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Episode #78 (Air Date 7/19/19) We visit “Seven Grand” in DTLA for a Whiskey Tasting

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In this episode we go to DTLA with Brad and Heather for a Whiskey tasting hosted by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. They interview the authors of the book "Barley to Blarney" and get great stories. Also in this show are Heather’s travels to Costa Rica and Brad’s desert road trip in the new Honda Accord 2.0 Touring.

In this episode Heather and Brad get caught up on their recent adventures. Heather took an extended trip to Costa Rica and had quite a few recommondations for places to stay, eat, drink and adventure!

Heather spent here time in Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula in the surfing village of Santa Teresa. The Nicoya Peninsula is on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. It comprises northern Guanacaste Province and southern Puntarenas Province. The area's surf beaches include Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Mal País in the south, and Playa Grande, in Las Baulas National Marine Park, in the north. Leatherback turtles nest and hatch at Playa Grande. Olive ridley turtles arrive farther south at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. You can start your adventure research by visiting:


Taco Corner - One of Heather’s favorite stops for a quick bite was The Taco Corner in Santa Teresa. They don’t have a website but you can locate them at: 300 Meters North of The Crossroads, Provincia de Puntarenas, 60111, Costa Rica

Kojis Restaurant - Heather was pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem of a Sushi restaurant. Located in Santa Teresa, on the Buenos Aires Road, Below Hotel Horizon, Kojis is a Japanese restaurant located in the surfing village of Santa Teresa. Only using the freshest fish and shellfish from the area as well as locally sourced vegetables, fruits and meats wthey are offering a wide selection of food inspired by the Japanese kitchen. Visit their website :

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Robin’s Ice Cream - Make sure to keep an eye out for this local favorite. Heather said: After an intense yoga session I stopped by Robin's for a healthy lunch. They offer a menu of fresh salads, wraps & also have ice cream!

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La Selva Cerveza Artesanal - Heather stumbled upon this local brewery when she was on her epic ATV adventure. Visit their website:

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To see all of the pics from Heather’s trip VISIT OUR GALLERY or go to Heather’s Instagram


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Brad Fanshaw recently spent a week driving the new Honda Accord 2.0. You can hear his full review of experiance on the podcast and you can also check out all of his photos in our GALLERY.

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Brad and Heather headed to “Seven Grand” Whiskey Bar in downtown Los Angeles for a Whiskey tasting hosted by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. They interview the authors of the book "Barley to Blarney" and get great stories. The book by Jack McGarry, Sean Muldoon, and Tim Herlihy is available now at all of your favorite retailers.

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Grapefruit Soda Water


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Episode #73 (Air Date 11-27-18) Adventure To Vegas on Halloween Night - Part 2

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Join the Man seeks Adventure show for a trip to Vegas that is a little off of the usual tourist path! This is part 2 of the Halloween night adventures and Brad, Heather and Dave take you to a haunted escape room at Bally’s called Zoe. Next stop is a fantastic dive bar named the Double Down Saloon. After that the crew travels across town and explores The Velveteen Rabbit and they finally wrap up the evening at the infamous Peppermill!

To start the evening off the crew all met up at Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar for some Fireball Shots!

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar offers guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine. It features bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. It's open daily from 8 a.m. until late, with a late night dining menu served after 10 p.m. The 200-seat restaurant features a delicious food menu including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items.

The restaurant’s drink menu features 16 craft beers, a Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that creates a one-of-a kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which then run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar dispenses eight different shots straight out of an iced dispenser.The 6,500-square-foot space features a large outdoor patio and dining area with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space features a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. Fieri’s tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware, as well as memorabilia from his alma mater, UNLV. The restaurant is adjacent to the Carnaval Court and The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s main entrance.

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Heather chose the next stop of the night and it involved escaping from a real life horror movie! They ventured into the new ZOE: Horror based Escape Room at Bally’s Las Vegas. Known for its scares and its challenging situations, attendees will get to experience haunted rooms in a totally immersive experience. The premise behind this event is to help Zoe’s spirit escape her prison. If you have ever been to an escape room then you know there are opportunities for people to get to know one another as well as thrilling, adrenalin inducing adventures. If you purchase your tickets for Zoe before 8 p.m. they are only $45. After 8 p.m., the price goes up to $55. You can get them in person at any Caesars’ property box office or you can log into Ticketmaster.

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DOUBLE DOWN SALOON - After mastering the ZOE: Escape Room in record time, Dave took the crew to Vegas’s diviest Dive Bar, The Double Down Saloon! This dark, mural-covered watering hole features live punk bands, bacon martinis & eclectic jukebox. If that isn’t enough, they also feature Free ASS JUICE on Mondays! Want to know what ASS JUICE is? - Listen to the episode as Dave describes it. Click Here to learn more about Double Down Saloon.

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VELVETEEN RABBIT - After slumming with Dave and Brad at The Double Down, Heather wanted to class things up a little with their next bar. The Velveteen Rabbit was just the ticket!

Velveteen Rabbit is a craft cocktail and beer bar situated in the heart of the Arts District. Each seasonal cocktail menu is the product of innovation, creativity, and care, boasting of fresh produce and house-made ingredients.

