In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, is joined by one of his bartenders, Reza Esmaili. Reza makes the Rear Admiral Swizzle, a spirited coffee-and-citrus cocktail, and recounts how it was invented after a heavy night of drinking.
How to Clean a Coffee Grinder
Old coffee grounds can clog up your grinder and make it less efficient. In this CHOW Tip, Kate Ramos shows you how to clean out your coffee grinder using stale bread.
Making the galette crepe with a sunny side up egg, chorizo and avocado cream from Trois Familia in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
We get a better look inside a Williamsburg restaurant. Chef Connolly gets a little hand in the kitchen at Rider.