Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

Categories: Leftovers

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.

Saveur: First and most importantly, congratulations to two of our regularly featured blogs -- Drink Dogma, from Anvil's Bobby Heugel, and Homesick Texan -- for being recognized by Saveur as two of the best food blogs in the country. Drink Dogma won out over such strong candidates as Jeffrey Morganthaler's blog to win Best Cocktail Blog in 2011, while Homesick Texan won Best Regional Cuisine Blog for the year. Well-deserved all around.

Erik Eats: Whether or not you attended the Haute Wheels food truck festival this past weekend -- and whether or not you enjoyed it -- Erik Eats has some fun video interviews with the food trucks' chefs and owners that are very much worth a watch.

Houston Entree: There's something about summer settling in -- hot weather and trips to the beach, perhaps -- that makes you want to eat light and eat seafood. Ruthie Johnson Miller has a roundup of the three best light dishes in Houston right now -- two of them with seafood -- for the pescatarian in all of us.

H-Town Chow Down: In the same vein as one of Ruthie's monthly "where to eat now" posts for CultureMap, Albert Nurick has a feature on where to eat now in an often overlooked area of town: The Woodlands.

Delicious Mischief: You read our recap of the glitzy grand opening at Philippe; now read radio host John DeMers' rundown of the night.

29-95: Finally, Alison Cook over at 29-95 has a recap of a very different dining event: the recent by-catch lunch that was a joint collaboration between Justin Yu, Justin Vann and P.J. Stoops. If you weren't able to make it, the photos will make you feel like you were there.

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Waiting for Albert's report on what went wrong at Caffe Bello.Execution problems? Staffing? Montrose didn't get it?

Hell, even Joey offered to come back and help get the place on track. What went so wrong?


A few blogs you might want to check out if you don't already know about them: The Wednesday Chef - nice recipes and style from Berlin

The Garden of Eating - lots of really good recipes (veggies, baked goods, some meat) and fun posts about local foraging (making maple syrup, harvesting ramps, etc.) and nice pix from upstate NY (Woodstock, to be precise)

101 Cookbooks - super healthy (sometimes a tiny bit too much for my taste) but good recipes and nice photos from Marin County, CA

La Tartine Gourmande - she takes such beautiful pix that it's a feast for the eyes - Bea is a french expat who lives in Boston with her family http://www.latartinegourmande....

Smitten Kitchen - very good recipes and funny writing from Deb in NYC

Mark Bittman - the NYTimes food writer is very versatile and also a great source for info on sustainable food issues -

The Pioneer Woman Cooks - good recipes and truly adorable photos of the animals on Ree's ranch in Oklahoma -


you'll be waiting a long time...vallone would fire his ass if he wrote anything close to the truth, that they just had their asses handed to them when trying to relate to real people

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