We’ve never tried methamphetamine, but we think we might know what it’s like, for we’ve lost ourselves and our afternoon to the worst sugar rush since that one Halloween (the last time a Halloween vomit session wasn’t alcohol-induced, we might add).

Yes, we were one of the “media”-types present for the supervisorial culinary showdown, the bake-off between former City Hall coworkers, onetime adversaries but longtime friends John Avalos and Chris Daly.

(We weren’t the only media there, either. Two reporters from the Chronicle, a columnist and the Gavin Newsom reporter for the Examiner, BeyondChron and Fog City Journal were all in attendance as well. Good thing nothing, you know, happened today).


A second awkward date.


This was good.


I didn’t get any champagne. Neither did David Campos, though.

The gist: both offices baked pies, cakes, cookies and other delectable treats, to be judged by clerk of the Board Angela Calvillo and Slanted Door executive pastry chef Chucky Dugo. Points were awarded for presentation, taste, and whatever else it is by which desserts are judged.

Only one dish received a perfect 10 out of 10 from both judges — a marshmallow chocolate pound cake, prepared by none other than Supervisor Chris Daly, who referred to said pound cake as “the wheelhouse.” Ok doke.


This is the Wheelhouse.

The winner received a cape, a tiara, and a root canal.


Judging ain’t easy.


Nice cape.

Daly’s office also took home the group prize, meaning their desserts thoroughly whupped Avalos’s desserts. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

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  • Chris Daly

    The frosting on the chocolate pound cake was a divinity that did not contain marshmallows.

  • Chris Daly

    The frosting on the chocolate pound cake was a divinity that did not contain marshmallows.

  • judy b.

    I know I’m not your only reader, but just so you know, given the choice to click on that cake or a burning car, I will go for the cake every time.

  • judy b.

    I know I’m not your only reader, but just so you know, given the choice to click on that cake or a burning car, I will go for the cake every time.

  • Eve Batey

    OK, what about a cake INSIDE a burning car?

  • Eve Batey

    OK, what about a cake INSIDE a burning car?

  • Chris Roberts

    what the FUDGE is a divinity?!!

    SOMEONE said marshmallows, i blame noyola

    whatever, either way it melted my teeth faster than I could say “where’s my Healthy Teeth SF for Free, Mr Supervisor?”

  • Chris Roberts

    what the FUDGE is a divinity?!!

    SOMEONE said marshmallows, i blame noyola

    whatever, either way it melted my teeth faster than I could say “where’s my Healthy Teeth SF for Free, Mr Supervisor?”

  • Chris Daly

    The divinity frosting is boiled sugar (candy) and egg whites.

    He got all of that one. He’s got to be pleased with that.

  • Chris Daly

    The divinity frosting is boiled sugar (candy) and egg whites.

    He got all of that one. He’s got to be pleased with that.

  • marcos

    I’ve tried methamphetamine, and the sugar/carb high that those amazing desserts gave me was worse. Much worse, it felt like what I imagine diabetes to feel like.

    The pound cake was a big distraction to keep people away from real deal, Daly’s blueberry cheesecake.

  • marcos

    I’ve tried methamphetamine, and the sugar/carb high that those amazing desserts gave me was worse. Much worse, it felt like what I imagine diabetes to feel like.

    The pound cake was a big distraction to keep people away from real deal, Daly’s blueberry cheesecake.