Has anyone eaten at Billy's in Bastrop, 30 miles east of Austin? They get raves from the locals but their methods are unorthodox. They cook at high heats for shorter periods instead of the usual low and slow.
This method for removing the pits from olives is an exercise in relativity: It wouldn't work with a peach. CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates.
How to Pit a Cherry with a Paper Clip
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.
How to Remove the Pit from an Avocado
And get the good stuff out easily.
How to Pit a Plum in Under 10 Seconds
This technique for pitting plums from Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, will come in handy when you need plums for pies, chutneys, tarts, or just eating!
Best Food Meme and Emoji Pairings
Collectively we share and express a lot of our emotions and ideas visually on social media. Food plays an important role, as one of the most universal themes. This is a round-up of some of our favorite memes and emojis. Read more.
Behind the Business - Umami Burger
Umami Burger COO Gregg Frazer talks everything umami, fast-casual dining, and the newest additions to their menu. Read more.