Rock and Rye Lifestyle

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An RV driving down a road with mountains in the background and the ocean next to the road.
Take to the road on Hoschstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye's dime. / jakobradlgruber ©

No, rock and rye isn’t a nod to your bitchin’ lifestyle. The mixture of rye, citrus fruits, and rock candy was originally sold over the counter in the late 19th century as a cure-all for “all diseases of the throat, chest, and lungs,” according to one advertisement. Other sellers reported it would cure cancer and “women’s issues.” So it’s a perfect beverage for our troubled times, killing as it does both COVID and the patriarchy.

For those with lesser ambitions, Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye is offering a two-week vacation (er, contract position) as “Chief of Discovery” to one lucky person and their plus one. Entrants to the travel category of Monster Children magazine’s annual photography contest will be considered for the position. Key job requirements include road tripping to Slow & Low markets in California, Arizona, and New Mexico in a customized 1978 Chevy van that’s been tricked out with a walnut bar, sound system, leather bench seating, and orange paneling; curating city guides for each market; and capturing photos for the brand’s website and social media platforms.

Enter on Monster Children’s website no later than October 31 if you think you have what it takes to tackle this demanding position.

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