We offer a range of specialty beers with a rotating selection of twelve taps, as well as 18-20 bottled beers. Our eclectic space features local art, boutique spirits, vintage furniture, and an outdoor patio area with a stage for entertainment. Each Friday and Saturday, DJs play a mix of musical genres from 10p-close.

The intimacy of the space allows for celebrations of all kinds, including wedding receptions! Contact us to reserve a date.

Click here to visit Velveteen Rabbit.


THE PEPPERMILL - After an entire night of drinking and mayhem the crew was ready for a bite to eat. Brad’s choice for the best 3:00am grub session was the legendary PEPPERMILL!

A timeless must-visit stop on the Las Vegas strip! The Peppermill Restaurant and Lounge is a classic with a cool atmosphere, unique drinks, and amazing food & desserts! Come see why the Peppermill has been featured in numerous movies!

Click Here to Learn More about the PEPPERMILL.

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1 oz Persimmon Cinnamon Syrup

1 oz Fress Lemon Juice

2 Sprigs Rosemary

2 oz hudson Bourbon

To make the syrup you will need (2) Persimmons (washed and chopped), (1) cup of Coconut Sugar, (1) cup of water, (2) Lemon Peels, and (1) Cinnamon Stick. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down to medium simmer for 25 minutes. Puree in food processor and funnel into a glass container. (Syrup will store up to 1 week in a fridge.)

To prepare the cocktail, muddle Rosemary and Lemon Juice in a shaker tin. Add Persimmon Syrup, Bourbon and Ice. Shake well and dump into rocks glass. Garnish with a Rosemary Sprig and a slice of Persimmon.

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Episode #72 (Air Date 11-20-18) Halloween in Vegas with Man Seeks Adventure - Part 1

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Episode 72 is the first of two podcast shows from the MSA, Adventure to Vegas. It was Halloween and we wanted to discover what happens well past the witching hour in the Vegas.

In part 1 Brad, Heather and Dave took in the SEMA show in Las Vegas. SEMA is the world's premier automotive specialty products trade event.

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SEMA Show Las Vegas - The SEMA Show takes place November 5 - November 8, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

The 2018 SEMA Show draws more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers and covers over 1,000,000 feet of convention space!! Click Here to learn more about the SEMA Show.

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Acura RDX - To get out to Vegas Brad took the 2019 Acura RDX and put it through its paces. The all-new Acura RDX is redesigned, more luxurious, and even more thrilling to drive. With the return of available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), a driver-focused cabin and groundbreaking technology­, it’s one bold statement. To learn more about the all new ACURA RDX CLICK HERE.

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THE LINQ Las Vegas - Centrally located and close to the SEMA convention, Brad and Dave recommend staying at the LINQ. With a cool, retro 60’s vibe, amazing restaurants and spacious rooms, this hotel is a nice retreat away from the supersized resorts up and down The Strip. Click Here to learn more.

LETS EAT! You don’t even need to leave the compound at The Linq to find amazing food choices. Here are some of Brad and Dave’s favorites.

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar offers guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine. It features bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. It's open daily from 8 a.m. until late, with a late night dining menu served after 10 p.m. The 200-seat restaurant features a delicious food menu including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items.

The restaurant’s drink menu features 16 craft beers, a Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that creates a one-of-a kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which then run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar dispenses eight different shots straight out of an iced dispenser.The 6,500-square-foot space features a large outdoor patio and dining area with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space features a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. Fieri’s tattoos are also incorporated as part of the design elements throughout the restaurant and bar, including coasters, napkins and dishware, as well as memorabilia from his alma mater, UNLV. The restaurant is adjacent to the Carnaval Court and The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s main entrance.

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HASH HOUSE A GO GO - Hash House A Go Go is where old school meets new and gets twisted. They serve twisted farm food and crafted cocktails and they have been bringing you Midwest inspired food for over two decades. Visit us for the full Hash House experience. It's a Midwest thing. And there's nothing else like it.

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GORDON RAMSAY PUB & GRILL - The 290-seat Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is the most authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas, as only a native UK chef can provide. The space is comprised of two unique restaurants in one, a mix conceptualized by the award-winning "Hell's Kitchen" host and chef Gordon Ramsay. Its location is near The Colosseum, Forum Shops entrance and self-parking garage.

The centerpiece of the restaurant is a striking bar with an array of beer taps and a backdrop reminiscent of iconic British telephone booths. A patio area extends the restaurant toward the casino floor where guests can be part of the action. A series of casual dining rooms and a private dining room give guests a variety of culinary experiences to fit any mood.

Nosh on elevated British pub food in the comfortable and lively casual bar and lounge seating area, showing sporting events from across the world. The pub includes 36 beers served on tap in addition to another 63 bottled beers. The menu has an eye toward dishes that pair well with beer, including English ale onion soup, shepherd's pie, a selection of sausages and the classic fish and chips.

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STICKY CHICKEN - Located by The Book, Sticky Chicken isn’t your neighborhood food truck, it’s chicken with an attitude. Serving up wings for every taste, ranging from savory (Cacciatore & Parmesan, Salt & Pepper) to spicy (Sticky Korean, Nashville Hot), Sticky Chicken boasts the best chicken west of the Mississippi.

