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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

At This Point It's Just False Advertising

I'm a sucker for Christopher Elbow chocolates, particularly the fleur de sel caramels. In fact I love them more than Recchiuti's caramels (the shock! the horror!). CE's caramel is gooey liquid covered with chocolate that breaks when you bite it, whereas Recchiuti's is chewy and soft. I prefer the goo. I also swoon for CE's passionfruit caramels, despite the fact that they are enrobed in white chocolate, a substance I normally equate with the devil's work.

So it is only fitting that Jon and I were jumping up and down like a couple of rabbits on crack when we saw that CE was opening a store mere blocks from our home. This was spring, and the sign read "Coming Late Fall."

So we watched. And we waited. And spring came and went. As did summer. As did fall.

Now I can provide a bit of leeway but at this point you need to be takin' down your "late fall" sign. I mean that shit just looks stupid now that we are approaching February. It's just fucking ridiculous at this point.

I have hope as there appears to be actual construction going on in the store now. Still, you need to be changing the sign, peeps.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld

P.S. Major huge thank you to the Slow Club for kicking some major ass for my birthday and Jon's birthday this past weekend.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm currently interested in making out most often with the Christopher Elbow Strawberry Balsamic.

It's oozy, tart, sweet, strawberry-y and balsamicy and it's just about fucking perfect.

1/23/2008 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just not right with the false advertising, but with the construction going on, who knows what's going to be built.
By the way, good description on the caramel chocolate because sometimes caramel is soo messy and sticks to everything, but you made it sound soo delicious, its indescrible, I could be fat as a nice cow by now, of course I am not. I eat good, not much, but good!!

1/23/2008 8:31 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

i never tried christopher elbow.

1/25/2008 4:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joy,

The CE website says the sf locale is opening February 2008, FYI.

1/28/2008 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the J's!

1/28/2008 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's OPEN!!!

2/06/2008 8:04 PM  
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I stumbled across your blog today, and wanted to let you know that I LOVE your style of writing! The only complaint I have is that the constant swearing is a bit much for me. Because of that, I probably won't be back. I wanted to congratulate you on your new book, and your new bundle of joy! :) Keep up the good work...

3/02/2008 11:26 PM  

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