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.

Weapons Grade: I inadvertently started a Twitter "war" (side note: really?) Monday morning with this post: "Had an interesting conversation last night with a somm who says that beer dinners will never work because beer lacks acidity. Thoughts?" Thoughts turned into exasperation with beer and wine people trying to defend their territories, until Justin Vann -- beer and wine guy at Central Market -- sat down and penned this eloquent post on the pros and cons of pairing food with wine versus beer.

Cafe Express Chef: I somehow didn't realize this until he left a link on a pizza post from earlier this week, but Cafe Express's head chef Greg Martin has his own food blog. In one of his more recent entries, Martin takes a look at some ideal foods to grill when it's 100 degrees outside.

2995: Syd Kearney drops by the soon-to-be-open Sammy's Wild Game Grill and checks out their exotic hot dog selection, while listing some other high-end hot dog favorites around town in honor of National Hot Dog Month. (Yes, that's a thing.)

Jack Tyler Dines: Jack has a guest blogger this week, and he's not just any old blogger. George Rosenblatt is the former travel writer for the Houston Chronicle and a longtime food and travel journalist here in Houston. Rosenblatt took a trip to London Sizzler on the advice of an Indian friend; see what treasures he found there.

H-Town Chow Down: Riffing on a popular column at CultureMap by Ruthie Miller, Albert takes a look at the state of the dining scene to Houston's north with "Where to Eat in The Woodlands Right Now."

Dr. Ricky: Finally, Dr. Ricky asks an excellent question in his post "Build Upon the Foundation," which is: Why is so much attention paid to the fillings in high-end/gourmet tacos and sandwiches, but never the quality of the tortillas or bread?



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8 comments
Frank
Frank

Yeah, I'll admit - I'm friends with a few of the writers on Kevin's blog, but he's got really great content over there. Just this week they did a great 4th of July recipe, went international with a review of the Michelin starred La Tour d'Argent restaurant in Paris (with some great pictures), and did a local review of Quattro here at the Four Seasons and their vegetarian options. It's not solely Houston focused but as many of the writers are from here, it still has a heavy Houston influence. And these Sampler Plate posts always ask "know of a blog we should be paying particular attention to?" Yet, it's almost always the same shit every week. Why is that?

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

Katharine, I expressed some concerns with how this weekly post is handled a few weeks back.  They were never addressed, and not long after, I noticed the link to my food blog on the right side of the Eating Our Words page was removed.  

ostiones
ostiones

How can you say it's the same old shit every week, there was no Robb Walsh entry.  Thanks, however, I just found Kevin's blog and it's awesome.

http://themightyrib.com/

Shaywepco
Shaywepco

Diversity for diversity's sake is self-defeating. Some things change for the better, some don't. Seems like it's mixed enough to me.

Dhqp1
Dhqp1

you seem like a glass-half-empty kinda guy, kevin.look on the bright side, brother...

Julep2u
Julep2u

awesomely mediocre. kevin is a legend in his own mind, i'm afraid.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

Thank you for checking it out.  I am sorry you didn't particularly care for it.  Let me know what changes you'd like to see, areas of improvement, or general concerns.  I'm certainly all ears.

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