If wings aren’t your thing, you can bite into one of Sticky Chicken’s sandwiches, like the breakfast-worthy Early Bird (chicken, chipotle smear, fried egg, applewood bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, tomato) or bayou-inspired Alligator Bait (chicken, Cajun remoulade, fried green tomato, Cajun slaw).

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DRINK OF THE DAY - A Dirty Martini made with REYKA Iceland small batch vodka and cream cheese stuffed olives! Cheers.

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Episode #69 (Air Date 9-10-18) Be Cool When It's 100+, Monterey Car Week & Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

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This is a fully packed episode with Brad and Dave. Typhoons and earthquakes have ravaged Japan and Dave has been present. He tells us about that and the robot bar. Dave also reviews the 777 first class accommodations. 

Robot Bar in Tokyo Japan - Theme restaurant/bar featuring a raucous pop-culture show with robotic monsters, dancers & lasers. To learn more about this crazy bar visit their website:

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Brad took a trip to Arizona to find the coolest things to do when it's over 100 degrees. He brings us a selection of nuggets that you can find on your own. Check out the video below:

Show host Brad Fanshaw drove the new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid on his trip to Phoenix AZ to report on the Coolest Things to do when it was over 100 Degrees. Check out the newest photo gallery below:

Show host Dave Marek was in Monterey CA for the recent Monterey Car Week! In addition to seeing some of the most expensive cars in the world, Dave was also in search of Monterey’s best Bloody Mary and he took in a Comedy show with SNL’s Colin Jost. See Dave’s video diaries in our VIDEO archive.

Finally this week we wrap up with the DRINK OF THE DAY! While our resident mixologist Heather Storm is still away filming her TV Show, Brad decided to step in and show you how to make the ANCHO COLD BREW. Check out his video below!

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Episode #68 (Air Date 8-10-18) Tequila Tuesday with Billy F Gibbons & OC's Best Burgers

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EPISODE 68 of Man Seeks Adventure and is packed with food, fun, lists, tequila, Billy F Gibbons/ZZTop and the Cadillac CT6 Hybrid Plug-In.


The boys visited Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top on National Tequila Day. Billy is a world famous Rock Star but he is also a world class car collector too! He is a big fan of Cadillac's and years ago he teamed up with Boyd Coddington and show host Brad Fanshaw to have a custom creation called CadZZilla built.


During their visit Brad showed Billy the new Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid that he had been test driving all week. Click the link below to visit our PHOTO GALLERY and see all of the pics of this fantastic car.

After a day of Car Talk, Brad, Dave and Billy decided to head out for a bite in honor of National Tequila Day. They ended up at TOCAYA ORGANICO. They created a movement behind their signature ‘Modern Organic Mexican’ cuisine by using the highest quality ingredients paired with bold flavors. They offer salads, tacos, bowls, and burritos – serving them in a sophisticated yet accessible fast casual setting. Visit them online at

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Brad found a list of the Top 10 Customer Rated Airlines

1. Southwest Airlines

2. Jet Blue

3. Alaska

4. Delta

5. West Jet

6. Air Canada

7. American

8. Allegiant

9. United Airlines

10. Frontier


Brad and Dave headed out to check out a great new Beer & Burger joint in Fullerton California. Pie Dog was born out of owners Grace Wu and Donny Gaudiano’s desire to create the perfect place for imperfect people.  Located in the heart of DTF (Downtown Fullerton, that is!), PIE DOG serves up a delicious and diverse menu full of house ground burgers and hand made sausages, a whole slew of delicious sides, and 24 rotating taps of carefully curated craft brews. With a weekday happy hour, student specials, beer dinners & tap takeovers, a pint program for regulars, monthly beer pong tournaments, and more, PIE DOG is the sort of place where visitors start as strangers and leave as friends!

As discussed in episode 68 of the podcast, Brad had the Skinderella Burger and Dave had The Diablo! Click the link below to check out the video of their visit.


With such a glut of great TV and Movies out right now, it's hard to know where to start!? Brad found a list from the crew over at Thrillist that lists The Best Movie Set in Every State. Take this list with you the next time your out drinking with your friends and see how many you can name! Read the whole article here: THRILLIST

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Dave's band pick of the week is VON BONNEVILLE and the song is "Cards with the Devil"

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Episode #65 (Air Date 5-23-18) Beer & Volleyball We Attend the Huntington Beach AVP with Kona Beer

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EPISODE 65 of Man Seeks Adventure with Brad Fanshaw and Dave Marek. This week the guys attend the first stop on the AVP pro volleyball tour in Huntington Beach, California. Our friends at Kona Brewing are the official sponsor and beer of the tour. MSA asks Widaliz Quinones to join us again on the mics so we can get all of the details of Kona's involvement.


