Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co’s Uncommon Artisanal Sweets

From bourbon nib brittle to sea salt and vinegar caramels, specialty Southern candies from Tennessee

Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year’s NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee’s Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as “Southern artisan treats” and they do so ethically. The team utilizes organic and fair-trade cacao beans, slow roast them all in small batches and produce what they call new …

The Drawing Room Pop-Up Bakery and Bar

Intricate, original desserts and cocktails at a different NYC location every month

From Black Tap’s colossal milkshakes and Dominique Ansel’s milk and cookie shots to Crown Heights’ new bar/bakery Butter & Scotch, there’s no shortage of creative, hyped-up sweet treats in NYC. But if you’re looking for something beyond a quick transaction at the end of an hour-long wait, there’s a new pop-up for you. Taking place at a new, undisclosed location each month, Drawing Room is …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Medical marijuana for pets, designing utopia, using VR to solve crime and more in this week's look at the web

1. The Origins of Monopoly’s Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their origins date back to the 1930s, when Monopoly inventor (and probable idea thief) Charles Darrow developed the idea to use small items from around the house …

South Korea’s Hangover-Curing Ice Cream

Soon South Koreans will be able to wake up and lie in bed after a late night of drinking and eat ice cream to cure their hangovers. A national convenience store chain called Withme FS has created a grapefruit-flavored ice cream bar that contains a time-honored hangover remedy: the juice of a raisin tree. They’ve named the healing dessert the “Gyeondyo-bar,” which appropriately translates to …

Treehouse Chocolate’s Four Drinking Chocolates

Organic, fair-trade cacao turned into rich flavors for sipping on

Winter may be officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean hot chocolate has to disappear from people’s radar until temperatures cool again. For some of us, it makes for a viable alternative to coffee in the morning—with some serious sugar and cocoa kick. Treehouse Chocolate Drinking Chocolate reflects a lot of things we love about the changing cacao bean industry: it’s made …