Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

Categories: Leftovers

Houston Burgers: This burger blog has been dormant for a few months, but a brand-new post popped up in my Google Reader today -- and just in time for baseball season. This week, Darrell reviewed the new deep-fried mac 'n' cheese burger at Minute Maid Park, which contains the same deep-fried mac 'n' cheese chef Bryan Caswell serves at Reef. (You'll remember that the chef has a partnership with the baseball team.)

Robb Walsh: Have you been following along as Robb Walsh demonstrates how to make hot sauce at home that rivals a bottle of Tabasco? Then you'll know that Part 2 of the two-part series is now up.

The Mija Chronicles: If you're going to make hot sauce at home, you'll need something to cool your tongue off afterward. So make this at home, too: Lesley's recipe for a refreshing strawberry-lime agua fresca, which is perfect for the hot and muggy weather.

Jack Around: If you prefer something stronger, grab a beer. An organic beer. Because -- after all, as Jack reminds us -- it's Organic Beer Month, and he's got a few good suggestions for you.

Arbitrary Criticism: This is my favorite review of The Burger Guys ever written. Period.

CultureMap: Finally, new Mexican seafood restaurant La Fisheria receives its first full review from CultureMap's Sarah Rufca -- and she's not impressed. Why? You'll have to read on for yourself...

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Location Info

The Burger Guys - CLOSED

12225 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

La Fisheria

4705 Inker St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford, Houston, TX

Category: General


2600 Travis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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+1 to Robb Walsh for actually doing hot sauce instead of just writing about it. Fascinating finds I think he has in store. (if he doesn't blow up his home with lethal fermentation).

Nicholas L. Hall
Nicholas L. Hall

That Arbitrary Criticism piece reads like the Shea Serrano of food criticism. That's a good thing.


Burger Guys review is funny and I agree on the ketchup +15.  But guess what?  The address of the place is "Houston, Texas."  The obligatory "I can't hardly step over the force field that is the 610 loop without talking about my discomfort,"  -35.


I went to Burger Guys two weeks ago and must say it was so dirty.  I was shocked how filthy it was, maybe I just got it on an off day but to me something just seemed way off...has anyone else seen this as I want to go back but frankly it made me real nervous?

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