AVP Volleyball Tour / Huntington Beach: The Association of Volleyball Professionals is the biggest and longest-running professional beach volleyball tour in the United States. Founded in 1983, the AVP is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. This giant beach party is a great time and to see all the stops on this years tour visit:



Kona Brewing Oasis Bar : Located on the sand at all of the AVP tour stops, the Kona Brewing Oasis Bar is featuring the summers newest release of its Kona Aloha Series with Gold Cliff IPA, a bold, juicy beer that highlights the adventurous spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. The new beer expands Kona’s ever-growing offerings to include a big, hoppy IPA with a Kona twist– juicy, tropical pineapple, an homage to the southern tip of Lanai, where the island’s first pineapple field overlooks cobalt blue waters. The 7.2% ABV Gold Cliff IPA pairs caramel & acidulated malts with easygoing aromas of Mosaic, Chinook, Topaz, and Citra hops for a cool embrace of Pacific paradise. To learn more visit:

Duke's Huntington Beach : Located at the Huntington Beach Pier, Duke's Restaurant named for surfing legend serves Hawaiian seafood menu in a space with surfside views. With epic waves breaking along eight and a half miles of sand, Huntington Beach epitomizes the California beach lifestyle. It was here that Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Hawaiian swimmer and surfer, introduced surfing in 1925, and the sport's popularity quickly spread along the California Coast leading to Huntington Beach earning its nickname as Surf City USA®. Learn more at:

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Lost Property Bar: One of Dave's new favorite bars in Los Angeles is located at the historic corner of Hollywood and Vine. This timeless, full service bar specializing is whiskies from around the globe. Just steps from Pantages Theater and the LA metro line, they are the ideal place to grab a fine drink during your night out in Hollywood. Check them out at:

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33 Taps : Dave also recommends 33 Taps in Los Angeles.  Not your average sports bar here at 33 Taps. They are a full service neighborhood restaurant with an intense focus on their people, their food, and of course beverage. They believe in offering their guests the best product at the best possible price, and always with a smile. It’s that simple.

So, what’s with the 33? The number 33 is more than just a number. The end of Prohibition in 1933 signaled great times ahead. To honor that significant milestone in our country’s history, they decided to offer a rotating draft system of 33 great beers. Their tap handles pour a mixture of local craft brews, as well as some very well-known domestics and imports. There’s definitely a beer on tap for everyone. To learn more visit:

La Mariana Sailing Club: When on the island of Oahu Dave recommends making an effort and finding La Mariana Sailing Club.

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A Mai Tai should never be consumed in a hurry. That’s a general rule of thumb. But nowhere is that more true than when you’re at La Mariana Tiki Bar and Restaurant in Honolulu. It’s near impossible to be in a hurry at this 57-year-old watering hole, tucked away in an industrial part of Sand Island, along the shores of Keehi Lagoon. It’s the kind of place where time seems to warp. You’re already operating on island time, and as soon as you walk in the door, you’ll wonder if you walked through a time machine, too.

It’s the last of Honolulu’s original tiki bars, and it’s something of a museum to Hawaii’s history and the tiki bars of old. Artifacts and memorabilia from Hawaii’s shuttered tiki-themed restaurants, including old carved tikis from the Sheraton’s Kon Tiki Room, line the walls. The decor is straight from the ‘50s. To get the whole story visit their website:

Hennessey's Tavern / Redondo Beach CA : Irish-style pub chain serving breakfast, bar bites, burgers & more in a casual, traditional space. Find them online at:

The Kettle / Manhattan Beach CA: This is one Dave's picks for hidden gems. American eats available 24 hours in a low-key environment with a diner vibe & patio seating. Find them online at:

Crab Cooker / Newport Beach CA: Just down the road from Huntington Beach is Newport Beach. If time permits, make sure to stop into The Crab Cooker. This Nautical-themed eatery is a local institution with its seafood served on paper plates & funky charm. Find them online at:

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Episode #64 (Air Date 5-18-18) Pancakes & Booze Art Show, LA Restaurants, Jaguar 400 Sport

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On this episode Brad Fanshaw and Dave Marek discover the Pancakes & Booze Art Show. This nationwide event series allows local artists to show work along side music, drinks and pancakes. An eclectic group of attendees and artists made this a great event. Also, the two take you to one of LA's oldest Mexican food establishments and a local bar.

Brad will also tell you all about his week driving the new Jaguar 400 Sport F-Type. This 400 horsepower sports car is a well endowed English gentleman.


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Pancakes & Booze : As you may have guessed, this is an art show, but not your typical art gallery. Since 2009 they have been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ's. They focus on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they're still alive (why does it take dying to gain recognition?). Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!  

The show seeks to bring the art community and those outside the community together by creating an upbeat art show that appeals to the masses. Through the shows they create an environment where artists, potential buyers, and pancake fanatics alike can make connections with several different types of people within their own communities.  For a current list of their locations around the world visit their website. PANCAKESANDBOOZE.COM


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EL CHOLO : All of the El Cholo® restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes dating back to 1923. Their distinctive menu offers classics such as our famous green corn tamales, enchiladas, irresistible nachos and sizzling fajitas. The famous El Cholo® Margarita Recipe has become a “must taste” for visitors to Southern California! To find their locations and hours visit their website. ELCHOLO.COM

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R BAR : One of Dave's favorite bars in L.A. is R Bar, an American speakeasy in the heart of Koreatown. Great food, drinks and company! They have karaoke on Wed,Th & Sun. Dave hopes to see you there very soon! P.S. - You will need the password to get in. You can find that on their website / Facebook page here.

