Posts Tagged ‘potato chips’

Crunch Time: Potato Chip Blind Taste Test

José Andrés’ new line of Spanish food products debuted at Whole Foods across the region this week. The collection includes everything from sherry vinegar to olives to sea urchin. But the top-selling item since the line launched earlier this summer? Potato chips with extra virgin olive oil and Himalayan pink salt. Think Food Group CEO […]

Timmy G’s Ham Cruncher: The Sandwich That Glows

"It glows," says the woman at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, placing my Timmy G's Ham Cruncher in front of me. And she's right. The sandwich, about four inches high, sits in a paper basket emitting an eerie fluorescent visual hum: ham and cheddar on white bread, slathered with a nice spicy […]

Trend Spotting: House-Made Potato Chips

Maybe I'm just paying more attention these days to how restaurants cut costs while still trying to provide a modicum of originality, but recently I've noticed a mini-trend of house-made potato chips. I first spotted these fried snacks at Hank's Tavern & Eats in Hyattsville, where Chef Geoff's team serves a fairly tame basket of […]

Hank’s Tavern Lets the Chips Fall Where They May

Everything about Chef Geoff's new establishment, Hank's Tavern & Eats in Hyattsville's University Town Center, seems designed to ease a Boomer's pain during the economic downturn. The space is homey, almost too homey for a restaurant. It feels like a rec room with all those TVs and that easy-to-clean carpet. The music is a non-stop […]

The Stacy’s Pita Chips Challenge

There are a flood of flavored chips on the market–potato chips, pita chips, even puffed rice and corn thingies. But do they always taste like the advertised ingredients? In this periodic feature, we'll put the chips to the test. This time we challenge Stacy's Parmesan Garlic and Herb Pita Chips. Here's what the City Paper […]