Chex Mix

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Happy National Trail Mix Day: The Ultimate Guide to Build the Perfect Trail Mix

    The beauty of trail mix is that you can put all sorts of ingredients together to make an ultimate and flavorful snack. The trick is putting together a cohesive mix. So, in celebration of National Trail Mix Day, I have put together a guide to building the perfect trail mix, ensuring that you will m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    (UPDATED) Burn the Lies: CNN Calls Hatebreed a "White Power" Act

    If you would have told me 15 years ago that CNN and Hatebreed would be butting heads, I wouldn't have believed you, but that's where we are in 2012. This week, in the wake of Sunday's tragic Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, news outlets reported that gunman, Wade Michael Page, a 40-ye ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2012

    1981 and Now

    The Top 12 Texas Junk Foods.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    The Top 5 Wines for Summer

    One of the things I love the most about summers in Texas is pool parties. When the heat is on, we tend to congregate with our friends around the pool, the grill, and our favorite wines. There's no better time -- in my experience -- to break out all those under-$25, easy-drinking, low-alcohol wines t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    What Wine Are You Pouring for Mother's Day Brunch?

    Wine pairing aside, can you think of a better excuse for day-time drinking than Mother's Day brunch? And joking aside, can you think of a more challenging occasion for wine pairing than Mother's Day brunch? A classic Mother's Day meal at our house may consist of myriad flavors and aromas: Smoked f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Top 5 Simple Foods to Pair with Scotch and Whiskey

    smiling_da_vinci​ I recently started drinking whiskey for the same reason most other people do -- because someone they knew was drinking whiskey. For the past decade, I'd stayed away from the brown stuff, because all the Crown shots from college had left a mental (not to mention liver) scar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Odd Pair: King Ranch Chicken and an "Oxidative" Wine from Jura

    ​University of Texas alum and a Solomon among wine writers, my friend Eric Asimov likes to tease me about some of my favorite pairings with Texan cuisine, like "oxidative" wines from Jura, France, with my mother-in-law's Chex Mix. (An oxidative wine is a wine that was made by purposely exposin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Alternative Party Chips

    ​When it comes to the all-American pairing of football and snack food, New Year's Day doesn't have the same cachet as Super Sunday ®, especially now that the bowl season extends until January 10 and most of the big-time bowls that used to be New Year's Day fixtures are scattered throughout th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Top Five Stoner Snacks

    I bet this was an overlooked classic. Just look at that font, for God's sake.​I've never been much of a pot smoker. In fact, I've only been high twice in my life, and both were thoroughly miserable experiences. Maybe the shit I tried is just too powerful for someone who never smokes, or maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Top 5 Most Painful Foods to Regurgitate on New Year's Eve

    Planning on doing some heavy drinking on New Year's Eve? Then you'll want to be mindful of the following foodstuffs, which will beat you up from the inside out if you have a pay a visit to the porcelain prince later on that night. Photo by nep​Tortilla chips and salsa: They might be mi ... More >>