THE ORIGINAL PANTRY : Brad recommends The Original Pantry in downtown L.A. This casual cash-only diner has been open since 1924 and dishes up ample portions of American eats around the clock. Visit their website at PANTRYCAFE.COM

RIORDAN'S TAVERN : Dave recommends Riordan's Tavern in downtown L.A. Owned by former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan this downtown bar serves steaks, cocktails & draft beer in a clubby, dark wooded interior with LA sports memorabilia. Visit their website at


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Episode #62 (Air Date 5-8-18) The Long Beach Grand Prix with Brad & Dave

With Heather away for this episode, the boys set out on a little adventure! Brad Fanshaw, and Dave Marek took a trip to the worlds loudest beach party, The Long Beach Grand Prix. This annual race that features Indy Cars, Drifters, Vintage and everything in between takes place on the downtown streets of Long Beach, CA. It's always a party and the unofficial kick off for the summer! Listen as Brad and Dave give you a peek at all the fun in the sun!


Hilton Hotel Long Beach : If you want to be right in the heart of the action during race time than this is always a perfect spot!

Westin Hotel Long Beach: This hotel is another favorite for race fans that want to stay on top of the action and it is steps away from the track.

Terranea Resort: Although this hotel is not right in the middle of the action, it is a great retreat for a day spent at the track. As Los Angeles' premier oceanfront resort, Terranea Resort offers spectacular views of the Pacific.


Kings Fish House: Relaxed chain offering an extensive menu of fish & seafood, plus beer, wine & cocktails.

The Federal Bar : Hip gastropub in a former bank building with high ceilings & chandeliers offers bar food & drinks.

Moonshiners : This hip bar with American fare & cocktails becomes an over-21 club with DJs at night.

Sevilla : Sevilla Nightclub and Cafe on Pine Avenue in Long Beach is a Spanish Cafe with live Latin music downstairs with a popular dance club above.

Shannon's on Pine : Shannon's On Pine is downtown Long Beach's best Irish Sports Pub.


The Queen Mary : Just a short distance from the track is a must see for any visitor to Long Beach; The Queen Mary. If a “pop star experience” isn’t for you, board the Queen Mary Hotel for an experience unlike any other. Once a world-class ocean liner, the Queen Mary, now permanently stationed in Long Beach, offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30s, 40s and 50s.

With its impressive history and tradition of excellence, the ship is more than just a place to rest one’s head. It’s also a place where you can take historic tours, see paranormal attractions, browse shops, enjoy a massage at the full-service spa, relax on the spacious sun deck or enjoy fresh seafood at Chelsea Chowder House & Bar.

Even in the rooms you’ll find an impressive history, rich tradition and old world elegance. The ship’s 346 original first-class staterooms and nine suites, adorned with rich wood paneling from all over the world, Art Deco built-ins and original artwork found on the ship during her heyday, all pay homage to a bygone era. Enjoy one of the last luxury ocean liners of its kind.

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EP61 MSA Field Trip to the Kona Lanai Bar at Stubhub Center L.A.

It's episode 61 and the Man Seeks Adventure crew takes another field trip out of the studio. Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm were invited by our friends over at Kona Brewing to come and experience the VIP Opening of the newly opened Kona Lanai Bar at the Stubhub Center in Los Angeles. The Stubhub Center is the home of the LA Galaxy Soccer team and the new Kona Lanai Bar serves all of the best Kona Brewing beers including the Lychee Lager, Kanaha Blonde Ale and KoKo Brown Ale. The beautiful new Lanai Bar is a traditional Hawaiian style lanai with open sides and it is located at the south end of the main councourse.

#youneedthis - There is a new APP that we wanted to bring to your attention.

The Beer Adventures app makes every day Oktoberfest in Munich. It helps you explore and discover the very best craft beer across 3 boroughs in NYC in one afternoon. It takes you to a 600 year old beer cellar in Prague, gives you the best airconned beer in Hong Kong and shows there’s much more to London than warm pints of cask ale.

The highly curated app-led tours are an amazing way to explore wherever you are as they showcase the very best bars, pubs, brewtaps and breweries with tours designed to take you past as many city landmarks as possible.

Use it close to home, when on holiday, on your own or with a group of friends. We guarantee you an awesome time!

Find them in the APP store on your favorite device or visit their website:


#partylikeaman - For our #partylikeaman segment our globe trotting host Dave has a new bar he loves. When in NYC Dave recommends visiting The Skylark. Set thirty stories up in the heart of Times Square South, The Skylark delivers a classically-styled cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, Times  Square, The Empire State Building, and the best of Midtown Manhattan. To see what it's all about, visit their website:

#BeEntertainedLikeAMan - Brad's excited to recommend the upcoming movie Deadpool 2! Scheduled to be released on May 18, 2018

Let's Blow That Cash - With tax season about to wrap up and some people getting big returns the group decided to do a round table discussion on what they would Blow That Cash on if they had the chance?!


