WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off

NYC architects and designers unite to build iconic structures from dessert items

We’re in the midst of Archtober—NYC’s sixth annual month-long celebration of architecture and design, complete with innovative programming and activities. To honor the month in a clever, tasty way, hospitality architectural firm WATG and their design division Wimberly Interiors brought a rather uncommon event to town: The Great Architectural Bake-Off. Within the competition, seven architecture and design firms reconstructed iconic buildings… from dessert items. Cool …

Toronto’s Poop-Themed Cafe

Serving chocolate soft-serve, pudding and other brown desserts, a new cafe is set to open in Toronto—and it’s poop-themed. Lien Nguyen (the cafe owner) says that the aim is “trying to make poop cute.” She will open Poop Café Dessert Bar in Toronto’s Koreatown next month. With stool-shaped treats and dishes shaped like toilets, it’s sure to be a strange and interesting place—with plenty of …

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 …