Bartender, Pour me a Drink: is about drinking, alcohol, and spirits. Bites: Quick bits, food news, and random things. Do I Really Need a Pastry Torch?: If you've run out of cabinet space, or you find yourself mesmerized by chicken skin massaging devices, this is for you. Gear reviews. Events: Food Events, primarily in Chicago. Everybody Loves Pommelo: Exceptional ingredients examined. Faster than Rachael Ray: She makes 30 minute meals. We review noteworthy products, decide whether they're "hungry" worthy and if they'll help you cook faster than the queen of quick. Grape Pun: is about all things wine. We will try to avoid using unfamiliar nouns such as terroir, tannins, dosage, and overused adjectives like "jammy" or "earthy" to describe wines. Sometimes, we may be lazy and resort to these things. Sorry. Heirloom Foam: is about kitchen techniques, from souffle to sous vide. In some ways we will try to get you closer to the restaurant chef and show you how to do some of the crazy stuff. On the other hand, sometimes we will just write about the best way to make an omelette. I Can't Believe it's Fast Food: About inspired moments at fast food or chain restaurants. Also, if you have been to a McDonalds anywhere in this country and it hasn't been reviewed, submit your review to us, seriously. Yeah, we're kind of poking fun at franchises, but we also know there can be inspired moments, even at a chain. That being said, the McDonalds thing is just pure ironic evil.
Profiles in Food: Interviews and profiles of all food related things and people. This is where we go underground to a masa or Vienna Beef factory, or talk to folks in the know. We will not search out celebrity for celebrity's sake, but if the star has chops, we're interested. If by some miracle Molto Mario granted us access, we would do it, because we are pretty sure the dude can cook. Recipes: Recipes, hungry tested, mother approved. Restaurant Reviews: Is the restaurant a gastronomic mecca like The French Laundry, Per Se, Charlie Trotter's, Alinea, Daniel, or Ducasse. Should you listen to the Michelin folks and their 3 stars, or should they just stick to tires? On the other hand you might find reviews of pushcarts, restaurants, convenience stores, stands, etc. that generally fall in the "costs under 10 dollars a person" range. Ethnic eats, bowling alleys, or some kid's really good lemonade stand may be fair game. Serve: This is about good people doing good things. All about folks or organizations serving the community or the greater good of mankind through food. Why do None of these Recipes Work?: Cookbook reviews. Is it a succulently pictured, never been tested in a real kitchen, cookbook, or a real deal encyclopedia of gastronomy? We put cookbooks through our chops. Why Marshmallow Fluff?: Smart historical profiles of foods.