll be blogging and tweeting from the festival. Below are our music recommendations for the festival… (Read on …)

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip Collar Stays

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Handsome Recommends is an ongoing series of profiling ‘stuff and things’ certain to keep you as Handsome as possible (which in our case is nothing short of ‘very’).

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Stay crisp and fresh - collar stays

Handsome Recommends: Stayclip collar stays. You know those little plastic pieces that dress shirts come with inside the collars? These are not to be tossed aside with all of the other extraneous pins, paper, and plastic that your dress shirts come with. They’re collar stays – a nice, simple touch that’ll keep you looking dapper all day long. And as any modern gentleman knows, anything that keeps you looking like you’ve been ironing without actually involving ironing is worth further investigation.

Problem is this – keeping these little buggers straight can be complicated. (Read on …)