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 …

Field & Vine, Farm dinner, Portland, Foodie Travel

Foodie Travel Guide: Spring 2018 Hot Spots

We may be only four months into the new year, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t already need a vacation. Between a turbulent political atmosphere, extreme weather, and an economy that still isn’t free of the recession’s hold, you may just need to get away for a few days. So unplug and pack your stretchy pants because I’ve compiled the top three Spring cities you’re going to want to eat your way through. If you’re looking for a more extensive list, head on over here for more great cities as well. Otherwise, let’s get to the Spring 2018 Foodie …

Cane Rosso, Travel, Pizza, Houston Restaurant

Cane Rosso: Traditional Italian with a Texas Flare

As part of our Hungry Wanderlust series, I get to occasionally sample and learn about the fare of different locales. Sometimes it’s on the national scale and sometimes on the international, but today I’m staying local. This one is dedicated to Texas. Cane Rosso is a small group of restaurants committed to bringing authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza to the Lone Star State. A vision of Jay Jerrier, Cane Rosso was dreamed up after he visited Italy in 1995 for his honeymoon. Jay had an epiphany upon tasting his first true Italian pizza and wanted to replicate that experience in Texas. …

lollis & pops, candy store, candy

Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with all kinds of wild schemes to procure one of these life-altering scraps of paper. From eating my way through thousands of pounds of chocolate to bribing unwitting playmates to do my ticket-search bidding, I (quite, literally) drew up blueprints. But as every year passed without …