Author Archives: Chris Boyles

About Chris Boyles

I eat. My words.

Luck Be A Legume

I grew up in Virginia by way of Kentucky, which is to say I didn’t grow up in the real South. So I was puzzled oh-so-many years ago when my high-school pal Diana told me about eating black-eyed peas on … Continue reading

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Chicken and Waffles at Local Three

I didn’t grow up with soul food. I’ve never been to Gladys and Ron’s. Or Sylvia’s, for that matter. So chicken and pancakes isn’t sacrilegious to me. In fact, it’s quite delicious. And apparently a thing of necessity. “We have one … Continue reading

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Ice Cream at Morelli’s

“Can you guess where the heat comes from?” That’s what the girl behind the counter at Morelli’s asked as I discarded my sample spoon. I paused for a second as the bittersweet chocolate flavor gave way to a subtle burning … Continue reading

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Fall, On A Fork

Fall’s bountiful harvest offers everything from squashes to pumpkins to other “gourds” — like peppers. When I lived in Denver, I always looked forward to the green chiles that appeared this time of year. Come late September,  Jack-n-Grill — my … Continue reading

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Cheeseburger Club at Crystal Beer Parlor

Just like the sandwich that inspired it, the Cheeseburger Club came stacked and cut down the middle — revealing more layers than an earth sciences textbook illustration. There was toast, a rich mayo, crisp lettuce, ripe tomato, smoky bacon, toast, … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When The Wife Picks

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I Just Did Crack

I stumbled into Bakeshop this morning an hour earlier than normal. Needing a pick-me-up before my 9 a.m. meeting, I asked Olivia and Sarah for a Redeye. Without missing a beat, Sarah suggested a Crack Shot. Seeing as she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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