Chile Pepper Magazine returns!

Mark Twain once wrote, “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

And despite my earlier “R.I.P Chile Pepper Magazine” post,  I’m pleased to confirm that Chile Pepper Magazine is alive, kicking, and now officially owned by a new publisher, Mcaby Media, a Houston-based company which also publishes Pilates Style and H Texas magazine. 

The April/May 2011 issue is now out on newsstands, and includes my article, “Bloody Good – The New Bloody Mary,”  featuring drinks from Cochon, Judy Bennett’s brand-spankin’-new book on Bloody Marys, and more. The issue also includes a fun article on BBQ by Southern food expert Kendra Bailey Morris as well as a slew of recipes from Andrea Lynn, who I swear contributed at least half the content in this issue. 

Although I’m not returning as a regular spirits columnist, I will continue to contribute occasional articles to the magazine.

However, while Chile Pepper  languished over the last year, a competitor stepped on to the playing field:  Last month Dave DeWitt, the self-described “Pope of Peppers” and original publisher of Chile Pepper magazine, unveiled a digital-only publication, Burn! Magazine. It’s still early days, but so far I like what I’ve seen. It’s lively, colorful and sassy. The first issue included stories like “Killer Bacon!” and had a recipe for Bacon and Habanero Infused Vodka.

What do you think…. is this town is big enough for two spicy-food pubs?


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