Firebox Face Licker $56 - This craziness is a lickable, life-size lollipop version of your own face! You have to see it to believe it. Go to their website to see it for yourself:

McIntosh MT2 Precision Turntable $4,000 - For the serious "audiophile" we suggest this turntable. Polished and tempered steel (along with brass and a bit of ambient light) adorn this vinyl player, an "entry level" model from the hi-fi wizards at Mcintosh that nonetheless will absorb shocks and give you flawless, noise-free playback of that old Phil Collins No Jacket Required 12". Check them out online at:


Honomobar $20,000 - This is a bar made out of an old shipping container! The design gurus at Honomobar will take an old shipping container and turn it into a 100 square foot mobile bar with all of the fixings and then ship it anywhere in North America. This description isn't doing it justice, so go see them for yourself at:


The Macallan 60 Year Old $760,000 - Two vintage whiskies will hit the auction block in May and they are really going to put a dent in the wallet! The Macallan Peter Blake 1926 60 year old and the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 year old. These rare gems feature labels designed by iconic pop artists Peter Blake (of Sgt. Pepper's album cover fame) and Valerio Adami. “Only 24 of these bottles were produced, and the sale is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for collectors to acquire the holy grail of Macallan," said auction house Bonhams head of fine wine and whisky in Hong Kong, Daniel Lam.

#TravelLikeAMan - Brad's travel recommendation this week is the book "Mountain View: Nature Retreats" - This, the first title in a new series, Nature Retreats, which presents the most beautifully-designed holiday homes, with stunning mountain views. Travel journalist Sebastiaan Bedaux gathered 30 of the most stylish hideouts in the world in Mountain View. Despite the great variety of styles, different price tags and unique geography of the houses, they do have one thing in common: they are the stuff of dreams.

The series will celebrate architecturally elegant hidden gems, surrounded by nature - deep in the woods, high up in the mountains, or built by the water - and all available for rent! Find some peace and quiet and let the splendor of the building and the unique landscape around it inspire you. You can find this on Amazon now.

#DrinkLikeAMan - Heather's recommendation this week for #DrinkLikeAMan is to visit Rainey Street in Austin TX! Renovated houses turned into bungalow bars reign supreme on this increasingly popular tucked-away street. Day or night, you’ll find relaxed bar-goers strolling from bar to food trailer to bar again, often with their dogs in tow looking for a kicked back sip and a bite. A couple of her favorite bars were Unbarlievable and Craft Pride.

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Unbarlievable - Unbelievable. Decidedly offbeat, shrouded in eclecticism and whimsy – it’s a show and a space that forbids you to take anything seriously. Its imagination meets bar top; a place for revelry and marvel. All are welcome to charivari. Join the chaotic happiness, curated with intention to make perfect sense. The house offers a mix of indoor and outdoor arenas, food from on-site grease joints, special events, a full bar and creative cocktails. No gags, just unbarlievable entertainment.

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Craft Pride - Situated in the burgeoning Rainey Street district in Austin, Craft Pride is a unique Texas-only craft beer bar serving up the highest quality beer from regional breweries. Fostering the community’s commitment to supporting local business and sustainability, everything from the design, décor and construction to the local beer and wine selections further emphasize Craft Pride’s implementation of these values.

Drink of the Day - The Lychee Lager from Kona Brewing


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Episode #60 (Air Date 4-09-18) Eating & Drinking at BacariGDL With Man Seeks Adventure

On this episode of the Man Seeks Adventure podcast we take a trip to the Americana in Glendale, California where a new restaurant has opened. BacariGDL, owned by Robert Kronfli is a blend of comfortable setting, incredible tastes and wonderful drinks. Chef Lior Hillel prepared a large selection of tasting plates for Brad, Dave and Heather to sample and Mixologist David Williams created the tasty cocktails.

Visit the location with us and indulge as each of the dishes is described by the Chef and we hear tales of underground restaurants at USC and getting a start in the rough and tumble restaurant business.

To learn more about the documentary "Paladar" that follows the Pop Up Underground restaurant in Robert Kronfli's apartment while attending USC, visit: Click Here

To learn more about BacariGDL visit their website:

Below are a sample of items that we tasted on this episode!


Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guests from BacariGDL

1. James Corden or Corden Bleu - Winner: James Corden

2. Golden Road or Road to Bremmen - Winner: Golden Road

3. Cubs or Trojans - Winner: Cubs

4. Best Marshall Grad? Pat Nixon or Rob Kardashian- Winner: Rob Kardashian

5. Shock Top or Shakshuka - Winner: Shakshuka

Drink of the Day - The Brown Butter Sour

This week Bacari's resident mixologist showed Heather how to mix the Brown Butter Sour.

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Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1.5 oz brown butter infused whiskey

1/2 oz dry curacao

1/2 oz simple syrup

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1 egg white

cranberry bitters



Add all ingredients to shaker tin and dry shake (no ice). Then add ice and shake hard. Strain into coup glass. Garnish with cranberry bitters & shaved nutmeg.

