Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

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Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.

29-95: Syd said it best about the new restaurant opening in the downtown tunnels, How Do You Roll: "Think Chipotle with sushi."

H-Town Chow Down: Irony-impaired or champions of irony? It's difficult to tell which of those two camps the people who stocked this vending machine fall into, but it's funny either way.

Dude, You Going To Eat That?: Dr. Ricky discovers new potential for Mexican-Korean hybrid cooking in the form of a molcajete that's heated up, the food allowed to continue cooking in the stone bowl at the table.

Eater: The big food news out of Texas recently was national food blog Eater randomly deciding that Dallas Observer food critic Hanna Raskin attending a Foodways Texas event (and -- gasp! -- wearing a nametag) was a newsworthy story on par with the revolution in Egypt. Eater has a long history of "outing" Raskin, as they first did when she started at the Observer in April 2010. The comments were particularly nasty, as it often goes with Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.

D Magazine: Nancy Nichols piled in with a response of her own, which seems to be limited to bodysnarking about Raskin's appearance. Because that's totally professional and appropriate to the situation. And because Nichols has never been photographed at a food event, wearing a beer wench costume.

City of Ate: Raskin, for her part, offered this completely rational response to the "controversy" on the Dallas Observer's food blog. Not to be outdone in vicious and unfounded attacks, Eater mocked her response, saying "In the end photographs of her landed on the internet, further undermining whatever anonymity she might have had." PHOTOS THAT YOU PUT UP, EATER. BACK IN APRIL. AND AGAIN THIS WEEK. Hanna, did you once pee in Eater's bowl of Cheerios, or what?

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Hello Houston from Tepoztlan, Mexico! Thanks for featuring different recipes from food blogs. May I suggest you feature a great spicy and chocolatey mole sauce, Mexico's national dish? I wrote an article talking about the history of it, the ways it is enjoyed and the 27 ingredients that go into making it. I included a delicious and authentic recipe on my chocolate blog. You can even see and learn the traditional way of making it by watching my video from my trip to the national annual mole festival in San Pedro Atocpan, also on my blog and on YouTube. Check it all out at


And the perception of Houston's unhealthiness just got bumped up with A&E's new show Heavy. Will it all be based in Houston? Each episode has had two 'clients/participants' and all have been from Houston.


Ah foodie drama. Though seeing all the snark come flying out in the wake of this week has been disenchanting.

In the interest of fairness and putting things in the right context regarding Nancy's beer wench outfit: it's practically expected of her to throw on some wacky costume at the D Magazine supper club events, and all of this is done in good humor. I recall she dressed like a geisha during the kaiseki event at Kenichi and she wore a veiled Middle-Eastern belly-dancer costume when D hosted a supper club dinner at Samar.

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