[WATCH] Sorry “L-Word” The Fellas of “Pre-Game” Can Do It Better!

A new web-series hitting the internet this July is on the loose and the anticipation is growing. With California’s LBGT Pride Parades going up across the sunshine state, this sexy group of talented men are putting in work and putting the word out, about the greatness to come!

What do you do when you haven’t seen your besties in a while? Plan a day of day drinking, why of course. And this group of six friends, though not frequent to the clubbing and the hanging out lifestyle of L.A., making it all worth it when they do finally get together.

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PREGAME follows the lives of ASHER (JAY-DERRICK NOWLAND), ADRIAN (JASON TORRES), STEVE (CHARLES KINSLEY), OLIVIER (THE SEAN MILAN), KAI (LEONARDO CRUZ), and JONAS (JARELL DUBOISE) as they drink, eat and recap their daily lives when they get together after a long absence and get ready for a day of drinking in West Hollywood. 

Each character lives their life inside their own lane. What happens when these worlds collide is not only entertaining, but reminiscent of everyone that dares to do the same. Please joins us as we bring the stories of YOUR NEW FRIENDS to LIFE…

John Boatner and writer V.A. Patrick Slade and their talented cast of actors bring to life a story that hasn’t been seen on the web today.  Starring former promoter and West Hollywood mainstay Jay-Derrick Nowland as ASHER BENTEN, the web series is unique in its look and feel as it will bring the audience a group of men who become your best friend and confidants. Their lives reflect the mundane and the extraordinary that we all face daily. Along with Asher, there is his best friend Adrian (Jason Torres).  His oldest friend Steve Reynolds (Charles Kinsely) brings wisdom to the group and masterfully.  Rounding out the bunch is Kai Lopez (Leonardo Cruz) and the youngest and naïve friend of them all, Jonas Antoine (Jarell Dubose). Rounding out the cast is the very talented and founder of L.A.’s very own OVAHNESS BALL, the Sean Milan as the no none sense, wise cracking Olivier Johnson.

Catch their sizzle reel below!

 

You will have your chance to meet the cast and the creators as they discuss the process of creating this web series and how they tackle such diverse topics as individuality, racism in the gay culture, and being true to oneself.

[RECIPE] Memorial Day Dog’s + Deviled Egg Potato Salad

The holiday weekend is coming up and lets all face it, good bbq, a brew and great company will keep a happy crowd entertained. With this recipe you can be the rockstar; steph-curry-clutch, the real MVP, if you bring this to a potluck, tailgate or just about anywhere! Lets get right to it!

What you’ll need:

Medium pot, small pot, large mixing bowl, grill, broiler/ toaster oven.

Ingredients:

IMG_2072Banana peppers, yellow mustard, mayo, dil relish, yellow potatoes (4 medium potatoes makes enough salad for 10-15 ppl), pico de gallo, guacamole, green onions, celery, 3-4 boiled eggs, blue cheese, hot links, bacon wrapped hot dogs and bratwurst buns (so that they can hold more deliciousness.)

Directions: 

Start first with the entire process of potato salad being that it has to cool before serving. Plus its better because you get the hard stuff out of the way.

First begin by putting water in your medium pot as well as small pot to boil. Then, cut your potatoes into smaller chunks so that they can boil faster

While that is warming up, drop your eggs to boil

Cut your green onions, celery, and I used a sample of Mr. G’s secret blend as a dash of seasoning and added that all into the large mixing bowl, Once the eggs have boiled cup them up finely and add them to the bowl as well.

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Now once your potatoes are done, strain them out of the water and rinse them with cold water. Then set aside to cut

Cut your potatoes into smaller pieces even though theyll be mashed together you still want to have some chunks of potato.

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IMG_2080 IMG_2081Now cover this up with aluminum and let baby girl chill in the fridge. Yes i just called my potato salad “baby girl” lol

On to the hot dogs. I got a little inspiration from the Dodger Dog and also the fact that I’ve never gone to PINKS but either way it goes cooking is always more rewarding! You can make it whatever you want.

