This Week in Houston Food Blogs: Springtime Is Snow Ice Time

Categories: Leftovers

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Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg
Green tea snow ice at Nu Cafe

The weather is warming up, which means that cold treats are starting to sound like a good idea again. Tag Sale Tastes takes a trip to Nu Café, which creates beautiful mountains and hills of shaved ice that look like piles of lace. (Kaitlin Steinberg introduced us to the Taiwanese treat last year.) The frozen, airy concoction has a bit of milk but is lighter than ice cream, which means less heaviness and guilt later. There are two locations: 9889 Bellaire and 5901 Westheimer near the Galleria.


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This Week In Houston Food Blogs: Step Up Your Egg Game

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Everything goes better with Dosi's infused soju.

Dalida of Brunch & Conversation went to Dosi to try out a tasting menu. She has a full report, including photos of everything she tried. Some dishes were hits and others weren't to her tastes but all were interesting. The soju was good, too.

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This Week in Houston Food Blogs: Shake Off the Cold With Soup or Embrace It With Ice Cream

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Fat Cat Creamery gets mentions in two different Houston food blogs this week.

If you're tired of the gloomy, gray weather, shake off the blues with Zagat Houston's list of soups by Marcy de Luna. The duck soup at Huynh and the oyster and fennel stew at Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette are particularly inspiring choices.

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This Week in Houston Food Blogs:
Fearless Farmers' Market Shopping

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Read Houstonia's guide to Canino Farmers Market and then boldly go forward to fill your basket with beautiful produce.

This hilarious post on drinking in airports by Thrillist is one of the best things they've published in recent weeks. (It's much better than the lame post on the 11 "best" barbecue cities that Houston was somehow left off of. Behind the times much?) The article answers questions like, "Is it okay to drink in the mornings at the airport?" and "Should I order a double?" The answer to the second question, of course, is "Duh! Of course you should!"

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This Week in Food Blogs: Is That a Jalapeño or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

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Someone's about to have their second anniversary party. Got tickets? One of Houston's bloggers has details.

When it comes to phallic symbols, one is just not enough at Barnaby's at 2802 White Oak. It's one thing to order and receive a big burrito, which is already rather oblong and cylindrical. Let's add a second one, nestle a rounded scoop of guacamole between them and stick a big jalapeño poking out of the top! The "jalapeñis" has to be seen to be believed. Tag Sale Tastes heads for classier romantic waters after that with a recipe for Spring Mix with Strawberries and Cocoa Balsamic Vinaigrette.


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This Week in Food Blogs: $14 for a Burger Is No Guarantee of Greatness

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Russell at "Eat More Burgers" isn't impressed with Brasserie 19's burger, except perhaps by the price tag.

This week, we're welcoming a few blogs that are new to the rotation. First up is the Beckijuice blog. Becki is a yoga instructor and is pursuing a registered dietician certification. She recently went to Brazil and while the never-ending meat and starch parade got to be a bit much (I know exactly what she means), there were some healthier, fresh foods to be found. These included "tapioca flour fried into the most amazing chips, fresh papaya, passion fruit caipirinhas, fresh coconuts and acai bowls" as well as a coconut milk-based fish stew with tomatoes and onions called moqueca. Check out the photos and recipe.


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This Week in Food Blogs: Bloggers Check Out Amalfi and BRC Gastropub

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Are you a chicken and waffles kind of person or a catfish and grits one?

We warned you last week that the brand new Two Girls Taste Texas blog was about to get rocking and rolling. Well, it did in a big way since that announcement. The ladies made three posts in a week and the newest one is about BRC Gastropub at 519 Shepherd. Check out the earlier entries for looks at Red Dessert Dive and D'Lish Curbside Bistro food truck.


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This Week in Food Blogs: A Fried Chicken Roundup

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The Korean-style fried chicken at Dak & Bop (1801 Binz) is among those featured in Zagat Houston's roundup.

Tag Sale Tastes wins the creativity prize for its pun-filled, divinely-inspired recipe for shepherd's pie. That's right: it's inspired by a poster of the most famous Shepherd of all. Is it sacrilege or sagacity? Only you can decide. Either way, the end result is likely to be tasty.

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This Week in Food Blogs: A Halal Blog in Houston

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The blue neon-lit environment at The Blue Fish can make it difficult to read the menu, but the Coco Dijon blog finds the sushi to be just fine.

Did you know there's a blog that focuses on halal food in the Houston area? It's called "Zain's Halal Reviews." Zain is a college student and his current post is about Zato Thai & Sushi at 421 Sawdust in The Woodlands. He gives it high marks for speedy service, but finds the Pad Thai to be lacking as compared to Anothai. Thanks to Kim of "Adventures In A New-ish City" for listing this on her blogroll. We're happy to add it to the rotation.

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This Week in Food Blogs: Old Favorites and Private Parties

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it's important to not forget about perennial favorites, like Star Pizza.

Tag Sale Tastes is back from holiday break with a new Retro Dining post. This one is on Star Pizza, an old Houston favorite. Even after all these years, the $9.25 lunch buffet is still one of the best lunch deals in town. Blog post bonus: there's some funny commentary on Etsy, the post office and elves.

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