Quick Restaurant Review - Tribute at the Houstonian

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 week before their grand opening on October 26th and it was absolutely heavenly. My personal favorites were the wood Fried Gulf Oysters with Chorizo Butter and Churros with vlarhona dulce ice cream & spiced hot chocolate. While you’re at it, don’t pass up on a …

Top Foodie Experience on Oahu, Disney's Aulani Resort

Top 3 Foodie Experiences on Oahu

Even on vacation, I can’t help but work a little. Like most people, it’s just hard to switch off completely. Luckily for me, my work is food. So when I recently went on a long-overdue family vacation to Oahu, Hawaii, I decided to eat my way through the less publicized foodie experiences and report back. I know, my life is very difficult. The island is filled with amazing dining options with fresh ingredients, so it was hard to narrow down it down. So I decided to just give you my 3 top unusual and fun foodie experiences on Oahu. Let’s …

Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay

Jam Cellars: Farewell to Summer with Butter & Jam

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for JaM Cabernet and Butter Chardonnay near you? Check out their easy-to-use Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code and the wines will be waiting! Endings are always a bit sad. With September 22nd marking the official last day of summer, we have to say goodbye to the warm rays and salty air. This month, I just so happened to find myself in a Hawaiian paradise and decided there was no better place to give the season a proper farewell. So with a secluded beach at my disposal, paradise all …

James Beard Foundation Taste America

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

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 featuring cooking demos, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner, and ‘Smoke Session’ to kick-off the festivities. And you can actually attend! Get all the details below… AUSTIN, TX (September 5, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America® cross-country culinary series will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of …

Entertaining in Memphis, Home Decor

Entertaining in Memphis

Today we have a guest writer! Wahoo! Teresa Daniel is a photographer living in Tennessee and she loves to entertain. She gives us a glimpse inside her Memphis home, lays out her entertaining style, and even offers up a classic Mint Julep recipe… From mint juleps to charcuterie boards, I can’t get enough of crafting appetizers and drinks in our little kitchen and serving up the good stuff on our classic farm table.  My aesthetic for our kitchen and dining room is light and airy, with a color palette of white and seafoam green tones, while our oversized wooden table, …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, Whiskey

Crown Royal Texas Mesquite: Smoked to Perfection

There are many perks to being a writer and recipe developer in the food and drinks industry. I literally eat and drink for a living. It’s the ultimate life-hack. But one of the perks I didn’t know would be such a fun and common occurrence were the launch parties. When a new product is about to hit the market, brands tend to throw themed parties for the press to stir up excitement. They’re fabulous. Not only do I get to go to these parties as part of my ‘job’, the brands often let me bring a guest… and if you’re …

Chef Chris Davies, Uchi, Sake Social

Uchi & the Rise of Chef Chris Davies

It is a rare occurrence that a restaurant patron finds themselves in a serendipitous moment. A moment between obscurity and unmitigated glory. However if you dine at Uchi in Houston’s trendy Montrose quarter, you will find yourself in that exact fateful hour. You will likely be dining on the creations of the restaurant’s new Chef de Cuisine, Chris Davies. As bite after triumphant bite fills your mouth, one thing will become very clear… he is a culinary wizard with undeniable talent. Mimicking that of the city’s rising foodie fame, Chef Chris Davies is in the twilight of glory and you …