My small town of Wake Forest, now has 3 relatively new BBQ joints. I am going to give them all a try this week and offer my feedback and would hopefully have several others visit and offer their views as well.
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.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.
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. Read more.
We get a better look inside a Williamsburg restaurant. Chef Connolly gets a little hand in the kitchen at Rider.