The Chronicle Over Coffee

We’re hoping your having your morning coffee a little late, today. Or maybe this is for your mid-morning cup. Anyway, here’s what we’re reading in the Chronicle today, in between election coverage:

• A good, long look at the state of dessert — one of the crutches we’ll all probably use to get us through these economic tough times. [Sweet dessert relief for diners]

• Amanda Gold gets satisfying food and uneven service at the two-star Nob Hill Grille. [Nob Hill Grille finds a niche]

• The Taster’s Choice panel appalls their Italian grandmothers by finding Safeway Select’s cheese tortellini to be the best. [Safeway brand top in tortellini taste test]

• Vegetarians tend to looooove hummus, so Amanda Berne provides a few tips for making it tops in the Accidental Vegetarian. [Mediterranean meal elevates hummus from dip to dinner]

The Chronicle Over Coffee