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2011 Stories by Jason Bargas

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  • Forget Turkey Sandwiches: Make Leftover Gumbo

    Forget Turkey Sandwiches: Make Leftover Gumbo

    published Nov 25, 2011

    Thanksgiving is over. If you're fortunate, you were surrounded by family and buried in a deluge of smoked, broiled and baked meats with side dishes stacked to the ceiling. You likely ate at least tw... More >>

  • Cuban Tacos: There's an App for That...Almost

    published Oct 06, 2011

    Many of us find ourselves rushing between work and home on weekday evenings with little time for determining take-out options, let alone actually cooking, which is why I was so stoked to see the flyer... More >>

  • 10 Tips for Eating MREs, from a Pro

    10 Tips for Eating MREs, from a Pro

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Six years ago, citizens of the Gulf Coast were starting to understand the immediate implications of their world post Hurricane Katrina. Power had been out since the storm made landfall, which meant t... More >>

  • Who Needs a Pizza Oven When You Have a Grill?

    published Jun 27, 2011

    I love pizza of all varieties: Chicago-style, New York slices, mass-market chains and local Houston joints. But my favorite pizza is homemade, because it's fun to do. Baking a pizza in the oven inti... More >>

  • Kiss My Grits Cakes

    Kiss My Grits Cakes

    published Jun 17, 2011

    Grits are a breakfast staple, but one of my friends refuses to cook them, saying "It's too much of a pain in the ass to cook grits for one." She's right. Although simple to cook in theory, the amoun... More >>

  • Down House Isn't Open, But You Can Eat There

    Down House Isn't Open, But You Can Eat There

    published Jun 15, 2011

    Down House has been seating folks for breakfast and lunch for approaching three weeks now. But, the restaurant is still in its soft-opening period despite running a wait during lunch this week. In f... More >>

  • Bootsie's Kicks Butt

    published May 19, 2011

    For more photos from Bootsie's (and to see how that chicken-fried rabbit is made), More >>

  • Top Ten Ways to Ensure Crawfish Boiling Success

    Top Ten Ways to Ensure Crawfish Boiling Success

    published May 12, 2011

    You're all G'ed up and educated about boiling crawfish, and now you're staring down your impending 300-pound boil for friends and neighbors. Here are a few last-minute considerations to guarantee succ... More >>

  • What Would You Name Your Food Truck?

    published May 10, 2011

    Seven Memorial Days ago, my best friend Todd and I placed third in Under the Volcano's annual gumbo cook off. Despite feeling robbed by the second-place team, whose "gumbo" tasted like a bland can of ... More >>

  • McKenzie's BBQ Delivers Great Taste at a Great Price

    McKenzie's BBQ Delivers Great Taste at a Great Price

    published May 06, 2011

    Monday morning found me in Conroe helping out a friend, which meant that I was outside of my comfort zone of Inner Loop luncheries. My web search sorcery pointed me to McKenzie's Barbeque. The McKen... More >>

  • How-to Guide for Boiling Crawfish

    published May 05, 2011

    It's time to get your boil on now that you've got the gear. You will receive lots of advice from friends, neighbors, your in-laws and anyone else who thinks that they know what they're doing. Boili... More >>

  • Kata Robata Chefs Take Inaugural Kiss My Grits Throwdown Title

    published Apr 25, 2011

    Grits have been an integral part of my life since I could gum food. Naturally, I was eager to get my gums (and teef) on the grits concoctions at Thursday evening's Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown. ... More >>

  • Gear Up For Crawfish Season

    Gear Up For Crawfish Season

    published Mar 24, 2011

    Mardi Gras has come and gone, which means that crawfish season is now in full swing. The weather is warming up, and the price per pound for live crawfish is stabilizing (except for fluctuations in fue... More >>

  • Crawfish Season Is Here, Contrary to What Some People Think

    Crawfish Season Is Here, Contrary to What Some People Think

    published Mar 17, 2011

    Although the word on the web (our web) is that crawfish season has not officially started, I'm calling bullshit. Unlike hunting season or football season, there is no hard start date to crawfish seaso... More >>

  • A Super Bowl of Potato Salad

    A Super Bowl of Potato Salad

    published Feb 14, 2011

    Super Bowl Sunday arrived before I'd adequately pondered my Super Bowl Party contribution. It had to go well with barbecue and fried turkey. It had to be easy to make in mass quantities. And, it ha... More >>

  • The Quick and Dirty Juice-a-rita

    published Jan 11, 2011

    The varieties of margaritas are infinite, particularly with people applying the name to any drink containing tequila and some sort of fruit product -- in much the same manner that jackasses add "tini"... More >>

  • College Pasta Redux

    published Jan 06, 2011

    The Holiday 15 hit you like a ton of bricks thanks to endless array of bitchy relatives insisting you try everything, right? If you're in resolution mode (e.g. getting slim enough to fit back in your... More >>

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