Dec 3 2011

Thailand Party Survival Guide

 

bangkok red light district

Matt Elmore, Bangkok – Currently, I’m waiting at a train station, probably still drunk from the last few weeks of complete party mayhem.  Although it might not show, I think I’ve finally cracked the code on how to properly rage and survive in this warzone of a country, Thailand.  This is the third time I’ve been here and by golly, I’ve earned my blackbelt.  For those who’ve traveled to Thailand, I think you’ll agree with these survival tips wholeheartedly.  For those planning to go, consider this article to be your new bible.

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Sep 29 2010

Caveday Invades India

caveday in indiaMatt Elmore, San Diego – Namsate, my friends.  Caveday’s resolve in quest for the best hangover cure knows no bounds.  This month I had the pleasure of visiting India, home of one of the world’s most ancient cultures.  What did I think of the Taj Mahal? The Ganges?  Couldn’t tell ya.  During the daytime, we were way too hungover to even consider venturing out into the mayhem.  The operation was to see how the Indians get down.  Mission accomplished.  To put it lightly, we got bombed in Bombay on the daily.

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Aug 25 2010

The Burning Man Hangover Survival Guide

burning man artMedina Maitreya, San FranciscoBurning Man is an annual week long event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. In 2008, 49,599 people attended Burning Man. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self expression and radical self reliance. To some it’s a spiritual experience. To others it is ultimate artistic fulfillment. And to a select few thousand it’s hedonistic debauchery at its finest.

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Apr 28 2010

Phở – The Best Hangover Cure?

Amongst many circles, the Vietnamese noodle soup Phở (pronounced Fuh), is heralded as the best hangover cure known to mankind.  What do we say here at Caveday?  Phở shizzle.

pho vietnamese soup

Phở is a magical soup made of beef, broth and rice noodles.  Seriously, its magic.  I’ll explain later.  It is served in a bowl with thin cuts of well done or rare steak.  For the more adventurous sort, tripe (stomach), tendons, liver, chicken hearts, or other risky business can be added.  The broth is made from a simmered concoction of which only a level 50 Vietnamese wizard may be privy to the secret. Continue reading


Dec 16 2009

December Drinking, Holiday Hangovers

Christmas is here and all of the drunken debauchery that comes with it.  Eggnog and brandy, Goldschlager, spiked punch and glogg – there are endless ways to get possessed by the holiday spirit, particularly when served on ice.

Ugly Sweater Party

It’s no secret that the consumption of alcohol escalates during the holiday season.

Fact (yes, Caveday has actual information): The $49 billion distilled spirits industry makes more than 25% of its profits from Thanksgiving to the New Year. (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States)

This is partly due to the anticipatory air that pervades the countdown to the New Year.  The neighborhood is lit with festive lights and malls are decked in a full-force holiday blitzkrieg.  Companies throw office parties.  Friends throw ugly sweater parties.  Old friends return to town and families glutton over glorious feasts.  On top of it all, there is NO WORK, unless you’re employed by a douche company, which you should quit anyways. Continue reading


Aug 24 2009

Food for Drunks

What do you like to eat when you’re drunk? We’re talking about food you like to eat when you’re actually drunk, not the next day when you’re hungover. That’s an entirely different subject altogether. We at Caveday conducted an extensive online survey asking this question. We asked people on Facebook, so you know this survey is legit. Here’s what we found…

The formula is simple. Salt + Fat + Heat = Food. Violate any of the variables of this equation and it simply isn’t edible. When asked specifically what kind of food people eat while intoxicated, mostly everyone opted for Mexican and the rest chose Taco Bell.

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