Chocolatesgiving: What chocolate should I buy?
Chocolate serves many purposes: it can be eaten to ward off cravings of more decadent desserts, can be given as a gift, or can be paired with foods. Outof the terrible food faux pas that can happen in life, choosing a bad bar of chocolate is at the top of the list.
Here are some chocolates you can find at Whole Foods & what they're good for.
The Best Chocolate Chip Scone and Some Alternatives
The Preface: I love chocolate scones. I really don't care about fruit scones and get really annoyed when I accidentally pick up a currant scone, thinking its a chocolate chip one. A majority of chocolate chip scones are shitty. They're either too tough and crumbly or too mushy and cake like. Below is a list of some of the best chocolate chip scones I've had.
I apologize in advance for the crappy photography. I was getting impatient and just wanted to eat...
Some of the Best Veggie Burgers & the Sh!t List: Sideboard Coffee Danville, CA
When I tried Hopdoddy's La Bandita black bean burger in Austin, I finally realized that I could consume (and enjoy) a veggie burger.
Ever since then, I have been trying different types of veggie burgers only to be mildly amused. One burger that came close to La Bandita is Sideboard's Veggie Burger in Danville, CA.
I liked it so much that I even requested nutrition facts- hoping that I could reverse engineer the burger. The waitress said that they had no nutrition facts and that the burger had healthy stuff like protein, and oats, but the bread was caloric. Disappointed, I am continuing to play with recipes to recreate this marvel, although I am sure it is made with 50% butter. (More on this at a later date).
The Best Bay Area Chicken Biryani
Biryani is an art, but really it's a rice dish made with meat, spices, and vegetables. This dish takes a lot of skill to make. It's like the Indian version of Spanish paella. (ish). Every South Asian kid will claim that their mom's biryani is the best Unfortunately, when you go off to college, there ain't no momma's biryani. This list is for those poor South Asian kids.
Best Coffee in Austin, TX
I've scoured the most hipster parts of Austin in search for the best latte. I've spent countless nights studying at Bennu, and mornings getting pick-me-ups at Mozart's. I go out of my way to try new coffee shops- even if I feel like they're going to be bad. Essentially, this is a coffee list compiled of blood, sweat, and tears. Enjoy!