August 5, 2009 |
"Which wouldja like to try?" booms the smiling guy in the cowboy hat, brandishing a handful of tiny ice cream sampling spoons. Like a magnet, the sweet scent of caramelizing garlic fused with dusky cumin and earthy chili powder pulls you into a minuscule storefront that is Tub's Fine Chili & Fancy Fixin's. In black-rimmed pots behind the ordering counter sit seven chilis to sample.
November 24, 2012 |
Dear SOS: I enjoy reading your column, and it occurred to me that you might be able to answer my request. "It was a dark and stormy night," like many we've recently had, when friends and I happened into Smitty's in Pasadena after the theater. Not being Pasadena locals, we didn't realize our good fortune. It was a perfect night for their signature chili and corn bread specials. Not your ground beef variety, the chili seemed to be prepared with flank steak and the corn bread was the best ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1995 |
Like most great chili cooks, Norm Gaul keeps his secrets to himself. After all, Gaul, who was named the World Champion of Chili last weekend by the International Chili Society, has to defend his title at next year's event. The recipe also earned him a new brass chili pot and a check for $25,000. "Yep. I just came back from the bank," Gaul said Tuesday after returning from the competition in Reno. "That was pretty nice."
February 8, 2009 |
Windsor Quality Food Co. recalled 676,560 pounds of frozen beef chili after consumers said they found stones or pebbles in some of the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The recalled product includes 5- and 20-pound bags of frozen "Whitey's Chili With Beans, Premium, No MSG," which were distributed nationwide. 1,200 Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets, made in China and distributed by Jerry Leigh of California Inc. of Van Nuys, are being recalled because the jackets' drawstring through the hood can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
October 13, 2012 |
Are you a connoisseur of agony? Then drop by Starry Kitchen for a bite some evening, somewhere around 9 p.m. if you can swing it, and listen to the customers who have been denied a shot at the Singaporean chili crab. They will be muttering imprecations when they think the staff is out of listening range, grinding teeth, staring up at the glittering pastels of the high ceiling as if they expect a unicorn to flutter down from the rafters with a sackful of British Columbia's finest culinary export.
September 21, 2010
One of the laws of dieting we've long subscribed to is the canceling-out theory: If you eat a salad with a piece of cheesecake, they cancel each other out calorie-wise. Right? We're joking, of course, but a new study finds that some people might actually think there's something to that, even if they're not completely aware of it. Researchers presented 934 participants with various food pairings and asked them to estimate calories. "Vice" foods (cheeseburgers, cheesecake) were sometimes paired with similar "bad" foods, sometimes with "virtue" foods such as salads, and sometimes with foods that were a mixture of virtue and vice, such as low-fat cheesecake.