Nov 16 - 22, 2006 

It's Just Grape Juice

Bitter Grapes

Wines for the newly single shopper

By Andres Torrez

What's the first thing you do when you find out your partner is cheating on you? And you don’t have a gun or a good attorney? You drink. But which wine goes best with the bitter taste of infidelity? Any wine, preferably one with a high alcohol content. Alcohol will soothe the cold, hard reality, not to mention pain, of being 33 and single again. Here are five wines that will aid you in your recovery and help you rejoin your journey towards self-actualizationalone.

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The State Fair will never be the same.

Ask Chef Boy Ari

Does Everything Go Better with Grease?

By Chef Boy Ari

Dear Chef Boy Ari: I just heard something on the radio about fried Coke. That sounds 1) totally disgusting, and 2) kind of impossible. I would think that the Coke would dissipate into the grease, and you would basically have to drink the grease in order to drink the fried Coke. What am I missing here?

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Take a tour of Western Europe with your mouth.
Tabatha Roybal

Restaurant Review

Swiss Alps Bakery

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

By Jennifer Wohletz

Let’s face it: The holidays come earlier every year. While out buying the stuff to make my kid’s Halloween costume in mid-October, I was already getting barraged with those big Santa/reindeer/snowman lawn globes, to which my kid quipped, “It should be Christmas all year long!” My holiday visions, sans sugar plums, were of my dad yelling about Ritz crackers, my siblings arguing over whose children had better manners and me wondering if my in-laws’ house was quieter.

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