In the world of food, there are few skills more complicated than producing excellent chocolate. The United States may not have the chocolate-making reputation of, say, France or Belgium, but there are plenty of chocolatiers across the country who have been trying to elevate the American palate. Even ... More >>
Fine chocolate is a finicky thing, especially when you're talking about the kind of tricked-up, hand-painted beauties that Kate Weiser is crafting at her new spot in Trinity Groves. You'll probably remember Weiser from her stint at Chocolate Secrets a few years ago, but this new shop is inarguably a ... More >>
Yesterday I received a box full of suburban "camping" gear and a couple of sample beers from Shock Top, a package that stands as the perfect symbol of Anheuser-Busch InBev's utter contempt for and cluelessness about the culture of craft beer. Packed inside a shock-resistant SwissGear Synergy laptop ... More >>
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Using the Schrodinger equation, in conjunction with a quantum harmonic oscillator to efficiently fuse two non-sentient objects together, we here at DC9 at Night have created a giant-ass list. Please be cautious when reading, as prolonged exposure can lead to headaches, extreme diaphragm tensio ... More >>
flickr user advencapGratuitous tomato porn. The FDA is under scrutiny in The New York Times this week. Looks like the serving sizes listed on nutrition labels may be getting a new look and Observer Editor Joe Tone will have a new and legitimate excuse to Hoover down ice cream by the pint. I ... More >>
Ferran Adria Portrait, by Sergi Pons When Anthony Bourdain cruises through town this fall for his City of Ate-sponsored gig at the Majestic, he's guaranteed to one or two questions about the meal I watched him eat on last night's No Reservations: a 50-or-so-course palate-fuck at El Bulli, Fer ... More >>
As if experiencing your own wasn't bad enough.
Mmm...bloodThere's always that one house in the neighborhood that rocks the effin' ween out of Halloween. The house that every kid is excited about. That house that has such good candy, it inspires adults to pimp out their not-even-eating-solid-foods-yet infants. So, how do you become the best Ha ... More >>
Photos by Jesse HugheyRoasting spicy Hatch chiles and jalapeñosIn case you haven't read this blog, other food blogs, turned on the television or driven on Central Expressway in the last month, let us remind you that this is Hatch chile season, with peppers from Hatch, New Mexico, hitting grocery ... More >>
A little advice for those of you tuning in from work: Don't do what we did and Google images for "dark chocolate slut."Dark Chocolate, you are such a candy aisle whore now. I love you, Dark Chocolate, but you used to be special. On Halloween, I used to get all hyped to see Hershey's Special ... More >>
Denver WestwordIf Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining what's wrong with me.It has been dismissed as a white Snickers. The company that makes them has changed hands so many times it's near impossible to keep track. And when I went to the 7-Eleven by our posh, t ... More >>
If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn warped.It's funny how memories become jumbled sometimes. For several decades now I've remembered sitting in our London flat, pouring clotted cream over McVitie's apple pies. These were tarts sold in boxes ... More >>
How long has the Hershey's bar occupied grocery shelves? It's just a sheath of inferior chocolate, but you can pick one up just about anywhere. Meanwhile, far more interesting treats disappear from the shelves.The way we eat and our taste in foods is subject to whims, nudged by marketing campaign ... More >>
He wanted to be a chef since the age of six, when he would "surprise" his parents with self-taught recipes. Neel's first professional role, however, was at the famous Ninfa's in Houston--as a dishwasher.After working his way up to a chef's apprentice role, he attended cooking school at Le Cordon Ble ... More >>
This is a photo of Howard Forbes, whose wife gave him one of the greatest send-offs we've read in a long, long time. A somber way to begin the day, perhaps, but the missus rang me in Park City, Utah, this morning to direct my attention to, of all things, an obituary in today's Dallas Morning News. N ... More >>
Crayton's gives you a reason to go out for meat loaf. That's right,meat loaf.
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