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The Cinnamon Stick Fails Again

Americans have an odd and self-destructive fascination with the cinnamon breadstick. A stock dessert for a number of national and local pizza chains, the "cinnastick" goes like this: Take a breadstick, sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar, and dip it into some kind of frosting. Incredibly cheap to produce and arguably satisfying, yet the dang thing falls flat over and over again. READ MORE

Why Austin Is So Rad

We went to Austin right before the mania of SXSW, and despite working superlong days and freezing half the time, we were reluctant to hop a plane back to the Bay Area. The biggest reason: the people. Everywhere we went, Austinites were friendly, helpful, and fun to work with. Marisela from El Mesón actually offered to loan us warm jackets when she overheard us commiserating about not having packed for the cold snap. We even had a random run-in with Chowhound stellawine at a picnic table in front of the Odd Duck trailer, and had a friendly chat while we were filming that perfect soft-boiled duck egg. READ MORE

Dr Pepper TEN Scorns Female Customers

All right, we get it, the rollout of "midcalorie" soda Dr Pepper TEN is supposed to corner the "dudes who like diet drinks but don't like l... READ MORE

Underground Barbecue Comes Out of the Closet

Formerly a delivery-only outfit, Sneaky's BBQ is now serving regularly at Rebel, a new gay bar/club in San Francisco, Melanie Wong reports ... READ MORE

Indian Tacos On the Move

It seems these days that every ethnic cuisine has to have its fusion version of the taco, and food truck Tikka Bytes has stepped up to repr... READ MORE

For Globetrotting Vegans and Their Friends

The "International" in Symphonie International Vegan Cuisine is no joke, says gordon wing, noting that while the menu is largely Asian, it ... READ MORE

London Goes Gaga for Breast-Milk Ice Cream

Would you pay $22.50 to eat ice cream made from human breast milk? The question's no longer a hypothetical; the BBC reports that a London restaurant is selling a dessert called "Baby Gaga," "churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela." READ MORE

Overheard on the San Francisco Bay Area Board

– Civil Bear on Kam's, which has a new chef – Melanie Wong on the sipping chocolate at Pure Dark, a pop-up boutique closing... READ MORE

CHOW Tour Austin: The Next Generation of Austin Cuisine

CHOW Tour Austin: The Next Generation of Austin Cuisine

Austin's creative spirit is really evident when you meet chefs like Tyson Cole who are pushing the perception of the city's cuisine way beyond the barbecue and Tex-Mex stereotypes. Cole chats with us about how he ended up opening the upscale sushi restaurants Uchi and Uchiko in Texas and doing elaborate platings with fish as "meat LEGOs." We also visit two relative newcomers to the scene: East Side Show Room and Foreign & Domestic. WATCH THE VIDEO

Is It Stupid to Codify Cornish Pasties?

It's one of the more entertaining British food point-counterpoints in quite some time: The BBC hails the Cornish pasty and its new, European Commission–granted protected status, while the asks, "What's the point of protecting Cornish pasties?" Pasties (pronounced PASS-tees)—not to be confused with pasties (PASTE-ees)—are durable, highly caloric meat pies that traditionally served as lunch for Cornish miners (Midwesterners know them well—they made their way into Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Minnesota's Iron Range via Cornish mine foremen working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries). READ MORE