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EP59 Downtown Los Angeles - Grand Central Market

It's episode 59 and the Man Seeks Adventure crew takes a field trip out of the studio. Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm explore food and drink in downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). They begin with spicy bloody Mary's in the newly renovated Hotel Figueroa bar. Next, it is a side trip for a ride on the historic Angel's Flight railway to Bunker Hill.

#travellikeaman - To start their day out the crew stops by the newly renovated Hotel Figueroa. Once an exclusive women’s hostelry and later a local haunt for Moroccan-themed soirees, Hotel Figueroa on S. Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles re-emerges from a two-year restoration inspired by its original 1926 Spanish Colonial splendor.

Reclaiming its legacy in DTLA, the 14-story luxury hotel features 268 rooms & suites, 10,000 square feet of event space, locally sourced art, and an iconic coffin-shaped pool within a botanical hideaway.

The downtown Los Angeles hotel spotlights two destination restaurants, Breva and Veranda, conceived by James Beard Award nominee Chef Casey Lane from Tasting Kitchen and Casa Apicii. Dushan Zaric, New York City's Employees Only cocktailer, pours a progressive spirit into the hotel's bars including Bar Figueroa, Rick's, and the reservations-only Bar Alta. 

Check out the Hotel Figueroa online at:

Next up the crew headed over to the historic Angels Flight. The 117-year-old funicular takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. Originally opened in 1901, Angels Flight® — the world’s shortest railway — has given more than 100 million rides along its hillside track.

Learn more about this L.A. Landmark at:

#eatlikeaman - While in downtown the crew popped in to the historic Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, that brings together the cuisines and cultures of LA.

Dave Marek chose Horse Thief BBQ for his food choice. This offering specializes in authentic Texas BBQ, smoked meats & gourmet sides, plus outdoor seating. Dave recommends their amazing Beef Brisket Sandwich.

Heather Storms choice was Olio Wood Fired Pizza.  This location features hand stretched 10” personal sized wood fired pizzas, made-to-order crisp salads, and savory wood fired appetizers. Olio Grand Central Market showcases hand-crafted pizzas available in our favorite combinations or you can craft your own from our collection of market-fresh ingredients. They also serve a selection of beers on tap and soft drink beverage options.

Brad Fanshaws choice was Belcampo Meat Co. Tucked into the legendary Grand Central Market, Belcampo Restaurant & Butcher Shop Downtown Los Angeles serves Belcampo’s signature burgers in a modern-meets-retro cool vibe. Grab a seat at our chic, counter-service diner for Breakfast or Lunch to indulge in the best Organic grass-fed burgers while people watching and enjoying a glass of beer or wine. Brad chose their "100 Day Burger" and he highly recommends it!!

#partylikeaman - For our #partylikeaman segment our globe trotting host Dave has another deep dive musical suggestion. Dave recommends the iconic Los Angeles band Motorcycle Boy. They are Dirty Rock 'N Roll from the streets of Hollywood, CA.

#dresslikeaman - Brad recommends checking out David Beckham's new line of men's grooming products that have just launched! The brand is called "House 99".  HOUSE 99, a complete collection of 21 innovative products to conquer every style ambition. The highly anticipated launch was created by David Beckham in partnership with L’Oréal Luxe to provide all the tools men need to experiment with their look in order to express their own evolving style and unique identity. HOUSE 99 takes a holistic approach to grooming, merging British barbershop culture and style with hair, skin, beard and tattoo creativity to build a home for every man’s next look.

#drinklikeaman - The crew had a few recommendations for some current favorite watering holes.  First up is Salvation Taco at the Pod 39 Hotel in Manhattan. A collaboration between Michelin starred Chef April Bloomfield and acclaimed restaurateur Ken Friedman. Salvation Taco taqueria and cantina brings one-of-a-kind flavors to the New York hotel restaurant scene.  The Pod 39 Rooftop features cocktails and light bites by Salvation Taco and is open seasonally, weather permitting. .

Also in NY we recommend a super chill spot located in Brooklyn called Hot Bird. They offer lots of craft beers from a cash-only bar in a former auto shop, with patio picnic tables & fire pit. Currently no website but you can find them at 546 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Finally Heather's favorite rooftop hang in Los Angeles is Perch. PERCH LOS ANGELES is an elevated resting place. A French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that makes it feel as though you are floating at the skyline. PERCH offers two outdoor fireplaces, various fire pits, lounge and table seating both indoors and out.


Drink of the Day - The "Sazerac"

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1/4 oz Absinthe
1 Sugar Cube
1 1/2 oz Rye Whisky or Cognac
3 dashes of bitters
Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with the absinthe, add crushed ice and set it aside. Stir the remaining ingredients over ice and set it aside. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass, and strain the drink into the glass. Add the Lemon peel for garnish.

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EP58 Spring Travel Tips, Food Festivals and Beer Rants

It's episode 58 and the Man Seeks Adventure crew has a little spring in their step this week!

With Spring comes Food Festivals, Hitting the Open Road for Adventure and of course a new Drink of the Day! Brad, Heather and Dave dive in and give you their picks for the best Spring eats, adventures and bars.

