P.F. Chang's is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. When I head home to New York and hit my favorite mall, my girlfriends and I almost always choose P.F. Chang's for our post-shopping lunch and wine session. I usually order the chicken lettuce wraps and garlic noodles; add a few glasses of wine, an ... More >>
Houston wine maven and man-about-town Denman Moody loves him some Dr. Frank from the Finger Lakes, New York.
He poured and spoke about the winery's dry Riesling when I met him for the first time a few weeks ago in Austin (where he was presenting his new self-published book -- a memoir-cum-guide to ... More >>
It says a lot about the sheer number of restaurants in Houston, I think, that I live 1.9 miles from Katz's Deli on Westheimer, and went for the very first time just a couple of months ago. (I've lived here since 2009.) My husband is a big fan of Kenny & Ziggy's, and I'm partial to the New York Bagel ... More >>
I'm no Jeremy Parzen, but I do know a little bit about wine. Growing up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, I took the proximity and availability of local wine (and a decent wine education) for granted.
When I was 21, "wine trailing" was a cheap way to get drunk. Tastings only cost a b ... More >>
I've been a little homesick lately. Maybe that's why I was so excited when the announcement came about Hofmann Hot Dogs coming to Texas. Don't get me wrong -- my favorite thing about living in Houston is hands-down the amazing variety of food. I have never lived in a city so diverse from a culinary ... More >>
Food & Wine magazine recently featured a series of articles on culinary destinations, or "...the world's best food pilgrimages," as they put it.
While it was indeed interesting, I must say that places like Bangkok, Rome and India are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food travels.
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Of all the wine-growing regions in the U.S., none seems to make more sense to me than the Willamette Valley, Oregon (although the Finger Lakes in New York state comes in at a close second).
When rich white dudes were inspired to plant French varieties in Napa like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Ch ... More >>
Another Wine Blog: Love born in the blogosphere. It's a beautiful thing.
A few weeks ago, when I shared a glass of stinky, delicious Cortese (from Piedmont) with tandem wine bloggers Amy and Joe Power, authors of Another Wine Blog, they told me the story of how they met in the "pre-blog" era, in a ... More >>
Vintage Texas: Ask any wine lover or wine professional and they'll tell you the very same thing: The greatest thing about wine is how it brings folks together.
And that's exactly what happened when former All-American football player and NFL veteran Alphonse Daotson called up Russ Kane, the ... More >>
Above: "Pizza al Trancio" (Pizza by the Slice) in Rome, paired with Coca Cola.
Here in the U.S., we don't think of it as an "odd pair." But in Italy, homeland of pizza and a country where wine is considered an essential element of healthy dining, pizza and wine are rarely if ever paired.
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Photos by GroovehouseFor more photos from Best Bites, visit our slideshow.The 2011 Rodeo season has officially kicked off -- at least as far as food and wine lovers are concerned -- with the announcement of this year's top winners of the annual International Wine Competition.
Last night at t ... More >>