A Little Leaven: When you take a trip to a different country, or even a different state, you usually find a favorite dish, treat or snack that you can only have when you're in that area. Stacy reminisced about the corn Popsicles she had 15 years ago while on a mission trip in Beijing. Every time she ... More >>
A meatless sandwich? "Blasphemous," you might say and note only the grilled cheese as a possible exception. You'll change your tune, my carnivorous friend, once you try a well-constructed vegetable sandwich (and I'm not talking veggie burgers). If you're looking to start practicing "Meatless Mondays ... More >>
The Raging Bull takes on Rocky, but the end result is drab and plodding.
About two weeks ago, HEB ran a special on Oreos, offering $3 off if you bought three packages ($2.99 each). Of course, in my mind, six bucks for three different types of Oreos seemed like an incredible deal. And it was, sort of, because it enabled me to make Oreo fudge, Oreo cupcakes, and multiple O ... More >>
In a recent Food & Wine article, restaurant editor Kate Krader called Houston "America's newest capital of great food" and listed 10 of her favorite dishes/drinks in our city to underscore her point. They included the Vietnamese Wagyu meatballs at Underbelly, the blackstrap rum daiquiri at Charity S ... More >>
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
The end of cinema? Hardly.
I'm keen to catch The Hobbit soon. If nothing else, the Seventh Doctor apparently goes full-on wizard battle against the Witch-King in it, and I would have paid just to see that scene alone. The rest of it looks cool too, though. In the meantime, I have to wait for an overnight babysitter to free u ... More >>
The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.
If you're like us you woke up yesterday thinking that you'd set your alarm for the wrong time because the sky outside was as black as Satan's colonoscopy. The clouds had that look your drunken uncle gets when someone argues with his political views, and then the heavens opened up. Texas has been st ... More >>
Photo by Joanna O'LearyActual burger bigger and tastier than may appear in this photo.On Day 3 of Vegan Dreamquest 2011, I decided to round out my vegan dinner experiences (takeaway burito, home-cooked beetloaf with gravy), by going out. Radical Eats was my first choice, but they aren't open ... More >>
Expedition Egg Salad has taken me to Nielsen's, Barnaby's, and Brown Bag Deli, all of which offered satisfying, albeit ultimately unremarkable, takes on the egg salad sandwich. At the urging of Jelmore4 and Early Cuyler, I visited DaCapo's Pastry Cafe last weekend to try their much touted egg salad ... More >>
Joanna O'LearyBacon. Who knew?I've become obsessed with egg salad, which is a little weird, because I can remember a time in my life when I hated both eggs and mayonnaise. Go figure. My post on The Far Down at The Hobbit Cafe prompted a reader tip about Nielsen's, purveyor of another praisew ... More >>
Hobbit's New Hole