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Tex-Mex, Better’n Sex (Says So on the Menu)

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Cat-sitting has its moments. (Archie, ready to roll above, might disagree by now.) After all the fights, the feedings and the frenetic searches (how’d Samantha get into […]

Fire and Ice: The Modern Bloody Mary (Hint: It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore)

You never forget your first good Bloody Mary. Yep, they’re that special. I could make up another Texas Tall Tale regale you with the story of mine, but that’s not important right now. (Besides, it’s personal. It’d take too long to explain about the runaway fireworks, how the cop got blue Silly Putty in […]

A Great Way to Start December: Road Trip to New Orleans!

Starting this morning, we’re on a raid road trip to New Orleans, in the next-door country of Louisiana. The American Chemical Society is holding a big party regional meeting, and we’re going as a group to present some chemical research. And eat spicy Cajun. And tour the rue Bourbon.

It’s purely educational, of course.

Seven of […]

Sister Creek Winery in the Texas Hill Country

Sisterdale is a small village in the hills, about an hour north of San Antonio. Once upon a time it took nearly two hours to get there; the roads were narrow and winding. Now the Interstate gets you most of the way there, and a ten-minute drive off the main highway puts you […]

Friday Follies: Making a Clean Breast of a Drinking Problem

It’s amazing how the Internet can distract you these days. With my wife’s birthday only a couple weeks away, I began to search for the ideal gift. Before you know it, I’m looking at bar & wine tools. And what comes up on the first page of such a search? A Wine Rack, of […]

Here Comes Alex! Better Get Some Grilling Done This Week...

Tropical Storm Alex, the first of the 2010 Atlantic season, is churning its way across the Yucatan Peninsula today. Everybody knows what that means, right? Yep, you got it in one: Time to Grill!

Texans need excuses to grill, you see. And impending wind and rain sounds like a good enough excuse to me! I’m […]

Friday Follies: Bacon Wins Again! This Time, It’s Flavored Vodka…

From the “What Will They Think of Next?” desk here at the Chile Underground, a breakthrough pairing of food groups: Alcohol and Bacon. I mean, what with all the fusion cuisines out there, how did this one get overlooked for so long? Answer: It wasn’t. It just wasn’t publicized. More on that later.

Yes, the […]

Friday Follies: Maybe the Birth of a McDonalds Adult Beverage (or How You Don't Need to Grow Up, Ever)

In an attempt to catch up on some stuff that’s now only a year old bring you the latest in life-changing, fast-food news, we share with you an article recently shown in the new, improved Slashfood. It seems that a couple of budding young mixologist wannabes have “invented” (I’m sure that word is completely […]