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.

2995: Good news for 'cue lovers: Burns BBQ has not only reopened, it's already expanded to a second location...sort of, reports J.C. Reid. It turns out the new Burns BBQ location is only related to the first by family, not by a business partnership. No chance this could cause confusion down the line or anything...

Cafe Express Chef: If you've ever wondered what R&D (research and development) looks like behind the scenes at large restaurant chains like Cafe Express, Greg Martin's latest blog post on new menu ideas for panini presentations will intrigue you. If these pretty panini were on the menu at Cafe Express, you can bet I'd order one with interest -- especially that goat cheese panino with pickled red onions and fennel.

Chili Bob's Houston Eats: Bruce makes an excursion outside our city limits to Clute, where he found some truly excellent-looking klobasneks that have real sausage links inside along with plenty of cheese and jalapeño. Looking up driving times to Clute right now...

H-Town Chow Down: Albert Nurick discovers the secret behind the great burgers that Coal Burger is turning out in The Woodlands: A James Beard Award-winning chef who's also been awarded a AAA Five Diamond Award for his past work. Go Chef Bradford Thompson!

Eater Houston: Over at the new-kid-on-the-food-blog block, Amber Ambrose reports on a new burger on the menu at Little Bitty Burger Barn: the Queso Queen. Combining a burger with nachos was a customer's idea, and you can try it yourself this weekend.

Eater: Finally, an interesting post from Eater National on a trend that's as present in Houston as in other cities: scores of talented young chefs who are unemployed. Eater asks established chefs why it's not only so difficult for these young chefs to find jobs, but why it's so difficult for them to stay employed. The answer, so very often? A lot of entitlement issues.



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13 comments
Flesvig45
Flesvig45

Eater should have spoken to Randy Rucker about chefs who have long-term employment issues.

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin

And there are many other wonderful personal food blogs you are missing each and every week.

SirRon
SirRon

The Mighty Rib is a great food blog, despite being run by that questionable character Kevin Shalin. Personally, I'm wary of blogs run by questionable characters. Has anyone noticed that he has the same initials as Shilcutt?

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

Kevin, I'm not going to list every single food blog in Houston every single week. That's not the purpose of this post. It's to round up some of the more interesting posts from the past week. If you look back at our past posts, we've always spotlighted five to seven local blogs per week (even blogs who are our direct competition). I am also in no way preventing people from seeking out other food blogs around town; it's not as if they fail to exist by not being listed here.

This is just supposed to be a fun little post each week, and I am honestly baffled as to why something like a food blog roundup is being taken as seriously as, say. the national debt crisis.

Eric S
Eric S

Clearly you didn't read the Nino's review The Mighty Rib published Monday. It's my 2nd favorite thing I've read on the internet this week. First being, of course, the comments in the Bootsie's post. 

SirRon
SirRon

What is Shilcutt's middle name? Do we know that it is not Shelly?

GilletteRinas
GilletteRinas

You, sir, seem like a 'glass half-empty' kind of fellow. Pls get over it, or hold a benefit to bouy your maligned and injured sense of entitlement.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

I saw all of the discussion about it on the Twitterz and I read the review. Stacy Zane is one of our bloggers here at EOW as well.

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