IMG_2086My rendition of the hot dog came from a bacon-wrapped anything craving and a bbq version with grilled onions and lots of cheese. Again add anything you like and try it out with your friends. Don’t forget to share your posts with us! Happy Memorial Day weekend, be safe and we’ll back SOON!

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[RECIPE] Oven Baked Fried Chicken w/ Corn Flakes + Broccoli + Red Mashed Tatoe’s

Sometimes when I’m missing home a good way to come back to that feeling is to make a home cooked home style dinner. I’m also trying to lose some weight so I’m trying my hardest to stay away from fried foods so in this case I made a Kellog’s style oven baked fried chicken!!! Super fun and super easy, lets get to it!

What you’ll need:

  • small-medium baking pan
  • 1 small and 1 medium pots
  • 2 paper plates or medium plates

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast fillets (one per person, I made three)
  • Kellogg’s corn flakes
  • panko break crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Brocoli
  • red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup jack and cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Fill corn flakes and panko bread crumbs in a grocery bag or in a freezer bag to smash into tiny pieces. This is the fun part. Try using your hands because hard edged objects can rip/ tear the bag. IMG_2015
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  4. Fill the other plate with one raw egg and using a fork, wisk it so that your egg is beaten and spread around the plate.
  5. Grabbing each chicken filet dip and flip each side into the egg batter and then into the cornflake mix. then lay them flay in your oven baking pan. IMG_2017
  6. Place your chicken in the oven uncovered to bake for 20-25 min.
  7. In a medium pot boil your cut potatoes all the way through.
  8. Once boiled all in the milk, pepper, jack and cheddar cheese, tbsp. butter and garlic powder or whatever spices you’d like to add in.
  9. Flash steam your broccoli and mash your potatoes, dinner is now SERVED! PS: this chicken is SO moist! IMG_2020 IMG_2021 IMG_2027

YUMMMM.. HOMESTYLE AND HOMEMADE, ENJOY!

[RECIPE] Carne Asada Steak + Grilled Corn +Fresh Salsa + Cilantro Salad

For a perfect spring into summer meal I figured a nice carne asada steak would be perfect on the grill with some matching charred corn to match! Especially since as of recent I’ve been cooking with a lot of chicken and seafood, I decided to mix it up.

What you’ll need:

  • Gas or Charcoal outdoor grill
  • Frying pan
  • Salad bowl

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

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  • Top Sirloin Steak
  • Baby Greens mixed salad
  • 1 lime
  • 2 ear of corn with husk on
  • Pico de gallo
  • Store bought or homemade salsa. (Homemade: Blend, 1/2 cup lime juice, 4 roma tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 1 jalapeno seeded, 2 habanero, 1/4 red onion and cilantro).
  • 4-8 cold tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Spices: Minced onion, crushed chili flakes, salt, ground pepper, garlic salt.
  • Cilantro avocado dressing

Instructions:

1. Season your steak with all spices listed above, don’t be shy (just with the salt) but when it comes to flavor, pack it on!

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***If you’re making your own salsa make it at this step. When you blend salsa it gets really hot, like temperature hot, so you want to give it time to cool.

2. Heat your grill to a high temperature and you can drop the heat later. I like to sear the outside of my meat to lock the flavors in! Yumm.

3. Prep your corn by leaving one side of the corn with the husk on and the other off so you can get some cool grill-char marks.

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4. When cooking your meat set it on the grill for about 5-7 minutes on one side covered then coming back to flip it over. for medium meat, this process should take 15 min, 7 min each side open grill. For a more well done finish, cover the grill so that the meat cooks all the way through for 15-20.

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5. Back to the stove, in a medium frying pan heat olive oil to high heat. While oil is heating cut your tortilla chips by slicing your raw tortillas into fourths making 4, 90 degree triangles, I love math lol. Drop these in and let them turn a nice golden brown, flip them over to make them cook evenly after about 2min. Your eye is the best judge, don’t burn your chips!

6. As for the salad, I made a simple baby greens mix with cilantro cream dressing. Nothing more, just something to break the spice of the salsa and pair great with the meat. Add more items if you please! Really, this is your recipe! :) Plate and enjoy!

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