It’s been over three weeks since the last roundup of Houston food writing (yikes!), so let’s get to it!
A few (but not all) of my own posts from Eating Our Words over at the Houston Press:
- Friends & Family Free at Five: Get free burgers and fries today at the grand opening of Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Bunker Hill and I-10. Is there a catch? Of course. Read the post for more.
- Recession Dining at Gravitas: A review of the new $35 five-course degustation menu that Gravitas is offering. It’s getting cheaper to be a foodie in this town. Excellent.
- Field of Dreams: Last Organic Outpost Expands: The urban, community-tended farm in the Fifth Ward is set to gain two new parcels of land.
- A Brennan’s Hatchling and Fancy Movie Food: Updates on the new Studio Movie Grille and two new Brennan’s restaurants — Bistro Alex and Cafe Rose — opening soon at CityCentre. Also: I’m terrible at naming my posts.
- $13 at a Moveable Feast: So I like it when the posts name themselves.
- Octopus Cocktail at Connie’s Seafood Market: Heaven in a glass, served with a side of fried rice and eggrolls.
- Las Alamedas: What’s Left Behind: A look inside the recently abandoned Mexican restaurant, a Houston institution for nearly 30 years.
And some excellent posts from around town:
- The King of Tex-Mex Is Dead: Robb Walsh pays tribute to Matt Martinez, Jr., who passed away last Friday in Dallas.
- Tofu & BBQ: You wouldn’t think these two things go together, but Robb shows us that’s not the case.
- Bargain of the Week: Hot & Sour Soup from 888 Chinese: Alison Cook raves about the spicy soup — available for $3.75 per quart — that’s both budget- and belly-friendly.
- Hue Gone Away: Swamplot uncovers some facts about the oddly-situated Vietnamese restaurant’s recent closure.
- Mayhaw! Yams! Honey! Houston Foodie divulges the location of a prime produce market off I-10 outside of Anahuac. He had me a mayhaw.
- More Sex! Less Food! The Eggheads Proclaimeth: Another Houston Foodie post, this time at Eating Our Words. I’m noticing a distinct fondness for interrobangs in his headlines. This is a well-researched commentary on a recent Stanford University article that had tongues wagging: Is Food the New Sex?
- Houston’s Professional Food Critics: A interesting discussion of where new and old media meet with regard to local food writing. Anonymous Eater at Food in Houston has been on a roll lately, pushing out one thoughtfully written post after another. It’s been a rare treat. Check out some of his other great posts below…
- The Tale of the Pig’s Head: What exactly does one do with a whole pig’s head?
- Houston’s Diversity: Food for Thought: For all our diversity, Houston seems to be missing a few key cuisines.
- Tasty Salted Pig Parts: Ruthie at Great Food Houston is currently vacationing in San Francisco. Read about her adventures with tasty, tasty pig parts.
- All Is Right in the Food World: Cory at I’ve Got the Munchies happily notes that our very own Texas Burger Guy is back to blogging after a one-year hiatus.
- …On Brownies: Plinio Sandalio, pastry chef at Textile and Gravitas, shares a fabulous recipe for stovetop brownies on his blog, Bakin ‘n’ Bacon.
- Road Trip Chow Down: Chris Madrid’s in San Antonio: H Town Chow Down takes a trip to the famous San Antonio burger joint and conclues that Houston is still the best burger town in Texas.
- Vegan 3-Bean Chili: The amazingly talented Shannon at Shabak’s Kitchen shares a hearty recipe for vegan chili.
- Universal Recycling Techniques: Dr. Ricky has an incredible compatcness to his writing, and shares in his typically straightforward manner four ways you can recycle leftover food for new meals.
- Seven Reasons Kroger Sucked Last Night: And, finally, for a bit of levity, Jeff Balke elaborates on a point we can all agree on, which is that Kroger’s sucks.