Let’s take a a quick look this morning at what the Houston food world has been up to lately:
- Swamplot posts news about the temporary closure — and potentially permanent closing — of landmark upscale Mexican restaurant Las Alamedas.
- Our beloved Anonymous Eater at Food in Houston took an ill-advised and hilarious stab at writing about burgers.
- Ruthie at Great Food Houston exposed her 10th-grade students to Indian food for the first time, with fantastically positive results.
- Jenny at I’m Never Full has expanded her own horizons into the published word, now that she’s writing for 002 magazine and Free Press Houston.
- Off on another European adventure, Misha at Tasty Bits taunts us with some beautiful, fat, toothsome-looking Dutch fries.
- Alison Cook reviews Little Big’s and gives them a solid thumbs up; Rob Hays at Houstonist heartily agrees.
- Robb Walsh took it upon himself to create Super Bowl fusion food: fried bologna migas.
- And Jay Francis, not to be one-upped, created the ultimate Super Bowl food: deep-fried corn dog tamales.
As for me, I’ve been busily writing away:
- A fascinating interview with Marcelo Kreindel, owner and maker of Houston’s own Trentino Gelato, an artisanal gelato company that crafts each batch by hand.
- A recap of the Saint Arnold One Pot Showdown — which I judged — and which netted a total of 67 angry (and mostly misspelled) comments before I shut down the comments section.
- A cautionary tale about the deceptive packaging that disguises the foul dreck called Korean Corn Tea.
- A short piece on the wonderous powers of kale, with recipe.
- And yet another article in which an anonymous commenter calls me “a pathetic loser,” this time about McCain’s Market closing shop.
And if you’ve made it this far, a little treat for you:
“I feel like a prize asshole, no one even mentions my casserole.” *sigh* We’ve all been there, Jermaine.