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Quick Restaurant Review: Tribute at the Houstonian

October 28, 2018
Quick Restaurant Review - Tribute at the Houstonian

Amazing new restaurant alert! If you find yourself in the Houston area, there is a fabulous new restaurant you have to check out. The Tribute at the Houstonian offers up a gorgeously rustic fine cuisine experience inspired by Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico. I got a sneak peek of their menu and wine pairings earlier this […]

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Food for Thought: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America to visit Austin

September 11, 2018
James Beard Foundation Taste America

As I always promise, when I receive exclusive foodie news and event information, I’ll pass it along to you as soon as possible! Today’s press release is certainly one that will get your tummy rumbling. The James Beard Foundation’s cross-country culinary series is traveling to Austin. From November 15 – 17, the series will be […]

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Ultimate Holiday Cooking Tool: The Hestan Cue

September 28, 2017
Hestan Cue, Apple Cobbler, Kitchen Tools

About once a week, I become overly ambitious in the kitchen. I pick a ridiculously difficult recipe from some Michelin-Star chef’s cookbook, purchase all the ingredients, and then proceed to slaughter the dish, usually burning it into crispy oblivion. And I cook for a living! Why can’t I produce even a semi-edible version of these […]

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The Anatomy of a Pastry

May 3, 2017
Aria, Jean Philippe Patisserie, Raspberry Tart

I normally balk and roll my eyes when people celebrate made-up holidays. But when I heard that World Baking Day was coming up on May 17th, I thought that holiday festivities would certainly be appropriate. Celebrating the most delicious, flaky, buttery concoction to have ever been dreamt up? Sounds like a legitimate holiday to me. […]

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Patrón Tequila Margarita of the Year – Part 1

March 21, 2017
Patron, Patron Tequila, Patron Margarita of the Year, 2017 Margarita of the Year, Margarita

There are some contests that just seem like a waste of time and resources, like professional hotdog eating. Seriously, why would you dunk a perfectly good hotdog in a bucket of water and try to eat as many as you can in as little time as possible?! Useless. Then there are the contests that actually […]

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