#travellikeaman - Brad gets things started with his suggestion for #travellikeaman. He recommends hitting the open road and doing some camping this spring with a cool tricked out ready to go camper van from Native Campervans. Native Campervans is a Campervan Rental Company with locations in Denver, Colorado & Salt Lake City, Utah. Equipped with comfortable beds, fully-stocked kitchenettes and camping accessories, they have included all the essentials to venture through the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Their fleet of Campervans are available for short or long-term rentals so you can enjoy Vanlife at your own pace. Check them out at:

#partylikeaman - For our #partylikeaman segment our globe trotting host Dave has a couple of suggestions.  The next time you are in NYC Dave recommends stopping into the bar Brass Monkey! Long before the glittery onslaught of flash-in-the pan clubs and boutiques, there was Brass Monkey. The destination at the very end of the street – Brass Monkey was built to be a warm and reliable outpost that anyone, at any time, could come to and know they will find a welcoming atmosphere with great food and drinks. A consistent favorite of local regulars and weekend revelers alike since opening our doors in the summer of 2004, we have remained true to our promise to keep our doors open from early in the day until late at night, seven days a week year round.

Dave also had an interesting pick this week for his favorite band of the moment. This one is a bit of a deep dive, but well worth checking out. The band is called the Flat Duo Jets. Flat Duo Jets is an American psychobilly band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Athens, Georgia. They were a major influence on several bands of the 1990s and 2000s, including The White Stripes. In interviews, Jack White (the White Stripes' lead singer and guitarist) has often acknowledged Dexter Romweber's influence.

#shoplikeaman - Brads pick for #shoplikeaman is a new service that has added to their website called $10 and Under. It features Amazon's newest, best rated, and sale items with free shipping for $10 & under! Learn more at

#drinklikeaman - This week you get a double dose of "Drink of the Day".  Adam Carolla sent us over some of his "Endless Rant" Lager for us to try! Everyone swooped in and tried can and the unanimous opinion was a enthusiastic "Thumbs Up! It was very flavorful and not too heavy.

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Drink of the Day - The "Pisco Sour"

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
3 oz Pisco Porton
Egg White
Put all of the ingredients in the shaker dry (no ice) and shake well. Add ice and shake again. Pour into a shallow glass and add a couple drops of bitters


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Episode #56 (Air Date 2-21-18) Adam Carolla joins Man Seeks Adventure

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This is episode 56 of the Man Seeks Adventure podcast and Brad Fanshaw, Dave Marek and Heather Storm are excited to have the podcast master on the show.

Adam Carolla joins for a spirited talk about his passion for racing, comedy, his liquor brands and his shaping of the media world. Heather has created a drink of the day using the Carolla Drinks Mangria.

If you would like to learn more about Adam Carolla you can visit:


Twitter: @AdamCarolla

Instagram: @AdamCarolla

To learn about Adams booze brands visit:


Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Adam Carolla

1. Paso Robles or Paso Doble - Winner: Paso Robles

2. Cash Hole or Jack Hole - Winner: Jack Hole

3. The Thrilla in Manilla or The Bleeda in Reseda - Winner: Bleeda in Reseda

4. Borg Warner or Pop Warner- Winner: Pop Warner

5. Desperately Seeking Susan or The Affairs of Susan - Winner: The Affairs of Susan

Drink of the Day - The "Man of the Hour"

In honor of our guest this week, Heather came up with her newest Drink of the Day - The Man of the Hour

Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

1 oz Bourbon
1 oz Mangria
1/4 oz Campari
Stir with ice
Add one large orange and one large lemon peel and twist

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Episode #49 (Air Date 9-10-17) HillBilly Adventure and Dating Advice for Men

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This week the crew gets together for episode 49 and they have a lively discussion about Heather's upcoming road trip across America in her classic 1965 Mustang. Next they interview special guest Stevie DuPin aka The HillBilly Genius about his book the TransAm Diaries and his personal story about going from being a stand up comic to having cancer and coming out the other side. Finally Brad tells of a missed encounter and Heather provides her insight on how to tell if a woman is hitting on you or if it's just your male ego.

If you would like to learn more about The Hillbilly Genius Stevie DuPin you can visit:


Instagram: @StevieDRocks

Twitter: @StevieDRocks

Daves "This or That - Top 5"

This week Dave played the "This or That - Top 5" with our guest Stevie DuPin

1. Cheryl Ladd or Troy Ladd - Winner: Troy Ladd

2. Fuck Cancer or Fuck Cancer - Winner: Fuck Cancer

3. Smokey & the Bandit or Kitt - Winner: Bandit

4. Cardinal or Wildcat- Winner: Wildcat

5. Skyline Chili or KFC - Winner: Skyline

Drink of the Day - The "Hillbilly Tea"

In honor of our guest this week, Heather came up with her newest Drink of the Day - The Hillbilly Tea

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Ingredients (Makes One Cocktail)

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1 Mason Jar
1/2 Lemon
2oz Moonshine
1oz Peach Schnapps
Sun Tea and Ice


Add a generous portion of Sun Tea and Ice to your mason jar. Add the Moonshine and Schnapps to the mix and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Stir well and garnish with a lemon wedge.