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A Big Ol’ Bowl That’ll Keep You Full for Hours
Chicken and rice bowl with gochujang ranch
There’s nothing quite like the electricity and fever of watching a big game in the stadium, surrounded by thousands of rabid fans. But the sports bar comes mighty close, and some might say reaches its own level of bliss as a gathering place that offers a unique version of the live sporting experience. The sports bar has come to hold a special place in a spectator’s heart – it’s where you can collectively experience the triumphs, the heartaches, and the last-minute surprises of any game.
The American sports bar dates as far back as the early twentieth century, writes Kevin Roose for ESPN. It began when runners would take the scores of the games from the stadiums and “run” them back to patrons. While Prohibition effectively killed bars in general during the 1920s, the advent of television and televised games brought the sports bar roaring back.
What’s made the American sports bar what it is today goes far past the TV (though it certainly helps to be watching the game on a 10-foot projector screen). Today’s best sports bars reimagine what the collective sports-watching experience can be. Some fans may want the loud, rowdy atmosphere at bars like Boston’s The Fours or Atlanta’s Stats. Others may want the updated bar food that brings the comfort of home cooking to the game, like Mesa, Arizona’s The Draft Sports Grill. Still others may want a more plush experience, for which Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas outpost, Lagasse’s Stadium, fits the bill. And then there are those who may just want to feel surrounded by the sports legends of the past, for which we recommend the “sports museum” at Chappell’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
We went deep into the outfield to compile our list of the best sports bars in America: We reached out to our wide network of contributors, combed through scores of local “best-of lists” and fan reviews, and asked our readers to nominate and vote for their favorites.
Those bars that made our list offer food, drinks, entertainment, and an atmosphere as electric as (or sometimes more electric than) the sporting events themselves. But no matter the amenities, what makes these 50 sports bars truly great comes down to the heart of the operation: the fans.
The 50 Best Sports Bars in America There’s nothing quite like the electricity and fever of watching a big game in the stadium, surrounded by thousands of rabid fans. But the sports bar comes mighty close, and some might say reaches its own level of bliss as a gathering place that offers a unique version of the live sporting experience. The sports bar has come to hold a special place in a spectator’s heart – it’s where you can collectively experience the triumphs, the heartaches, and the last-minute surprises of any game.
Even with good insurance from your employer, you’re most likely paying a larger share of your medical expenses than in the past – $11,600 for the average family in 2017, according to the Milliman Medical Index. A growing portion of that cost accrues during the year, from deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance – which now account for $4,534 of the average family’s expenses. The median deductible for in-network care charged by large employers is $1,300 for employee-only coverage and $3,000 for families, according to the National Business Group on Health.
Particularly now, when many workers are re-upping benefits choices during open enrollment, there are plenty of moves you can make to take charge of your health care costs and save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. Insurers and employers are offering more tools and resources to make it easier to compare costs for tests, procedures and drugs.
Whether you get insurance from your employer, via Medicare or on your own through the insurance marketplaces, these strategies will help you save.
There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long day with a tall glass of vino.
But what if your white wine isn’t cold enough yet, your trusty corkscrew breaks, or you slop red wine down your favorite white button-up?
Never fear, because in honor of National Wine Day, we’ve rounded up the best tips that every oenophile should know. Keep scrolling to see our hacks.
OF GREAT IMPORT
It’s easy to find good domestic beer at a fair price. But what about imported beer? Some might think it’s like craft beer – expensive and esoteric – but in fact a wide array of affordable and accessible imports can be found nationwide. Although prices vary by location, many are actually cheaper than, or about the same as, a six-pack of beers such as Budweiser. The more important thing? Most taste better.
The World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses
These top 10 big earners of the small screen made a combined $156.5 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, before taxes and fees. And while each actress added millions to her bank account in the last 12 months, no one managed to out-earn Sofia Vergara, who has been number one on the list for six straight years.
Elle Macpherson, 53
The supermodel took a bikini-clad siesta after a hard day of posing seaside.
Elle Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow; 29 March 1964) is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body. She is the founder, primary model, and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products.
Rosato Is the New Rosé
Giving up our favorite pink beverage as soon as cold weather strikes = double whammy. Luckily, we have the Italians to thank for rosato, a dark rouge rosé that’s reminiscent of tart pomegranates and cranberries.
Even if you don’t swirl your glass before every sip, swish it loudly in your mouth and say things like “I definitely taste tire rubber,” you can still enjoy the world of wine. In fact, right now’s a great time to explore the industry as some super interesting, delicious and fun trends are popping up. Here, seven super fun wine trends about to take over fall.
You might not think twice about the coins and bills you use on a daily basis — but you should. There are some facts that might fascinate. Do you know what bills are made out of (hint: it’s not paper)? Do you even know how to tell if your money is fake?
From the history of money and its evolution to the hidden messages and security features you never noticed, click through to discover some interesting facts about money.
While there’s no secret formula for happiness, research suggests that certain factors can influence our overall well-being.
In fact, everything from the type of job you have to your relationships and your level of physical activity can influence your satisfaction in life. Studies have also found that our “everyday contentment” increases with our income – but this relationship plateaus after an annual salary of $75,000, although this threshold likely varies depending on where you live.
In a new study, personal finance website WalletHub examined the happiness level of all 50 states in the US using 28 key factors, drawn from relevant research. This includes metrics such as depression rate, sports participation rate, income growth, and more.
According to WalletHub, here are the 20 happiest states in America, ranked in increasing order of happiness.
You can read more about the study’s methodology on WalletHub.